Best Massage pads in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 2, 2019
A massage pad is one of the most cost-effective devices that the self-care market has to offer. The best massage pad will allow you to kick back, relax, and heal, all in the comforts of your own home. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Shape
Construction
Application
Massage Types
Operation
Functionality
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

The model comes equipped with 14 different massage settings. The back cover can be washed in a washing machine.

CONS

The model is a little heavy.

OUR VERDICT

With the HoMedics Deluxe Massage Chair, you'll be able to relax after a stressful working day and improve your well-being overall. For anyone who don't mind paying a little extra, this massage pad is easily the best one.

detailed parameters
Shape

Chair back massager

Construction

2 double massage nodes, Rotating massage mechanism

Application

Back, Shoulders, Upper legs

Massage Types

Shiatsu, Spot shiatsu, Rolling, Vibration, Soothing heat

Operation

Electric

Functionality

14 massage modes, Remote control, Adjustable height, Adjustable intensity, Adjustable headrest, Deluxe washable back cover, Heat on/off button

Weight

7.22 kg

Warranty

2 years limited

PROS

The model incorporates 4 plane 3D massage nodes. It comes equipped with a headrest for neck and head support. You get a remote control that will allow you to control the settings and a nice little compartment for that remote on the right side of the chair.

CONS

Doesn't get to the lumbar particularly well. 

OUR VERDICT

Naipo MGBK-2606H is almost too effective for a massage pad. It does a particularly good job emulating and mimicking the work of a professional masseuse. Plus, it gives you lots of different settings that you can use to customise the therapy.

detailed parameters
Shape

Chair back massager

Construction

4 plane 3D massage nodes

Application

Back, Shoulders, Upper legs

Massage Types

Vibration, Soothing heat

Operation

Electric

Functionality

Remote control, Adjustable back massage, Timer function (5, 10, or 15 minutes), Auto massage mode, 4 levels of vibration intensity, Heat on/off button, Headrest for head and neck support, Car adapter

Weight

2.9 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

A car adapter lets you use the massager in your vehicle. Due to a timer, you can set the duration of a massage session.

CONS

A power cord is rather short.

OUR VERDICT

Despite the affordable price, the Lifemax massager incorporates a variety of massage modes and vibrations so that you can apply as much pressure as you want. The remote control that comes supplied with the chair is there to simplify the usage.

detailed parameters
Shape

Chair back massager

Construction

5 massage motors

Application

Hips, Thighs, Upper and lower back

Massage Types

Vibration, Penetrating heat to lumbar area

Operation

Electric

Functionality

Timer function (15, 30, or 60 minutes), Remote control, 5 massage modes with 4 levels of intensity, Advanced fire retardancy, Connected strapping system, Heat on/off button

Weight

1.7 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Equipped with 12 massage nodes and a dual-direction setting, this thing is capable of penetrating deep into your skin. Moving along the “S” track, the nodes apply deep pressure to your acupuncture points, so they're able to release the stiffest muscles.

CONS

The zipper on the cover is a tad stiff. 

OUR VERDICT

Naipo BK750 serves as a good reminder that you should never judge a book by its cover. Though lightweight, compact, and particularly portable, this massage pad works wonders releasing tightness in your sore muscles, relieving muscle pain, and soothing muscle tissues.

detailed parameters
Shape

Chair cushion

Construction

12 massage nodes 

Application

Upper, Lower back, Lumbar and waist

Massage Types

Shiatsu, Spot Shiatsu, Soothing heat

Operation

Electric

Functionality

Two-button operation, Dual direction massage setting, 15 minutes auto-shut off, Elastic Velcro belt, Car adapter, Cover 

Weight

2.2 kg 

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Incorporating a Pointing Massage technology, this pad allows you to concentrate the kneading on a specific area. The high-quality polyurethane leather is durable, really soft to the touch, and particularly easy to clean.

CONS

Taller people may not be able to receive effective upper back massage. 

OUR VERDICT

Triducna KTP-80200-3 will prove a great choice for people who like to have as much control over the massage therapy as possible. Using this pad, you will be able to alleviate all of your stress and tension. Plus, you can take it to the office and use it in a car.

detailed parameters
Shape

Chair cushion 

Construction

6 massage nodes

Application

Upper, Lower back, Lumbar and waist

Massage Types

Shiatsu, Spot Shiatsu, Soothing heat

Operation

Electric

Functionality

Pointing Massage technology, Protection of motor, adapter overcurrent, PCB circuit detection, PTC transient-current impact, 15 minutes auto-shut off, Heat on/off button, Adjustable handle strap, Car adapter

Weight

~ 3 kg

Warranty

2 years

HoMedics Shiatsu Max 2.0

Optimal Functionality

If you’re looking for a back massager, functionality is the first and foremost thing to take into consideration. The HoMedics Deluxe Back and Shoulder Massage Chair is a luxury massager that can bring you to a whole new level of relaxation! With this high-functional device at home, you'll be able to experience shiatsu, rolling, vibration, spot shiatsu, and soothing heat massage.

Besides these variable massage techniques, you can also adjust the massage intensity. Moreover, the ability of two massage nodes to work independently from each other allows you to treat back and shoulders simultaneously. The heat function can make your massage even more effective and enjoyable, warming up your entire back.

Choose the HoMedics Deluxe Back and Shoulder Massage Chair and forget about the pain in shoulders or back!

Review of HoMedics Shiatsu Max 2.0 Deluxe Back and Shoulder Massage Chair

Additional Info

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Naipo MGBK-2606H

Customise Your Massage Therapy

A few things make Naipo MGBK-2606H better than the majority of similar options.

