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Homedics SBM-200H Therapist Select Shiatsu Massaging Cushion with Heat

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  • Enjoy state of the art relaxation
  • Features a programmable control with 3 different programs and a moving dual massage mechanism
  • The shiatsu rolling massage and soothing heat travel up and down the back
  • The 30-second heat up is perfect for penetrating those sore muscles and the soft spot shiatsu targets just the area that aches
  • Fits most chairs and comes with a demonstration feature that shows you how to melt away tension, muscle pain and fatigue
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This is your massage therapist on demand! Deep kneading Shiatsu massage travels fully up and down your back relieving the tightest knots. With true shiatsu massage at your fingertips, there's no more need for expensive appointments or schedules to juggle.

In fact, it's so good that Consumers Digest has awarded the SBM-200H a Best Buy award! The SBM-200H's state-of-the-art moving Shiatsu massage mechanism travels up and down the back to help knead away deep aches and pains, while relieving the tightest knots. The deep kneading action simulates the hands of a professional massage therapist.

The SBM-200H turns an ordinary chair into an extraordinary massage chair, melting away tension and fatigue. The unit includes a three-program Shiatsu massage for full back, lower back or upper back treatment. There's also a programmable touch pad control for customized massage selection, as well as an integrated strapping system that fits most chairs.

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  SBM-200H SBM-300H QRM-400H
Body Area Back Back Back
Mechanism Shiatsu - 2 rotating massage heads travel up and down the back with heat. Shiatsu - 2 rotating massage heads travel up and down the back with heat. Quad-Roller - 4 rollers (2 rollers on each arm) travel up and down the back with heat.
Massage Styles Shiatsu - Circular, deep kneading action. Shiatsu - Circular, deep kneading action.
Rolling - Gentle up and down action rolls across muscles.
Shiatsu - Circular, deep kneading action.
Rolling - Gentle up and down action rolls across muscles.
Heat In the moving mechanism. In the moving mechanism. In the moving mechanism.
Customization Features N/A Spot Shiatsu - Holds the massage action in the spot you need it.
Adjustable Width Control - Adjusts the width of the massage rollers to custom fit your body.
Spot Shiatsu - Holds the massage action in the spot you need it.
Adjustable Width Control - Adjusts the width of the massage rollers to custom fit your body.
Preset Programs 3 - in Shiatsu only:

Full back
Upper back
Lower back
6 - in either Shiatsu or Rolling:

Full back
Upper back
Lower back
6 - in either Shiatsu or Rolling:

Full back
Upper back
Lower back
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years

Product Description

The Shiatsu massaging cushion helps you enjoy state of the art relaxation....your way. This cushion features a programmable control with 3 different programs and a moving dual massage mechanism. The shiatsu rolling massage and soothing heat travel up and down the back. The 30-second heat up is perfect for penetrating those sore muscles and the soft spot shiatsu targets just the area that aches. The width control adjusts to conform to your body so you can create your own customized massage. This massaging cushion easily fits most chairs and comes with a demonstration feature that shows you how to melt away tension, muscle pain and fatigue.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 19 x 7 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA and Imported
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000QTYKRO
  • UPC: 031262029584 031262028150
  • Item model number: SBM-200H
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,358 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

Better than more expensive ones i've tried .
Marcie Jayne lakin
It only has 3 settings... Lower back, upper back or full back.
TR
The cushion with massage and heat works very well.
FJ Jackson

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107 of 110 people found the following review helpful By N. Andersen TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 27, 2007
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I've tried a lot of massage chairs, from the kind you pay a dollar to sit in at the mall to deluxe home models to little portable cushions, more or less like this one. One thing you won't ever get with even the high end models is something that truly resembles the actual experience of being massaged by a human being. Massage, and especially the therapeutic technique known as "shiatsu," is an art form and little roller balls following a preprogrammed pattern will never give the experience of being kneaded by hands (or massage balls wielded by competent hands) that can adjust to the contours of your back, accommodate the different levels of tension and stress in your various muscles, and most importantly adjust their approach to your specific body type.

