Massage improves health, serves as a prevention of diseases and a way to lose weight. Home massagers help to focus on the part of the body that needs relaxation and stimulation.
Types of body massagers
The most popular model is the body sculptor, which models the volumes and shapes of the figure. Vacuum massager acts on the skin with removable nozzles, it is effective at the first manifestations of cellulite.
It is a round plate with convex massaging fingers. On the other hand, there is a handle to hold the device. Area of application – abdomen, buttocks, thighs.
The devices are controlled by one or three keys, with the help of which the program is selected (heating, strength control, massage intensity, modes). Wooden car covers improve seat ventilation, their ribbed surface stimulates blood circulation.
It is applied to any parts of the body: back, abdomen, arms and legs. Massage belt with sauna effect promotes weight loss. Blood rushes to the problem area, metabolism is activated, extra pounds go away.
The vibration massage belt increases muscle tone, electrical impulses destroy lipids in cells, remove toxins.
Sets the correct position of the neck and shoulders in a sitting or lying position, provides a light massage effect. Some models are equipped with a heating function, a special shape relieves tension from the shoulders and neck.
The heating pad is like a bag filled with hot water. The device is useful in the cold season and people with poor blood circulation. In addition to the warming effect, it relieves fatigue and relaxes muscles.
The principle of operation is based on acupuncture technique. During the massage, the general tone of the body improves, the tension of the legs is relieved. Working elements act on muscles, blood vessels and skin. Some models are equipped with heating and cooling.
The bottom is covered with a dotted mat with special nozzles that affect the limbs. The specialization of the device is the normalization of sleep, pressure, improvement in diabetes.
Conducts lymphatic drainage with water or a special decoction of herbs. The unit is equipped with a vibration or manual massager that removes excess fluid and improves blood flow.
The water pressure is adjustable. The purpose of the device is to reduce pressure, normalize the functioning of the sebaceous glands.
The zone of use of massagers extends to almost the entire body:
- face and eyes;
- neck and shoulders;
- abdomen and thighs;
- feet and calves.
Many hand massagers are designed for the whole body, other models are made for a specific part. Each massager takes into account the anatomical features of the treated area.
- Network. Products powered by a standard network include all electric massagers. Their cost is much lower than rechargeable ones, and the weight is much lighter.
The disadvantages include dependence on the outlet, most often the devices are used at home. For use in the car, there are models with a combined power supply.
- Cigarette lighter. Power comes from a car cigarette lighter socket or an auto socket with a suitable connector. Often complemented by the possibility of charging from the network.
- Batteries. Many models are equipped with rechargeable batteries. This saves money on buying new batteries. Disadvantages of devices – short operating time, low power.
- Battery. Power comes from a built-in battery, which is regularly charged from the mains. The use of the device is limited in time.
The action is performed with the help of vibrations, in advanced models the intensity is regulated. Mechanical action strengthens the muscles of the legs, improves blood flow, makes the skin softer and more elastic.
When the skin is warmed up, vasodilation occurs, excess salts are removed, and inflammatory processes stop. Heating is more effective with infrared rays, as the effect is stronger and deeper. The result is noticeable with regular use.
The function is based on the Japanese massage technique, which acts on energetically active points. Devices have a positive effect on immunity.
The system of rollers deeply works through the skin and subcutaneous layer. At the same time, puffiness is removed, salt deposits are dissolved, cellulite is reduced.
The basis of the procedure is the use of inflatable chambers. The effect on the skin is very soft, pleasant. The function is designed to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation.
Advantages of body massagers
Benefits of a hand massager
- The effectiveness of a compact hand-held device approaches the therapeutic effect of a classic massage.
- Products are affordable.
- The general tension is removed. A person relaxes, distracted from problems.
- Blood circulation is normalized.
Benefits of the footrest
- Positive effect on the whole body.
- An effective device replaces the services of a professional massage therapist.
- It has an effect on biologically active points, invigorates the body, increases stress resistance.
- Works in automatic mode.
- Reliability of use.
Advantages of an air cushion
- Relieves tension in the knees.
