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There are many factors to consider when choosing the best shiatsu cushion. A shiatsu cushion that works for one person may not be ideal for you. Price and function are the primary considerations when choosing a shiatsu cushion.
The first thing to do when shopping for a shiatsu cushion is to determine what the primary function of the cushion will be. A great way to do this is to get a professional shiatsu massage and pay attention to, or simply ask the massage therapist, where you hold the most tension in your body. This will give you a great place to begin your search. Make sure the cushion you choose focuses on the area you will get the most use out of.
If you hold the most tension in your neck and shoulders, a great and cost-effective option is to purchase a pillow cushion that concentrates on that area. When tension is concentrated in the lower or middle back, you are going to want to choose a shiatsu back cushion. A shiatsu foot cushion is going to work best for someone who spends a lot of time on his or her feet. Some chair cushions are available that start at the neck and work down through the whole back, which can be expensive but also very effective and thorough.
The next important thing to consider when choosing a shiatsu cushion is price. If your maximum budget for a massage cushion is $100 US Dollars (USD), then there is no use looking into the models that are above that price range. Also consider the features you're getting for the price and compare to what features other manufacturers or models offer for a similar price. This is the best way to get the most out of your purchase.
Another good idea when searching for a shiatsu cushion is to ask your friends and family if they or anyone they know have experience with a shiatsu massage cushion. The opinions of someone you can talk to and, better yet, trust are almost always going to be more revealing about the product than a picture and sales description. Ask to try out the cushion if someone you know owns one. If this isn't an option, read some reviews online or go to a store and try one out there, if available.
Buying a used shiatsu cushion is an option to consider that may save you quite a bit of money. There is the increased risk of problems coming up with the product due to wear and tear, but it may be worth it, depending on your comfort with risk and budget. You are much more likely to be able to return the cushion if it's defective when you buy it new rather than used, so that's another factor to consider.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great shiatsu cushion. If you browse various online shops, you are sure to find one that fits your needs and budget.
If you prefer to shop for your cushion in person, I have found that health food stores are great places to look for these unique items.
I use a shiatsu massaging cushion for my feet after a long day, and it works great for relieving foot pain. I start with a foot soak, then move on to the cushion for some serious foot therapy.
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