HoMedics Gel Shiatsu Back and Shoulder Massager Review
HoMedics are known for their expertise in at home treatments - especially massagers. When I heard about their new range of Gel Massage products, I was instantly intrigued to see if there was a difference to the standard massage nodes. Having tried previous at-home back and shoulder massage chairs, I had always found the nodes too harsh, meaning I could only use them for a short period of time. HoMedics kindly let me try out their new Gel Shiatsu Back and Shoulder Massager, so stick around if you would like to know how my family (they all wanted to have a go!) and I got on.
The Gel range was released by HoMedics in 2018, being different from their regular Shiatsu massagers as it uses gel nodes to replicate the palm-like feel of a masseuse. The massage chair comes with three mechanisms; shiatsu, rolling and spot relief, with the option to add heat. Shiatsu is designed to relieve knots and rejuvenate the body, whilst rolling massage stretches and relaxes muscles, perfect for a wind down after a long day. The chair itself is split into two track sections; back and shoulders, allowing you to tailor the experience to exactly what your body needs. The remote allows you to select an area of your back for focused relief. The seat itself is comfortable and encourages you to sit up straight, improving posture whilst relaxing your muscles.
My family also enjoyed using the massage chair. My mum liked the heat and loved the unique spot relief. She also really liked the convenience of the product, especially how she could enjoy a massage whilst watching TV! My dad thoroughly enjoyed the shoulder section as he spends a lot of his time driving so holds a lot of tension in his neck and shoulder area. He even mentioned the next day how much looser and revitalised his upper body felt. And as for my boyfriend, well he nearly fell asleep. He found the massage very relaxing and still intense enough to make a difference, bearing in mind he's a rugby player I would have thought it wouldn't have been strong enough. He was fascinated by the mechanism of the chair and loved the heat option. All in all it was a definite hit with my family!
So, what are the main benefits to the Gel Shiatsu Back and Shoulder Massage Chair?
As part of the Gel range, HoMedics have also released a Gel Shiatsu Back Massager with Heat, this includes 10 variable intensities and heat. This chair is great for those who require more attention to their back in particular, with shiatsu, rolling and vibration massage. Finally, the Gel Shiatsu Massage Pillow is the perfect little companion to everyone’s busy lives. Still incorporating the magic of gel nodes with shiatsu, this compact design can be used practically anywhere on the body. Great for leg, shoulder, neck or lumbar and it includes the heat option as well as the shiatsu mechanism.
So, if you’re looking to invest in some TLC for yourself or a loved one, an at-home massage product could do just the trick! I would recommend the HoMedics Gel Shiatsu range to anybody, for easy yet effective massage from anywhere in your home or workplace.
By Sarah Lovell
Sarah is a blogger and influencer with a passion for beauty and wellness products. With experience in the massage industry, Sarah is ideal for providing HoMedics with detailed views and opinions.