Product Review - Homedics QRM-400H Therapist Select Quad-Roller Massaging Cushion with Heat
This item from Amazon's Vine program was eagerly awaited by more than just me in our household... Homedics QRM-400H Therapist Select Quad-Roller Massaging Cushion with Heat. I'm always up for a good back massage, and my son suffers from back pain. When it showed up on the doorstep, he had no problems opening up the box, removing the restraining screw, and giving it the first trial run...
Overall, it's a hit with him and myself. The heat kicks in quickly, and the roller massage does a good job in working out the kinks. The Shiatsu setting is a bit scary when you first start, so you have to be careful not to overdo it. It's "vigorous", to put it mildly. Being that both my son and I are short, the upper back range was adequate for getting into the shoulder blade region. Depending on the type of chair you're using and how you fit in it, you shouldn't have too many problems getting the positioning down for what might work for you.
My wife was far less enthused with the device. In fact, her two words to sum it up was "it HURTS!". It didn't matter whether it was roller or Shiatsu setting, she didn't like it. So I don't think we'll be fighting her for any time use. She also insisted I take it out of the living room, as it "was ugly". Good thing she's not reviewing this item. :)
The only thing I wish it had was a true on/off button on the remote. You can power the unit down, but the rollers remain lit up in neon blue whenever the unit is plugged in. It'd be much less intrusive if you could turn it off with no remaining lights when you weren't using it. Having to plug it in each time is a bit of a hassle. It might also cause more of the back pain you're using the device for in the first place!
For the price, I think it's a pretty good deal. It doesn't compare to full-fledged recliners that have massage built in. Conversely, it doesn't cost thousands of dollars, either. For those times when you want to have the kinks kneaded out (and your personal masseuse isn't around), this should fit the bill quite nicely.