Review & Giveaway: HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow (12/6)


HoMedics Shiatsu Massaging Pillow Review & Giveaway

Before starting on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I spent as little time as possible in the kitchen. Now I spend at least an hour each day, but sometimes six or seven hours, prepping, cooking and cleaning up afterward. My back often aches after standing for so long. So when HoMedics contacted me about hosting a review and giveaway for their Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow, I quickly said yes!

HoMedics provided me with a code to use to order the product on their site. I found the HoMedics.com order and checkout process to be very easy. You can get a shipping cost estimate before you enter all your personal information, which I love! Billing, shipping, payment and review information are all presented on one page so no need to click through multiple pages to place your order. The checkout process is very quick and easy-to-follow.

I received my pillow within days of ordering it and I was eager to put it to use on my achy back. I used it the night I received it after spending multiple hours prepping food. I think I was too eager because I didn’t bother to read the instructions and I used it for nearly an hour!

It felt so good on my back that I didn’t want to stop, so when it would automatically shut off, I immediately started it back up again. That was a big mistake as I had a few areas of sharp pain in my back the next day. I decided that I should probably take a look at the instructions. They clearly state not to use the product for more than 15 minutes at a time. Oops…

Now that I have read the product instructions and I am using the pillow properly, I love it. When I want a deeper massage, I turn on the heat and lift the flap. When I want a softer massage, I put the flap down. For an even softer massage, the instruction manual suggests putting a towel between your back and the pillow.

The product is meant for use on the the neck, shoulders and back. I have been using it primarily for my lower back – where the majority of back pain and tightness settles.

The product is portable, but it is corded, so it needs to be used near an electrical outlet. It is not meant for use in the car, and should not be used by children without supervision (my daughter is drawn to this pillow so we have had a few discussions about how it is not a toy).

Check out the Shiatsu Massage Pillow or other massage products from HoMedics.

Buy It

You can buy the pillow for $39.99 on the HoMedics Website or look for a retailer near you that carries the pillow by entering the product model number – SP-20H – and your zip code in the search form.

Win It

One lucky reader will win a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow!

Mandatory Entry:

- Visit the HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow page and tell me what feature you like best

Optional Additional Entries:
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- Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
- Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
- Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Monday, December 6, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
- Open to residents of the US

Disclosure: I received a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow to review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.

140 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow (12/6)”

  1. November 27th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Christy Long says:

    I like the “Deep kneading Shiatsu works just where you need it” feature of the Ultra Plush Shiatsu Pillow.


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  4. November 27th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Karen says:

    I like the fact that besides the great massage action it has soothing heat too! :-)


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  5. November 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Katherine Snyder says:

    I like the fact that it has HEAT too!


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  11. November 28th, 2010 at 10:36 am

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  29. November 29th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Mindi says:

    My favorite feature is Soothing heat for a more relaxing massage!


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  39. November 29th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Donna H says:

    I like that you can lift the flap to get a more intense massage!


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  40. November 29th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Barbara says:

    MY favorite feature is definitely the ability to adjust the intensity of the massage and the heat! What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you
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  43. November 30th, 2010 at 2:56 am

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  47. November 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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    I like this feature the best:

    # Convenient integrated control lets you choose massage or massage and heat combined


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  56. December 1st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    pamela james says:

    Deep kneading Shiatsu works just where you need it this is my favorite feature.


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    Heather M says:

    i like the deep kneading shiatsu just where you need it… sounds wonderful!
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  72. December 2nd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Sarah M says:

    It’s heated.. nice!


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    My favorite feature is the heat. My muscles will not relax if there’s no warmth!

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    The kneading Shiatsu is the best! I have a foot one and they are fantastic : )


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  123. December 4th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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    I’d like to try the kneading Shiatsu


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  133. December 6th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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