TruMedic InstaShiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat Review

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 7:57pm by Susan Bewley

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Do you have a massager that you love? I will freely admit, I have one that I have used for years in my office, but I hate that it is big, bulky, and tied down by a cord. Sometimes I would prefer just relaxing in the living room while I watch a movie, not having to be wherever I have an empty socket (or play musical cords and hope we don’t accidentally unplug the wrong thing in the living room). Wouldn’t it be great if there was a full size massager you could bring with you anywhere, and had the power to give you a great massage? Honestly, this was something I wanted badly but didn’t think it existed, especially since most cordless massagers are great for small jobs but nothing else. At least, this was the case until I learned about TruMedic’s line of massagers. When they asked me if I would review a complementary TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive and try out this new massager!

TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat: What is It?

Looking for a cordless massager that you can bring with you anywhere for an amazing massage? If so, we think you will love the TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat. With an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this massager can work cordlessly for hours, allowing you to use it when you need it most, including at work. As well, it is designed to be moved anywhere on the body, giving you relief after a tough gym session or stressful day. Of course, this massager also comes with a lot of amazing features, including a reverse massage to put more focus on certain areas, firmness settings to your desired pressure, and even comfortable wrist supports to give you full control over your massage.

Need a new back or body massager? see what we think of the TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat here!

TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat: Our Thoughts

So, what do we think of the TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat? So far, we have been impressed with this massager. I love that unlike other massagers, you have far more control over the massage by being able to move the massager and control it through the wrist supports. While it is very odd and different in the beginning, it is amazingly helpful when you are having problems with a certain muscle group that isn’t considered standard on most back massagers. As well, I like that the controls are much easier to use, giving you the ability to change the massage easily as you go without having to fumble for a remote. Overall, I have to say we are happy with this massager and I’m excited to see how it does over time.

Need a new back or body massager? see what we think of the TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat here!

TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat: Where to Purchase?

Want to purchase this massage for yourself? You can buy the TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat on the TruMedic website for $299.97. Currently, it is also on sale for only $139.97, making it a great gift for yourself or someone you love.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

80 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. justin tan July 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    WOW!! I want this. I’m always looking for a back and neck massage that is not too bulky. this one is perfect!

  2. Sarah L July 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I love that it’s cordless and not too bulky.

  3. justin orkin July 18, 2016 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    That’s way too much for a massager. I hope it works.

  4. Richard Hicks July 19, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I would love to have one. It would feel so good after a long day

  5. Laurie P July 19, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    oh this is great to know about! This would make such a great xmas gift for a few relatives of mine…….definitely need to bookmark for when the time comes!

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman July 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    What I like about this massager is that it is easy to move around and therefore can be used more easily on different parts of the body.

  7. Sandra Watts July 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    That is pretty cool looking. I could use one for my aching shoulders and knees. 🙂

  8. Ronald Gagnon July 20, 2016 at 5:55 am - Reply

    What a wonderful invention..I suffer greatly from muscle and back pain…this is a must..thank you

  9. Heather S July 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I need this so badly this would be amazing to win and use. My upper back, neck and shoulder muscles have been killing me.

  10. Barrie July 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I love how this can be used on more than just your neck. I would totally also use this on my lower back and feet!

  11. Sarah Osborne July 21, 2016 at 2:21 am - Reply

    This looks heavenly! My neck is always sore.

  12. Rosie July 21, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

    This is a great sale price! I have a relative who has me walk on her back, I want to let her know about this!

  13. Jennifer Rogers July 21, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

    This Massager looks to be awesome! The design is so versatile. I do not know that I have seen a massager able to work well on all areas of the body. I love that is cordless and rechargeable and heated with multiple settings. I think I must have one!

  14. lisa July 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    This sounds pretty good. You don’t always need something like this, but when you do, you don’t feel up to shopping. Make it part of the first aid kit.

  15. Sherri Lewis July 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I have fibromyalgia so something is hurting every day. This would be perfect for me!

  16. June S. July 22, 2016 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Man, I sure could have used this today. The humidity was just horrible here in northern Illinois today and my joints just ached all over. This awesome sounding massager would have been great to have for all those awful aches and pains I had. 🙁

  17. Lana simanovicki July 22, 2016 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I would like one of these. My back is always hurting

  18. Erin Ellis July 22, 2016 at 8:01 am - Reply

    This would be fabulous! I seem to keep re-injuring my neck.

  19. Laura Martin July 22, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

    This sounds awesome. I have back pain on a daily basis and my husband used to give me massages but lately he’s had back troubles of his own so we’re both in pain. I have a newborn and can’t get out of the house for a professional massage (and don’t have the money for it, either). This massager is something we both would use all the time!

  20. Brandi Hammel July 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I found this very interesting and excited to try. Love that it is cordless!

