This is the real deal, the perfect way to experience the natural touch of a real massage therapist from the comfort of home. With no compromises on quality to maximise your stress relief, HoMedics introduces the next level of wellbeing technology with the new gel massage range.
Gel massage nodes
Soft yet firm, that’s how a real massage should feel. Set into our revolutionary massage mechanism, the gel massage nodes rotate, knead and roll over tight muscles.
By recreating the circular thumb action and palm-like feel of a shiatsu massage therapist, you can enjoy the blissful release and the ultimate relaxation.
There are 10 intensity programmes to choose from so you can mix up your treatment zone and type of massage. Choose between rolling, shiatsu and vibration massage – or all three.
Our traditional shiatsu technique is designed to knead and smooth over tense muscles. Found the right spot? Hit spot and enjoy targeted relief.
The rolling massage travels the full length of the back applying a continuous yet comfortably firm pressure in one movement to aid blood flow and relax the spine.
Ready to relax
The programmed controller means instant relaxation at the touch of a button. You can enjoy a full demo of the massager’s features and then start mixing and matching up to 10 massage programmes across 3 intensity levels. The soothing warmth function will introduce increasing heat throughout your massage, penetrating warmth into tired muscles.
The HoMedics Gel Back Massager is the perfect fit for most home and office chairs. The simple strapping system keeps the massager firmly in place; all that’s left for you to do is sit back and relax.
The programmed controller means instant relaxation at the touch of a button. You can enjoy a full demo of the massager’s features and then start mixing and matching up to 10 massage programmes across different intensity levels to treat upper, lower and full length of back.
Gel Massage Nodes
The new way to experience a softer, more natural touch of a real massage at home, this massager has gel massage nodes that rotate, knead and roll over tight muscles to release tension and help you unwind. By recreating the circular thumb action and palm-like feel of a shiatsu massage therapist, you can enjoy the blissful release and the ultimate relaxation.
Deep Kneading Shiatsu Massage
A traditionally deep, kneading “finger-like” massage working in circular motions recreated by the revolutionary rotating mechanism to simulate a real Shiatsu massage. Having its roots in Asia, Shiatsu massage has been believed to be an excellent remedy for muscle and joint pains. Shiatsu massage, through finger manipulations, stimulates blood flow and improves the nerve function, and provides both physical and psychological relief.
- Customer Reviews
HoMedics Gel Shiatsu Back Massager with Heat + Remote is rated out of 5 by 38.Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Mark from As good as a pair of hands, almost. I was so looking forward to getting this and it didn’t disappoint. I have had back problems for years And find a good message really helps but I couldn’t get one every time I would have liked to. So when this arrived I set it up on my high back chair and had a look at the instructions and they are pretty easy to understand, there is really only 2 main settings with adjustments within them. You can adjust the heat setting or width of the rollers and also the height they go to and not forgetting the speed. It’s really rather easy. You tie the back piece with Velcro to the chair and sit on the padded area the control sits in a little pouch on the right hand side. I would run the demo to check out all the setting first then pick the one you like. Just sit back with your body weight no need to press against it and let the rollers do there work effortlessly. The rollers are excellent at getting into the little gaps and around the muscles up and down the spine into the shoulders. I’m 5ft 11ins and it’s not a problem to run the length of my back. It really is so good that you get shivers when it is massaging your back.Date published: 2019-05-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Phil1234567 from Fantastic Product This massager was way better than expected. I have always been sceptical about the effectiveness of electric massagers but the real feel of the Shiatsu massage was quite astonishing. I have tried it on a number of different chairs, upright occassional chair, hardbacked computer chair, soft padded recliner (in the upright position) and all worked well. I suffer from lower back pain and the combination of heat and shiatsu massage has been very effective in alleviating the ache after a long day at work. The only downside is the automatic 15 minute cut off which usually elicits groans of "too soon" but it is probably the best feature of the machine as it is easy to lose track of time. Overall, a great product, well made and versatile. Highly recommended.Date published: 2019-05-21Rated 5 out of 5 by DS64 from Great back massager Easy to install, with clear instructions. Comes securely boxed up with a sturdy box to store in. I used mine on my computer chair and it fits well on it. Great massaging feeling which was lovely and helped loosen my knots. The heating option was soothing and helped lessen the aches . The controls are easy to use and the massager is easy to keep clean. This would be a great asset to someone who gets muscular aches or pains and has helped my Fibromyalgia as it’s soothingDate published: 2019-05-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Maninder from So good and helpful This is such a good back massager with remote so you can use it to suit yourself. I was painting my ceiling and my back started aching very badly so instead of taking pain killers