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Surefire Ways to Send Holiday Stress Packing


Stay Chill Through the Turbulent Holidays With Massage
For a season devoted to warmth and celebration, the holidays can be surprisingly stress-filled for many. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by your gift-shopping lists or anxious about seeing certain family members, you might be in for some long, not-so-joyful months ahead.

After some relaxing research, we’re happy to report that the wellness experts at HoMedics have devised the best strategy for coping with the holiday strain: shiatsu massage. A Japanese word for “finger pressure,” shiatsu uses the traditional points of acupuncture as a guide, focusing on “shu” points that run along the spine.

Traditionally performed by a masseur using thumbs, elbows, hands, knees, and even feet, shiatsu has been successfully integrated into HoMedics’s latest line of massage offerings, focusing on different parts of the body where stress can linger and cause lasting tension:

  • The back.

    In addition to mental stress, the holidays can mean serious physical labor. Relax and rejuvenate your entire back from neck to lower lumbar with the extra-long massage track on HoMedics’s Shiatsu XL Massage Cushion with Soothing Heat. Want something you can leave out when guests come over? The striking, ultra-modern 3D Shiatsu Massaging Lounger features a shiatsu mechanism that travels up and down and in and out, making your seasonal worries a distant memory.


  • Your feet.

    Your feet. The hardest working parts of your body really feel the pain this time of year. The deep kneading and rhythmic air compression of the Shiatsu Air 2.0 Foot Massager with Heat efficiently melts away tension and restores feet. If your ankles take the brunt of your seasonal abuse, try the Shiatsu Flex Ankle & Foot Massager with Heat, featuring 3 massage styles easily controlled right from your smartphone.

  • Neck and shoulders.

    Neck and shoulders. Long hours of repetitive work can build up tension in these tender spots. The advanced massage technology in the “Thumbs Up” Cordless 3D Kneading Massager replicates the kneading hand motions of a masseuse to comfort and relax tense muscles.

  • Everywhere else.

    Everywhere else. Full-body relief is on its way with several HoMedics products that reach anywhere you need them to. The Cordless Percussion Body Massager with Soothing Heat lets you target overworked muscles, while being perfectly sized for travel. The Shiatsu + Vibration Total Body Massager fits anywhere a pillow would. And the Cordless Throw & Cape With Heat & Vibration can be worn as a cape or traditional throw for warming and soothing vibration, even outdoors.

A little shiatsu can go a long way this season. Find the massage product that helps you unwind anytime, and sail through the holidays at your most relaxed yet.