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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2021
I bought this to use in our car, as the new car doesn't have the built-in seat massage that our old one had. Both myself and my partner have back pain, his from spinal/disc problems, mine from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, and have found that reasonably gentle massage (as in our old car) works wonders on long journeys. Neither of us had tried shiatsu massagers before. Well, this item gives a very vigorous massage, even at the lowest speed setting, and neither of us could tolerate it as it was. However, putting a towel, folded over several times, over the cushion did help bring it down to a bearable level, although it does minimise the heat output. To be honest, we couldn't quite decide if it was helping or making things worse. It's also quite difficult to access the control buttons once you have it in place, as they're at the bottom of the left hand side. Neither of us was brave enough to try it as a neck massager. In addition, it has a short elasticated strap which wasn't long enough to fit around the car seat or the back-rest I use at home
If you need vigorous massage, then this cushion would be ideal for you, but I'm going to try one of the "vibrating" alternatives to see if that's any better for us.