How to Strengthen Muscles and Avoid Sore Muscles

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How to Strengthen Muscles and Avoid Sore Muscles

First and foremost, the last thing you want to see, as you strengthen muscles, is sore muscles. In fact, sore muscles can potentially put you on hold as you eagerly wait to recover.

Causes of Sore Muscles

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    Overuse – First, an overuse injury is a type of muscle injury such as tendinitis or stress fracture that’s caused by repetitive trauma. Moreover, this injury can occur when you try to strengthen muscles too quickly.
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    Repetitive strain injuries – Next, a strain is a stretch or tear in a muscle or a tendon. By the way, tendons link muscles to bones.
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    Sprain – Meanwhile, a sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament.  By the way, ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints.
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    Tension – Next, muscle tension is a condition when muscles stay semi-contracted for an extended time period. Furthermore, it is usually caused by physiological effects of stress and can lead to back pain.
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    Muscle cramp – Now, muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts for a few seconds or several minutes. And, it often occurs in the legs.
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    Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid) – Next, hypothyroidism results in muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and hips. Also, hypothyroidism results in stiffness, weakness, cramps, and aching muscles.
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    Finally, medications, especially cholesterol medications, known as statins, can cause sore muscles.

Signs of Overuse as You Strengthen Muscles

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    First, sore muscles are a sign of overuse. While it is not unusual to get sore muscles after a day of vigorous strength building workout, if muscles are sore longer than a day, it’s a sign that they may be overworked. So, continuing to work the same muscles may make matters worse and lead to an injury.
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    Second, failing to allow your body to take a rest between workouts to strengthen muscles, will make you feel sluggish and fatigued.
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    Third, you may find yourself not motivated to do your workouts. So, take a break or workout on some other muscle group.
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    Next, overtraining can cause difficulty falling asleep. Or, you may find yourself oversleeping often. Or, you may want to sleep even after sleeping a full night. Above all, difficulty falling asleep means your sympathetic nervous system is still working even when you are resting.  And, this means your stress levels are high when you need them to be low so you can sleep.
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    Or, you may suddenly feel more anxious and agitated. In addition, you may feel more irritable, or struggle to concentrate on important tasks, work, or hobbies.
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    Also, you may be regularly failing to complete your workout. For example, if you have difficulty lifting weights you were previously used to, it probably means you are working out too hard.
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    Next, if you are strength training and you feel pain in the limbs with the weights, it is important to take a break and let the body recover.
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    Finally, the body tends to crave sugar when your cortisol levels are high or when your glycogen levels are low. So, if you get that urge for sugar, you know your body needs rest to recover.

Consequences of Excessive Training

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    First, when you overwork your muscles, your body is devoted to recovering from the excess training. As a result, the body doesn’t spend resources necessary to prevent you from falling sick. So, if you see that you are feeling sick more often than usual or taking a longer time to recover from a sickness, it’s a sign that you are overworking your muscles.
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    Moreover, repeated stressing your muscles without rest doesn’t give your body time to repair the minor strains and injuries that accumulate while working out muscles. In addition, when there are no rest days, these small injuries grow into major problems. Also, overexertion aggravates older injuries.
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    Lastly, training, to strengthen muscles, should make you lose weight and increase your lean muscle mass. However, when you work out too much, the calories you burn come from glucose, glycogen, and your muscle stores. As a result, you crave for sugary and fatty foods to replenish the depleted glucose and glycogen levels. Which, in turn, increases fat storage.  In addition, working out too much can lead to higher cortisol levels, which prevent you from getting good sleep. As a result, once again, you crave sugary, fatty foods, which, in turn, leads to more fat.

How to Recover

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    First, get more sleep.
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    Second, listening to relaxing tunes helps you recover from excess exercise. In fact, the slow relaxing music helps reduce you heart rate.
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    Third, sore muscles occur because muscles and fascia get knotted. Therefore, using foam rollers helps remove the knots. However, a far more effective method is to use deep tissue massagers or back massagers. Meanwhile, use a foot massager for sore feet.
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    Also, you can use a massage pad while in the office, sitting on a couch or chair, or while driving.
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    And, if you can afford it, a massage chair or zero gravity massage chair can do wonders.
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    Finally, leave two days between workouts of the same muscle groups. So, switch muscle groups on alternate days.

Other Ways to Recover

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    First, research shows that consuming a light, protein rich snack before bed helps your body repair muscle tears during sleep.
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    Second, eat a breakfast high in proteins to help muscles rebuild themselves and reduce your cravings later in the day.
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    Third, drink chocolate milk after a workout. By the way, the proteins help muscle recovery and the carbs decrease the amount of time the body needs to get ready for the next workout.
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    Fourth, drink water. Indeed, the water helps remove metabolic waste from a heavy workout. Also, the American Council on Exercise, recommends drinking 8 ounces of water 30 minutes after exercise. By the way, if your prefer, you can drink soda water.
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    Also, eat a little protein before a workout. In fact, research has shown that eating a little protein before working out can trigger your body to start repairing and building more muscles during and after strength training.
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    Finally, eating proteins and carbs, like homemade bread, after a workout helps the body repair itself. So, drink milk, yogurt or a peanut butter sandwich within two hours after your workout to help your muscles recover and restore glycogen levels.

Schedule your Muscle Workouts

First, there are six muscle groups:

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    Group 1 muscles are made of chest muscles.
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    Group 2 muscles consist of the back muscles.
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    Group 3 muscles include the arms.
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    Group 4 muscles include the shoulders.
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    Group 5 muscles consist of the legs.
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    Group 6 muscles are the calves

And, research shows that training each muscle group every 5 to 7 days is best for building muscles.

How to Help Sore Muscles Get Better

How to Help Sore Muscles Get Better

First and foremost, newcomers or even regular participants of strength training, face the realities of sore muscles. So, it’s best to know how to recover quickly in order to get back to building muscles.

Treatments for Sore Muscles

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    First, apply Ben-Gay or other similar products over the area that is sore. Meanwhile, the three active ingredients of Ben-Gay include menthol, camphor, and methyl salicylate. And these ingredients create sensations of warmth and cold. So, when these sensations reach the nervous system, they compete with and helps to block pain signals from sore muscles.
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    Next, a 2014 study showed that massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates symptoms of sore muscles.
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    Also, a 2015 study showed that massaged muscles contain more blood vessels that those not massaged. As a result, recovery improves.
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    In addition, massaged muscles showed only fifty percent of the scar tissue as non-massaged muscles.
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    Or, you can topically apply ice to ease sore muscles. In fact, ice reduces inflammation in sore muscles. By the way, the current thinking is that build up of lactic acid doesn’t cause sore muscles, but rather inflammation. Consequently, it’s better to reduce inflammation.
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    In the meantime, you can also treat sore muscles by massaging them yourself. Moreover, you can also massage yourself hard to reach areas such as your back. Furthermore, when you do massage muscles yourself you can apply the right amount of pressure. Meanwhile, massages relax and stretch sore muscles to relieve tension.
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    Next, lightly exercising sore muscles can help reduce their severity. For example, stretching, doing core strengthening workouts, or low intensity cardio such as walking helps.
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    Finally, taking protein supplements or eating more protein containing foods may help.

Exercises to Help Sore Muscles

Now, the following exercises may help your sore muscles get better.

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    First, if you are familiar with yoga, use it.
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    On the other hand, if yoga is not your thing, try stretching your muscles. For example, if you have a resistance band, or you go to a gym, use the resistance band to stretch your sore muscles.
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    Also, walking can help. And, if you have a treadmill, you can use that to walk.
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    Next, if you have easy access to a swimming pool, try swimming.
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    Finally, if cycling is an option, try easy cycling. In addition, if you go to a gym, you can gently use their stationary cycles.

Muscle Growth

Most of all, it’s our desire for muscle growth that usually results in sore muscles. Now, there may be misconceptions among some that muscle damage (and hence sore muscles) is needed for muscle growth. However, research shows that muscle damage is not needed for muscle growth.

Meanwhile, getting sore muscles doesn’t mean there is muscle damage. In fact, research also shows that getting sore muscles is not a reliable indicator of muscle damage. So, while there may be no muscle damage, sore muscles may interfere with your strength training program.

Muscle Repair

Most of all, strength training usually results in microscopic tears in muscle, or even a breakdown in muscle tissue. So, in response to these microscopic tears, the body uses satellite cells to repair the tears and build up muscles over time. In addition, muscles get protected against future damage.

Furthermore, to help your body repair and grow muscles, it’s important to have enough protein in your diet. Finally, your muscles need rest for this process to succeed.

Good Eating and Drinking Habits Helps Prevent Sore Muscles

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    First, to stay hydrated, drink water before you start your workout. Also, sip water intermittently throughout your workout. Finally, drink water at the end of your workout. Now, if you are not a fan of drinking plain water, drink carbonated water instead.
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    Also, it appears that because of the electrolytes it contains, it’s even better to drink raw coconut water after a workout. Indeed, the electrolytes in coconut water help prevent muscle cramps.
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    Next, to further alleviate chances of cramped muscles, eat a banana one hour before a workout. In fact, the potassium in the banana curtails lactic acid build up, which, by the way may cause muscles to hurt.
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    Furthermore, research shows that tart cherries have anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, these properties significantly help reduce inflammation in the body. In fact, the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports published a report on their research about tart cherries. And, they reported that marathoners drinking tart cherry juice before, during, and after a marathon had low occurrences of sore muscles. By the way, tart cherries are rich in anthocyanins. In addition, tart cherries are believed to reduce excess inflammation. Therefore, to get these benefits, all you need to do is to drink tart cherry juice twice a week. Meanwhile, you can make your own fresh tart cherry juice using a blender, masticating juicer, centrifugal juicer, or a smoothie maker.
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    Finally, many studies show that caffeine consumed before a workout helps reduce sore muscles and fatigue. Furthermore, a study in the Journal of Pain reported that caffeine consumption resulted in a forty-nine percent drop in sore muscles. By the way, caffeine is an analgesic with pain-killing properties. Also, caffeine hydrates as well as water. Therefore, drinking caffeine is a good idea before a workout.

Proper Warm Up and Cool Down to Avoid Sore Muscles

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    First, do five to ten-minute warmup and stretches before a workout. In fact, the warmup helps muscles get warmer, which prepares them for the workout. By the way, walking is a fine way to warm up.
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    Second, stretching is an excellent way to cool down after the workout. In fact, research shows that static stretching performed before or after exercise helps reduce sore muscles.
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    Or, do a short cardio to really warm up the muscles. For example, if are home, you can do the short cardio on an elliptical stepper, recumbent cross trainer, compact elliptical, or a long stride elliptical machine.
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    Next, stretch intermittently during the workout. By and large, stretching helps cut back on buildup of lactic acid and therefore helps prevent muscle cramps.
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    Also, a few hours after the workout apply a heating pad to muscles. In fact, the heating pad stimulates blood flow and loosens sore muscles. As a result, the healing process speeds up.
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    Meanwhile, don’t forget to give your muscles time off. Now, strength training may cause tiny tears in muscle tissue. While these tears aren't harmful, they are important for muscles to grow stronger as the tears are repaired. In addition, always give your muscles at least forty-eight hours to recover before your next strength training session.
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    Finally, a 2012 study reported on women who performed a 20-minute low to moderately intensive cycling workout following their strength training workout. Meanwhile, the study reported that these women had reduced muscle pain along with added boost in strength. By and large, the light workout increased blood flow. Which, in turn, naturally decreased inflammatory processes such as lymphatic draining, removing immune cells, and clearing inflammatory mediators.

Exercising Muscles

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    First and foremost, know how far you can exercise before it starts to hurt. Moreover, avoid going over that threshold.
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    Also, the following day, work on a different muscle group.
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    Meanwhile, keep challenging muscles by slowly increasing weight or resistance. Also, the right weight for you differs depending on the workout. So, choose a weight that tires the targeted muscle or muscles by the last two repetitions while still allowing you to maintain good form. However, if you can't do the last two reps, choose a lighter weight. On the other hand, when it feels too easy to complete, add weight (roughly 1 to 2 pounds for arms, 2 to 5 pounds for legs), or add another set of repetitions to your workout (up to three sets). In the meantime, if you add weight, remember that you should be able to do all the repetitions with good form and the targeted muscles should feel tired by the last two reps.
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    Next, stick with your routine — working all the major muscles of your body two or three times a week is ideal. For example, you can choose to do one full-body strength workout two or three times a week, or you may break your strength workout into upper- and lower-body components. In that case, be sure you perform each component two or three times a week.
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    In the meantime, use a foam roller to relieve any knots in muscles and soft tissue. For example, rolling your hamstrings and/or quads over the roller will help remove any knots. In addition, massage pillows can also help get rid of knots.

