Homedics SBM-500H

Owning a Homedics SBM-500H is like hiring a stay-in personal masseuse with added lots of perks. For one, you can have the privilege of having a massage at any time during the day and/or night. If you will compare the price of it from the accumulated spa services, excluding the transportation not to mention the effort, it will still be cheaper. It is certainly durable and useful. It also has a remote control ensures the convenience of the customers. Homedics SBM-500H also has vibration options that help improves circulation of the blood. Like the other massagers, it also has a heat function that warms up the body in a matter of seconds.
Homedics SBM-500H Therapist Select Shiatsu One Massaging Cushion with Heat

Massage, these days can no longer be deemed as a luxury. Along with the advancement of technology, the difficulty of the challenges met by the people progresses as well. Irrespective of where one is, he is most likely to get stressed. The workplace is one area wherein pressure is high. Yet, we cannot also discount the weight of people who stays at home to manage the household. It is not surprising that massage chairs are getting to be a must-have item at home. It is where the weary people go first after a full day at work not just to get rest, but to be invigorated as well.

Massaging can be considered as the oldest and simplest therapy form. It can heal the worn out body and improve one’s health being. It has lots of benefits. It could improve the blood’s circulation as the body relaxes. It also improves a person’s breathing. It relieves tension and cluster headaches as it alleviates the stress accumulated each day; thus it also lightens depression. It also reinforces the body’s immune system so that we can lessen the risk of having various diseases and ailments.

The ideas and benefits stated above are some of the reasons why numerous spas have sprouted. Everywhere you can see health centers that offer different services. There are lots of kinds of massage therapy styles that have been developed in order to cater to the different preferences of the clients. Some of which are Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Thai and Deep tissue massage. There are also some types that are suitable to people with special needs like the Pregnancy massage and Sports massage for the pregnant women and athletes respectively.

Another type is Shiatsu massage that originated in Japan. It is a type of bodywork that makes use of localized pressures of fingers in a regular succession. It also utilizes acupressure methods like applying deep tissue pressures on twelve meridians in the body. The body parts that are employed in applying Shiatsu massage are the thumbs, hands, elbows and knees.
However, no matter how inviting a Shiatsu massage can be, there are still drawbacks in obtaining it from spas and health centers. For one, you cannot always have the time of travelling back and forth due to various impromptu commitments or some other reasons. Another thing is if you will have it on a regular basis, the one-time cost of a Homedics SBM-500H Shiatsu massaging cushion with heat would be way too cheaper than the summed up cost of service rendered by the spas.

With the mentioned machine, you can have the same quality of service at the comfort of your own home. Additionally, even the other members of your household can get massage without costing you more money. You can also get your massage at any time of the day, even at the wee hours of the morning. You can hardly find if there is one open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a spa that operates at such time.

Homedics has a wide array of products that can give you all the benefits written above. One of their magnificent products is the Homedics SBM-500H Shiatsu massaging cushion with heat. With this product, you can transform any chair into a luxurious and marvelous massage chair. It provides controlled shoulder and back massage mechanisms. This can give you the most rewarding massage. The Homedics SBM-500H Shiatsu massaging cushion also boasts of its Quick Heat feature. It can warm your muscles at the back and shoulder part in just a minute. The heat will help to relax your muscles so that your body can get optimal results from the massage the product gives.

You can also bring the cushion at your office. It can transform an ordinary chair to a massaging chair because of its integrated strapping system. It can help you relax while you are in front of your computer. It can lessen the stress that you will be likely having. Being relaxed in the work area can help you to perform better and make good decisions.

Product Features

•    The massage mechanisms for the shoulder and back are separated for the benefit of the users. Some cushions are not that high to massage the shoulders. Homedics SBM-500H has a separate pad for that area. The rollers can be lowered and raised through the use of a remote control.

•    The shoulder massage mechanism has a height adjustor. Even people with the height of six feet above can get the best massage. Also, the back of the pad is quite tall. The lower rollers do a good massage in the back area.

•    The Homedics SBM-500H Shiatsu massaging cushion provides a circular, kneading, and strong Shiatsu massage at the back and shoulders. It also gives rolling massage, giving you a couple of massaging styles.

•    The massaging cushion’s upper and lower rollers have a separate heat functions, giving you the preference on the amount of heat to be produced. Warm your muscles on your back and shoulder with less than a minute to be able to obtain the most rejuvenating massage. More relaxed muscles have the making of the most beneficial massages.

•    Choose from 6 pre-programmed massaging programs. Take your pick among the available options such as heated rolling, shiatsu, spot massage and much more.
Homedics SBM-500H Shiatsu massaging cushion with heat is one of the most effective back massagers in the market. The product comes with a limited two-year warranty at a reasonable price almost everyone can afford. It is also light to carry and portable. It weighs only 18 pounds. It is definitely worth your money.

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB!!, November 27, 2008
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This review is from: Homedics SBM-500H Therapist Select Shiatsu One Massaging Cushion with Heat (Health and Beauty)

This is the third massage item I bought with the Homedics brand. Impressive! As a very serious exercise enthusiast this machine has the unusual power to calm and restore even the most fatigued muscles. Now two months with the product, I found my recovery time has dramatically improved as well.

The massager works the back and shoulders and their various pressure points with a “deep tissue” style. This is serious massage- and excellent at that!!

68 of 68 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars It works works hard for the money, July 27, 2008

Every few months I wake up with a really stiff, burning muscle in my lower neck or shoulders. I have found that, if I can enlist someone to do so, a strong kneading of the affected area brings immediate and often lasting relief. But — here’s the rub — my significant other travels a lot so I am sometimes left to my own devices. On more than one occasion I have driven to the mall to sit in one of the $2,000 Sharper Image massage chairs for relief (seems I can never book a short-notice “real” massage). So, this weekend, when I woke up with a stiff, burning muscle in my right shoulder blade, I started researching more affordable massage cushions (I already have an easy chair) which led me to buy the SBM-500H. After my first hour of use I’m ready to say it was worth the money. Most cushions do not go high enough to massage your shoulders but this model has a seperate upper pad for that area. Those rollers can be raised or lowered via the remote control (but not widened or narrowed, which would be nice too). Because the back of the pad is rather tall (even for my 6’1″ frame) my head hits it which makes it harder to press my sholders into the upper massage rollers. But I managed to do so. The lower rollers do a good job on the main back area. Both upper and lower have seperate heat functions, which work well. While not as good as the expensive chairs, at one-tenth the price it did the trick (no more neck ache!). As for price I am a HUGE Amazon fan but did buy this model at Linen’s & Things (Bed, Bath & Beyond has them too) using one of their ubiquitous discount coupons.

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