This post was most recently updated on July 4th, 2018
(Last Updated On: July 4, 2018)
Nowadays, people are living in the fast-paced world. Most people have a lot of work to do. This makes them feeling so tired and gives them issues such as back pain, headache, neck pain etc. In such tiring days, after come back from office all of us want to go to bed. There are several other solutions for this other than the bed like Massage Cushions. This type of cushions will ease out all sorts of muscle pain and helps you to get rid of tiredness from your body. This also gives a relaxation to the person.
There are different types of massage cushions are available in the market. These cushions are more useful than the massage chairs. It is portable and gives a good experience to the user. The main advantage of this cushion is one can keep this at an office, work or even in the car. One can choose their needed massage cushion as per their requirement from the market.
A Massage Cushion is a type of cushion that is used for massage purpose by the people. The massage cushions are entirely different from the massage chairs. It has a lot of advantages and it is easy to use. Users find it really convenient to use these massage cushions. Most types of massage cushions come in portable form. This makes easy to the users to take it anywhere and get their massage at anytime they want.
Similarly, the installation of these massage cushions are easy and it takes only a few seconds. So, users can get their massages on their chair or couch or anywhere. After the massage is over, the cushion can be folded and set away or one can set it permanently on his/her armchair. So after coming back from the busy day to home, you can enjoy your massage and your massager is ready to give you the massage.
Why use massage cushion?
There are many reasons for using the massage cushions. Some of them are
These types of cushions can help users to get rid of their neck, back and shoulders pain. After massaging with these cushions, users will get a relief from these pains.
This is best for spot massage choices and it can come in adjustable format.
Massage cushions can be used on user’s favorite chair or on the couch.
Its positive thing is that it is portable. One can easily carry these massage cushions to his/her office or work or even used in the car easily.
After using the cushion, it can be easily folded and set apart. So it is environment-friendly and suits best for the users don’t have sufficient space in their home to use massage chairs.
These types of cushions are easy to install and even available in rolling format.
These types of massage cushions are available in different types and users can get the massage cushions with affordable cost.
Best Massage Cushion Reviews in 2018:
Here is the list of top and best performing massage cushions reviews.
This is one of the best-selling and best-rated massage cushions. This model has a number of features and it comes with an adjustable back strap. This helps users to attach it easily to their office chair, car seat, couch or any other forms of a chair. This model cushion gives massage for the neck, lower and upper back. The rolling and kneading technique and the vibrating massage pad of this cushion help in improving the blood circulation of the user’s body. This also helps to relieve from muscle tension easily. This model of massage cushion has two sets of rollers that are 4 rollers for the neck massaging and another 4 sets of the roller for the neck and shoulder massage. Thus totally it contains 8 rollers.
While using this best massage cushion, the neck area feels a soothing heat function. This cushion provides impressive customisability to the users. This enables the user to have control over their massage experience. Most of the users of this cushion gives positive review to this model and get a good massage experience by using this cushion.
This cushion model is available for reasonable cost and it is affordable for all types of users
It is one of the best types of product for back and shoulder pain. This model has a trusted name among the users and comes first in the mind while thinking about massage cushions. Homedics comes with 3 various massage styles which perfectly suits the user needs. The four independent massage nodes of this cushion can be used in different ways the user wants. It has two types of massage options kneading and rolling.
The first one is suitable for deep massaging purpose while the second one is suitable for gentle massages. It also has a spot massage which can be used to give massage on particular parts of the body. The four different massage zones can also use to various parts of the body. Users can use this cushion for full back massage, upper and middle back massage, and lower back massages. This is the reason for the famous of this cushion.
It is easily customizable
The microprocessor control panel is easy to use
Contains four different rollers which are complemented by the heat function
It is affordable and value for money
Helps in relaxing the muscle pains
Contains a removable strap system which helps to moderate the massage intensity
Easy to use on any type of chairs
The materials used in this cushion are not very strong at times.
The Sharper Image MSI-CS775H Air and Shiatsu Massage Cushion
The greatest feature of this model cushion is it adds air massage. This is the major difference between this model cushion and other model massage cushions. The air bags in this cushion give a gentle massage by squeezing the side and lumbar areas. This massage cushion features two rollers for the back massage. Users have to travel up and down with the roller and it gives a deep kneading massage. It contains a remote control and using this remote control user can set the cushion to concentrate the massage on a specific area.