Proper Form to Avoid Sore Muscles

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    In the first place, use a proper posture during the workout. Also select weights based on your form or condition.
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    Most of all, focus on form, not weight. So, align your body correctly and move smoothly through each exercise. Meanwhile, poor form can cause injuries and slow down your gains. Also, when learning a strength training routine, start with no weights, or very light weights. Furthermore, concentrate on slow, smooth lifts and equally controlled descents while isolating a muscle group.
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    Next, working at the right tempo helps you stay in control rather than compromise strength gains using a fast tempo. For example, count to three while lowering a weight, hold, then count to three while raising it to the starting position.
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    Finally, pay attention to your breathing during the workout. For example, exhale as you work against resistance by lifting, pushing, or pulling and inhale as you release.

Best Massage Chairs for Whole Body Relaxation

Best Massage Chairs

Review of full body, home, shiatsu massage chair that massage multiple areas of your body concurrently for total relaxation, which helps you sleep well.

Table of Contents

Best Massage Chair Reviews

Editor’s Choice

Real Relax Favor-05

Comparison of Best Massage Chairs

Roller Movement

Real Relax Favor-03: FIxed - Limited back massaged

SmartMassage Chairs: FIxed - Limited back massaged

Tinycooper: FIxed - Limited back massaged

Kahuna SM-7300: Full back - Large areas massaged

Real Relax Favor-05: Full back - Large areas massaged

Airbags

Real Relax Favor-03: 50

SmartMassage Chairs: No information

Tinycooper: 32

Kahuna SM-7300: No information

Real Relax Favor-05: 50

Seat Vibrates?

Real Relax Favor-03: Yes

SmartMassage Chairs: Yes

Tinycooper: Yes

Kahuna SM-7300: No

Real Relax Favor-05: Yes

Unique Features

Real Relax Favor-03: Adjustable Backrest

Tinycooper: Infrared heat

Kahuna SM-7300: Rollers with acupoint bumps

Real Relax Favor-05: FDA approved

Max Weight / Height

Real Relax Favor-03: 441 pounds / 5.2'to 6.1'

SmartMassage Chairs: 380 pounds / 6.1'

Tinycooper: 287 pounds / 6'

Kahuna SM-7300: 320 pounds / 6'5"

Real Relax Favor-05: 400 pounds / 6.1'

Warranty

Real Relax Favor-03: 3-years

SmartMassage Chairs: 3-years

Tinycooper: 3-years

Kahuna SM-7300: 2-years

Real Relax Favor-05: 3-years

A/A+ Feedback

Real Relax Favor-03: 86%

SmartMassage Chairs: 88%

Tinycooper: 77%

Kahuna SM-7300: 83%

Real Relax Favor-05: 84%

1-5 Rating

Real Relax Favor-03: 4.9

SmartMassage Chairs: 4.8

Tinycooper: 4.6

Kahuna SM-7300: 4.7

Real Relax Favor-05: 5.0

1. Real Relax Favor-03

Real Relax Massage Chair, Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu Recliner, Favor-03 Full Body Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner

Key Features

First, this home massage chair massages the neck, shoulders, back, arms, waist, hips, legs, and feet.

Second, like the more expensive massage chairs, this massage chair has similar features, such as:

Zero gravity massage chair design
Heat
Vibration
Full body airbags, and
Foot rollers

Now, the Real Relax massage chair recliner includes an exclusive armrest linkage system and embedded arm clip providing pulse-type airbag extrusion massage.

Next, the Zero Gravity massage chair creates a surround space capsule evenly across the whole of the chair giving you a professional massage experience.

Full Body Shiatsu Massage

Meanwhile, the massage chair gives you a full body shiatsu massage.

First, there are eight neck and back massage rollers inside the backrest. Moreover, these rollers rotate in the same physical location instead of going up and down the back. So, to massage more of your back, you will need to move your upper body sideways. However, this depends on the width of the chair. And it requires an effort on your part.

Second, there are 50 airbags physically located to provide air compression massage to shoulders, arms, back, waist, hips, seat, calves, and sides of feet.

Third, to relieve tense feet or pain, rollers massage the bottom of feet.

Also, the built-in waist heaters improve blood circulation around the waist.

In addition, the seat includes a vibration device to provide a vibration massage.

Consequently, the squeezing massage bags and vibrations massage the seat. By the way, these vibrations also vibrate and massage the hips.

Finally, heaters supply heat to the feet.

Remote Controller

Now, use the tethered smart remote controller so that the rollers and airbags massage different parts of the body. By the way, the smart remote controller has advanced high definition VFD display screen.

Meanwhile, the wired smart remote controller provides six auto modes:

First, you can select one of the four auto programs: sleep, mild, relaxing, and strong representing four kinds of massage intensities. Also, you can set every program's massaging speed and strength.

Second, pressing the “Zero Gravity” button on the remote causes the massage chair to recline. Moreover, you can use the remote to adjust the reclining angle up and down.

Next, select the manual program, if you want to massage parts of your body independently.

Also, the timer can be set to provide a massage for 15, 20, 25, and 30 minutes.

Finally, the 3 levels of roller speeds and the 3 levels of the airbag's compression strength are adjustable.

Other Features

First, the full body massage chair’s footrest is adjustable to accommodate anyone whose height is between 5.2 to 6.1 feet.

Second, the back of the chair can be adjusted up and down.

Third, in the upright position, the chair is 29.9 inches wide, 49 inches high, and 53 inches deep.

Fourth, in the zero gravity or recline position, the home massage chair is 29.9 inches wide, 31 inches high, and 66.9 inches deep.

Fifth, the seat cushion is 21.6 inches wide and 16.9 inches deep.

Also, the back cushion is 33.4 inches deep.

In addition, the footrest is 11.8 inches high, 5.12 inches wide, and 10.6 inches deep.

Furthermore, the chair can be used by anyone weighing less than 440.9 pounds.

Next, you can link your cell phone to the chair’s Bluetooth player and listen to music while massaging.

Also, assembling the chair takes about 30 minutes.

Incidentally, the home massage chair has two wheels that make it easy to move.

Finally, the chair comes with a three year warranty.

PROS

First, eight fixed rollers massage parts of your back. Also, two rollers massage your feet.

Second, 50 airbags provide compressed air massage to shoulders, arms, back, waist, hips, seat, calves, and sides of feet.

Third, the waist and feet get a heat massage.

Finally, chair has a Bluetooth player that links to your mobile device.

2. SmartMassageChairs

Full Body Electric Zero Gravity Shiatsu Massage Chair from SmartMassageChairs

Key Features

First, this shiatsu massage chair massages the neck, shoulders, arms, back, waist, hips, legs, and feet.

Second, the ergonomic massage chair has an armrest linkage system design allowing arms to feel comfortable while reclining.

Finally, pressing the Zero Gravity button, on the remote controller, causes the chair to fully recline with feet higher than the heart. As a result, the heart has less work to do.

Full Body Shiatsu Massage

Meanwhile, this home massage chair gives you a full body shiatsu massage.

First, there are eight rollers inside the backrest. Moreover, these rollers rotate in the same physical location instead of going up and down the back. So, to massage more of your back, you will need to move your upper body sideways. However, this depends on the width of the chair. And it requires an effort on your part.

Second, the airbags massage shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet.

Third, foot rollers massage the bottom of feet to relieve sore feet. By the way, the roller massage speed can be adjusted.

Also, the built-in waist heaters provide a warm massage to the waist and promotes blood circulation.

In addition, the seat includes a vibration device to provide a vibration massage.

Consequently, the squeezing massage airbags and vibrations massage the seat. By the way, these vibrations also vibrate and massage the hips.

Remote Controller

First, you can select from among six preset auto massage modes. By the way, each mode provides a different massage combination.

Also, the remote controller allows you to choose massage method, specific parts of body to massage, adjust roller speeds, and airbag strength.

In addition, the remote controller is used to start a 15-minute timer.

Finally, the rollers massage speed and the airbag’s compression strength can be adjusted using the remote controller.

Other Features

First, the shiatsu massage chair’s footrest can be extended up to 4.3 inches to accommodate tall users.

Second, in the upright position, the chair is 30 inches wide, 46 inches high, and 57 inches deep.

Third, the home massage chair can be used by anyone weighing less than 380 pounds.

Fourth, the chair can be used by anyone up to 6.1 feet in height.

Also, you can link your cell phone to the chair’s Bluetooth music player and listen to music while massaging.

In addition, it’s easy to assemble the chair.

Incidentally, the 175 pounds chair has two wheels that make it easy to move.

Finally, the shiatsu massage chair comes with a 3-year warranty.

PROS

First, eight fixed rollers massage parts of your back. Also, rollers massage bottom of your feet.

Second, airbags massage shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet.

Third, heaters provide warm massage to the waist.

Fourth, vibration massage in the seat also vibrates the hips.

Finally, you can listen to your mobile device using the chair's Bluetooth player.

3. Tinycooper

Tinycooper Massage Chairs by Ootori, Zero Gravity Massage Chair, Full Body Massage Chair, Sinoluck Ootori Massage Chair

Key Features

First, this full body massage chair massages the neck, shoulders, back, arms, buttocks or seat, thigh, calf, and feet.

Second, like many expensive full body massage chairs, this massage chair has similar features, such as:

Zero gravity massage chair design
Heat
Vibration
Full body airbags, and
Foot rollers

Third, the Zero Gravity massage chair reclines so your legs are higher than the heart. As a result, there is reduced strain on your cardiac muscle. Consequently, the heart efficiently delivers energizing oxygen throughout the body, providing relief to tired, sore muscles and other health benefits. By the way, the chair’s incline ranges from 95 to 145 degrees.

Full Body Shiatsu Massage

Meanwhile, the full body massage chair gives you a full body shiatsu massage.

First, there are eight massage rollers inside the backrest. Moreover, these rollers rotate in the same physical location instead of going up and down the back. So, to massage more of your back, you will need to move your upper body sideways. However, this depends on the width of the chair. And it requires an effort on your part.

Second, there are 32 airbags physically located to provide air compression massage to shoulders, arms, seat, calves, and feet.

Third, in the manual mode, you can turn on and off airbags in any region.

Also, the air pressure detection sensor ensures that no part of the body will be over compressed.

In addition, to relieve tense feet or pain, foot rollers massage the bottom of feet.

Next, two carbon fiber heating pads located in the lumbar area help dilate blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the lumbar spine. Consequently, blood circulation improves throughout the body. Furthermore, the increased blood circulation improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients to muscles, helping to heal damaged tissue. Meanwhile, the infrared wavelengths equals human body wavelengths to allow better heat absorption and promote faster metabolism.

Meanwhile, the seat includes a vibration device to provide a vibration massage. Indeed, the soothing vibrations detoxify, stimulate, and relax the surface tissue to promote better blood circulation in the groin.

Finally, the foot rollers roll forward and backward to soothe your soles and heel.

Remote Controller

First, the 3 levels of roller speeds and the 3 levels of the airbag’s compression strength are adjustable using the remote controller. By the way, the 3 strength levels range from strong to gentle.

Also, the remote controller is used to start a 15-minute timer.

Other Features

First, the chair’s footrest can be extended up to 4.33 inches by pushing down. Might be easier to do this when the chair is in an inclined position.

Second, this full body massage chair can be used by anyone up to 6 feet in height.

Third, in the upright position, this home massage chair is 30.3 inches wide, 45.3 inches high, and 47.3 inches deep.

Fourth, in the zero gravity or recline position, the chair is 30.3 inches wide, 29.5 inches high, and 70.9 inches deep.

Fifth, the chair can be used by anyone weighing less than 287 pounds.

Also, there is one air pump and 5 motors.

In addition, assembling the chair takes about 30 minutes.

Incidentally, the 151 pound chair has two wheels that make it easy to move.

Finally, the chair comes with a 3-year warranty that guarantees the qualified product will be replaced or repaired, without cost to you. Also, they offer an additional warranty to extend the length of time.

PROS

First, eight fixed rollers massage parts of your back. Also, foot rollers roll back and forth to massage your feet.

Second, 32 airbags provide air compression massage to shoulders, arms, seat, calves, and feet. Meanwhile, air pressure detection sensor prevents over compression.

Third, seat has vibration massage.

Finally, infrared heat helps blood circulation in the hips.

CONS

However, it doesn't have a Bluetooth player like some of the others reviewed here.

4. Kahuna SM-7300

Top Performance Kahuna Superior Massage Chair SM-7300

Key Features

First, this home massage chair massages the neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips, buttocks, legs, and feet.

Second, the Zero Gravity massage chair helps spread your weight across the chair. Consequently, this relieves stress on the body and allows for a deeper, more intense massage experience. Furthermore, the reduction of stress on your body is very effective. Also, when you are fully reclined, and your legs are higher than your heart, the heart doesn’t have to work so hard.

Third, this home massage chair includes massaging techniques like kneading, tapping, knocking, tapping & knocking, and shiatsu massage. Also, these techniques can be used either on the whole body, selected areas of the body, or specific points of the body.

Fourth, the LED lights on the side of the chair cast a cool relaxing tone of color on the surroundings. As a result, there is a better atmosphere for the massage.

Full Body Massage

Meanwhile, the massage chair gives you a full body massage.

