With the way my life goes never exercising much anymore, I can tell you that I adore this massager! It seems most of society globally sits too much, walks too little, eats too much, drinks less water, and drinks too many sodas and/or coffee and tea. No wonder we are all frazzled with aching muscles that are seldom used.
When you are stressed, sore at your tailbone and lower back after sitting all day, you will want to consider this massager. Since going to a massage therapist is expensive and uses more valuable time, you will have the same quality feeling that a therapist gives your body. After all of us hunch over at our desks and computer or even the steering wheel in traffic, we sure can benefit using the Donnerberg® Original Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager with Vibration, model number NM-089.
Let’s talk about Japanese Shiatsu for a minute. Shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. Most of you know what that is, but some people might not know. Life and our bodies are about balance. There are many massage techniques but I will focus on Shiatsu. Balancing our energy is known as chi in Japanese and this flows naturally through many meridians in our bodies. With the ancient Chinese massage, known as Tuina or Tui Na, your acupressure points on the bottom of your feet will give healing and energy flow. Acupressure points have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the skin and will conduct the body’s energy efficiently. The Chinese first used this technique that the Japanese later adopted in the 1300s.
When we are not healthy, have emotional issues to deal with, our lifestyles are hectic and seem out of control, our sleep is less than 8-hours each night, we have disease—all or one of these things contribute to how you feel physically—and spiritually too. We change the natural flow and become exhausted, sore, achy, moody, and unhappy in general.
Decrease your muscle stiffness anywhere, put around your neck to get rid of headaches and migraines, wrap around your abdomen for digestive issues, have a good night’s sleep, get rid of the PMS feelings and aches, and enjoy a stress-free, fatigue reducing soothing massage that will rid you of anxious feelings as well. This is a wonderful foot relaxer on the bottom and top of your feet—relaxed me into a daytime nap!
A wholesome massage is restorative and releases aches, knots, tightness, and toxins to bring about better harmony and health to you. This massager is great for athletes, after working out at the gym, home users, office workers, and anyone needing a great soothing massage.
Use it for all your body to include your feet, soles of your feet, ankles, calves, thighs, butt, legs, back, shoulders, and neck. Do not use massagers on your head or around your eyes. Only a true massage therapist can do this delicate function with real fingers.
I took out my cloth tape measure and have approximate dimensions of the unit. The length from tip-to-tip is 46-inches, the middle part with roller balls is 8-inches top to bottom, it is about 1-inch thick on the panels, and the handles are 6-inches wide. My trusted digital scale shows it weighs 3-pounds 10-ounces.
The Features Include
- Infrared heat
- 8 rotating heads
- 3-speed—low, medium, high
- 2 rotating directions—clockwise and counterclockwise
- 5 pushbutton controls on the arm side easily reached while using
- Zippered mesh cover roller balls can be removed and hand washed
- White cloth bag with pull strings to put the massager into first to keep it clean then into the handled box for storage
- Made of polyurethane (PU) faux leather; hand wipe when soiled
The roller balls give you that nice Shiatsu kneading action while the heat helps with blood and lymph circulation. It does not do percussion (thumping, beating, tapping).
This is the only massager I have benefited from that has not only the 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz, 0.8-Amps, alternating current (AC) adapter for USA, Canada, and Mexico outlets with output 12-Volts, 2-Amps, but it also comes with the 3-pin 220/240-Volt, 16-Amp fused adapter for countries in Europe, UK, Asia, and more! It is not UL (Underwriters Laboratory) listed because it is not made in the USA. The unit does not use batteries. The cord is 5.8-feet long.
Additionally, there is a direct current (DC) adapter to plug into your vehicle’s electrical port to use the battery. Unless you live on Mars or have no electricity, this unit can be plugged in anywhere.
I think Amazon will gift-wrap this massager for your family, loved ones, and friends desperately needing a health-giving bodywork. You will receive the massager; power adapter; vehicle charger port adapter; soft fabric for delicate skin with Velcro®; and an extra mesh zippered overlay (mine is burgundy color). The User’s Manual is written in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. You will receive a 7-year Warranty. The unit is made in Germany.