First, as far as the construction is concerned, the model incorporates 4 plane 3D massage nodes. These nodes deliver the softest massage therapy and do a good job mimicking the actual massage hands of a professional masseuse. This way, they're able to achieve optimal pressure.

Unlike chair cushions, MGBK-2606H comes equipped with a headrest for neck and head support.

You'll get to utilise 4 levels of vibration intensity. Three out of four of those vibration settings are located on the seat cushion, so you'll be able to customise the therapy the way you see fit.

But, at the end of the day, massage therapy isn't just about vibrations and applying pressure to different pressure points. If you're looking to improve blood circulation and soothe your tired muscles, you'll need some heat. Which isn't a problem as the optional heat function will let you heat the surface the nodes to around 40 ℃, making effective use of heat therapy.

Finally, the model also comes with a remote control that will allow you to control the settings and a nice little compartment for that remote on the right side of the chair.

Taking all of that into account, Naipo MGBK-2606H is almost too effective for a massage chair pad. It does a particularly good job emulating and mimicking the work of a professional masseuse. The vibrating massage is particularly great for back pain. Plus, it gives you lots of different settings that you can use to customise the therapy.

Review of Naipo MGBK-2606H Shiatsu Back Massager

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Lifemax 226R

Drivers Will Appreciate

If you spend a lot of time driving, you're likely to know what it's like to have stiff back muscles and strain in the neck. With the Lifemax 226R Heated Back and Seat Massager fixed to the seat, you'd not ever experience discomfort at the wheel again and will make driving a bigger pleasure. The Lifemax 226R Heated Back and Seat Massager fits the driver's seat perfectly, all you need to do is attach it to the seat with the straps.

The massager supports 5 massage modes and 4 intensity levels, so you can vary the settings depending on your own feelings. The Lifemax 226R Heated Back and Seat Massager can be used right out-of-the-box; the package includes a remote control and a car adapter. For user's comfort, the massager can be set to work continuously for a certain period of time - 15, 30 or 60 minutes and then, automatically switch off. It is equally great for car use and office environment. 

Often headaches and a feeling of fatigue can be resolved with a head massager.

Review of Lifemax 226R Heated Back and Seat Massager

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Naipo BK750

Moving Along the S track

On paper, Naipo BK750 is just a chair cushion. But we would recommend underestimating this little contraption based on its supposed limitations. Equipped with 12 massage nodes and a dual-direction setting, this thing is capable of penetrating deep into your skin. Moving along the “S” track, they apply deep pressure to your acupuncture points, so they're able to release the stiffest muscles.

But, despite how effective it is, what we like most about the product is probably its convenience and simplicity of operation. You won't have to waste your time trying to find the optimal setting. It gives you only 2 buttons: one for the aforementioned massage therapy and one for the heat function. Using the latter, you will be able to improve blood circulation and increase the relaxing effect of the therapy.

In fact, the massage may end up so relaxing and effective that there's a good chance you'll end up falling asleep. But don't worry. The model incorporates a 15-minute pre-set automatic shut-off feature, so it will be able to turn itself off before it could do any damage.

By the way, the whole thing weighs just 2.2 kilograms, so moving it around shouldn't prove much of a challenge.

All in all, Naipo BK750 serves as a good reminder that you should never judge a book by its cover. Though lightweight, compact, and particularly portable, this massage seat cushion does a great job releasing tightness in your sore muscles, relieving muscle pain, and soothing muscle tissues.

Review of Naipo BK750 Shiatsu Back Massager

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Triducna KTP-80200-3

Pointing Massage for the Win

Triducna KTP-80200-3 (what a lovely name) comes equipped with 6 massage nodes. Which isn't bad all things considered but we've seen massage pads with more nods. But, with this model, it isn't just about the quantity. It's about the quality.

More specifically, it is about the execution. Incorporating a Pointing massage technology, this pad allows you to select massage zone according to your preferences. You can go with a spot massage on your lower and upper back or you can use it like any other similar device to massage your whole back.

Aside from a customised massage experience, the model also provides you with an advanced heat function. By gently adding warmth to your back, it is able to help soothe your aching muscles by promoting and improving blood circulation.

Now, as far as the pad's construction goes, there isn't much to complain about either. Armed with a breathable mesh cover, the model keeps you surprisingly comfortable. The high-quality polyurethane leather is durable, really soft to the touch, and particularly easy to clean. Lastly, using the elastic hand strap, you'll be able to easily secure the pad to your favourite chair, car seat, or a sofa.

In short, Triducna KTP-80200-3 will prove a great choice for people who like to have full control over the massage therapy. Using this pad, you will be able to alleviate all of your stress and tension. Plus, you can take it to the office and use it in a car.

Review of Triducna KTP-80200-3 Shiatsu Back Massager

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What Is a Massage Pad?

There are so many benefits to massage therapy that it would take us hours to simply list and briefly describe all of them. That said, a massage chair is, more often than not, way too expensive. And frequent trips to a professional masseuse will end up costing you a nice sum of money in the long run too. So, what's the solution? Well, a massage pad could definitely be one of them.

First and foremost, it is a lot less expensive than a massage chair. Nevertheless, it offers the same convenience of a quality massage in the comforts of your own home. Plus, despite the much more modest price tag that these things come with, the quality of massage that they offer and the number of different types are often comparable to some of the more expensive high-end chairs.

There are a number of differences between different models. Look into the construction, consider the number of applications, keep in mind the overall functionality, and don't forget to inquire into the number of massage types that your potential prospect is capable of performing.

Of course, if you do have a few hundred pounds to spend, a massage chair might just prove a better fit for you. And if you've set your sights on becoming a professional massage therapist, we would recommend our review of massage tables.

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Publish Date: 2018-12-27 13:47:08