First, this chair follows the curvature of the spine from neck to lower back and down to the buttocks. Consequently, it provides an effective massage using the SL-track technology with a 6-wheel roller system. Also, the extended SL-track uses two additional rollers to perform precise and unique massage techniques. Therefore, along with the ability to change the width between the rollers using the remote controller, extensive areas of your back can get massaged.

Second, these specially designed rollers have acupoint bumps. Consequently, they increase the massaging effect to make you feel more rejuvenated and get more blood flowing through your body.

Third, the chair uses triple air cells for massaging the hips.

Also, the chair has acupressure points on the arm massage area to enhance the arm massage.

In addition, the chair uses dual air-cells that inflate and wrap around the sides of your calves and top of your feet.

Finally, the chair uses scraping, rolling and kneading to massage the feet.

Auto Programs

Now, the wired remote controller lets you select from nine auto programs. For example, you can select one of these five auto programs.

First, yoga stretching is light stretching that warms up and loosen your muscles.
Second, the fast recovery program uses sports massage therapy to help muscles recover.
Third, the pain relief program relieves muscle aches using several techniques.
Next, the relaxation program provides a soft, gentle massage that quickly relaxes muscles.
Finally, the athlete program aids in recovery of sore and tense muscles.

Or, you can select one of these four special programs.

First, the office person program targets the neck and shoulders.
Second, the golfer program concentrates on the lower back, hips, and legs.
Third, the senior program provides a gentler and comforting body massage.
Lastly, the dynamic sport program provides an overall massage that refreshes you.

By the way, an acupoint detection system helps custom fit the massage to the body.

Remote Controller

Meanwhile, the remote controller can also be used for the following.

First, select one of the three roller speeds.

Second, select one of the three widths between rollers.

Third, select one of the airbag’s five compression intensities.

Also, pressing the “Zero Gravity” button causes the massage chair to recline.

In addition, you can set areas of the body that the rollers massage. For example, the areas include the whole back, or partial areas of the back, or fixed locations on the back.

Next, you can set air massage for the whole body, or upper, middle, or lower parts of the body.

Also, the timer can be set for either a 10, 20, or 30, minute massage.

In addition, you can select between two foot roller speeds.

Finally, you can select between scraping, rolling and kneading foot massages.

Other Features

First, the chair can be used by anyone up to a height of 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Second, the seat is 21 inches wide and the shoulder area is 24 inches wide.

Third, in the upright position, the chair is 28 inches wide, 47 inches high, and 48 inches deep.

Fourth, in the zero gravity or recline position, the chair slides forward while reclining. As a result, the chair only needs to be placed so that it’s back is only 3 inches away from a wall.

Fifth, the footrest can be extended up to 12 inches to accommodate someone who is 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Also, the chair can be used by anyone weighing less than 320 pounds.

Finally, the chair comes with a 2-year warranty that covers all parts and labor cost. Also, they offer on-site repair services. However, the warranty does not cover shipping expenses. In addition, the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. For example, it does not cover velcro, zippers, or tears in any fabric or leather covering because of abuse. Also, they do not cover if the product has been damaged physically or intentionally. And, the warranty does not cover customer’s accidents or neglect such as stains, fluids, mold, water damage, animal damage, cuts, and burns.

PROS

First, this home massage chair can give you kneading, tapping, knocking, tapping and knocking, and shiatsu massages.

Second, six rollers, with acupoint bumps, massage you while they travel the length of your back from the neck to the buttocks. Also, there are two other rollers for precise and unique massages.

Third, triple air cells massage the hips.

Fourth, the chair provides scraping, rolling, and kneading massages to the bottom of your feet.

Also, the chair uses dual air-cells that inflate and wrap around the sides of your calves and top of your feet.

In addition, acupressure points massage the arms.

Finally, this home massage chair does not take up more space in the Zero Gravity incline position.

CONS

On the other hand, a heat massage is an option.

Also, the seat does not provide a vibration massage.

In addition, it doesn't have a Bluetooth player like some of the others reviewed here.

Finally, it comes with a 2-year warranty while others reviewed here come with a 3-year warranty

5. Real Relax Favor-05

Real Relax Massage Chair, Full Body Zero Gravity Shiatsu 3D Robots Hands S Track Recliner, Favor-05

Key Features

First, this home massage chair massages the shoulders, arms, back, hips, calves, and feet.

Second, this massage chair has features, such as:

Zero gravity design
Heat
Vibration
Full body airbags
3D robot back rollers, and
Foot rollers

Third, the Real Relax massage chair recliner includes an exclusive armrest linkage system that can keep your arm in the armrest with airbags all the time during Zero Gravity.

Finally, this chair provides six massage techniques

Kneading and massage
Walking and finger pressing
Light kneading and beat
Knock and beat
Shiatsu and pressing
Rolling and pushing

Full Body Massage

Meanwhile, this home massage chair gives you a full body massage.

First, the four 3D robot hand rollers move from neck to waist following the S track in the backrest. Therefore, along with the ability to change the width between the rollers using the remote controller, extensive areas of your back can get massaged.

Second, you get a full body air massage with 50 physically co-located airbags providing air compression massage to shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet.

Third, to relieve tense feet or pain, two foot rollers, in each foot, massage the bottom of feet. Moreover, these foot rollers provide a Thai type scrapping massage to relieve foot stress and improve sleep.

Also, the built-in waist and buttock heaters provide a warm massage and improve blood circulation.

Finally, the seat includes a vibration device to provide a vibration massage. By the way, the seat vibration can be turned on or off from the remote.

Remote Controller

Now, this home massage chair's wired smart remote controller lets you control the massage chair’s capabilities such as the six auto programs or modes.

First, pressing the “waist” button on the remote causes the chair to rock. Consequently, the chair repeatedly moves from upright to inclined and back to upright position. As a result, your body relaxes.

Second, pressing a “Zero Gravity” button on the remote moves the chair into the zero-gravity position.

Third, pressing the “stretch” button, on the remote, moves the chair into the back Thai yoga stretching position.

Meanwhile, the other four programs include relax, strong, Chinese and Thai.

Also, the timer can be set to provide a massage for 15 minutes.

Finally, the three 3D roller speeds, three width spacings between rollers in the back, and the airbags three compression intensities are adjustable with the remote.

Other Features

First, the home massage chair’s footrest can be extended by 2.5 inches to accommodate anyone up to a height of 6.1 feet.

Second, in the upright position, the chair is 29.92 inches wide, 43.7 inches high, and 57.4 inches deep.

Third, the chair can be used by anyone weighing less than 400 pounds.

Fourth, this chair is approved by the FDA.

Also, you can link your cell phone to the chair’s Bluetooth music player with Hi-Fi speakers and listen to music while massaging.

In addition, the delivered chair is nearly 99 percent assembled.

Furthermore, the chair weighs 230 pounds.

Incidentally, the chair has two wheels, in the back, that make it easy to move.

Finally, the chair comes with a three year warranty.

PROS

First, 50 physically co-located airbags provide air compression massage to shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet.

Second, four rollers massage while they travel the length of your back from the neck to the waist. Also, two rollers in each foot provide Thai type scraping massage to your feet.

Third, the massager has six massage techniques.

Fourth, a heat massage to the waist.

Fifth, a vibration massage in the seat.

Finally, the chair has a Bluetooth player that links to your mobile device.

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Metabolic Conditioning Workout for MMA Fighters

Metabolic Conditioning Workout for MMA Fighters

Metabolic conditioning describes the exercise that may vary from high intensity. The exercise routines are intended to be accomplished in around 20 minutes and specifically uses certain energy pathways. The basic aim of metabolic conditioning is to improve both the aerobic and anaerobic systems of your body.

Some people may ask that is metabolic conditioning is the same as HIIT? So, the answer is Metabolic conditioning is more than just high-intensity interval training (HIIT). The properly designed and well-executed conditioning program will also provide the proper stimulus for the clients that will reset their metabolism, which allow for overall better fat utilization and better fats loss as well.

Besides that, if you are an athlete, indulged in a workout, and are in search of suitable and appropriate gym gear or other accessories I would advise you to get comfortable and durable workout clothes from elite sports.

So, getting back to the discussion, a well-devoted coach of MMA fighters may understand the fact that the best-conditioned fighters/athletes in the world are combat fighters.

They have so much perfection in their skills that if they made a small little mistake, it can lead them to defeat. So, to develop more power, strength, agility, speed, endurance, and muscular strength, you tend to develop overall conditioning. Also, it should be your ultimate goal as well, if you want to become an outstanding MMA fighter. 

Metabolic conditioning workouts utilize the exercise that helps you to burn lots of calories even when your workout is finished. This whole workout process is designed precisely. It involves your body, resting period which is designed in a way to refresh your body again for further workout. Also, it helps to develop muscular strength and endurance. And, that means improving your body conditioning fast.

Metabolic conditioning workout

For metabolic conditioning exercises, you need to build up a circuit, which means these types of exercises are not utilized independently. So you need to develop the circuit and every circuit must have specified numbers of reps, coordinated with a little bit of rest as well.

So, the main aim of these workouts is to trigger every muscle of your body, not only just one part of your body. Before working out try to wear some loose and comfortable workout clothes, I would suggest you shop them from elite sports if you want durable and sweat-wicking gym attire.

Start your workout with basic burpees

For developing the condition and body endurance burpees are the most effective exercises. So in-circuit workout, you can include the basic burpees, and after practicing basic burpees you can move to another conditioning workout. While doing burpee make sure that you are standing in a way that your feet are wide apart and your arms are by your side.

Start lowering yourself in the squat position as if you are in a squat position and then put your hands on the floor. Step your leg back into the plank position. Step your leg forward to return to the squat position. Now get back into the standing position. So there are variations of burpees that you can perform to engage your full body muscles. These may include the following exercises

1 Kettlebell swing

2 Push up burpee

3 Dumbbell burpee

4 Climber burpee

5 Single leg burpee

6 Barbell high pulls

Time duration

The time duration should be almost 30 minutes with each exercise for 4 to 5 minutes. Make sure that you should also have some rest time for muscles recovery.

Bodyweight squats

Bodyweight squats are an amazing tool that you can use as a metabolic conditioning circuit. If they are programmed and performed accurately, they help you to burn tons of calories and also recruit a huge amount of muscles as well. MMA fighters that use squats can develop the maximum strength that is important for ground fighters.

If you develop strength in your knee or hip it will result in more effective results. Bodyweight squats are also good for warming up your body and also raising your core temperature as well. If you perform them on regular basis they help to tone up your glutes and quads. Body squads are also beneficial because they are gateway exercises.

Deadlifts

Deadlifts are weightlifting compound exercises that engage the muscles of your glutes, hamstring, core, your lower back muscles as well. If you are an MMA fighter, performing deadlifts to condition your body, you may also notice that your grip also gets strength.

They are also considered powerlifting exercises which means they are just perfect if you want to lift heavyweight. Deadlifts exert less pressure on the knees so they can be the best exercise for people who are suffering from knee pains.

How to perform deadlifts
  1. 1
    Stand behind the barbell in a way that your knees are slightly bent and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. 2
    Pivot your hips, bending slowly at your knees. Push your butt way back, keep your core engaged so that your back may remain flat.
  3. 3
    Grip the barbell with both of your hands, in such a way that your hands are wider than your knees.
  4. 4
    Keep your shoulders pressed in the downward position, and then slowly move your elbow so that you can engage your shoulders blades and your back, to lift the weight.
  5. 5
    Keep your core firm, push with the help of your heels, and now lift the weight. Make sure your knees are straight, your back is also flat/straight now reverse the link at your hips and stand up straight.
  6. 6
    Stop on the top, squeeze your thighs so that your hips are extended with no curve in your lower back.
  7. 7
    Make sure that you are utilizing the glutes and hamstrings while lifting, do not rotate your back when you are lifting the heavyweight, because it may lead to serious injury, so you need to be very careful especially when you are lifting weight.

Overhead presses

If you choose overhead presses from a standing position, you will work on the large muscles of your upper body, which includes pectorals, deltoids, and triceps muscles. It’s also called a military press or standing press workout which not only built up your shoulders but also enhances the size of your triceps as well.  Make sure that the weight should be heavier enough so that the last reps should be more challenging for you. Must do at least 8 to 12 reps. While performing this workout make sure that your biceps should be in the top position and your forearms are parallel to each other.

Best Handheld Back Massagers for Pain, Spasms, Knots, Sprains, Sciatica

Best Handheld Back Massagers

First and foremost, these portable best handheld back massagers or massager allow you to get a massage for back pain and get relief from typical back problems. For example, problems such as pain, spasms, knots, sprains, osteoarthritis of the spine, and fibromyalgia.

