Oh, the ache! Uncomfortable plane seas, the after effects of hauling out the pile of junk from the backyard, the eight hours a day hunched over a laptop...these all give our poor back plenty of reason to cry out. This is where a massage can save the day (and our back), but not everybody is able to afford $40+ for an hour. Which is why we've been looking for total body relaxation at home....
1. OSIM uCrown 2 ($199.99)
This cordless scalp massager adjusts for any size head and works by targeting trigger points all around the cranium. Users can set their massage time for 5, 10 or 15 minutes. We like that it can play music, making our spa experience all the more relaxed.
2. Homedics SBM-200 ($83.95)
While we'd love to spring for one of those all-in-one massage chairs, they're way out of our budget. But combine the SBM-200 with some of the other devices here and you've got a solution that doesn't weigh 800 pounds and can be added to almost any space with a chair.
3. The Hand Reflexology Massager ($119.95)
While it does look kind of goofy, a hand massage is a great way to relieve stress, especially for anybody who works at a computer all day. The repetitive stress on our fingers usually gets to us after writing a long report or coding. This device does both sides of the hand and triggers pressure points along the way using a gentle rhythm. We like it because it also works as a hand warmer.
4. U-Comfy Leg, Foot, Calf, and Ankle Massager ($195.95)
The U-Comfy massager does some serious work on your lower legs. From the bottom of your feet to the back of your calves, the U-Comfy uses pressure nodes to knead out the aches and pains. We like the ability to customize your massage sessions by intensity, speed, kneading and vibration. Be sure to fit your legs snugly inside for the best result, otherwise it will just push your legs out of the machine.
MORE RELAXATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY
• FORM 3 Waterproof Rechargeable Personal Massager
• Wooden Massage Tools that Feel and Look Good
• Homedics Therapist Select Quad-Roller Massaging Cushion with Heat