Given this major drawback for all electronic massage chairs, this one doesn't do a bad job and does a better job than some I've tried. The roller balls, which can be heated or not according to your preference, simply go around in little circles up and down your back. You can have them go up your entire back or halfway up from the bottom or halfway down from the top, according to your preferences. There is no percussion or vibration possible on this model -- those are features on some of the more advanced models of this chair -- but the warm rolling and kneading motion does work the muscles around your vertebrae.

The biggest drawback as far as I am concerned is that there are no adjustments possible in the overall pattern of motion of the roller balls. I'm a very tall and large man and it feels like this was made for someone smaller. On certain parts of my back the balls roll too tightly for my comfort -- my wife, however, had no complaints and the motions seemed just right for her smaller frame.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Kate McMurry TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2007
The Shiatsu massaging cushion is shaped like a chair pad. It is portable and can be placed in any type of chair, including, I would assume, the front seat of a car. You'd need the proper plug adapter, though, because it works by plugging into an outlet, not by batteries. The only caveat for what chair you can place it in comes from the product's manual. It says to be careful of upholstery, so I put a towel over my padded recliner when I placed the cushion on it. That chair, by the way, was a great choice for using the cushion because I could recline while being massaged. To add to the relaxation experience, the cushion has a convenient, hand-held control which allows you to access with the touch of a finger the three different massage programs the cushion offers: (1) shiatsu spot massage, (2) regular shiatsu massage, and (3) rolling massage. When you choose the latter two programs, you can select movement up and down the full length of your back, or have the cushion focus on your lower or upper back. For all three programs, you can add heat, which amplifies the healing effects. You can also control the width of the massage so it conforms to your particular body size. There is also an automatic timer within the cushion that shuts it off after 20 minutes, but it feels so good, I did it for a full hour the first night. Be careful, though, that you don't do it too long. The automatic 20 minutes are about right for most people, because you can get, as the saying goes, "too much of a good thing," and give yourself a pain flare the next day if you have the cushion massage you too long.

I rate this product 5 stars for ease of use and portability, 5 stars for looks, 5 stars for how good it feels, and definitely 5 stars for value for the money.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J.A. on April 6, 2009
I've sat in those $2,000 massage chairs, and let me tell you: this little cushion is not as good as those chairs.

But you know what? I'd say it's about half as good. And for 1/20th the price, that's pretty incredible.

Pros:
It feels great. That's the main thing, and all that really matters, right?

It's amazingly strong considering how small the motors must be. I'm a pretty big guy, and even when I lean on it it keeps on cranking away.

It's not bulky, so it hasn't made my chair appreciably smaller.

The width of the rollers is good for me.

Good materials, and it looks decent on my home office chair.

And again, it's an excellent value for what it does.

Cons:

One of the buttons on the remote died, so if I want a full back massage, I have to orchestrate it with the other modes.

I've got it on an office chair the rolls and swivels, and the cord gets tangled around the chair a lot. Not the fault of the manufacturer, but it might annoy some people.

It doesn't reach the very lowest or highest parts of the back, at least on a 6-foot tall person like me.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Moore VINE VOICE on November 28, 2007
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I have tried all the $5000 massage chairs at Brookstone and Sharper Image and, while this massager doesn't quite equal them, it's a great massager for the price.

I was impressed by the very solid construction and feel of the massager right out of the box. Again, this is quite a bargain.

Once placed on a chair, plugged in, and sat upon - the "shiatsu" massage feels really nice. Some massagers have too much pressure and others not enough, this felt just right. This model is limited to the rolling shiatsu action which gets the long muscles beside the spine.

Another nice feature is the heat, which seemed to melt the tension in my muscles like butter. The heat, also, seemed just right - not uncomfortable in any way.

The massager is fairly limited in what it does. It will not reach your neck or head, and is only recommended for the back. It has 4 basic settings: 1. Demo 2. Full Back 3. Uppper back 4. Lower back. I would have appreciated some more control like arrow buttons on some massagers that let you directly control where the rollers are.

Despite it's limitations I still belive it is an incredible bargain. It won't replace a massge therapist, but at less cost than two therapy seesions, it may be just what you need.
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