Table of Contents

Best Handheld Back Massager Reviews

Editor’s Choice

MIGHTY BLISS

Comparison of Best Handheld Back Massagers

Massage Heads

RENPHO - 5

VIKTOR JURGEN - 3

VivReal - 6

MIGHTY BLISS - 6

Theraflow - 3

Percussion Massage Intensity (Pulses per minute)

RENPHO - 3,600

VIKTOR JURGEN - 3,350

VivReal - 3,200

MIGHTY BLISS - 3,700

Theraflow - Did not find

Power

RENPHO - Battery

VIKTOR JURGEN - AC Power Outlet

VivReal - Battery

MIGHTY BLISS - Battery

Theraflow -  AC Power Outlet

Max minutes on Full Charge

RENPHO - 140

VIKTOR JURGEN - Not applicable

VivReal - 100

MIGHTY BLISS - 120

Theraflow - Not applicable

Recharge minutes

RENPHO - Did not find

VIKTOR JURGEN - Not applicable

VivReal - Did not find

MIGHTY BLISS - 60

Theraflow - Not applicable

Warranty

RENPHO - 1-year

VIKTOR JURGEN - 3-years; 90 days return

VivReal - 1-year

MIGHTY BLISS - Lifetime; money back

Theraflow - 1-year

A/A+ Feedback

RENPHO - 87%

VIKTOR JURGEN - 86%

VivReal - 86%

MIGHTY BLISS - 92%

Theraflow - 86%

1-5 Rating

RENPHO - 4.8

VIKTOR JURGEN - 4.6

VivReal - 4.7

MIGHTY BLISS - 5.0

Theraflow - 4.5

1. RENPHO

RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Deep Tissue Massager for Muscles, Back, Foot, Neck, Shoulder, Leg, Calf - Cordless Electric Percussion Full Body Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, this handheld back massager comes with five interchangeable head-attachments.

First, a round head for general point massage.

Second, a one-point head for focused trigger-point massage.

Third, a 3-intensive head for soft contact massage over a bigger area.

Next, a 3-point head for a soft massage.

Finally, a curved head for massaging the arms and legs.

By the way, the round head and the one-point head are made of hard plastic.

Intensity

First, this portable back massager has four massage modes, or rates at which the massage head goes back and forth. While, modes 1 and 2 provide a relaxing massage, modes 3 and 4 provide a rougher massage.

Now, mode 1 generates a continuous pulse.

Next, mode 2 generates a pulse every two seconds.

Meanwhile, mode 3 generates a pulse every second.

Lastly, mode 4 generates two pulses every second.

Also, it has four power modes, or the distance the massage head travels during each pulse. Consequently, you can increase or decrease the power of the percussions.

Battery

Second, it has a battery capacity of 2,600 milliamp hours. Consequently, the rechargeable battery lasts for approximately 140 minutes on a full charge.

Motor

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.

Specifications

Battery output: 8.4 volts DC, 12 watts.

Other Features

First and foremost, the handheld cordless design of these portable back massagers provides flexibility during use.

Moreover, it is made of high-quality ABS plastic.

Also, weighing only 1.8 pounds, it is both lightweight and portable.

Next, the long handle makes it comfortable to hold and easy to massage hard to reach areas.

Meanwhile, these portable back massagers are 15” long, 3” wide, and 4.5” high.

Also, it is registered with the Food and Drug Administration and certified by the FCC.

Finally, these portable back massagers come with a one-year warranty.

Benefits

Most of all, these portable back massagers help you get a massage for back pain by breaking up knots in muscles and speeding up their recovery.

Uses

First and foremost, these handheld back massagers are used to relax and relieve aches and pains in the back, shoulders, neck, joints, soles of feet, leg, and calves.

And, they are used for muscle recovery or simply to relax.

PROS

First, the massager has four selectable rates at which the massage head vibrates or goes back and forth.

Second, the massager has four selectable distances that the massage head travels.

2. VIKTOR JURGEN

VIKTOR JURGEN Handheld Back Massager - Double Head Electric Full Body Massager - Deep Tissue Percussion Massage for Muscles, Head, Neck, Shoulder, Back, Leg, Foot

Massage Heads

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:

First, the air cushion or circular stick is an O-shaped massage head. Moreover, the percussion massage from these heads are used to treat sore muscles including areas near bones and joints. Furthermore, these heads provide a Swedish massage, consisting of light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles.

Second, massage heads for a deep shiatsu massage are used on the waist, back, leg, or thigh. By the way, a shiatsu massage uses tips of fingers, thumb, and palm to pure pressure on parts of the body.

Finally, the remaining massage heads are used for acupuncture therapy.

Intensity

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.

Motor

Meanwhile, the powerful copper motor generates up to 3,350 pulses per minute.

Specifications

First, the massager uses 20 to 28 watts of electric power.

Other Features

First, the non-slip, comfortable strong rubber allows you to firmly grip the massager.

Also, it has a 71-inch power cord.

Meanwhile, the massager is 14.6” long, 6.7” wide, and 5.5” high.

Finally, it comes with a 3-year limited warranty and 90-day money back guarantee.

Benefits

First, it relieves built-up muscle tension and pain.

Next, it improves blood circulation.

Also, it provides deep tissue body massage for back pain.

Finally, it helps you relax your neck, shoulders, upper-back, lower-back, arms, legs, and feet.

Uses

Most of all, use these handheld back massagers for the neck, shoulders, upper-back, lower-back, arms, legs, and feet.

PROS

First, the massager comes with three pairs of massage heads providing three types of massages. Incidentally, a pair is a double headed massager.

CONS

However, this massager gets its power straight from an electrical outlet. So, it's not as portable as a battery operated massager.

3. VivReal 

VivReal Handheld Back Massager, Cordless Massager Deep Tissue Massage for Back Muscle, Foot, Neck, Shoulder, Leg  

Massage Heads

Above all, this handheld back massager comes with six massage nodes targeting six different areas of your body.

First, a node for the neck.

Second, a node for the back.

Third, a node for the leg.

Next, a node for the thigh.

Also, a node for the ankle.

Finally, a node for the foot.

Intensity

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.

Battery

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.

Motor

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.

Other Features

First, weighing only 1.85 pounds, it is both lightweight and portable.

Next, the massager is 16” long, 2.5” wide, and 3.5” high.

Finally, the massager comes with a one-year warranty.

Benefits

One of the benefits, is getting a massage for back pain that helps improves blood circulation.

Uses

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.

PROS

First, the massager comes with six massage nodes, one for each of six areas of the body.

Second, it has six percussion intensity levels corresponding to six speed settings up to a maximum of 3,200 percussions per minute.

4. MIGHTY BLISS™

MIGHTY BLISS™ Deep Tissue Back and Body Massager - Electric Handheld Percussion Muscle Hand Massager - Full Body Pain Relief Vibrating Therapy Massage Machine

Massage Heads

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.

Intensity

Next, the Mighty Bliss uses three speed settings to deliver moderately intense massages.

Battery

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.

Motor

Next, the massager has a super powerful 3,700 revolutions per minute percussion motor.

Other Features

First, the massager is slim, has no power cords, and is lightweight.

Also, weighing only 1.25 pounds, it is both lightweight and portable.

In addition, the long handle makes it comfortable to hold and easy to reach hard to reach areas with one hand.

Next, it runs quietly while you get, for instance, a massage for back pain.

Finally, it comes with a lifetime replacement warranty.

Also, it has a money back guarantee if massager fails to meet your expectations.

Benefits

For example, getting a massage for back pain increases blood circulation. Also, this massage effectively relaxes muscles and cramps.

Uses

First and foremost, these handheld back massagers are used to get a massage for back pain. In fact, this massage helps get rid of back pain and knots in your back.

Next, they are also used for massaging neck, shoulder, legs, and feet.

Finally, they can be used to relieve plantar fasciitis.

PROS

Most of all, the massager has a lifetime replacement warranty.

5. TheraFlow

TheraFlow Handheld Deep Tissue Percussion Massager

Massage Heads

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.

First, the dual point head is perfect for massaging the back, shoulders, and around the spine. Also, this head is designed to mimic the fingers of a masseuse performing a kneading massage.

Second, the bristle head is great for sensitive areas like the scalp and neck.

Finally, the shiatsu head is great for focused acupoint massage. By the way, this head recreates the effects of a deep pressure point massage - mimicking the knuckles or the elbow of a masseuse.

Intensity

Next, the variable massage intensity dial delivers a variable intensity massage.

Other Features

First, the massager comes with an extended power cord that give you reach and flexibility, especially for the difficult to reach areas of the back.

Second, weighing only 2.49 pounds, it is both lightweight and portable.

Third, the ergonomically designed long handle and weight distribution makes it comfortable to reach almost any part of the body.

Fourth, the massager is 14.8” long, 3.3” wide, and 4” high.

Meanwhile, it runs quietly.

Finally, it has a 1-year guarantee with a 24-hour response time.

Benefits

First, it delivers a strong percussion action trigger point massage for back pain.

Also, it delivers a powerful and therapeutic massage that penetrates deeply into sore muscles and knots in the body.

Uses

First and foremost, the TheraFlow is used to get a massage for back pain.

Second, these trigger point handheld back massagers are used to soothe sore muscles, muscle pain, and tight muscles.

Also, they are used to get relief for body aches, melt away stress and tension.

Finally, they are used for muscles, back, neck, foot, shoulders, scalp, and head.

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Best Foot Massager for Plantar Fasciitis, Tired Feet, Neuropathy

Best Foot Massager for Plantar Fasciitis

First and foremost, self massaging is often beneficial and helpful in relieving symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Also, one of the methods for treating plantar fasciitis is percussion therapy. However, one of the best foot massager for plantar fasciitis is totally engineered for treating such foot problems. In fact, as described towards the end below, these massagers, for the feet, are extremely helpful at treating plantar fasciitis.

Table of Contents

Best Foot Massagers for Plantar Fasciitis Reviews

Editor’s Choice

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote

Comparison of Best Foot Massagers for Plantar Fasciitis

Air Massage

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - Air

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - Air

RENPHO Shiatsu - Air

Best Choice Foot Massager - No

Nekteck Foot Massager - No

Remote Control

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - Yes

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - Yes

RENPHO Shiatsu - No

Best Choice Foot Massager - Yes

Nekteck Foot Massager - No

Warranty

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - 12-months

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - 12-months

RENPHO Shiatsu - 12-months

Best Choice Foot Massager - 60-days

Nekteck Foot Massager - No information found

Massage minutes

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - 15

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - 15 & 30

RENPHO Shiatsu - 15 & 30

Best Choice Foot Massager - 15

Nekteck Foot Massager - No information found

Max Shoe Size

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - 13

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - 12

RENPHO Shiatsu - 12

Best Choice Foot Massager - All

Nekteck Foot Massager - All

A/A+ Feedback

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - 88%

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - 87%

RENPHO Shiatsu - 86%

Best Choice Foot Massager - 83%

Nekteck Foot Massager - 84%

1-5 Rating

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager - 4.7

RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote - 5.0

RENPHO Shiatsu - 4.8

Best Choice Foot Massager - 4.6

Nekteck Foot Massager - 4.9

1. Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

Miko Foot Massager

Features

First, the Miko foot massager has two independent foot chambers that deliver a rolling and shiatsu massage to the bottom and sides of the feet. Moreover, these independent chambers contain pads that fill up with air and apply pressure on the feet to give air compression therapy. Meanwhile, the massager allows you to select from 5 different air compression settings. Incidentally, the compressed air in the pads fully encase the feet.

Second, it can give the heels a heated acupressure massage. By the way, the heated foot massage applies gentle warmth to tired muscles, loosen tense muscles and ligaments. Furthermore, there are temperature controls to avoid overheating.

Third, it provides an arch support and a deep kneading massage that uses Reflexology rolling nodes. So, the combination of the pressurized air and deep kneading massage helps improve blood circulation.

Fourth, this massager works for anyone with foot size up to 13 (United States men foot measure).

Fifth, the massager is controlled from a soft-touch button panel located on the face of the massager. Indeed, these buttons are used to adjust air intensity level, kneading intensity, and heat. Also, it has an On-off switch.

Next, the two wireless remotes allow you to control the massager without having to bend down to use the massager’s control panel.

Also, the LCD displays massage time.

In addition, the massager has non-slip rubber grips.

Furthermore, the massager has an easy to clean removable washable foot liners.

Meanwhile, this massager gives you ankle free mobility.

And, it has a 15-minute built in timer with auto shut-off capability.

Also, the Miko foot massager is ETL, and UL certified.

Finally, it comes with a full 1-year limited warranty.

Specifications

Weight: 11 pounds

Dimensions: 17” long, 15.8” wide, 7.9” height 

Benefits

First, the Miko Shiatsu massager alleviates discomfort from plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, diabetes, chronic pain, muscle tension, tough knots, heel spurs, swelling, and long workdays.
Second, it relieves tired feet.
Third, it helps you relax.
Fourth, the massager helps with soft tissue recovery.
Next, it provides Lymphatic system stimulation.
Finally, it improves blood circulation.

PROS

First, the Miko massager gives a heated air massage to the feet.

Second, it provides a heated acupressure massage to the heels.

Third, it provides arch support and deep kneading massage using Reflexology rolling nodes.

Finally, you have ankle free mobility during the massage.

2. RENPHO Shiatsu with Remote

RENPHO Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat, Deep Kneading Therapy, Compression

Features

First, it generates compressed air to massage the feet. Moreover, the pressure of the air can be either low, medium, or high.