The customizability of this cushion includes intensity
Provides three levels of intensity such as low, medium and high
Users can enhance relaxations by adding a soothing heat to the massage
It is a best back massage chair, and can be used in an office chair, home chair or any other chairs
It has good level of adjustability
Some of its models are lack of power and lack of control
As it is available for cheaper rates, it is not that good for muscles
Most of the users want to buy an engrossing massage cushion which is both cheap and private. The Naipo Shitasu massage seat cushion with heat function is a perfect choice for this. This cushion is made with two separate and distinct mechanisms which deliver good massaging experience to the users. This type of cushion allows the user to customize the massage experience. This means that a user with any height can enjoy a perfect massage by using this massage cushion. This model cushion is an ideal companion for your relaxation in your home.
This cushion model is designed in an adjustable form and it is suitable for full back and neck massage. This model of the cushion is easy to use and it can be fixed easily on any type of chairs. It helps to relax the muscles and get rid of back and neck pains. This model has three types of massaging options that are the Shitasu, spot massage, and heated rolling.
It is customizable
Massages the back portion and neck muscles
Available for cheaper rates
Can be used on anywhere as per the user needs
Massages the whole back
If user wants to use it for some other parts of the body, then a little portion will be covered
This model of massage cushion has four types of adjustable shiatsu Kneading massage nodes. This can be used for the neck area and to get rid of neck pains. This model also allows the user to add a soothing heating function to the massage. This heating function can be turned off and on separately. It also has vibration seats and thermotherapy which helps increasing oxygen in your blood cells.
This cushion has air bags and can be used for air massage and pressure soothing massages. It also comes with a remote controller which allows the user adjust the cushion easily.
4 Adjustable moving Shitasu massage nodes
Soothing heat function
Contains 13 airbags and it is adjustable
8 adjustable moving Shitasu massage nodes which can be used with back area
Auto-shut off option after 15 minutes
Thick padded cushion and has adjustable strap
Side pocket for remote controller storage
3 levels of vibrations on massage like low, medium and high
When you do not have much money to buy those luxury recliners + massage chairs, all what you can do is learn to live with aching back and fatigued nerves, or perhaps not. Perhaps you have the option to spend less money and buy something like a massage chair pad and cushion with heat and flexible massage nodes that take care of your spine from bottom to cervical vertebrae.
With 3 massage zones, flexible massage nodes and different levels of vibration, this massage chair pad can provide you really good value for the money.
4 deep kneading massage nodes that go up and down along the spine
Vibrators in the seat with 3 intensity levels for a thorough hip massage
Soothing heat therapy in the back of the cushion
Tough and uncomfortable back
Vibration massage tends to work only for the buttocks area
Well, a mere glimpse on the pros and cons cannot give you the bigger picture about this massage cushion + pad. First of all, let us discuss the anatomy of this cushion and pad.
In the cushion area, there are the massaging nodes that work up and down on your backbone to give you a massage and in the pad area, that you use as a seat, there are located the vibrators, that massage the hips and upper part of legs with three intensity levels.
Shaitsu Back Massager
In the back of this cushion there are 4 deep kneading massage nodes that go up and down to provide a relaxing massage to your entire back. You can apply a massage to any of the three massage zones: full back, upper back and lower back.
Flexible Massage Nodes
The massage nodes that come with this cushion and pad are adjustable to the level of user’s satisfaction. You can adjust them to any minimum height, and the maximum height is 3mm. This way these nodes adjust to the curves of backbone and provide you a fulfilling massage. Use the Spot Massage option to apply the nodes’ massage on a particular area.
Vibration Seat Manager
The vibrators in the seat have three adjustable modes of sensitivity to offer a very calm and soothing massage to the hip bone and upper part of leg. However, some customers believe this only covers hip.
The Heat Therapy
The heat therapy option (in the back) warms the muscles of your backbone, including lumbar and they provide warmth and a feeling of tranquility to the stress points in your shoulders too.
The integrated straps make it easy for the customers to use this cushion + pad with any sea, sofa or chair etc. A handheld remote control is what makes it easy for you to control all the functions. 1 ultra-light home adaptor and 1 car adaptor are included in the package. One of the distinguished features of this cushion and pad is the 15 minutes auto-shut off function. This 15 minutes shut-off break comes in handy to protect the customers from unwanted muscle strain and body fatigue and it also helps to speed up the recovery after a muscle injury.
Our verdict? Considering the price to value ratio, this massage cushion and pad is a good option for those who do not afford expensive massage chair.
Considering how much a full body and fully functional massage chair costs, it seems extravagant to spend near $2,000 just to add a piece of furniture that only one person can use at a time and that does not serve any purpose, but massage.
This is what inspired companies like Gideon and many others to come up with a solution that will not take much space in your lounge and that will not incite you to break the bank. These are shiatsu massage cushions with more or less same technology and functions that fully functional massage chairs offer, and now a lot of companies are making these cushions.
