Shiatsu neck massage devices are designed to provide relief from muscular tension. So that you can rely on the right product in the future, we have compared four market-leading devices.

A large part of the German population works primarily at a desk. Sitting for long periods of time in particular leads to back and neck pain. The result: At the end of a long working day, the neck muscles are very tense and headaches are sometimes unavoidable. A neck massage would be an effective solution for many tensions. But you can often wait weeks for an appointment in a professional massage studio, and sometimes these are not particularly cheap either.

If all of these thoughts are already making you tense, a Shiatsu neck massager seems like the right product for you. With this device, which is significantly cheaper in the long run, you can carry out massages flexibly whenever a sudden tension occurs. A selection of possible devices can be found in the following table. We compared four Shiatsu neck massagers that were rated at least 4.4 out of 5 possible stars on Amazon.

However, before you decide on a neck massage device, you should be clear in advance which massage is personally most pleasant. Here is a brief overview of the most popular types of massage.

Devices that loosen muscles through vibration have become increasingly popular in recent times. Even if these products are not reminiscent of the techniques from a usual massage practice, they still seem to be very effective.

On the other hand, devices that work with a tapping massage come much closer to being treated by a trained masseur.

Finally, there are the Shiatsu devices already mentioned, with which you can bring your personal wellness feeling into your own four walls. The rotating and pressing balls are reminiscent of the fingerprint of a real masseur and the included heat function leads to an even more intense feeling of relaxation.

In order for a massage to achieve an effective and pleasant result, you should make some preparations beforehand. It is best to take a hot bath before using the neck massager so that your muscles are in a pleasantly relaxed state. In addition, the room in which you carry out the subsequent massage should be pleasantly heated.

Since the neck massage is ideally performed while sitting, you can make yourself comfortable in a comfortable armchair. However, the ambience should not go unnoticed and contributes significantly to the success of the massage. To do this, dim the lights, light candles or simply listen to your favorite music.

For this comparison, a specialist editor from our partner examined test reports from other publications as well as the most popular offers (“best sellers”) and customer opinions from online retailers. Based on this, the product selection was made. For the selection of the top devices, models with more than four stars and a reasonably high number of ratings come into question. A selection of customer reviews was read and devices were selected that, based on the professional assessment, meet the needs of the users. The products have not been tested in the CHIP test center.

All products that the CHIP test center had in the laboratory can be found in this list of the best. Products that have also been tested by our other cooperation partners can be found in the test