Second, the air can be heated to provide a heated foot massage. And, this massage helps relieve knots in the feet.

Third, it provides a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage. Moreover, the kneading intensity can be either low, medium, or high.

Fourth, this massager works for anyone with shoe size from 5 to 12 (United States men's shoe size).

Next, the massager is controlled from a touch button panel located on the massager. Meanwhile, the touch panel can be controlled with your toes.

Also, it comes with a remote controller that has an on/off switch, a button to increase/decrease kneading intensity, increase/decrease air pressure, turn on/off heat, and a timer selector (15 or 30 minutes).

In addition, the foot chamber’s removable/replaceable washable cloth cover can be easily washed or replaced. Consequently, the foot chamber has a clean and healthy environment.

Furthermore, the massager has non-slip rubber pads.

Meanwhile it dissipates heat from the bottom of the massager.

Also, the massager uses a rotation ball and a rolling stick to massage the feet.

In addition, it has a 15- or 30-minute shut off timer.

Finally, this RENPHO massager for plantar fasciitis comes with a 12-month 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Specifications

Weight: 8.5 pounds

Dimensions: 16.8” long, 15.3” wide, 9.8” height

Benefits

First, it relieves foot pain due to plantar fasciitis.

Second, it helps with neuropathic foot numbness.

Third, it helps with tired feet.

Fourth, it improves circulation in the feet and helps the blood and lymph systems carry away toxins.

Also, the massage increases the release of hormones that relaxes and calms the body. Indeed, it does this by sending relax messages to the rest of the body.

In addition, it decreases the release of hormones that keep you tense and stressed.

Furthermore, by stimulating specific areas of the feet, reflexology therapy helps correct imbalances in the body.

Meanwhile, by stimulating specific areas of the feet, tension all over the body, especially the legs and lower back, decreases.

Also, it helps you unwind after a long day.

In addition, it helps treat issues like headaches, insomnia and stress.

Incidentally, it reduces physical exhaustion through foot nerve reflex.

Finally, it promotes better sleep.

Use

To help the body, use RENPHO massager daily for 30 minutes.

PROS

First, it gives a foot massage using heated compressed air. Incidentally, the compression degree can be set to low, medium, or high.

Second, it gives a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage whose kneading intensity can be set to low, medium, or high.

3. RENPHO Shiatsu

RENPHO Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat, Deep Kneading Therapy, Compression and Panel

Most noteworthy, this version of the massager does not have a remote controller. Indeed, it only has a touch button panel. Otherwise, it is identical to the one described above.

PROS

First, it gives a foot massage using heated compressed air. Incidentally, the compression degree can be set to low, medium, or high.

Second, it gives a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage whose kneading intensity can be set to low, medium, or high.

CONS

However, there is no remote controller.

4. Best Choice Foot Massager

BCP Foot Massager - Best Choice Shiatsu Foot Massager - Best Choice Products Foot Massager

Features

First, the Best Choice massager provides the feet with a rolling, pushing, or kneading massage.

Second, it provides a Reflexology therapy to the soles.

Third, the touch panel, located on the massager’s face, has an on/off switch, buttons to set speed, massage time, direction, and mode (manual or auto). Now, in manual mode you can choose from massaging your toe, arch, or the sole. Meanwhile, the auto mode massages all three (toes, arch and sole).

Fourth, the bright LCD screen located above the touch panel helps you monitor the machine.

Fifth, the BCP massager comes with a remote controller that has similar buttons.

Also, the foot chamber’s removable washable sleeve can be easily washed.

In addition, the massager has a non-slip bottom to prevent your feet from slipping.

Furthermore, the massager rests on anti-skid pads to keep it in place.

Next, it comes with a handle that makes it easy to move the massager.

Finally, it has a 15-minutes shut off timer.

Specifications

Weight: 13.3 pounds

Dimensions: 22” long, 12” wide, 10” height

Benefits

First, the Best Choice massager relieves foot pain due to plantar fasciitis.

Second, it helps with neuropathy.

Third, it helps relax leg muscles.

Fourth, it improves circulation in the feet.

Finally, it helps you unwind after a long day.

Use

To help the body, use this massager daily for 15 minutes. Use for foot ankle and nerve pain.

PROS

First, the Best Choice massager provides the feet with a rolling, pushing, or kneading massage.

Second, it provides a Reflexology therapy to the soles.

CONS

However, the Best Choice shiatsu massager only comes with a 60-days warranty.

Also, the BCP massager does not provide heat therapy.

5. Nekteck Foot Massager

Nekteck Foot Massager - Shiatsu Heated Deep Kneading Foot Massager Machine

Features

First, it generates soothing infrared heat, which can be turned on or off.

Second, it offers a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage.

Third, it has six massage heads and 18 rotating massager nodes for deep penetration of muscles.

Fourth, the power and mode touch buttons on the panel can be controlled by your toes. Consequently, there is no need to bend down.

Also, it has adjustable feet with three height settings.

In addition, the power cord is stored in the massager’s compartment.

Furthermore, is has a handle to move the massager.

Finally, this foot massager for plantar fasciitis comes with 30-day money back guarantee, 12-month money back warranty for quality related problems.

Specifications

Weight: 7.3 pounds

Dimensions: 15.7” long, 13.5” wide, 3.14” height

Benefits

First, it relieves foot pain due to plantar fasciitis.

Second, it helps improve circulation of blood.

Third, it helps ease tension.

Finally, the heat helps relieves pain due to tired muscles and reduces foot pain.

PROS

First, it gives a foot massage using infrared heat.

Second, it gives a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage using six massage heads and 18 rotating massager nodes that deeply penetrate muscles.

CONS

However, the convenience of a remote controller is missing.

Foot Massager Buyer' Guide

foot massager's buyers guide helps you get insight into these massagers for plantar fasciitis. 

Foot Massager FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Best Back Stretchers for Back Pain

Best Back Stretchers for Back Pain

Back stretchers, also referred to as a back stretching device, back muscle stretcher, or lumbar stretcher are an effective way to relieve a number of back problems. For example, they are also used to relieve sciatica, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. Also, they are used to help correct posture problems.

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Review of Best Back Stretchers

Editor’s Choice of Best Back Stretchers

Back Stretcher

Comparison of Best Back Stretchers

Max Weight (pounds)

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 300

Back Stretching Device - 331

ChiFit Acupressure - 315

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - 200 pounds of back weight

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - No limit

Back Stretcher - 250

Max Arc Height in inches

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 3.7"

Back Stretching Device - 4.7"

ChiFit Acupressure - 4.25"

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - 4..5"

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - 6"

Back Stretcher - 4"

Item Weight

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 1.2 pounds

Back Stretching Device - 1.25 pounds

ChiFit Acupressure - light

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - light

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - 10.1 ounces

Back Stretcher - Not provided

Width

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 11.3"

Back Stretching Device - 10"

ChiFit Acupressure - 6.25"

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - 9"

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - 11"

Back Stretcher - 4"

A/A+ Feedback

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 79%

Back Stretching Device - 80%

ChiFit Acupressure - 77%

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - 69%

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - 80%

Back Stretcher - 83%

1-5 Rating

SOLIDBACK Stretcher - 4.8

Back Stretching Device - 4.9

ChiFit Acupressure - 4.6

CHISOFT Spine Stretcher - 4.5

Soft Touch Back Stretcher - 4.7

Back Stretcher - 5.0

1. SOLIDBACK Stretcher

SOLIDBACK Lower Back Pain Relief Treatment Stretcher

Key Features

First, the SOLIDBACK’s nodes create acupressure on the back.

Second, the high quality extra hard dense EVA foam is soft to the touch. Yet, it is hard and dense so that it is not crushed by your weight.

In fact, the unique spiky arc shaped design effectively reaches deep and stretches you upper and lower back muscles completely. Moreover, the contour along the center was designed specifically to help align the spinal cord.

Next, it is 12 inches long, 11.3 inches wide, and 3.7 inches to the top of the arc.

Moreover, it can be used by anyone up to 300 pounds.

Also, it is recommended for anyone whose height is between 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet.

In addition, it weighs only 1.2 pounds.

By the way, use the SOLIDBACK for 5 minutes per session.

Finally, you get 100 percent refund guarantee.

Benefits

First, it is used for sciatica nerve pain.

Second, it can be used for spinal stenosis.

Third, the SOLIDBACK can be used for correcting your posture.

Next, it is used for chronic lumbar support.

Also, it can be used for a herniated disc.

In addition, the SOLIDBACK is used for a stiff back.

Furthermore, it can be used to relieve upper or lower back pain.

Finally, the SOLIDBACK can be used to relieve neck pain.

PROS

First, the acupressure points reaches deep and stretches your upper and lower back muscles.

Also, there is a special area in the middle for the spine.

In addition, this stretcher covers nearly the entire width of your back. Consequently, it benefits more of your back.

Finally, you get a 100 percent refund guarantee.

CONS

However, the arc is fixed.

2. Back Stretching Device

Multi-Level Back Stretching Device - Back Massager - Lumbar Support Stretcher

Key Features

First, the stretching device is lightweight but sturdy.

Second, it is made of premium quality ABS plastic.

Third, it can be used as a back and shoulder massager.

Next, the device stretches muscles.

Also, device is adjustable to create three arc shapes. Consequently, you have a choice of stretching intensity.

Moreover, it can be used by anyone weighing up to 331 pounds.

Also, it is 14 inches long, 10 inches wide. Moreover, at its highest point, the top of the arc is 4.7 inches high.

In addition, it weighs 1.25 pounds.

By the way, use the lumbar stretcher for up to 10 minutes per session.

Also, it works best when used on a hard floor.

Finally, there is no return policy.

Benefits

First, it is used for sciatica nerve pain.

Second, it can be used for spinal stenosis.

Third, the lumbar stretcher can be used for correcting your posture.

Next, it is used for chronic lumbar support.

Also, it can be used for a herniated disc.

In addition, the lumbar stretcher relieves muscle pain, such as chronic back pain, and stress.

Furthermore, it can used to relieve Spinal and Back Pain.

PROS

First, this device has three adjustable stretch positions. At its most intense, the arc reaches maximum arc height of 4.7 inches from the floor. Consequently, you have a choice of stretching intensity to fit your needs.

Also, it has a smooth surface, made of ABS material and foam for the spine area.

Finally, it has a surface with acupuncture massage points for the back muscles.

CONS

However, there is no return policy other than the standard Amazon policy.

3. ChiFit Acupressure

ChiFit Back Pain Relief - Acupressure Back Stretcher

Key Features

First, the ChiFit Acupressure back stretcher has three adjustable stretch positions.

Second, it has two stretch surfaces. One with spiky acupressure points, and another a smooth surface without the spiky acupressure points.

Third, it is made of high-grade ABS and PP materials.

Next, it is 15.25 inches long, 6.25 inches wide at one end and 10 inches wide at the other end. Meanwhile, the apex is 4.25 inches high.

Moreover, it can be used by someone who weighs 315 pounds.

By the way, the stretcher can be used one or two times a day from 5 to 10 minutes per session.

Finally, being lightweight, it is easy to take with you.

Benefits

First, it is used for sciatica nerve pain.

Second, the ChiFit can be used for correcting your posture.

Third, it relaxes your back.

Next, it relieves aching muscles.

Also, the ChiFit helps relieve lumbar, back, neck, or shoulder pain.

In addition, lumbar traction causes tense muscles to relax.

Furthermore, it decompresses the back and spine.

Next, it helps relieve herniated, compressed or bulged discs in the vertebrae.

Also, it helps relieve pinched nerves.

Furthermore, it helps realign the spine.

Finally, it helps you get relief from degenerated nerves.

PROS

First, it has three adjustable stretch positions.

Second, it has a spiky acupressure surface for back muscles.

Finally, it has a smooth central band for the spinal area.

4. CHISOFT Spine Stretcher

CHISOFT Lower Back Stretching Device - Magnet Therapy - Lumbar Traction

Key Features

First, the three arched level design lets you adjust the stretcher to get the desired stretch. In fact, the apex of the three arched levels are 3.25, 3.85, and 4.5 inches high corresponding to the three arc angles of 15, 35, and 50 degrees.

Second, this lower back stretcher has a detachable comfy silicon cover.

Third, it provides magnetic and acupressure therapy.

Next, the acupressure knobs provide a deep massage to muscles and tendons to relieve chronic pain.

Also, it is 15 inches long, 9 inches wide at one end and 7.5 inches wide at the other end.

In addition, this lumbar stretcher supports up to 200 pounds of back weight.

Finally, being lightweight, it is easy to take with you.

Benefits

First, the upgraded CHISOFT spine stretcher with comfy cover helps release tension in the lower back.

Second, the stretcher temporarily helps relieve sciatica pain.

Third, it helps correct poor posture.

Next, it helps improve flexibility of your back with the three adjustable arches.

Finally, magnetic therapy helps improve blood circulation, cellular metabolism and repairs.

PROS

First, it has three adjustable stretch positions.

Second, it provides both magnetic and acupressure therapy.

Also, the stretch surface has acupressure points for back muscles.

Finally, it has a detachable comfy silicon cover.