- Relaxes the muscles of the neck, lower back.
- Normalizes blood circulation.
- Wide scope of application: car, home, office.
Benefits of heating pads
- Various sizes and shapes.
- The hypoallergenicity of the materials used.
- Warming up improves blood circulation.
Benefits of a massage cape
- A large area is captured simultaneously: neck, back, lower back.
- Prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
- An additional heating function makes it more comfortable to stay in the car during the cold season.
- The cooling function helps to endure the heat.
- Mobility. The vibration cape is easily located on the car seat, securely fastened.
- The condition of the skin improves.
- Massage any part of the body.
- High anti-cellulite properties.
- Free hands.
Disadvantages of a manual massager
- The need to make an effort.
- The lack of the desired result when using some devices.
- Small area of effect.
- Outlet dependency.
- Ineffective without diet.
- Causes skin irritation.
- Magnetic waves interfere with the operation of pacemakers.
Disadvantages of the stand
- Very high price.
- Lots of contraindications.
- Few service centers.
- Small area of effect.
- High cost.
- Inconvenient transportation.
Disadvantages of a heating pad
- Minimum features.
- Some models cool down quickly.
- Back sweats.
- Takes up a lot of space.
Contraindications for use
- Sensitive skin, skin diseases, dermatitis.
- High blood pressure.
- Cardiac and neurological diseases.
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Trauma, damage to the limbs and spine.
- Influenza, tuberculosis, acute respiratory infections.
- Varicose veins.
- Inflammation, damage to the skin of the legs.
- Oncological diseases.
- Violation of blood circulation, poor clotting.
- Age spots, dermatological diseases in the area of the procedure.
How to choose
- Universal. It is not advisable to purchase a product for each part of the body separately.
- Design. In the presence of a long handle, you will reach any point on the body, and a small weight will not let your hands get tired.
- The number of massage elements. The more heads, the larger the area covered by the device.
- Operating modes. The anti-cellulite effect is achieved by infrared radiation. Ionization will make the skin supple.
- Nozzles. The rollers act on body fat. Muscle massage imitates human fingers. Head attachment improves hair growth and appearance.
How to use body massagers
Two “D” type batteries are inserted for operation. The massage function turns off automatically when there is no touch. The pillow is placed under the massaged part of the body.
Operating the footrest
- The appliance is connected to the network.
- On the case, the start button is pressed, the speed is adjusted, the program is selected.
- The legs are placed in special compartments.
- During the procedure, the position of the legs changes.
- Unplug the device before cleaning.
- Cleaning is done with a soft, damp cloth.
- It is forbidden to use metal brushes, gasoline, kerosene, varnish, thinner.
- The product is stored in a cool dry place.
- Contact with sharp objects is not allowed.
Skin preparation before the procedure
In order for the massage to have the effect of losing weight, it is recommended to carry out the following manipulations:
- Steam the skin, exfoliate. When the epidermis loses dead cells, oxygen will begin to flow to them.
- Pat your body dry with a towel.
- On the problem area of the body, a massage is performed until the skin reddens (no more than 15 minutes).
- After the procedure, a contrast shower is recommended.
- A soothing cosmetic is applied to the skin.
- Use caution when using electrical appliances.
- Be sure to read the instructions for use.
- Do not leave the switched on product unattended.
- Do not allow children or people with disabilities to use without supervision.
- It is forbidden to use the device with a damaged cord or plug.
- Do not block the ventilation openings.
- Do not use the massager outdoors.
- Do not use the product on a wet body.
- For the procedure, an hour must pass after eating.
- Do not use the device if you are under the influence of alcohol or if you feel unwell.
- It is forbidden to sleep during the massage.
The warranty period is 1-3 years. Some manufacturers extend it up to 5-10 years.
- preservation of the complete set;
- all packaging components;
- factory marking.
When returning, you must have a passport.
Warranty not valid:
- with natural wear and tear;
- when exposed to liquids, ingress of dust and foreign objects;
- if the device is damaged due to natural phenomena;
- in the event of a breakdown caused by network outages.
