3 Stars By Nadine Hanamann on 2013-09-26
Quality is Great, Shiatsu it is not
I have just purchased this, and it will be be returned. I'm not a rookie when it comes to Massage units. I own a Homedics Complete Back Shiatsu massager, and a Zyllion Pillow Shiatsu massager.
The quality of this Pillow Massager is excellent, I didn't notice any hesitation in the motor mechanism at at all.
The problem with this pillow, is the Shiatsu motion is not anywhere near a Shiatsu motion. (Unless, I recieved a defective pillow??) The Shiatsu motion of the Comfort Products is out and in. Meaning the massage balls squeeze in, like a pinch, and then move out. Not circular at all. Zyllion, and Homedics have the motion down perfect.
The Swing side to side motion, well, I have no idea how that could be helpful to anyone? If it is, then more power to you. I was hopeful, and looking forward to two different motions, neither proved to be helpful, or effective. Too bad, because the quality is top notch. :(
5 Stars By Sarahanne1984 on 2014-02-23
improved my quality of life.
i've used it every night for a month now so ill say if it breaks tomorrow it was worth the $50 for that many massages. this works well, functions as advertised. it gets nice and hot with the heat on. and no real warmth with the heat off. this is a very STRONG massager. i am kind of a heavy girl now and i can actually lay on top of this and it does not stall or slow the mechanics. this massages very hard and theres no cushion or padding over the hard knobs that massage you. so at first it took a while every time of moving it around to find a place in my back to put it where it didnt hurt or feel uncomfortable. and that's saying something because i normally like a very hard almost painful massage. BUT i fixed that by putting a piece of egg-crate mattress topper foam over the front of it and then put a pillow case over that and NOW I LOOOVE IT. that may not be good for the motor- i dont know, but it hasnt caused it to over-heat yet anyways. it only stays on for about 20 or maybe 30 minutes (haven't timed it yet) and then it turns off and if you want more you have to turn it back on. you press the green button once for shiatsu and again for the swing style. the red button for the heat on or off. the buttons light up in the dark and the heat causes the cushion to glow red when its on. it plugs into a wall but the cord comes apart so you might be able to get a car adapter for it or something for another country. the shiatsu feels just like all the shiatsu massagers i've tried and liked before. except that the knobs do kind of move in a circle to create the pinch motion of shiatsu when they meet in the middle,but i really like how it feels so i don't care that its not text book perfect shiatsu motion. the swing massage option i hadn't had before, its not as deep-tissue feeling as the "shiatsu" option. its more like someone running their hands across your back. its kind of invigorating and does feel nice but i don't see it doing much for sore muscles. i have used this on my upper and lower back, i have tried getting it on my neck but it can be a little difficult. i have also used this for my calves with it laying flat and rest your leg between the knobs. works very well for calf massage. this may be TMI but this "cushion" is not actually very cushion-like its pretty hard and heavy but does have nice fabric on it - the first evening i had it i was trying to maneuver it around sitting in my bed and gave myself a nose bleed with it... so its definitely not something you want to get hit by or drop on yourself or someone's toe lol.
i've had it a couple more months now- and i started to think it might be loosing power- but actually i just had so much back pain before that is now gone, that i had gotten used to it with the extra cushion over it. so when i took the extra cushion i added off, it feels great again and i can now stand to use it without the extra cushion. I will say this massager has improved my quality of life, i use it once every night while i read in bed before i go to sleep, and now my chronic lower back pain is gone almost every day. i am so grateful for the amazon card i got for my birthday! i never would have tried something like this with my own money!
4 Stars By Dawg owner on 2013-09-05
So far so good!
This offers two massage settings which I like a lot. The first setting works the best for my back issues. The heat is not extremely high but just enough, saves me wearing a sweater or shawl in the office when it the a/c gets too cold. The cord is long enough to connect from my office chair to the outlet. The unit is small enough to shift up a little and get my upper back, it stays comfortably in place without much pressure. I highly recommend for office use.
5 Stars By THV on 2017-06-26
Very good product! It's really helped for pain relief
Very good product ! It's really helped for pain relief ! I love it ! Thank you and God bless !
4 Stars By Moving On 62 on 2013-12-07
Comfort Products Swing Shiatsu Massager with Heat
This is an awesome massager! It hits the muscles adjacent to my spine, right where it hurts. The reason I did not give it five stars is because I cannot feel the heat it claims to have. It is very intense! So, I only do it for about ten minutes at a time. You can actually feel the: "Swing Massage". It is a totally different feeling!
1 Stars By Marzicat on 2016-01-21
I returned this item because I found it awkward to get it in the position needed for my upper back. If I did get it positioned I couldn't change the setting without starting all over. The controls are on the unit. It is heavy and the contortions you have to go through to get it in position certainly do nothing for a sore back.
3 Stars By dkrmt on 2014-03-10
I HAVE A FLAT CHAIR MASSAGER THAT TRAVELS UP AND DOWN THE BACK--LOVE THE WAY IT FEELS BUT WAS TRYING TO FIND ONE THAT COULD TARGET ONE AREA. UNFORTUNATELY THIS ONE YOU CAN'T REALLY PUT IT IN A CHAIR AND RECLINE AGAINST IT AS IT'S TOO THICK. WORK ONLY IF YOU LAY DOWN. THE SHIATSU PART IS FINE, JUST NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.
5 Stars By AH Alexander on 2013-12-27
My new favorite!
I've had a Shiatsu massager for years. They take a little getting used to and warming up. But this one... is great right out of the box! Good placement of the nobs and they look cool when they're all lit up. The heat sensor is perfect. It gets warm quickly and has an auto shut off to cool it down again. I LOVE IT.
2 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-01-28
It was actually painful to use
I was not thrilled with this and returned it several days later. It was actually painful to use, like other reviews mentioned. The knobs inside the pillow are hard plastic and not round, more of a weird oval shape. The heat didn't seem to work very well and after 2 days the shiatsu setting quit working and would only use the swing setting. Would not suggest this one.
5 Stars By Leah D. Ruis on 2014-01-09
heaven in a massager
This is worth every penny and More! The shiatsu action is perfect, not too hard, not too weak and the head is an added bonus but I don't use it that much. I have chronic back pain and sit all day in front of a computer at work, this massager saves my back! You won't be disappointed!