5. Soft Touch Back Stretcher

Key Features

First, the Soft Touch comes with two massage balls for relieving back pain.

Second, it uses firm EVA foam for stretching the back.

Third, it is both washable and rinseable.

Next, the firm acupressure foam nubs or points stretch and knead tense back muscles.

Also, it is 11 inches long, 11 inches wide and 6 inches at its apex.

In addition, it weighs only 10.1 ounces.

Moreover, there is no limit on user weight.

Next, it is lightweight. Consequently, it is easy to use and move.

By the way, use the stretcher for up to 10 minutes a day.

Finally, use it on a hard floor. In fact, using it on a bed lessens its effectiveness

Benefits

First, it is used for sciatica nerve pain.

Second, it can be used for spinal stenosis.

Third, the stretcher can be used for correcting your posture.

Next, it can be used to get relief from pain in the back or neck.

Finally, it loosens tight lumbar and thoracic back muscles.

PROS

First, the Soft Touch contains EVA foam.

Also, it is washable.

In addition, it comes with two massage balls.

Furthermore, the firm acupressure foam nubs or points stretch and knead tense back muscles.

Also, this stretcher covers nearly the entire width of your back.

Finally, there is a special area for the spine.

CONS

However, the arc cannot be adjusted to provide different stretch intensities.

6. Back Stretcher

North American Health + Wellness Back Stretcher

First and foremost, this stretcher is used for back and neck therapy. Also, it is used as a back stretcher.

Key Features

First, the stretcher is used for back and neck therapy.

Second, it is used as a back stretcher.

Third, it is padded for firm, comfortable support.

Next, it gently stretches and relaxes muscles.

Also, it is 11 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 2.75 inches thick. Moreover, at its highest point, the arc is 3 to 4 inches high.

Moreover, it can be used by anyone up to 250 pounds.

By the way, used the stretcher for 5 minutes a session.

Next, the material is soft vinyl covering the foam.

Finally, it is best used on a hard floor. While, it could be used on a bed, its not as effective.

Benefits

First, the stretcher helps relieve pressure.

Second, it helps relieve aches and pains.

Also, it increases flexibility.

Finally, it helps improve posture.

PROS

First, the stretcher has a smooth surface for the back muscles.

Also, there is a special area for the spine.

CONS

However, the arc cannot be adjusted to provide different stretch intensities.

Back Stretchers Buyers Guide

The back stretchers buyers guide provides insight into a back stretcher's features. 

Back Stretchers FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Best Massage Chair Pad, Seat Cushion Vibrations for Back, Hips, Thighs

Best Massage Chair Pad, Seat Cushion

A shiatsu massage chair pad or massage seat cushion massages the upper back, the middle back, the lower back, as well as hips and thighs.

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Best Massage Chair Pad and Massage Seat Cushion Reviews

First and foremost, you use this massager with the help of a chair, may be a sofa, or in a car. Also, some give you a shiatsu kneading and vibration massage while others only a vibration massage. Also, all the ones reviewed here, come with heat to warm muscles and improve blood circulation.

Editor’s Choice

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers

Comparison of Massage Chair Pad and Massage Seat Cushion

Massage Type

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: Kneading Fixed areas of the back

Sotion: Kneading entire back

Comfier: Kneading

Snailax Vibration: Vibration

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: Massage rollers for back and vibrations for seat

Use in car

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: No

Sotion: Yes

Comfier: No

Snailax Vibration: Yes

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: Yes

Seat heated

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: No

Sotion: No

Comfier: No

Snailax Vibration: Yes

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: No

Massage elements

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: 22

Sotion: 10

Comfier: 9

Snailax Vibration: 9

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: 7

Unique features

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: Spot massage / Flex back width

Sotion: FDA approved

Comfier: Spot massage

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: Kneading rollers

Warranty

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: 2-years, 90 days return

Sotion: 1-year product quality guarantee

Comfier: 2-years, 90 days return

Snailax Vibration: 2-years, 90 days return

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: 2-years, 90 days return

A/A+ Feedback

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: 87%

Sotion: 72%

Comfier: 90%

Snailax Vibration: 81%

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: 86%

1-5 Rating

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Nodes: 4.9

Sotion: 4.5

Comfier: 4.8

Snailax Vibration: 4.7

Snailax Shiatsu Kneading Rollers: 5.0

1. Snailax Shiatsu - Kneading Nodes

Snailax Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager with Heat, Full Back Kneading Shiatsu or Rolling Massage, Massage Chair Pad

Neck and Shoulder Massager Features

First, the Snailax massage chair pad has four shiatsu neck massage nodes that can be adjusted up and down according to your height.

Second, these nodes provide a deep tissue massage on your neck and shoulders.

Third, these nodes rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.

Also, the removable neck cover provides a softer massage.

Finally, the nodes, also known as, shiatsu balls come with an optional heating feature that adds gentle warmth to soothe muscle pain.

Back Massager Features

First, the back massager features four shiatsu massaging nodes that travel up and down relaxing your entire back.

Second, there are three massage zones: full back, upper back, and lower back.

Meanwhile, the spot massage lets you concentrate the shiatsu kneading nodes on specific areas of the back.

Next, the shiatsu nodes with optional heat provide gentle warmth to soothe muscle pain.

Also, the nodes rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise.

Finally, the detachable intensity control flap allows you to choose either a softer or a stronger massage. For example, you get a stronger massage by removing the flap.

Rolling Back Massage

First, this soft rolling deep tissue massage travels up and down your full back to relieve tense muscles.

Second, it soothes and relaxes your whole back.

Lastly, the width of the massage nodes can be adjusted to fit the width of your back. This feature is referred to as "flex back width" in the comparison table above.

Seat Massager Features

First, the massage seat cushion has two vibration massage nodes.

Also, these nodes provide two levels of intensity.

Consequently, the seat massager provides a relaxing massage to your hips and thighs.

However, the seating pad is not heated.

Other Features

First, this massage chair pad works best if your height is between 63 inches to 70.9 inches.

Second, the removable neck cover and back massager flap, can be washed.

Third, this massager can be used on a sofa, couch, recliner, office chair, or dining room chair.

Fourth, the massager’s two velcro straps secure it to a chair, recliner, or sofa. While it could be used on a recliner, a reclining position may make the kneading more intense.

Also, the convenient corded hand controller allows you to conveniently customize your massage.

In addition, the massager automatically shuts off after 5, 10, or 15 minutes.

Next, all the heating functions are protected from getting overheated.

Meanwhile, the seat is 17 inches long, 14 inches deep. And, the back is 31 inches high.

Also, it weighs about 15 pounds.

In addition, the 90-day guarantee means you can return and exchange or return the undamaged product and pay for shipping cost.

Finally, it comes with a 2-year warranty for quality related issues.

Benefits

First, the massage chair pad relieves tight muscles.

Second, it relieves tired and tense muscles.

Third, the heated shiatsu balls soothe muscle pain and improve blood circulation.

Also, the massage chair pad can be used for your neck, shoulders, upper back, center back, and lower lumbar region.

Finally, it can be used at home or in the office.

PROS

First, the Snailax kneading rollers have 4 height adjustable nodes for the neck and shoulders.

Second, the four width adjustable nodes travel up and down the back while kneading.

Or, you can choose to massage only a small area of your back.

Also, the seat has 2 vibrating nodes.

CONS

However, generating heat from any of the nodes is an optional feature.

2. Sotion

Sotion Shiatsu Chair Massager - Back Massage Cushion Pad with Heat, Deep Kneading Rolling Massage, Vibration Massage Seat Cushion

Back Massager Features

First, the back massager features four 3D shiatsu deep-kneading rotating balls that alternately push against your body to imitate a human massager.

Second, these four rolling shiatsu balls travel through eight positions up and down your entire back. Also, if the heat is turned on, they warm your back and soothe aching muscles.

Finally, the heat can be manually turned on or off.

Seat Massager Features

First, the seat’s two nodes provide a vibration massage.

Second, the penetrating vibrations have either low, medium, or high intensity.

Therefore, the seat massager provides a comfortable massage to your hips and thighs.

General Massager Features

First, the chair pad has 3 massaging areas: the upper back, lower back with lumbar, hips and thighs. Now, you can massage either one individually or any combination of these including all three areas together.

Second, you use the corded hand controller to choose the areas to massage, to turn on or off the massager, and to turn the heat on or off.

Also, the massager can be used on a sofa, couch, recliner, office chair, dining room chair, or in a car.

While it could be used on a recliner, a reclining position may make the kneading more intense.

In addition, the massager’s adjustable elastic straps can be attached to any seat, such as in a car, or a chair at home or in the office.

Furthermore, the massager automatically shuts off after 15 minutes.

Next, it has a breathable three-dimensional mesh.

Also, it’s cover uses polyurethane leather.

Finally, the pillow can be removed, if desired.

Other Features

First, the massager plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter.

Or, into a 110-120 volts or 220-240 volts electrical outlet.

Also, it is FDA approved.

In addition, the seat is 15 inches long, 15 inches deep. Meanwhile the back is 27 inches high.

Next, it weighs about 8.4 pounds.

Finally, it comes with a 12-month product quality guarantee.

Benefits

First, the massage chair pad relieves tight muscles.

Second, it relieves sore and tense muscles.

Also, it helps release stress.

In addition, it helps you recover from fatigue.

Moreover, it improves blood circulation.

Next, the heated shiatsu balls soothe muscle pain.

In addition, the massage chair pad can be used for your upper back, lower back, lumbar, hips, and thighs.

Finally, it can be used at home, in the office, or in a car.

PROS

First, the Sotion's four 3D nodes travel up and down the back while giving a heated kneading massage.

Second, the seat has two vibrating nodes.

Third, it can be used in a car.

CONS

However, the seating pad does not generate heat.

3. Comfier

Comfier Shiatsu Back Massager with Heat - Deep Tissue Kneading Massage, Massage Seat Cushion, Massage Chair Pad for Full Back Pain Relief - Electric Body Massager

Back Massager Features

First, this shiatsu massage chair pad features shiatsu rollers with four rotating nodes that move up and down the entire back. Meanwhile, as they move, they do a deep tissue massage on knots and tense muscles in the back.

Second, the shiatsu massage chair pad is designed to work on the following areas: the full back, the upper back, and the lower back. Consequently, you can use the massager to knead these areas either individually or in combination.

However, you can spot massage a specific area of your back.

Now, you can add heat during the kneading massage. And, if you do, the heat comes from the shiatsu balls as they go across your back.

Furthermore, the heat can be manually turned on or off.

Finally, the detachable flap allows you to choose either a softer or a stronger massage. For example, you get a stronger massage by removing the flap and a software massage in the presence of the flap.

Seat Massager Features

First, the massage seat cushion provides a vibration massage for your hips and thighs.

Furthermore, the low, medium, or high intensity vibrations provide a comfortable and mild massage to the hips and thighs.

General Massager Features

First, you use the corded hand controller to choose areas for massaging, turning on or off the massager, and turning on or off the heat.

Now, the shiatsu massage chair pad can be used while sitting on a sofa, couch, recliner, office chair, or dining room chair. While the massager could be used on a recliner, a reclining position may make the kneading more intense.

Next, the shiatsu massage chair pad’s straps can be attached to a chair at home or in the office, a recliner, sofa, or couch.

Finally, the shiatsu massage chair pad automatically shuts off after 15 minutes.

Other Features

First, the seat is 17 inches long and 13.8 inches deep. Meanwhile the back is 25 inches high.

Second, it is recommended you do not drive during the massage.

Third, you get a 90-days money back guarantee for quality issues. Otherwise, undamaged product can be returned after paying shipping costs.

Finally, the shiatsu massage chair pad comes with a 2-year warranty for quality or manufacturing issues.

Benefits

First, the shiatsu massage chair pad relieves tight muscles.

Second, it helps remove knots in muscles.

Third, the shiatsu massage chair pad relieves tense and sore muscles.

In addition, it helps reduce stress.

Furthermore, it helps eliminate fatigue.

Next, the shiatsu massage chair pad helps relieve tired muscles.

Also, it helps relieve pain and muscle aches.

In addition, the shiatsu massage chair pad can be used for your upper back, lower back, hips, and thighs.

Finally, it can be used in the home or in the office.

PROS

First, four nodes travel up and down the back while giving a kneading heated massage. Meanwhile the heat can be turned on or off.

Second, you can massage just a small area of your back.

Third, the seat comes with a vibrating massage.

CONS

Regrettably, there is no heat in the seat.

4. Snailax Vibration

Snailax Memory Foam Massage Seat Cushion - Back Massager with Heat, Massage Chair Pad

Back Massager Features

First, this back massager features four massage motors that deliver a vibrating massage to your back muscles and tissues.

Second, there is one massage motor for the upper back, two for the middle back and one for the lower back.

Third, it has two heating pads, one for the upper back and one for the lower back.

Finally, the heat can be manually turned on or off.

Seat Massager Features

First, the massage chair cushion has two massage motors that deliver a vibrating massage to your hips and thighs.

Second, the seat has one heating pad.