Specially designed 3D rotating balls mimic real massage therapist hands and offer a deep penetrating massage
Up and down movement of 4 massaging nodes, offer an up and down massage on the back
3 back massage options – full back, lumbar or lower back and upper back massage
Weak vibration in the seat does not resonate with quality offered by back massage
Likely to start malfunctioning sooner than other cushions and chairs
Yes, not a single product on Amazon will be without haters. You will always find some irate customer who did not like the merchandise.
Well, those who disliked this merchandise, mentioned note more than two clear issues.
First of all it has a weak vibration in seat as compared to back and it seems that the greens found their level upstream to the back and not to the seat. Seat is the ignored part, but still this chair offers good value for the money.
Second one is more important objection and that is a very serious one too. Although this one is not something that we observed in our short-termed testing of this product. Many customers complain that there are a lot of glitches with this product and it tends to break or malfunction in a matter of days. While we believe that it might be instable as compared to high-end massage chairs, this “cushion” did not break while we used it.
And here are the reasons why you should consider it:
3 Levels of Vibration Massage in Seat Cushion
The intensity of the vibration level can be increased to two points and you can enjoy a high level seat vibration for a better blood flow.
Rolling Massage Feature
If you think that you have stress and pain built-up in any part of your back, you can focus the rollers and rolling massage on that certain part and enjoy imminent relief from stress and fatigue.
Moving Shiatsu Nodes
The moving up and down shiatsu nodes provide a very fulfilling back massage, but for better performance, you can use the remote control and point them to a certain area or just use the heat or gentle radiation to calm the aching back.
3D Rotating Balls – Deep Massage
The 3D rotating balls in the seat go deep in your skin to offer a good penetrating massage that eradicate the agents of pain, fatigue and stress.
From what I can see, if the price seems good for the proposed value, one should try this chair to see it.
Shiatsu massage cushions have become too famous recently because of the fact that just everyone does not afford the luxury of a massage chair and also, because among all the massage cushions, the shiatsu cushions offer a more holistic and deep penetrating, finger-like massage.
Well, while the readers might have an idea of what deep penetrative massage means, let us get this straight for once and all. A deep penetrative massage is only made possible when massage rollers can be flexibly focused on any part of body/back and when they have a human finger-like penetration into the skin.
Yet, the most important detail about a Shiatsu massage cushion is its holistic approach towards massage, That is, a cushion can only be called a shiatsu massage cushion in cases where it includes all massage modes such as kneading, rolling and vibration etc.
Deep kneading – imitates real human touch
8 rolling nodes to take care of entire back – top to bottom
Heat function to provide warmth and immediate relief
Product is likely to stop working
Poor lower and middle back massage
Talking about cons first, let us discuss them one by one.
Product is likely to stop working – Well this is not our observation; we tried this product for a limited time and it did not break while we used it. However, a few customers have reported how this product broke within a few weeks. So this likelihood exists and it is surely a negative thing.
Poor focus on middle and lower back – Well, this is also a con reported by the customers who bought this product from Amazon. As far as our testing is concerned, we agree to some extent that middle back is the ignore area when it comes to this massager, but lumbar is fully supported and thus this claim is only partly right.
Enough said! Now let us have a look at the pros of this product:
The kneading massage rollers do not only rotate to cover more area and provide more holistic massage, but they also offer a deep penetrative massage that feels like the penetration of a massager’s fingers into one’s skin.
This type of massage results in an imminent relief from pain, fatigue and stress in neck, shoulder and upper backbone.
8 Rolling massage nodes
This shiatsu massage cushion is rich with the massage roller nodes. There are not two or four or six, but eight massager roller nodes that knead deep into the skin to calm and relax the fatigued and stressed body.
Best thing about these rolling massage nodes is that they can be adjusted up and down or focused to any troubled body area. This is called the option of customized selection. So you can select any area of body.
Heat and Vibration
No good massage chair or cushion is considered complete without heat and vibration modes. Naipo back and neck shiatsu massage cushion offers both. The soothing heat function let you sooth the stressed nerves and muscles of your body, while vibration in the seat offers a refreshing feeling to your hips and thighs, not to mention that vibration helps with the bloody flow as well.
We think that after reading this short review of this massage cushion, you can easily decide whether to try it or not.
HoMedics MCS-750HA Shiatsu Massage Cushion
HoMedics MCS-750HA Shiatsu Massage Cushion
Considering the hefty price of massage chairs, shiatsu massage cushions have soon become a sensation among people who suffer from overall bodily fatigue and back pain, but who cannot afford a massage chair.
