So, to give you a little back ground, I have an ongoing lower back problem due to a slip and fall when I was 18 and landing badly. I also have a problem with the muscles in my ribs – I cannot have anyone touching my ribs because they are that tender! Then most recently is the frozen shoulder and trapped nerves in my right shoulder and neck and this was due to motherhood and carrying and rocking Alyssa to sleep for hours on end when she was probably a little too big for this. These are just the major issues but the ones that need the major focus.
As I said, I have a great Physiotherapist but as a single mother I don’t have a huge amount of money and often have to pick the times when injuries are really bad to have an appointment so the Naipo Back Massager Shiatsu massager chair is perfect for in between!
Firstly it does come with both a plug power pack and also a car adapter which you can plug into the cigarette lighter port. I WOULD NOT advise you to use this whilst driving and only when you are a passenger as although it is helpful and relaxing it would be way too distracting to be used whilst driving. However, if you are on a long journey and aching, then stop for a break and plug it in and ease the pain no problem.
So, all you do is simply un-fold it and pop it in a chair. If you are a little shorter, you may want to pop a cushion under your bum – however if you do this then obviously you won’t feel anything from the heat pad.
I have several favourite functions of this massager – I absolutely love the neck massager. If you hold the button up/down you can move the massage points to where you want it and then turn on. My advice is to sit up as straight as you can then it is much easier for it to do it’s job. I love having this on with the heat – it really relives my neck pain. I have it either at the bottom of my neck onto my shoulders or at the very top to ease my tension head aches.
The back massager like the neck can be positioned where you like. You can use the standard lower or upper back settings or move the target area buttons to get it to exactly where you want. This was useful for me as obviously I needed to avoid certain parts of my ribs as they need to be gently worked on. Again, adding in the heat is a nice touch and helps loosen your muscles quicker. Don’t fight against the massagers – make sure you allow your body to move with them.
In the base of the seat you can turn on vibration as well as heat which I find really helps with my hips which are also a little out of place as well.