This Heated Neck Massager Has 1,300 5-Star Amazon Reviews – Women’s Health

So it’s your friend’s birthday. You could get her a gift card for a massage (because, TBH, who doesn’t need some deep tissue time?). Or, ooooor you could get her a lifetime of massages.

That’s right, a lifetime—and for the jaw-dropping price of less than $40.

Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

Now, I know what you’re thinking right now: Is this chick nuts? No way that exists. Because, hey, I thought the same thing (yes, I even questioned if I was looney)…until I discovered the Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager from NEKTEK that’s apparently so ~magical~ it’s warranted nearly 1,600 positive reviews on Amazon.

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Featuring eight deep-kneading massage heads, this massaging contraption is considered a “pillow” per its Amazon page but, IMO, it’s way more like a scarf. Once you plug in its six-foot-long cord (which, btw, comes with a car adapter), you wrap the device around your neck just like, yes, a scarf and gradually melt into a puddle of relaxation as it starts to work its magic.

Because it’s designed to also target spots in your lower- and upper-back, you’re totally welcome to wrap the scarf-like situation around these areas as well to knead away any knots that have taken over. And no need to stop there, according to one very happy buyer: “I even used it last night on the back of my legs after my run and it was heavenly. I always get tight in one spot especially in my thigh after a run and I was able to place the massage exactly where the spot was and let it run.”

Let’s face it: sometimes it’s awkward AF telling the masseuse that you’re not liking, say, her pressure (sorry @ Ms. Buffay). But with this neck and back massager, the control is quite literally in your hands. Go ahead and change the speed, direction, and even heat to your liking. Umm, wait, heat?! Oh, yeah! One of the major perks of this massaging pillow/scarf is its built-in heating function that further de-stresses and soothes sore muscles.

Seriously, this thing will win you the title of “best gift giver” of the century. Just take it from this passionate purchaser:

“Love is not a strong enough word- I never would have thought that a $40 neck massager could be this good but it literally feels like a person massaging you. WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT!?! I use it for my entire body- feet, calves, thighs, lower back, upper back, neck. My husband is actually jealous of this thing (I’ve named him Tyrone). Bottom line, YOU NEED THIS!!!!”

Elizabeth Bacharach is the Assistant Editor at Women’s Health where she writes and edits content about mental and physical health, food and nutrition, sexual health, and lifestyle trends across and the print magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, lives in New York City, and dreams of becoming best friends with Ina Garten, who is, undeniably, an absolute queen.


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