like ibuprofen I had 20 min on the massager and it felt so much better ever better with the heat.I would definitely been using this on regular intervals especially when I do anything sternous and not jump to taking painkillers all the time.Date published: 2019-05-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephy from In love! I am in love with this product. It is so relaxing to use. Both settings are amazing and really help relieve tension like a real massage. The heating adds to this! Perfect for use at the end of a busy day while watching some tv!Date published: 2019-05-16Rated 5 out of 5 by BKZA from Fantastic product! This massager was way better than expected. I have always been sceptical about the effectiveness of electric massagers but the real feel of the Shiatsu massage was quite astonishing. I have tried it on a number of different chairs, upright occassional chair, hardbacked computer chair, soft padded recliner (in the upright position) and all worked well. My husband suffers from lower back pain and the combination of heat and shiatsu massage has been very effective in alleviating the ache after a long day at work. The only downside is the automatic 15 minute cut off which usually elicits groans of "too soon" but it is probably the best feature of the machine as it is easy to lose track of time. Overall, a great product, well made and versatile. Highly recommended.Date published: 2019-05-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Lesleybw from Better then the real thing When I had this delivered i was unsure if I would enjoy this. . Well surprising enough if was better then the real thing .after a hard workday i had a lovely warm bath. After getting dried i turned on to low setting then increased pressure. It gave a really good massage as it's quite intends i only did for few minutes to start with . After few days i increased time set my music and set timing turned lights down. I felt relaxed and refreshed . I would recommend this as part of daily life to releave pressures. I've slept better as a resultDate published: 2019-05-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Old man from Great Bought this for back pain after 2 weeks it’s realy helpingDate published: 2019-05-15Rated 5 out of 5 by xtjsx from Wow , wow and wow. This is a fabulous product. Only received it a few days ago and it’s already a firm favourite in my house. Son is a plumber and he keeps using it. It’s relaxing and at the same time invigorating. The heat element is a bonus as I suffer from arthritis and the heat is brilliant to help when I am not quite so mobile.Date published: 2019-05-14Rated 5 out of 5 by ssimper from Best thing ever This is the best thing I have ever had. Will save me a fortune on massages. This is even better, the nodes really get in there and you can feel them massaging all of my tight muscles. The remote lets you decide how firm you want the massage. My only critisism is I could not feel the heat, was using it for 20 minutes and could not feel the heat at all. My overall opinion is if you have tight muscles after a long hard day working, if this is the last thing you purchase please buy this, it has been a life saver for my aching muscles in my back.Date published: 2019-05-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Photon from Relieved my bad back I use this daily as I have a bad back. Helps a lot. Is quite vigorous but worth itDate published: 2019-05-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Dip28 from Better than I expected! I bought this for my parents, they had seen it at a friends house and we’re keen. I must admit I was sceptical about it but having tried it I myself enjoyed the massage. So I do recommend it- it definitely does what it says and not a flimsy product. However - my parents found the pressure needed to push the buttons on the remote difficult - and yes I agree for the elderly who are frail or have (arthritis) problem its hard. (Also my father says why don’t you sell a chair that this would sit on- we don’t have a suitable chair and now are on the hunt for one!). My responses are based on my parents answers.Date published: 2019-05-04Rated 5 out of 5 by Valerie84 from This chair is brilliant. . Helps me relax This chair was definitely worth the money .. helps with stiffness in my back & helps me relax after working all dayDate published: 2019-01-10Rated 5 out of 5 by Di from Does what it says on the box, very pleased Bit expensive but would highly recommend, performance better than expected, after only a few uses felt relief from back pain, wouldn't be without it now, worth every pennyDate published: 2018-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark S from Great Perfect to sit back and relax after a long day at workDate published: 2018-12-21Rated 5 out of 5 by KeithBH23 from Love the effective, gentler gel massager I really love this massager, the massage is strong enough and the softer action on my back from the gel nodes means they don't feel uncomfortable meaning I'm getting the feel of a real massage in the comfort of my own home and at my convenience. I'm 6ft 2in and the massager reaches up to my shoulders. It is possible to select the part of my back that I want massaged to target it for maximum effect. The 15 minute timer stops me forgetting that I shouldn't massage for too long but if I need to massage another part of my back I just turn it back on.Date published: 2018-12-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Hannah157 from Highly recommended I’ve had this massager chair for just over a week and I couldn’t recommend it enough, does exactly what it’s suppose and hits all the right areas.Date published: 2018-12-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Reviewbloke from Powerful massage I am really