Therapist Select Shiatsu Massaging Cushion.
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- State-of-the-art moving Shiatsu massage mechanism travels up and down the back to help knead away deep aches and pains
- Deep kneading action simulates the hands of a professional massage therapist
- Deep kneading Shiatsu relieves the tightest knots
- Turns an ordinary chair into an extraordinary massage chair
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With deep kneading action simulates the hands of a professional massage therapist, the Therapist Select Shiatsu Massaging Cushion will turn any ordinary chair into an extraordinary massage chair. Featuring three programmable Shiatsu massages for your full back, lower back or upper back, this massage cushion offers the ultimate in performance.
The full back massage offers full shiatsu action up and down your entire back. With the upper back massage, you'll get the full treatment from your mid to upper back, while the lower back massage focuses on your mid to lower back muscles. A programmable touch pad control features zone buttons that let you target specific areas with a simple touch. The cushion is programmed with an automatic 15-minute shut off feature for your own protection, so you can sit back and enjoy your massage without any worries.
Designed with the look and feel of a rich, comfortable leather, the Shiatsu Massage Cushion will fit well in any decor. An integrated strapping system fits most chairs. Simply put, there's no better way to knead away muscle tension, pain and fatigue in the comfort of your own home.
Like all of HoMedics products, the Therapist Select Shiatsu Massaging Cushion is built with high-quality craftsmanship and comes with a two-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
3/11/04- An update here, do NOT use this product on a recliner. I was reclined and leaned to the side..SNAP...it broke. 3 weeks later my brother plopped down on his reclined chair and broke his too. I sent it off for repairs and am dying to get it back. WARNING- If you do buy this, use a straight back chair, like a kitchen chair. My brothers inlaws use a straightback chair and have had no problems. Don't use it in a recliner!
The upper back and lower back programs also massage the mid back. I wish there was a way to limit the movement to only the lower or upper back, and have a separate program for mid back instead of the demo mode button.
There are 3 zippers on the back near the upper and lower seat fold, and 1 zipper on the seat bottom. Unfortunately, the zipper bodies have sharp metal edges and the seat cover does not have flaps to cover them, so they might damage the upholstery of your chair. The instruction manual warns of this, and says not to use it on wooden chair surfaces. I placed a folded towel underneath the unit to protect my leather recliner. This slightly adds to the height and further reduces the depth of the seating area.
The seat bottom does nothing at all except for being a cushion and a holder for the wired handheld remote.
The unit is not comfortable to sit on when not in use. However it is somewhat clunky to remove, transport, and store with the 12 ft of power cable, transformer (which sits on the floor), and the various seat fastening straps.
Given these facts, the slightly shorter SBM-100 might be a better and more economical choice. Since the SBM-100 does not have a bottom seat cushion, it offers some leeway in positioning the unit against your back.
Homedics also offers the slightly more expensive SBM-300 and QRM-400 which feature rolling massage, adjustable massage width, and the ability to hold the massage heads at a specific point. The SBM-300 also has vibrating seat massage while the QRM-400 has 4 heads.Read more ›
I would love for it to travel even higher to help with my neck, but I'll settle for the range that it currently provides. It does have a strong gasoline-like smell - initially, after closing off my office for the weekend, Monday morning can be a bit hard due to the strong smell that has built up. But it has either faded somewhat or I have gotten more used to it (which is not too good for me).
Overall, a solid performer for light use - a few times a day, when your back really feels tight.
EDITS on 12/1/2004: After using it for 8 months I still like it a lot. The smell is all gone after a couple of months' use. I mainly use the back rollers (sitting in front of a computer most of the time), and can tell the difference after a 15-minute or so session - my back muscles are much loosened. I don't use the seat massage too much, but when I do I really like it as well. My favorite is the "side-to-side" mode. Makes the thighs relax.
EDITS in July 2007: It is finally broken. Nothing happens now when connected except that the power button on the remote keeps blinking. Too bad.
So if you want the original that does it all you better call around and make sure you get one of the older models with the hand control that has a body silouette on it with controls for the seat motors. The new model has only 4 buttons and no seat motors.
Don't get me wrong I love my older model SBM-200 for its stimulating massages, that's after I returned one of the new models that did nothing but go up and down the back. The seat vibrating function adds alot to it!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After less than 1 year the cushion started squeaking terribly. Cannot return on Amazon. Homedics :((( does not respond to my inquiry submitted via their website. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kurt Wellenkotter
I have owned this shiatsu massager for a couple of years and recently found it in storage and brought it back out. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ann Manley
This product was delivered well packaged, and performs as described.Published 12 months ago by Jerry
Bought this for my mom, she doesn't use it because it hurts her back, I love it though!!Published 13 months ago by Cynthia Hancock
My elderly aunt had one for 10 years that finally stopped working. She requested that I buy the most expensive one that I could find. I found this one on Amazon. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ed