Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Massager Review
Hey there, and welcome to another one of our in-depth looks at a great product that is available on the market right now.
The topic of this review is a cordless, portable, and handheld massager. A product that is offered from the U.S. based Brookstone company, a well-known distributor that has its headquarters in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Brookstone has been leading the way with its consumer electronic products for a good while now. And they have a wide assortment of products on sale, ranging from clocks, remote-controlled toys, iPad and tablet accessories, to massage chairs and portable massagers.
So, let us now introduce you to the product under focus today. So let us give you an insight into the great new product from their range, in this Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Massager Review.
This is one of the best rated massagers currently available. It is a cordless and fully mobile massager that you can use wherever you wish. The Shiatsu massager has a unique design, and compared to similar products; it really puts a modern and stylish twist on things.
So, without further ado, let us run through the benefits – or not, if the case may be – of the Brookstone Shiatsu massager.
The unique design of this massager really sets it apart from its competitors. The elongated shape has been formed to place it comfortably around your neck. It will settle snugly into the shape of your neck and shoulders, rather like a travel pillow does.
The great thing about this massager is that you are able to control the amount of pressure applied to your neck and upper shoulders. Two handles hang from the pillow. By either pulling tighter or releasing tension, they will allow you to choose the pressure you want, for your own personal massage experience.
Be aware, however…
You cannot multitask while using the massager. So, if you are after a machine that can be used for when you are working on the computer, for example, you need to be looking elsewhere. It is designed to be used solely with both hands to control the massage.
So, you do need to have some free time to kick back and relax with this product. Put your feet up in front of the TV and become a very satisfied ‘couch potato,’ for instance.
While on the subject of its design, we must state that it is not to be used if you are lying down. You will not be able to control the massager with your hands held high. This, in turn, means you cannot receive the full benefits of the massage.
Portable And Cordless
Practicality and portability are two of the biggest appeals to the shiatsu massager. This is a cordless massager that has a battery to run the motor. This will massage at full power for up to forty five minutes, after which it will slow down and inevitably need a re-charge.
That is a good run, compared to other units available. Spend a soothing session out in the sun on a hot day, or during a work lunch break, wherever you desire, the Brookstone can go with you.
If you are at home or near a powerpoint, however, you do have the option to keep it plugged in. This will keep it running at full capacity for as long as you want.
Deep Kneading Nodes
Within the cushion are eight nodes that are spread in a single row across the surface. These deep kneading nodes are not connected and work independently of each other. They rotate in a circular motion that kneads and massages your neck and shoulders.
An ancient technique…
The movement of these nodes has been designed to mimic the centuries-old and traditional Japanese Shiatsu massage method, which dates back to the 6th century. It is devoted to relieving the tensions and stresses within your muscles. It relies on the pressure of thumb and fingertip manipulation to knead out all those aches and pains. Your overall circulation improves, and you feel invigorated once more.
These eight nodes reproduce this ancient art with the Brookstone Shiatsu massager. While you are in full control of the pressure you want the massage to be, by using the pull handles.
The Brooklands Shiatsu offers two massage modes you can select from. First is the direction movement, and the second is auto reverse. If you so wish, you can manually choose if or when you want the nodes direction to change.
In auto reverse mode, the massaging nodes change their course of back and forth every minute. By doing so, it stimulates the real thing, very convincingly, we might add.
As well as the massage nodes, the Brooklands Shiatsu also has the added bonus of a heat function too. Heat works in great harmony while you are enjoying the pleasures of a massage. The intensity of the added heat really helps to relax, not just you, but your muscles as well. The more relaxed you are, the more pleasurable and calming the massage will become.
If you choose to select this function, it will take just five minutes to come up to temperature.
Twenty minutes before the cool down…
There is, though, a time limitation on using this feature. Some find this a tad annoying and would prefer it to run a little longer. The massage will run as long as you like (if you are plugged into the mains), but the heating will not. It has been preset to turn off after twenty minutes.
If you are not plugged in, using the heat function does speed up battery usage. So maybe that is why Brookstone included this time deadline. With heat set to on, the battery time will last no more than half an hour.
If you want to find out more, please check out our Choose the Handheld Massager to look for article and our Best Neck and Shoulder Massager reviews. As well as our reviews of the Best Back Massagers, the Best Handheld Massagers, our Best Head Massager reviews, and our in-depth Zyllion ZMA 14 Shiatsu Neck Back review.
Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Massager Review Pros And Cons
- Heat function.
- Changeable massage nodes.
- Heat time limitation.
- No multi-tasking while using the massager.
Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Massager Review Conclusion
There you are, then; we hope you now have a little bit more of an insight into this great mobile massager offered by Brookstone. And if you decided to purchase this model, then we really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
The one thing to be aware of is the design of this model. As stated previously, it relies on you to use both hands while experiencing your massage. So, for those of you who may wish to do other things while receiving a massage, you may need to look at other hands-free massagers available on the market.
Apart from that one point, we find this to be a great neck and shoulder massager. The Shiatsu massage is faithfully replicated by the fitted nodes, along with the heating function, will deliver a sensitive and sensual massage anytime your heart desires. And all the while, you are in total control as to the pressure the nodes exert. Great stuff.
Thanks, then, for sticking with us this time, for our Brookstone cordless Shiatsu massager review. Hope it has been of help to you, see ya.