Moreover, the heat can be manually turned on or off with or without the vibrating massage.

Finally, the massage seat cushion’s padding consists of 0.8 inches thick polyurethane memory foam and 0.4 inches thick base support foam.

General Massager Features

First, the vibrations, generated by the massage motors, have four levels of intensity (low, medium, high, and very high).

Second, the chair pad has four massaging areas: the upper back, middle-back, lower back, hips and thighs. Now, you can massage either one individually or any combination of these including all four areas together.

Moreover, you use the corded hand controller to choose the areas to massage, to turn on or off the massager, and to turn the heat on or off.

Also, the massager’s dual adjustable straps can be attached to a car’s seat or a chair in the office. Also, it can be attached to a chair or recliner at home.

In addition, the massager’s heat and vibrations automatically shut off after 15 minutes.

Next, the seat massager has a non-slip rubber bottom.

Finally, the massager’s cover is made of 100 percent cozy, ultra-plush, soft polyester.

Other Features

First, the massager has safety features to avoid overheating.

Second, the massager plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter.

Or, use the Underwrite Labs approved plug in a 110-120 volts or 220-240 volts electrical outlet.

Also, the seat is 18.5 inches long and 16.6 inches deep. Meanwhile the back is 25.4 inches high. Furthermore, the massager is 1.35 inches thick.

Finally, there is 2-year warranty for quality and manufacturing related issues. In addition, there is the 90-day return and exchange period. However, to get a refund, you need to return the undamaged massager and pay the shipping costs.

Benefits

First, the back massager helps relieve muscle pain, tension, and stress.

Second, it relieves fatigue after a hard day or after a long road trip.

Finally, the heat soothes tight or sore muscles. Also, the heat improves blood circulation.

PROS

First, there are four vibrating massage motors for the back.

Second, there are two heating pads for the back.

Third, two motors provide a vibrating massage with the seat.

Also, the seat has a heating pad.

In addition, you can use it on car trips.

CONS

However, the back massage nodes are in fixed locations. So, you have to adjust your seating position to massage areas of the back needing a massage.

5. Snailax Shiatsu - Kneading Rollers

Snailax Shiatsu Massage Cushion - Shiatsu back massager - SL-256

Back Massager Features

First, this back massager features a shiatsu massage provided by four deep kneading massage nodes that travel up and down relaxing the entire back.

Second, it has three massage zones: the upper back (including the neck and shoulders), the lower back or lumbar, and the full back.

Third, it comes with a detachable intensity control flap that allows you to choose a softer or more intense back massage.

Fourth, the massage nodes are adjustable to a maximum height of 3 mm so they fit the curves of the body for a more comfortable massage experience.

Also, you can knead a specific area for pin-point massage.

Next, the entire back has an optional soothing heat therapy to relax tense muscles across your entire back, lumbar and shoulders.

Incidentally, the massager is equipped with overheat protection for safety.

Finally, the heat can be turned on only if the massage function is turned on.

Seat Massager Features

First, massage in the seat is provided by two vibrating massage nodes.

Second, these nodes can be adjusted to provide 3 levels of vibrating intensity, namely, low, medium, or high.

Finally, these nodes are used for massaging the hip and thighs.

General Massager Features

First, you use the corded hand controller to choose the zones to massage, to turn on or off the massager, to turn on or off the heat, to specify vibration intensity, and set the timer (5, 10, or 15 minutes).

Second, the massager’s straps go around the chair to keep it fastened and secure.

Third, the chair uses luxury leather with cozy smooth mesh that makes it feel comfortable to your touch.

Finally, the massager’s heat and vibrations automatically shut off after 15 minutes.

Other Features

First, the adapter plugs in a 110 or 240-volts electrical outlet.

Or, it can plug into a 12-volt car adapter.

Also, the seat is 16 inches wide, 14 inches deep. Meanwhile the back is 26 inches high.

In addition, it comes with a 90-day money back guarantee for quality related issues.

Finally, it comes with a 24-month warranty for quality related issues.

Benefits

First, the massager helps reduce stress, relax stiff muscles.

Also, it can be used on a couch, sofa, recliner, office chair or dining room chair in the home or in the office.

PROS

First, the 4 deep kneading massage nodes travel up and down the upper back, the lower back or both the upper and lower back.

Second, the nodes can be adjusted up to 3 mm to increase the massage intensity.

Third, you can get a heated massage in the back.

Fourth, you can get a vibrating massage in the seat.

Also, a corded controller helps you control the massager.

CONS

However, there is no heat available in the seat

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Best Foot Circulation Machine for Pain, Swelling, Neuropathy, Circulation

Best Foot Circulation Machine

First and foremost, a foot circulation machine, device, or booster is great for relieving muscle tension, improving blood flow, and improving lower leg and foot movements. Also, it helps relieve aches and pains in not only the lower legs and feet but also many other parts of the body.

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Foot Circulation Machine Reviews

Editor’s Choice

REVITIVE

Comparison of Best Foot Circulation Machines

Technology

EMS Massager - EMS, TENS

Foot Plus - EMS, TENS

Foot Stimulator - EMS, TENS

EMS Circulation - EMS, TENS

REVITIVE - EMS, ISORocker

Stimulating Modes

EMS Massager - 25

Foot Plus - 25

Foot Stimulator - 25

EMS Circulation - 25

REVITIVE -15

Unique Features

EMS Massager - Helps those who stand long hours

Foot Plus - Roller for plantar fasciitis & heel pain

Foot Stimulator - Infrared heat to warm muscles

EMS Circulation - Infrared heat to warm muscles

REVITIVE -Rocks back & forth; Used by 2 million

Warranty

EMS Massager

Foot Plus - Lifetime Limited

Foot Stimulator

EMS Circulation

REVITIVE - 2-year guarantee

A/A++ Feedback

EMS Massager - 73%

Foot Plus - 76%

Foot Stimulator - 77%

EMS Circulation - 80%

REVITIVE - 75%

1 to 5 Rating

EMS Massager - 4.6

Foot Plus - 4.9

Foot Stimulator - 4.8

EMS Circulation - 4.7

REVITIVE - 5.0

1. EMS Foot Massager

EMS Foot Massager Machine Foot Circulation Devices for Neuropathy - OSITO

Key Features

First, the machine uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology that has been used, for over 50 years, by physical therapists, hospitals, and other health care practitioners.

Second, the special electrode silicon area, or foot pads, for each of your feet, ensure that the muscles in your feet and legs are stimulated. As a result, these muscles contract and release. By the way, during stimulation, signals are sent between the foot pads. Moreover, these signals reach out to the nerves or muscles in your feet and legs. Consequently, your leg and feet muscles contract and relax with a gentle rhythm.

Third, the machine uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology.

Fourth, the EMS and TENS Dual Channels can work simultaneously for foot and two different areas of the body.

Meanwhile, the machine combines TENS and EMS, to help stimulate nerves and muscles in the soles of the feet.

Also, the machine comes with four TENS pads.

In addition, the machine helps treat over 20 different parts of the body. For example, hard to reach areas like the neck, arms, shoulders, back, waist, and legs.

Next, the machine has 25 pre-programmed stimulating modes.

Finally, the machine’s electrical muscle stimulation intensities range from 0 to 99. So, choose a setting that works best for you. Indeed, the setting should give an optimal relaxing experience, alleviate fatigue and pain in the feet and legs.

Other Features

First, for a safe user experience, the machine shuts off automatically after 25 minutes. Moreover, use the machine only once or twice a day.

Second, this is an FDA cleared CLASS II medical foot circulation device.

Third, this device has been scientifically proven to help improve blood circulation.

Fourth, the machine contracts and relaxes foot and calf muscles at different rhythms to reduce swelling and pain in the feet or legs.

Also, it has a portable remote controller that is easy to use, quiet, and noninvasive.

In addition, the machine has been clinically proven to provide relief with continued regular use.

Next, it has an easy to read LCD screen which clearly shows stimulating modes, intensity level and time.

Meanwhile, the machine is programmed to stimulate the foot and the body.

Furthermore, the machine comes with four re-usable electrodes.

Finally, the machine has an easy-to-carry handle.

Benefits

First, the machine strengthens muscles in aching legs or feet.

Second, it improves blood circulation in your feet and legs. As a result, it alleviates aches and pain in the feet and legs. Also, you feel less tired. In addition, the increased circulation helps prevent restless leg syndrome. By the way, this syndrome may be a consequence of excessive air travel.

Third, it reduces swelling in your feet or legs.

Fourth, this machine helps those with severe foot or leg pain because of spending a lot of time on their feet.

Also, this machine relieves tense and stiff feet, ankles, or legs.

In addition, it helps relieve painful conditions like joint pain, back pain, neck and shoulder pain.

Furthermore, it helps those having trouble sleeping due to pain, or have poor circulation, numbness, and nerve pain.

Finally, this machine provides relief from various other problems of the body, including pain all over the body, headaches and migraines.

PROS

This machine is good for those who spend a significant amount of time on their feet.

2. Foot Circulation Plus

Foot Circulation Plus - Medic Foot Massager Machine with TENS Unit, EMS (Electrical Muscles Stimulator) - OSITO

Key Features

First, the machine uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology to stimulate the foot. In fact, it adopts electrical stimulation therapy to send micro current impulses to neuromuscular areas through the soles of your feet. Consequently, it improves muscle functions.

Second, the machine uses TENS technology, in which TENS pads are placed on the body to stimulate the area. Consequently, the machine uses TENS to stimulate the feet, calf, ankle, legs, hips, lower back, shoulders, and waist.

Third, the body stimulator comes complete with four TENS pads.

Fourth, this device is non-invasive and offers a safe way to stimulate nerves to help reduce pain.

Also, EMS and TENS have been clinically proved to be safe and effective.

In addition, both EMS and TENS can work simultaneously for foot and other parts of the body.

Furthermore, the machine has 25 massage modes.

Finally, the machine’s intensity levels for both EMS and TENS ranges from 0 to 99.

Other Features

First, the machine is pre-programmed to shut off after 25 minutes. Moreover, use the machine only once or twice a day.

Second, this machine is an FDA cleared CLASS II medical device.

Third, it has an infrared remote controller.

Also, the machine has a sole massage roller for plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

In addition, it has an easy to read big blue LCD screen.

Furthermore, the machine is quiet.

Next, the machine has an easy-to-carry handle.

Finally, the machine comes with a lifetime limited warranty. Also, if you are not satisfied, you can return the device with full refund within the first 30 days.

Benefits

First, the machine improves muscle functions in the feet and legs.

Second it increases the flow of blood through the feet and legs.

Consequently, it effectively reduces pain, tired and aching feeling in your legs.

Also, the machine helps relieve nerve pain and cramps.

In addition, it helps relax stiff muscles and reduces swelling in your feet or legs.

Furthermore, the TENS body stimulator helps relax other parts of your body, such as the neck, arms, shoulders, back, lower back, waist, hips, feet, calves, ankle, and legs.

Finally, it’s good for neuropathy, diabetes, and Restless Leg Syndrome.

PROS

For convenience, machine comes with an infrared remote controller.

Also, it comes with a sole massage roller for plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

3. Foot Circulation Stimulator

Foot Circulation Stimulator - Electrical Nerve Muscles Stimulation for Feet & Legs - Medic Electric Pulse Foot Massager Machine - OSITO

Key Features

First, the machine uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology to stimulate muscles of aching legs and feet. In fact, it transmits tiny electrical waves (micro current impulses) to neuromuscular areas through the soles of feet. Consequently, it stimulates the feet and legs.

Second, it uses FAR infrared technology to improve blood circulation by deeply penetrating and warming muscles in feet and legs.

Third, each footpad is textured to ensure feet stay comfortably in place throughout the treatment.

Fourth, the machine uses TENS technology, to reach hard to reach areas. For example, areas like your upper legs, thighs, lower back, hips and shoulders. Furthermore, this electrical treatment actively stimulates your body muscles, boosting blood circulation to relieve aches and pains.

Also, the body stimulator comes complete with 4 medical grade pre-gelled, ready to use TENS pads.

In addition, the machine has 25 different programmed massage modes, with stimulating patterns of varying duration and pulse rhythms.

Furthermore, both EMS and TENS have electrical muscle stimulation intensity levels ranging from 0 to 99.

Meanwhile, both the EMS foot massager and TENS have been clinically proven to be safe and effective.

Finally, this foot circulation device has been clinically proven to actively stimulate your body muscles, boosting blood circulation and relieve aches and pains with regular use.

Other Features

First, the machine is pre-programmed to shut off after 25 minutes.

Second, this machine is an FDA cleared CLASS II medical foot circulation device.

Third, it has a portable infrared remote controller.

Also, it has a colorful LED screen.

Finally, the machine has an easy-to-carry handle.

Benefits

First, the machine treats body aches and pain.

Second, it increases the flow of blood through the feet and legs.

Third, it strengthens calf and leg muscles.

Also, it improves muscle performance.

In addition, it helps relax muscles.

Finally, its good for neuropathy, diabetes, and cramps.