A massage chair, even if it is not a full body massage chair, is still way too expensive for a piece of furniture that will only be used by one family member. This is why people are now reverting to shiatsu massage cushions.
What is shiatsu? Shiatsu is a type of Japanese massage and exercise modality which heals the aching human body by a deep penetration of massage fingers. In case of shiatsu cushions, massage rollers offer this relief from fatigue and pain.
Three massage styles – fast relief massage, deep muscle comfort massage and gentle relaxing massage
Calming and relaxing heat massage to relax the muscles
Option of vibration while rolling and kneading
Good for mid back – missed on lower or upper back
Spot massage is not much spot on
Nothing is perfect, not even this massage cushion with good number of reviews on Amazon, so yes there are a few cons reported by the users of this massage cushion and that we also observed in our testing.
Let us have a look:
No Lower or Upper Back Massage – Well some users report that the kneading and rollers take care of only mid-back massage and the upper and lower back is totally missed. As far as our testing is concerned, we came to conclusion that focus on lumbar is just not as good as on medium back.
Spot on Massage is not Ideal – The cushion offers a function to focus the massage on any particular part of body, but in reality, when you try it, it is not as spot on as it sounds.
Well this is it for the cons, let us have a look at pros of this product and why it has got so many good reviews on Amazon.
Different Massage Styles
Well, first of all, this massage cushion comes with three different massage styles. Let us discuss them with detail.
Percussion – this massage style is for fast recovery and invigorating sensation in your back
Kneading – this massage function is actually used for deep penetration focused on imminent muscle comfort
Rolling – the rollers in the seat of this cushion provide an immediate gentle relaxation and relief from fatigue
Nothing makes a massage chair or cushion as successful as a heat option. Heat has a very soothing and relaxing impact on stressed and fatigued muscles. When you muscles get tight and strained, you need heat to relieve them of stress and this is what this shiatsu cushion provides.
The best thing about this cushion is full control that you enjoy on where to apply the soothing and relaxing massage therapy. You can select full back, upper or lower back options as well as a customized spot for massage. Now combine this with vibration and you’ve got yourself a winning massage cushion.
That’s it folks! Try this cushion and let us know of how well it went.
Massage Cushion vs Neck Massager vs Posture Brace
Massaging products are available in different formats. That is some people use massage cushions while some others use neck massagers. Each product has its own use and gives a different experience to the users.
Massage cushions are in the form of cushions that can be used on a chair or couch. One can use this massage cushion in their car or on their floor and whatever place they need. Massage cushions can give overall massage to the back portion and neck portion rather than concentrating on a single part of the body. Users can get these massage cushions as per their need like normal cushions and rolling cushions.
Some types of massage cushions are come along with extra features like heating options. This is totally mean for back body and neck massaging purpose.
As it name says neck massagers are electronic massagers. That is it can be used to give massage on the back side of the neck. This massager also available in different forms and can be used for all type of people. People those who have shoulder and neck pain due to their work can use this massager and get relief from the pain.
Neck massagers are not like massage cushions. It should be used on neck and shoulder pain only. It cannot be used for a full body massage. This massager can help users to get away from the tension and stress. Check the Best Neck Massager Reviews Now!
Posture Brace –
Posture braces are another form of massager which is normally used by the people. This is different from all other types of the massager options. This can be used to get a good posture. These braces can address control in the lower back of the user or in the mid or upper back. It also helps to relax from shoulder and back pain. These braces can be used in a different format than other massagers. That is it can be wear by the user to achieve a perfect posture. Using these types of posture braces for a few hours can make the user feel the associated normal posture in their body.
The posture braces are available in two different forms such as upper back and shoulder posture braces.
Things to consider before choosing the best massage cushion :
There are many aspects to consider before making a final move to buy a massage cushion. However keep in mind the following aspects.
Style of massage it offers, because some people tend to prefer harder massage while others prefer the soft massage.
Durability of the cushion is indeed another aspect, you are not going to buy another one soon.
Price range it comes in.
Does it targets the area you actually want it to? Remember massage cushions are not destined to cover your front part and mostly it covers neck, shoulder, back, hips and legs from back side. Make sure it works for the body area you are primarily buying for.
All these forms of massage cushions are helpful for the users to get a relaxation and get rid of all their muscle pains easily. Although there are other techniques as well such as anmo, which is being used in china mostly, but with recent updates, this massage cushions tend to outperform. I have tried to discuss best available massage cushions to help you in what you are looking to buy. Another I wanted to tell you is that the portable form of these cushions makes it user-friendly and this makes it more popular among the users. Let me know if you have any thing to say via comments section