In my mind, there is nothing that can massage your back and shoulders at home quite as effectively as a massage chair. The problem however is that they are dreadfully expensive. They also take up a lot of space and of course they aren’t portable. This is why I started to look into alternative solutions. Something which was mentioned time and time again was the idea of a massage cushion. One that seemed to be recommended a lot was the HoMedics MCS-510H Total Back and Shoulder Massage Cushion . Having used it I can see why so many people sung its praises.
The HoMedics MCS-510H will allow you to convert any chair into a massage chair. You simply place it on the chair and you can look forward to a pretty decent back and shoulder massage. It is not quite as powerful as a dedicated massage chair. However, it should serve the needs of almost everybody.
One of the major benefits of this unit is that it is incredibly portable. It is quite bulky. It is light though. This means that you will be able to take it anywhere you want. This is perfect for the person who tends to get a lot of pain whilst sitting around the office at work.
One of the things that I absolutely love about this massage cushion is the fact that you have a lot of control over your massage. There are three distinct massage motions that you can select from. These are easily controlled from the attached remote control:
- The Rolling Massage: This is perfect for those want a light amount of pressure placed on their body. It is suitable for those who are suffering from chronic pain or perhaps a sports injury.
- Kneading: This is an incredibly deep massage which will help to eliminate knots in the muscles.
- Spot massage: This gives an incredibly focused and deep massage.
You are able to target four different areas. This includes your upper back, middle, and lower back. You can of course also target the whole of the back too. There is an added ‘heat’ option to help soothe your muscles as you undergo the massage.
Now, obviously no product is 100% perfect. The issue I have with the MCS-510H is not really its fault though. You see, it is not going to work well with every single chair. I found that those chairs which have curved backs tend to require a bit more pressure on the cushion on your part in order for you to feel anything. It does work well with soft backed chairs though. In fact, it really is going to relax you with those. Once you find a chair that it works with well though it will truly rock your world.
Despite the gripe that I had before the MCS-510H Total Back and Shoulder Massage Cushion is actually a pretty decent unit. It is obviously not going to give as good a massager as a dedicated massage chair. However, you should not expect it too. This is for those people who want a massager on the go and for those people it is absolutely perfect and worth every single penny of their hard-earned cash.