  21. gloria patterson July 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    great review

    BUT the pictures caught me the most…. as a 67 yr old senior I have aches everywhere

    Picture – on your feet I get cramps in my feet and legs at night this would be perfect.

    back aches, shoulder aches………… you name it it aches…
    would love love to win this baby.

  22. Mia July 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I would love to have a cordless massager. it is so limiting to have to attach to a plug in and this would be so flexible to use anywhere and anytime.

  23. Christy Caldwell July 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    I just love this! It’s cordless, rechargeable, and can be used on any of my aching muscles…love it!

  24. Pauline Gorczycki July 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I could of used THIS on sunday i had such a bad stiff neck. I had to soak in a hot tub and put a heating pad.

  25. belinda bell July 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I need this. My neck is hurting so much today.

  26. Jeanne Coulombe July 23, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I have this and it’s amazing I have rheumatoid arthritis in my neck and I can’t go a day without using this, but I never thought of using it different ways thanks for the tips 🙂

  27. Angela Mason July 23, 2016 at 10:17 am - Reply

    This looks like a product I could use. I was shot 10 years ago and still suffer from chronic pain. This looks like something that could be beneficial to me. Great review! have a wonderful weekend!

  28. K-Squared July 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    In my recent events I’ve been told there’s a chance that doctors might be able to do nothing for my injuries resulting via a driver that backed into me (a pedestrian) and didnt own the vehicle nor had insurance. After time, I realized that I am just a human and as unfortunate as it may be I wont have my job. I would like to change that by winning this – as it might be that idea that was never thought of to help cure this condition – I can tell you that many, many are going to see it (use it) and I would tell them how to get one if I was selected. Hence my choice would be the TruMedic InstaShiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat!

  29. Jo-Ann Brightman July 23, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    i love this product for many reasons. It is cordless. It is not too heavy. It is very versatile because you can use it on different parts of the body.

  30. Tina F July 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    WOW I really like this I have one but it is old and it is heavy. Someone also has to hold it on your back for you You cannot do it yourself or leave it there as it would vibrate off. This one is so amazing and would so help my back

  31. Debbie Welchert July 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    There are so many things to like about this massager. Like that it’s cordless and that you can put it directly on the spot that’s bothering you. This would be so great for stomach cramps too.

  32. Holly July 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    That looks amazing. I have neck arthritis and chronic pain in my neck, and I’m only 33!

  33. Amy Orvin July 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I need one of these! After I work in the yard, my neck and back hurt so bad! This would really help me.

  34. michele soyer July 24, 2016 at 7:55 am - Reply

    i have really bad neck pain at times and this can really help me.. the heat makes it especially good….

  35. lisa July 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I like the size. It’s easy to carry from one room to another. I have a large heat massage chair. It’s nice, but not so portable.

  36. Sophia,M.,McConnery July 24, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I would really like to have this unit.Just had an accident on a city bus.My neck,lower back,head,and ribs were injured.I NEED some relief!

  37. donna porter July 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Now this truly looks like something my husband and I could use…Being over 50 we have many aches and pains and I knew this would feel great!

  38. donna porter July 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    This looks like my husband and I could really use. Being over 50 we have many aches and pains..

  39. Susan Mullaney July 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    This looks like a very nice massager; I like that you can use it on different parts of one’s body, not just the neck or back. I sometimes have problems with sore legs so it would be nice to be able to use the massager for my legs!

  40. Leela July 25, 2016 at 12:14 am - Reply

    That looks like it would be amazing to use.

  41. Jerry Marquardt July 25, 2016 at 12:34 am - Reply

    This is a truly relaxing item to have to just come home to and relax. Relieving tension is always a plus, so this is going to work out for me and my family.

  42. Rajeeva July 25, 2016 at 3:22 am - Reply

    the massages you get here in Sri Lanka is crap. from the review this neck and back massager seems to be great.

  43. nauch July 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great way to relax really.

  44. Liege July 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I have neck pain (probably partly due to years of bad posture, I’m sad to admit)… I could definitely use this.

  45. Velva July 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a versatile massager! Everyone in my family would be able to use, and we have several athletes that it would benefit.

  46. Jenna Hudson July 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Fascinating all the different areas it can massage. This would save a lot of money on massages over time.

  47. Laura July 26, 2016 at 2:49 am - Reply

    What a neat Massager. I haven’t seen one designed like this before. I would be interested in trying it out!

  48. Brianna Beers July 26, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

    This is why I want one, it is designed to be moved anywhere on my body, giving me relief after a tough stressful day. It comes with a lot of amazing features, like a reverse massage to put more focus on certain areas, firmness settings to my desired pressure, and a comfortable wrist support to give me full control over my massage. This is a lovely product to have!! Thank you for writing a review on it, this is on my Christmas list!!

  49. Amber Ludwig July 26, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    It sounds amazing!! I love that it uses heat!! Makes it so much easier to relax those muscles and get an amazing massage!!

