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Handheld Massager: Reviews and Buyers Guide 2017

handheld massagerPrioritizing the health and well-being is something quite important with the increase in stress-related illnesses. One of the most effective ways to relax is through massage. However, how many people have the time and the money to go to a massage parlor every couple of days. One of the alternatives is the electronic massager. At first, these massagers were mainly chair based massagers that were bulky and expensive. However, companies have developed some great handheld massager that provides an experience close to that of a professional massager at an affordable cost.

Editor’s Recommend Handheld Massagers

 HoMedics HHP-350 Percussion Action Massager

 HoMedics HHP-350 Percussion Action Massager

Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Handheld Massager

Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Handheld Massager

AHL 4290-300 Deep Tissue Percusion Massager

AHL 4290-300 Deep Tissue Percusion Massager

Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Massager

Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Massager

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What is a handheld massager?

For most people, the greatest amount of tension is located in the neck and shoulders. A neck and shoulder massager is a type of handheld electronic massager that can reach these areas including the evasive pressure point between the shoulders.

 

 

The different types of handheld Massagers

There are two main types of handheld massagers that can provide stress relief in the neck and shoulder region. These are the non-motorized and motorized massagers.

Non-motorized massagers. Such massagers are not electronic in nature and use balls, knobs, and massaging sticks to provide massage to the neck and shoulder region. They are cheap since the only cost is the purchase cost. They are also relatively durable in comparison to the motorized massagers.

Motorized massager. These massagers use motors powered by electricity of batteries. They can be corded, or they can rely on rechargeable batteries. The main benefit is that the vibration provides a more intense experience relieving more stress. The speed and the pressure can also be varied especially in the shoulder and neck region.

 

 

handheld massage brands

In 2016, many companies came up with handheld massagers of different types. The following are the best manufacteres when it comes to handheld massagers. This list is a variety of factors including customer feedback, expert opinion and company track record.

HoMedics

Thumper

Zyllion

Panasonic

Oster

Pure-Wave

Wahl

The above list of handheld massagers manufacturers have shown to release a quality product that meets all the criterias of massage quality. That said, if your interested in a specific handheld massager from the company, make sure to do research on the said handheld massager and get a feel towards user reviews.

 

 

Benefits of owning a handheld Massager

Owning handheld massagers can provide a lot of health benefits to the owner. Some include:

Detoxification and immune boosting. Massages normally stimulate the lymph vessels allowing more toxins in the system to be removed. This detoxifies the body while relieving stress. The lymph system is also important in transporting white blood cells improving the immunity.

Circulation. Apart from the lymphatic circulation being improved, the blood circulation is improves allowing nutrients and oxygen to move more freely.

Posture correction. Deep tissues massages along the shoulders and neck can relieve chronic muscle tension improving the posture.

Alleviating tension and improving sleep. Massages reduce cases of insomnia providing by alleviating the tension and giving a more relaxed feeling that aids in sleep.

 

 

What to look for when buying a handheld Massager

When making a handheld massager purchase, there are certain things that buyers should review. This includes:

Versatility. Handheld massagers need to be versatile enough to massage any part of the body. The more versatile, the more effective the massager.

Power sources. There are some handheld massagers that use batteries, others use rechargeable batteries, and others are corded. Corded massagers have more power than the battery massagers, and they provide a better deep tissue massage.

Pressure and speed changes. The neck normally requires lower pressure than the shoulders. The option of changing speed and pressure of the massager gives a more professional feeling. The more the options, the more effective the device.

 

 

Maintaining and cleaning a handheld Massager

The most effective way of cleaning handheld massagers is by using a cloth that has been moistened using vinegar. The slightly damp cloth will clean without making the device wet. It is important to ensure that the handheld massager is disconnected from power when washing.

 

 

Conclusion

Handheld massagers are an effective way of providing neck and shoulder massage without spending a lot of money. There are numerous benefits that the users enjoy like better lymphatic and blood circulation, reduced cases of insomnia as well as correcting posture. The three main things that buyers should consider is the versatility, power options as well as the speed and pressure of the handheld massager. Cleaning needs to be done using a damp cloth dipped in vinegar when the device is disconnected from power. This disinfects and cleans the handheld massager preventing diseases.