The device does not turn on
- Incorrect installation of batteries, you need to install batteries, observing the polarity.
- The power supply or motor burned out. Replace with new ones.
Turns off quickly
- If running on battery or batteries, a charge or new batteries is required.
Product cord or plug defective
- Requires replacement with correct parts.
Makes extraneous sounds
- Worn internal parts. Diagnostics required.
Malfunctions of massage elements are eliminated by professional workers, as improper installation will adversely affect the operation of the product.
Massagers are presented in the following categories: anti-cellulite, belts, capes, devices for the face.
An interesting option are facial massagers, which include skin care around the eyes. Such products gently massage delicate skin, smooth mimic wrinkles, stop the aging process.
There is a wide range of swing machines used as a footrest, a device for back massage. The manufacturer guarantees correct operation during the declared period of operation.
A Chinese company that produces various lines of massage equipment. The action is based on acupuncture technique. The level of oxygen rises, vascular tone improves, spasms are relieved.
The device restores visual acuity, normalizes sleep, improves brain function, and also has a cosmetic effect: reduces wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles.
There is no official Russian site.
The company offers a wide range of capes for chairs, hand tools. Products are focused on various problem areas: back, shoulders, legs, face, neck, chin. Handheld devices are distinguished by their compact size and light weight.
Many items are listed as medical devices and therefore cannot be returned.
Affordable prices, ease of use and a large assortment make the brand especially popular.
Products help to get rid of excess weight, correct the shape of the body, improve the color and condition of the skin, overcome cellulite of any stage. A special product is a face massager with ultrasonic action.
The procedure operates at the cellular level, as a result, damaged areas are restored, metabolic processes are improved, and chemical reactions in tissues are accelerated.
The company specializes in the production of back and body massagers. Shiatsu massage capes reproduce the technique of oriental massage. Fatigue is removed, relaxation sets in, lightness is felt.
Pillows combine all the advantages of acupuncture techniques, which will restore the neck and upper back, relax the muscles. Hand massagers are compact, convenient, mostly battery operated.
Footrests provide a deep foot massage that restores muscle tone in minutes.
World famous manufacturer of massage equipment. The mini massager is popular. It perfectly relaxes, improves blood circulation. The warranty is valid for 1-3 years from the date of purchase.
Manufacturer from South Korea. Particularly noteworthy are foot massagers that perform asymmetric roller and pneumatic massage. It covers the calves, upper legs, thighs, arms. Helps in the treatment of various diseases, relieves fatigue, tension, pain.
Effective devices for the whole body. Supports eliminate discomfort and pain, help with joint diseases. Massagers for the neck and shoulder area are a versatile product with five different programs.
If necessary, additional heating is switched on. The back is treated through physical impact, a set of applicators and vibrating elements. Many models are equipped with infrared emitters that warm up the muscle tissue and spine.
The devices are made in China. Planta massage capes massage the back, shoulders, lower back, hips, calves, feet and even the stomach well. The work is based on Shiatsu rollers and infrared radiation.
The procedure relieves stress, tones and relaxes. Product warranty – 2 years.
The Chinese brand produces massage equipment for various parts of the body: capes, pillows, products for the body, neck, legs, belts. The range is represented by professional and home devices.
The main direction of production is massage chairs, which are equipped with convenient modern functionality. The manufacturer has set a minimum warranty period of 3 years.
The company presented the first full-fledged anti-cellulite massager, which improves the condition of the subcutaneous connective tissue, improves blood and lymph circulation, and activates the transport of fats and toxins.
Silicone disks of products perfectly cope with the processing of the hips, buttocks, forearms, abdomen.
The Taiwanese company is cooperating with medical centers. A wide range of products is represented by portable massagers, massage chairs, swing machines.
Innovative technologies are used in the production of any type of product, starting with inexpensive massage belts.
Vitek produces comfortable body massagers with InfraRed technology. It warms up the body, speeds up the metabolism, restores the body. Home appliances help in the prevention and treatment of various diseases.
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