Let’s face it – we all have to deal with stress, no matter what happens in life. Finding the best ways to handle stress, however, is where the additional stress can come in. I have discovered that there are a multitude of ways to unwind after a stressful day, some more beneficial than others. Receiving a great massage is undoubtedly one of the best ways to center yourself after a particularly stressful day and there are a slew of techniques out there which you can use to feel whole again.
With so many options available, it took me some time to find out which massagers and techniques worked best, but now that I know, I am more than happy to share my research with those looking to add a great massager to their arsenal. Since I have received so many questions from friends and even strangers that ask me about certain devices for certain parts of the body, I know now that most people have a few objectives when it comes to selecting a body massager:
- To relieve sore body parts due to stress and fatigue
- To provide relaxation and elevate mood
Bearing this in mind, I have sought to create an overview of a few of my personal favorites that offers a more detailed view of what to expect depending on what type of device you are looking for. You also may want a massager for a certain body part, so if you are searching for the best percussion massager, you may have a different agenda and price range. Of course, you will have to decide on your own depending on your budget, but what I can tell you now is that all of these models are effective and well worth the investment. For the best neck massager out there, be sure to do a bit of research on your own before deciding.
Panasonic Handheld Rolling Massager
To get the kinks and knots out of major muscle groups, nothing works as effectively as a handheld massager and Panasonic’s version is great for home use. You can easily place it in the area you want to apply pressure to and instantly relieve anxiety from sports injuries to more chronic aches and pains.
This model comes with three massaging surfaces that can be used on each part of the body with three separate vibration settings and a design that is elbow-shaped to help you reach shoulders and other areas in and around your neck. Another wavy texture can also be used on your legs and arms. And after a workout, use the Panasonic on your muscles to stimulate blood circulation.
Back Massager – Brookstone Shiatsu
Muscle pains and spasms can build up over time and a back massager is a perfect way to ease those muscles in an effective way. The Brookstone Shiatsu has been expertly crafted to rid your body of those muscle issues and is easy to use. Its strap design allows you complete coverage of every area of your back to penetrate sore muscles with eight nodes of kneading motions. There is also a heating element that improves circulation and helps with any additional strains you may be experiencing.
Foot Massager – Belmint Shiatsu Massager
Since I am constantly on my feet all the time, it is always important for me to pay special attention to them and ensure that they are as free from stress as possible. We all put a lot of stress on our feet – more so than all other body parts, making a great foot massager necessary to alleviate pain throughout the entire body.
The Belmint Shiatsu foot massager can release toxins, elevate your mood, increase energy levels, eradicate pain, and improve overall circulation. There are several modes you can choose that can be set for your particular preference.
- Infrared light that warms feet (this heating function can be turned on or off)
- This device squeezes feet similarly to a blood pressure device to stimulate blood circulation and varies overall intensity of massage (there are 5 levels of intensity available to choose from)
- Kneading function provides a penetrating rub that can be toggled on or off
With this device, it is not necessary to spend insane amounts of money at spas. This model will save you a ton of money and it all can be done from the convenience of your home, day or night.