PROS

For convenience, machine comes with an infrared remote controller.

Also, machine uses FAR infrared technology to penetrate and warm muscles deep inside the body.

4. EMS Foot Circulation Device

EMS Foot Circulation Device - Foot & Leg Massager Stimulator - OSITO

Key Features

First, this foot circulation device uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) technology to stimulate muscles of aching legs and feet.

In fact, the EMS foot massager sends mild, regulated therapeutic electrical impulses in the form of stimulating pulses through the soles of the feet. Furthermore, these electrical impulses stimulate sensory nerves which cause the muscles in the lower leg to contract and expand, pushing the blood from the leg to the heart.

Second, for maximum effectiveness, the machine uses FAR infrared technology to improve blood circulation by deeply penetrating and warming muscles in feet and legs.

Third, each footpad is textured to ensure feet stay comfortably in place throughout the treatment.

Also, the foot massager helps to remove excess fluid pool in the legs and ease discomfort.

In addition, the machine uses TENS technology, to reach hard to reach areas. For example, areas like your upper legs, thighs, lower back, hips and shoulders. Furthermore, this electrical treatment actively stimulates your body muscles, boosting blood circulation to relieve aches and pains.

Furthermore, the machine comes complete with 4 medical grade pre-gelled, ready to use TENS pads.

Next, the machine has 25 different stimulating patterns.

Meanwhile, both EMS and TENS have electrical intensity levels, ranging from 0 to 99, to stimulate muscles.

Finally, when regularly used, this foot circulation device has been clinically proven to provide relief.

Other Features

First, this foot circulation device is pre-programmed to shut off after 25 minutes.

Second, this machine is an FDA cleared CLASS II medical foot circulation device.

Third, this foot circulation device has a portable remote controller.

Benefits

First, the machine reduces aches and pain in legs and feet.

Second, it increases the flow of blood through the feet and legs.

Third, it lessens swelling in feet and ankles.

Also, it helps relieve stress

In addition, it helps reduce tense muscles.

Finally, this machine benefits those having the following issues.

Sore feet, ankles, heels, and calves
Arthritis
Diabetics
Neuropathy
Plantar Fasciitis
Circulatory problems
Stress
In need of instant pain relief

PROS

Machine uses FAR infrared technology to penetrate and warm muscles deep inside the body.

5. REVITIVE

REVITIVE Circulation Booster

Key Features

First, this foot circulation booster uses the original ISOrocker system. Moreover, this system has 15 patented variable stimulation waveforms, including the patented wide pulse waveform. Most of all, these waveforms stimulate your muscles in an optimal way.

Second, the foot circulation booster uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and the patented ISORocker to increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your muscles. As a result, the muscles contract to become stronger. In addition, these contractions get oxygen-rich blood pumping through your legs. Consequently, the aches and pains in your legs go away.

Third, the isoRocker rocks backwards and forwards, replicating a heel raise (or calf raise) exercise. Therefore, the isoRocker creates a heel-to-calf rocking movement, which exercises your calf muscles. Which, in turn, increases blood circulation in your legs.

Next, the REVITIVE also comes with electrode body pads. Furthermore, you can use these pads to treat the lower back, shoulders, arms, thighs, and knees. Indeed, simply place the pad on the area to treat. And, starting with low intensity, gradually increase the intensity until muscles contract.

By the way, the waveforms have 99 intensity levels.

Finally, this foot circulation booster has been clinically proven and used by over two million people.

Other Features

First, the foot circulation booster has an adjustable timer.

Second, this foot circulation booster has been cleared by the FDA as a medical device. Most of all, no prescription is necessary to use the machine.

Third, this foot circulation booster can be purchased using a health plan’s Flexible Spending Account.

Fourth, it has a remote controller.

Also, using it just 30 minutes a day for six to eight weeks gets you walking longer and further.

In addition, the machine is 15.6 inches long, 14.6 inches deep and 3.8 inches high.

Furthermore, it weighs 5.4 pounds.

Meanwhile, this foot circulation booster has an easy-to-carry handle.

Finally, the machine comes with a 2-year guarantee.

Benefits

First, this foot circulation booster improves blood circulation in your feet and legs.

Second, it relieves aches and pains in your feet and legs.

Third, it strengthens leg muscles so you can walk longer and further.

Also, it relieves tired, aching legs due to age, inactivity or medical conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

In addition, it relieves cramps due to poor circulation.

Finally, this foot circulation booster relieves pins and needles. By stimulating nerve-endings in the soles of your feet, your feet and legs get more oxygenated blood.

PROS

First, this foot circulation booster has 15 patented stimulation waveforms including the wide pulse waveform.

Second, machine physically rocks back and forth to strengthen calf muscles.

Also, over the years, more than 2 million people have used this foot circulation booster.

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Best Body Composition Monitors for Muscle Fat Ratios

Best Body Composition Monitors

Body composition monitors are scales that not only show your weight but also provide information about your fat, muscles, metabolism, bones, and how hydrated you are. Specifically, these monitors provide percentages of bone, fat, water, and muscle in the body.

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Review of Best Body Composition Monitors

Editor’s Choice of Best Body Composition Monitor

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale

Comparison of Best Body Composition Monitors

Number of body composition measures

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale: 13

YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale: 10

FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale: 13

Runcobo Digital Scale: 13

Withings Body+: 6

Number of users who can use the scale

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale: 1

YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale: 16

FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale: No limit

Runcobo Digital Scale: No limit

Withings Body+: 8

Warranty

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale: 1-year

YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale: 1-year

FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale: 1-year

Runcobo Digital Scale: 1-year

Withings Body+: 1-year limited

A/A+ Feedback

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale: 91%

YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale: 87%

FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale: 92%

Runcobo Digital Scale: 94%

Withings Body+: 88%

1-5 Rating

FITINDEX Body Fat Scale: 5.0

YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale: 4.6

FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale: 4.7

Runcobo Digital Scale: 4.9

Withings Body+: 4.8

1. FITINDEX Body Fat Scale

FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - Smart Wireless BMI Bathroom Weight Scale - Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer

Key Features

First, using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, the FITINDEX Body Fat Scale measures the following:

Metabolic age of body
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bone mass
Skeletal muscle
Muscle mass
Subcutaneous fat
Body fat percentage for 10 to 80-year old users
Visceral fat
Protein
Body weight
Fat free body weight
Water percentage

Second, it is equipped with four latest versions of high precision sensors.

Third, this body fat scale uses step on technology.

Fourth, this body fat monitor auto-calibrates.

Also, the scale uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with Android and Apple smartphones.

In addition, the FITINDEX syncs with

Samsung Health
Fitbit App
Google Fit
Apple Health

Next, you can graph progress on your phone with FITINDEX App.

By the way, there is an app for Apple Watch.

Lastly, you can export the data to a CSV file for use on your laptop/desktop.

Other Features

First, the FITINDEX Body Fat Scale can be used by anyone weighing less than 396 pounds.

Second, the scale has an accuracy of 0.2 pounds.

Third, the scale has a high quality 5 mm tempered glass platform.

Next, the bottom is made of quality ABS plastic.

Also, it has CE, FCC, and ROHS certifications.

In addition, the scale is 10.2 inches long, 10.2 inches wide and 1 inch thick.

Furthermore, it weighs 2.43 pounds.

Finally, there is mention of 1-year warranty on the company’s website.

Use

First by body builders.

Second, by those trying to lose weight.

Third, by juniors and teenagers.

PROS

First, it uses step on technology.

Second, the scale auto-calibrates.

Third, it can connect with Apple Watch.

CONS

However, the FITINDEX body fat scale is limited to only one user who can link to a smart phone.

2. YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale

YUNMAI Body Fat Scale - Body Composition Monitor

Key Features

First, using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, the YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale measures the following for anyone 18 years or older. Meanwhile, it provides only weight for anyone under 18.

Body age
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bone mass
Muscle mass
Body fat percentage
Visceral fat
Protein
Weight
Water percentage

Second, this body fat monitor is equipped with high precision bio-impedance pressure sensors.

Third, the scale uses Bluetooth to connect with Android or Apple smartphones.

Also, the YUNMAI app syncs with

Fitbit
Google Fit
Apple Health

In addition, you can weigh yourself with or without the phone.

Meanwhile, it has a four inch, backlit LCD porthole shaped display.

Lastly, 16 users can use this scale to track progress on their smartphones.

Other Features

First, the YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale can be used by anyone weighing less than 396 pounds.

Second, the scale has a high quality 17 mm Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) glass platform.

Also, it has been listed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a smart scale.

In addition, the scale is 12.9 inches long, 12.9 inches wide and 1.2 inches thick.

Furthermore, it weighs 4.9 pounds.

Finally, there is a 1-year warranty description on YUNMAI’s website.

PROS

Most of all, this scale has passed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing.

3. FITINDEX Smart Body Fat Scale

FITINDEX Weight Scale, Body Composition Monitor

Key Features

First, using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, the FITINDEX Body Fat Scale measures the following:

Body age
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bone mass
Skeletal muscle
Muscle mass
Subcutaneous fat
Body fat percentage
Visceral fat
Protein
Body weight
Fat free body weight
Water percentage

Second, this body fat monitor is equipped with latest versions of four high precision sensors and four electrodes.

Third, this body fat scale uses step on technology.

Fourth, the scale uses Bluetooth to connect with Android and Apple smartphones.

Also, the FITINDEX syncs with

Samsung Health
Fitbit App
Google Fit
Apple Health

In addition, you can graph progress on your phone using the FITINDEX App.

Furthermore, it can sync with Apple Watch.

Incidentally, unlimited users can use this scale to track progress on their smartphones using FITINDEX App.

Lastly, it has a backlit LCD display. Meanwhile, the sleek surface is easy to clean.

Other Features

First, the FITINDEX Body Fat Scale can be used to weigh anything or anyone weighing 6.6 to 396 pounds.

Second, the scale has an accuracy of 0.2 pounds.

Third, the scale has a high quality 4 mm tempered glass platform that is durable, easy to clean, and compact.

Next, the scale is 10.2 inches long, 10.2 inches wide and 0.9 inches thick.

Also, it weighs 2.43 pounds.

In addition, it comes with four anti-skid mats.

Finally, there is mention of a 1-year warranty on the company’s website.

PROS

First, this body fat monitor uses step on technology.

Second, it can connect with Apple Watch.

Third, there is no limit to the number of users who can use this scale and link with their individual smartphones.

Also, it comes with four anti-skid mats.

4. Runcobo Digital Scale

Runcobo Smart Scale Digital Weight - Body Fat Scale for Weight, Body Composition Monitor

Key Features

First, using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, the RUNCOBO Smart Scale measures the following:

Metabolic age
Basal Metabolism Rate (BMR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bone mass
Skeletal muscle
Muscle mass
Subcutaneous fat
Body fat percentage
Visceral fat
Protein
Body weight
Fat free body weight
Water percentage

Second, the scale is equipped with high precision sensors.

Third, RUNCOBO scale uses step on technology.

Fourth, the scale automatically uses either 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect with Android and Apple smartphones.

Also, the RUNCOBO syncs with

Fitbit App
Google Fit
Apple Health

In addition, you can graph progress on your phone using the RUNCOBO App.

Lastly, unlimited number of users can use this scale to track progress on their smartphones using RUNCOBO App.

Other Features

First, the RUNCOBO Digital Scale can be used to weigh anyone weighing less than 397 pounds.

Second, the scale has a high quality 6 mm tempered Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) glass platform.

Third, the bottom of the scale is made of ABS plastic.

Next, the scale is 12.2 inches long, 12.2 inches wide, and 1 inch thick.

Also, it weighs 4.08 pounds.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty.

PROS

First, this scae uses Step on technology.

Also, there is no limit to the number of users who can use this scale and link to their individual smartphones.

5. Withings Body+

Withings Digital Scale - Smart Body Composition

Key Features

First, using Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, the Withings Body+ measures the following:

Body Mass Index (BMI)
Bone mass percentage
Muscle mass percentage
Fat mass percentage
Body weight
Water percentage

Second, the scale automatically uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect with Android or Apple smartphones.

Third, the Withings Body+ syncs with

Fitbit
Google Fit
Apple Health
MyFitnessPal
Health Mate app

Also, it syncs with Apple Watch.

Now, the Health Mate app

Let’s you set a weight goal and then monitor your daily calories consumed.
Also works with Alexa, for example, to hear your weight.
Graphs your weight and BMI trend.

By the way, eight users can use this scale to track progress on their smartphones.

Finally, the Body+ uses position control technology to help you center yourself on the scale so you get the most accurate reading.

Other Features

First, the Body+ can be used to weigh anyone weighing less than 396 pounds.

Also, it uses four standard AAA batteries that can last for up to two years.

Next, the scale is 12.8 inches long, 12.8 inches wide, and 0.9 inch thick.

Also, it weighs 4.4 pounds.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year limited warranty. However, to get this warranty, the Withings Body+ must be shipped and sold by Amazon.

PROS

This scale can sync with Apple watch.

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