First and foremost, handheld back massagers allow you to get relief from typical back problems. For example, problems such as pain, spasms, knots, sprains, osteoarthritis of the spine, and fibromyalgia. Furthermore, these handheld back massagers are in a class of deep tissue massagers that help you get relief from muscle problems. Finally, foot massagers help you get relief from problems in the feet.
3. VIKTOR JURGEN
5. MIGHTY BLISS
Pulses per minute
1-year limited; 90 day return
3-years; 90 days return
Lifetime; money back
Most of all, this handheld back massager comes with five interchangeable head-attachments.
By the way, the round head and the one-point head are made of hard plastic.
Meanwhile, it has a battery capacity of 2,600 milliamp hours. Consequently, the rechargeable battery lasts for approximately 140 minutes on a full charge.
Next, the powerful motor generates 3,600 pulses per minute to effectively relieve pain. Most noteworthy, the motor automatically stops after 20 minutes to prevent overheating.
Most of all, the massager breaks up knots in muscles and speeds up their recovery.
Above all, this handheld back massager comes with six massages sticks or heads.
Next, using a knob, the intensity of the percussion massage can be adjusted from a speed of 1,500 to 3,700 revolutions per minute. Meanwhile, the micro-vibration facial massager has a speed of 11,000 revolutions per minute.
First, the 8.5 volts, 1 ampere rechargeable battery has a capacity to generate 16.28 watts of energy in one hour. Consequently, the battery lasts for approximately 190 minutes on a full charge. Meanwhile, it takes 120 minutes to fully charge.
Next, the massager is configured with two motors. While, one motor powers the powerful percussion massager, the other motor powers the micro-vibration massager.
Most noteworthy, this massager provides both percussion and vibration therapy. breaks down scar tissue, increase circulation, relax muscles and speeds recovery.
The Viktor Jurgen massager comes with three sets of massage heads. Moreover, each set consist of two identical massage heads for this double headed massager.
Now, the two heads of the massager massages two body areas, like the two hands of a masseur. Meanwhile, the three massage heads are:
Next, using a sliding bar on the back of the massager, the intensity of the percussion massage can be adjusted up to the maximum of 3,350 pulses per minute.
Meanwhile, the powerful copper motor generates up to 3,350 pulses per minute.
Most of all, use these handheld back massagers for the neck, shoulders, upper-back, lower-back, arms, legs, and feet.
Above all, this handheld back massager comes with six massage nodes targeting six different areas of your body.
Next, buttons, on the massager, let the user select from six speed settings that set the intensity of the percussions. Also, buttons let the user select from six massage modes.
Next, the rechargeable battery lasts for approximately 100 minutes on a full charge. In addition, the smart battery status display lets you know when it’s time to recharge battery.
Meanwhile, the powerful pure copper motor generates up to 3,200 pulses per minute. And, to prevent overheating or overuse (such as falling asleep with the massager running), motor will automatically stop after 15 minutes of continuous use.
Battery adapter input: 100 – 240 volts AC 50/60 Hz
One of the benefits, is improved blood circulation.
First, these handheld back massagers are used to relieve physical stress, fatigue, aches, knots, and muscle tension. Also, they are used to massage back, foot, arm, leg, calf, neck, shoulder, elbow, and thigh.
Above all, this handheld back massager comes with six massage heads that help provide Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, acupoints, and sports massages. In addition, the scalp head provides a soothing scalp massage.
Next, the Mighty Bliss uses three speed settings to deliver moderately intense massages.
By the way, the battery lasts for approximately 120 minutes on a full charge. Meanwhile, it takes 60 minutes to fully charge the battery. Also, it can be charged during use.
Next, the massager has a super powerful 3,700 revolutions per minute percussion motor.
Meanwhile, the massager increases blood circulation. Also, it effectively relaxes muscles and cramps.
Above all, this handheld back massager comes with three massage heads. Moreover, each head is made of a flexible silicon material that is neither too hard nor too soft. Also, each head is designed to deliver a different massage experience.
Next, the variable massage intensity dial delivers a variable intensity massage.
Meanwhile, the massager gets its power from cord connected to 120 volts AC, 60 Hz power outlet.
Some of the features to compare these best handheld back massagers are described below.
First, the intensity of a handheld back massager is controlled by its speed, or the frequency at which the massage head goes back and forth. For example, lower speeds are good for a relaxing massage. And, as the speed increases you get a stronger deep tissue massage to relieve more intense pain. However, a very fast speed can be uncomfortable for some people. Therefore, choose a massager which lets you adjust the speed and thereby the intensity.
While, there are many variations to the shape of massage heads, some examples are described below.
Now, a curved head is best for massaging your arms and legs.
Next, a kneading massage is like kneading dough. In fact, this massage causes muscle tissue to push against each other and the bones. As a result, a kneading massage helps loosen tension in tight muscles, thereby giving you relief from pain and improve flexibility. By the way, a kneading head is a pointed head meant to press hard into muscles.
Meanwhile, a wide round head gives you a gentle massage. As a result, it helps to relax your muscles. And it’s good for anyone who doesn’t want a deep hard massage.
Furthermore, a scalp head is used for a light massage of the scalp. Most of all, this massage gets you relief from stress and tension. Also, it improves blood circulation to the head. And, it makes you less tired.
Because you may use the massager on your neck, upper back and arms it comes close to your ears. Consequently, you want it to be relatively quiet.
Most of all, a massager that uses batteries gives you a lot of freedom in how and where you use the massager. However, batteries have a limited amount of time before they need recharging. So, you need to decide if the amount of time a battery can operate the massager continuously, is enough for your needs. In addition, you need to consider if the time to recharge a battery works for your needs.
On the other hand, a handheld back massager with a power cord frees you from battery issues. However, the power cord requires you to use the massager near a power outlet. Finally, you need to ensure the power cord is long enough for the way you use the massager. For example, a short power cord will put limitations on how you use the back massager. While, a power cord that is too long, may make the massager somewhat bulky to move around. Also, you may end up with cord on the floor, which may cause you to trip.
Next, the warranty and return policy is an indicator of the massager’s reliability. That doesn’t mean the massager isn’t going to break down in the first month. However, if it does, it likely had manufacturing defect and the seller should replace it. But, once it goes past that initial period, the massager should work fine for a long time, especially if the warranty covers a longer period.
Finally, since it is a handheld back massager, it’s weight will determine whether it’s comfortable for you to use with one hand. However, a massager that’s too heavy or bulky, may make it difficult to use on your back and tire out your hands or arms.
Also, sometimes you need to push the massager against your back. So, the massager needs to be light enough for your hand to do the pushing against your back. On the other hand, a light massager may not be powerful enough or of good quality.
By the way, there is a way to find out what weight works for you. So, get a long plastic bottle and fill it with water. Then, hold the top and verify if you are comfortable pushing the bottle against the part of the back you are typically going to massage. Consequently, that’s the weight of the back massager to get.