  50. Nadine Bongio July 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    This looks great! I love that it’s rechargeable… no cords! I like that you can move it around to any part of your body. Heat with massage is perfect!

  51. Sandy Bonesteel July 27, 2016 at 4:58 am - Reply

    I am intrigued with the various ways this Shiatsu massager can be used. The photos are very helpful in showing me all the sore areas of my body this can be used on. And it’s great that this massager has a heat option. Everything that I’ve seen and read in this review makes this massager seem like just what I need.

  52. Kathleen Kelly July 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    I could certainly use something like this. I have spinal stenosis with two spinal fusions done so I am in constant pain from neck and shoulder pain. Thanks for sharing@

  53. Hannah C July 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    This would be a luxury! I want one so bad!

  54. May Lynn Mahler July 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    This would be such a blessing! I suffer from Fibromyalgia and so everything hurts so the versatility of this beauty would really help my body with my chronic pain.

  55. Charlotte Winters July 29, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I would love to win this for my husband. He works so hard, and I know he would love this massager.

  56. Trish F July 29, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I love getting massages but besides being expensive, it’s also hard to find the time. This great self massage would be great to have, I love that one is able to move it around, a foot massage sounds heavenly right about now. Thanks for the review.

  57. Kellie Murray July 30, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I wish this weren’t so expensive. I have a bad back and a bad neck and this would sure help.

  58. lisa July 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    If this is anything like a heated massage chair, it doesn’t compare to a real massage. In a pinch, it’d be okay.

  59. Maryann D. July 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    TruMedic InstaShiatsu+ Neck and Back Massager with Heat seems like terrific and effective product to try. I have so many aches and stiff necks that this would be worth it for me! I need it for sure.

  60. debra dubois July 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    My husband suffers with so much back pain this would be do amazing for him to try and get some relief he would be just amazed. I would so love this for him.

  61. debbie kennedy August 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    wow! with the heavy lifting/bending/twisting etc. i do at work- this would come in handy!

  62. Kimberly Flickinger August 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I will definitely have to try this as I injured my neck as a result of a brain injury and every time it rains or it is damp and cold out, I feel it. Thank you for sharing.

  63. Terri S August 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, I bet this feels so good! My back acts up now and then, I would love this!!!

  64. Patricia Edwards August 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I would love to win the massager because it can be used on my
    Neck and Back. I have osteoarthritis in both my neck and lower back.

  65. Shakeia Rieux August 4, 2016 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I like that this has the wrist supports . This is something I need to get for my boyfriend because he has chronic back pain, and he has a few massagers which doesn’t work that well so he doesn’t use them.I hope this works better for him so he isn’t always in pain

  66. Dana Rodriguez August 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    This has so many ways to use it! Nice review! I would love to own one of these.

  67. Carmen Van Deursen August 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    For heavens sake please let me win this one. I’m on 25 meds, I’m only 46 years old and I have breast cancer, Lymphedema, neurathopy, RA, lupus, a blood clot disorder, fibermilaga and inflammation all over my joints. This would be so perfect, but I would never be able to afford it. I so hope I win!thank you!

  68. Laurie Emerson August 4, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    I love how much you are in control with this massager.. I always have back pain which can also affect my neck. This massager is perfect for that.

  69. Kari Domiter August 5, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    This would be incredible because of neck and shoulder soreness. I’d even use this in the car.. I’m always stretching out my neck in the car and throughout the day. It would be so beneficial.

  70. Holly Thomas August 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    My husband and I both suffer from back and neck problems and would love to try this.

  71. Linda L. August 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I like the versatility of this massager. I’m always on the lookout for a great back massager for my mother.

  72. Richard Hicks August 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    This is just what I need after a long day. Nothing could be more soothing.

  73. Jerry Marquardt August 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    This fine massaging unit looks of fine and high quality. I liked your review on this, and are likely getting one as the weather gets colder.

  74. Lisa F. August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    This looks very interesting. I like how versatile it looks. The pics show the usefulness and how you can really concentrate it in any specific area.

  75. Ann August 5, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Oh, wow. I hardly know where to begin with my praise for this wonderful product. I absolutely love its versatility!
    I would love to be able to give this to my father. He’s in his late 60s but still working very hard (blue-collar, hard-labor kind of business). He’ll come home in the evening and just soak in the bathtub, with sore, stiff, and painful muscles and joints. For him to be able to use this massager would be an incredible blessing.

  76. Lily Kwan August 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    This massager looks very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  77. Donte Guelff September 6, 2016 at 12:53 am - Reply

    bookmarked!!, I really like your site!

  78. Sue E March 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I have a pillow like this, but the animal is a lion.
    It doesn’t give off heat – even though that would be nice! My pillow helped me on my last plane ride. I was so comfortable! I knew I slept the whole ride. I keep it by my bed just in case I need it. Trumedic is a good trusted health brand! I wonder if insurance would cover all or part of this?

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