impressed with how powerful the massage is. It really works the muscles in my lower back but the gel is really comfortable. Great after a days diy. It's a strong sturdy well built product that seems like it will last.Date published: 2018-12-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Seagull 72 from Great massage! I've tried previous Homedics back massagers which have all been great, but Gel is definitely a step up. It genuinely feels like a real massage that you would expect to find at a spa.Date published: 2018-11-26Rated 5 out of 5 by Badback1 from Love it I bought this because it said it had a more natural touch compared to the other ones, which I found a bit too intense. It was worth every penny!!!! Such a difference and I almost thought it was a real person ehehDate published: 2018-11-23Rated 4 out of 5 by stewart from wife loves it easy to use. just need the right chair for it as people’s height differ.Date published: 2020-01-09Rated 4 out of 5 by bobby6 from homesick gel back massager does the job well but wish had a head cushionDate published: 2020-01-06Rated 4 out of 5 by 60nds from Looks good and gives a deep massarge Timer could be better as only gives 15 minsDate published: 2019-09-11Rated 4 out of 5 by Jay Y from Perfect for chilling out on. I've been using this massager for a couple of weeks now. At first I found it rather painful but soon realised that the trick is to relax yourself whilst using it. I would suggest putting the heat on before actually using it as it takes a bit of time to heat up. Once it's heated and you're relaxed it is soothing, incredibly. It looks great, nice colour and takes up little room. I found it a little heavy for myself to carry and the cord perhaps needs to be a little longer. All in all I do love using it.Date published: 2019-06-02Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonny from Bought it for my dad's birthday and he loved it!Date published: 2019-05-21Rated 4 out of 5 by Jim99 from Better than expected. My wife and I have joint issues and this is a very good alternative to physio therapy treatments. It is very flexible with a wide range of treatments. My only issue is the lack of clear instructions on how to use it for best effect.Date published: 2019-05-20Rated 4 out of 5 by sharon23 from shiastu back massager with heat and remote i had this product for over one month now and i am happy with it it does what it says and it great for my back as it always feels cold , but it rather big and does fit on my chair and car seat. i lso share with my daughersDate published: 2019-05-20Rated 4 out of 5 by Hobsonkj from Good but not quite the real thing. Slightly disappointed to discover that the allen-key supplied to release the electrical cable on unpacking, was too small. The massager itself though seems well made and the instructions are clear and easy to understand. With the different combinations of programs, there’s bound to be one to suit you (my favourite is the whole back Shiatsu - although it doesn’t quite do my shoulders as I would’ve liked). Overall, a lovely addition to our living room but doesn’t quite replace the real thing!Date published: 2019-05-16Rated 4 out of 5 by Lisaj33 from Geat massager but very heavy The box it comes in is good and sturdy and has a useful carrying handle, so it can be safely stored away when not in use. The massager itself is very heavy though, and I find it very difficult to carry, so if you are elderly or infirm you might want to position it on a chair and leave it in place. You also need to find a chair that is high backed and not curved also a large seat area or it will be off the edge. The massage action on this model is much deeper than the cheaper one, the rotating balls really get in to the muscles firmly. If you lean back heavily against it, the pressure obviously increases and it can be almost painfully deep, so it is easy to adjust the depth of massage by changing position. I love the option to do just your shoulders, back, or both and the heat feature helps relax the muscles so the massage is more effective. The control panel is simple to use and the instructions aren't really needed but are clear and easy to follow. My only problem, is that the power cable isn't long enough. You need to ensure that there is a suitable chair right next to an electric socket, or use an extention lead. For the price, I would have thought that a longer cable wasn't too much to ask. It is expensive, but is so convenient to have at home, so effective , and, if it lasts as well as my old one, so well made, that it is certainly worth it.Date published: 2019-05-14Rated 4 out of 5 by Superman from HoMedics Gel Shiatsu Back Massage Cushion Seems well made, provides a good massage, especially the shiatsu. All the features work well to give variety of treatment. Not as good as a real massage but the next best thing.Date published: 2019-01-30
- Q & A
Would this help arthritis in my upper spine?I have your Model SGM-425H-EU As it’s run with electricity so i should know about voltage which it’s comsume ? But it’s not written anywhere Please tell me about Vollts Thanks Date published: 2018-12-15
Can it massage my shoulders as well'Dear Pollyanna, For a massage chair with shoulder function we would recommend the HoMedics Gel Shiatsu Back & Shoulder Massager Model: GSM-1000H. https://www.homedics.co.uk/massagers/gel-shiatsu-back-shoulder-massager.html Kind Regards HoMedics Customer Service Team.Date published: 2018-12-14
Can you lie it flatDear Decca, Our massage chairs are designed to be used in a sitting position and should not be used lying flat. Kind regards, HoMedics Customer ServicesDate published: 2018-12-06
Hi, are there moveable balls inside to act as the massager and if so, how many? If not, then how does it work? Thanks