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This 'magical' $50 portable massager is the 'saviour' of neck pain

This portable shiatsu neck and back massager has over 54,000 reviews on Amazon — here's why shoppers love it.

Nekteck Shiatsu Back Neck Massager, Deep Kneading Shoulder Massager with Heat, Waist Massage Pillow for Home Car and Office Use (Blue)
This portable neck and back massager has over 54,000 reviews on Amazon — and it's on sale (photo via Amazon).

Whether the result of an injury, posture, or bad luck, many of us are all too familiar with neck, back and shoulder pain. And while a good massage therapist is worth their weight in gold, pricey trips to the spa are only one of the ways you can thwart muscle pain. Portable shiatsu neck and back massagers, like this top-rated pick from Nekteck, can help relieve muscle tightness and pain and improve blood circulation, all from the comfort of your home. With an "Amazon's Choice" title and over 54,000 reviews, Amazon shoppers say this heated ergonomic device delivers a "deep massage" and helps alleviate "tension and soreness."

This "Amazon's Choice" neck and back massager has over 54,000 reviews on Amazon Canada.

$50 at Amazon

How does it work?

The Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager is an ergonomic shiatsu-inspired massager designed to fit the contours of your upper body. The portable device delivers a shiatsu massage via eight deep-kneading, bi-directional nodes.

It has an advanced heating function, reaching temperatures up to 45°C (113°F). To avoid overheating, it has a 15-minute auto-shut-off feature.

If you want to use the Nekteck beyond your living room, the massager comes with an AC adapter (110-220V) and a car adapter (12V DC), so you can enjoy a heated massage anywhere, anytime.

What Amazon reviewers say

⭐ 4.3 stars

💬 54,000+ reviews

🏆 "Saviour of my neck pain!"

With nearly 38,000 five-star reviews singing its praises, the Nekteck Shiatsu Massager has more than earned its "Amazon's Choice" title.

Fans say the massager works well to "relieve tension and soreness" and "promote circulation."

It's great for a "whole body massage," according to one shopper. "I use it at least three times per week." They say the warming function is the "perfect temperature for deep tissue," and it's "lightweight enough" to move around.

It "looks weird, but works great," echoes another reviewer. It's "magical" — the "saviour of my neck pain!"

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$50 at Amazon

The reviewer describes it as feeling like someone giving you a massage with "just enough pressure to hurt as it should" while still being relaxing. "Take that, muscle knot!"

"I love that you can move it to get the knots just right" and read your book or watch TV at the same time. "The heat is also perfect for a soothing effect."

While the device has earned tens of thousands of five-star reviews, some note the massage was "a little more intense than anticipated."

The motor is "strong," but the knobs are "hard plastic and hurt when massaging," writes one reviewer.

Do you need it?

If you suffer from regular neck, back or shoulder pain, the Nekteck Shiatsu Massager may be worth trying, especially at its current sale price. Reviewers call it a "magical" device that delivers "just enough pressure" for muscle knots and tension. However, some find the massager "more intense than anticipated," something to keep in mind when making your purchase.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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