A massage cushion is a great option if full-fledged a massage chair isn’t in your budget. They’re also great for on-the-go use, with most models being portable enough to take with you to the office or use in your car.
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To help you find the best model for your needs, we’ve rounded up our top five picks for the best massage cushion.
1. FIVE STAR FS8812 Review
The heat therapy function is great for muscle pain and relieving tension. What’s great about this feature is that you could can use the heat function with or without the massage function.
The FS8812 comes with a hand control unit that allows you to control all of the massage and heat functions. Choose from 4 massage programs, 3 speeds and 4 zones: shoulders, lower back, thighs and lumbar.
Here’s a sneak peek at the four massage programs included:
- Cycles through all four zones, increasing speed along the way.
- Cycles through all four zones, fading between each cycle.
- Cycles through all four zones in alternating fashion.
- Cycles through all four zones at one time before gently fading and slowly increasing back to the previous speed.
These program descriptions don’t do this massager justice. You’ll have to try it out for yourself to really understand the benefits that each built-in program offers.
One thing we really love about this model is that it’s so portable. You can use it in the car during long road trips, or bring it with you to the office. The manufacturer even includes a car adapter for added convenience.
And for added safety, the unit shuts down after 30 minutes of inactivity.
If you’re looking for an affordable massage cushion that offers multiple programs, speeds and built-in heat therapy, this model is the right choice for you. And it’s backed by over 1,200 reviews, so we’re not the only ones that love this model.
2. Comfort Products 60-2910 Review
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One of the features that really stood out to us with this model is the memory foam in the neck area. There are also support pads in the lumbar area for added comfort and support. If you spend a lot of time sitting in a chair, you know that your neck and back undergo some serious strain throughout the day. The padding and memory foam help ease this strain while offering you an invigorating vibration massage.
Like our previous model, this one offers heat treatment, and adapters for use in the home or your car.
The 60-2910 comes with five massage modes, eight speeds and several massage zones, including: upper and lower back, neck, thighs and lumbar.
The backlit remote is easy to use, and allows you to control the massage/heat functionality. This massager even comes with a side pouch to store the remote when it’s not in use.
We love how portable and comfortable this cushion is, but we did notice that the intensity level needs to be turned up quite high to really get a deep massage. This is the only reason why this model didn’t rank higher on our list.
With heat therapy, memory foam cushioning and 5 vibration massage programs, the 60-2910 is one of the best massage cushions you can buy.
3. Zyllion ZMA-14-BK Review
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We were surprised by how well this model worked. We’d say it’s comparable to low-end massage chairs – and it comes at a fraction of the price.
The ZMA-14-BK features four moving shiatsu massage nodes in the neck area, and four nodes in the back or lumbar area. These areas feature a soothing heat function that’s controlled separately, so you can choose to use the heat function with or without the massage function.
The lumbar nodes can perform rolling massages and deep-kneading massages for a light or intense session. You also have the option of adjusting the position of the nodes, height, width and the focus areas.
The seat cushion has three vibration levels and no massage rollers, so you can enjoy a comfortable massage session.
And like the other models on our list, the ZMA-14-BK is portable enough to take with you in the car or to the office.
If you’re looking for a massage cushion that offers shiatsu massages, the ZMA-14-BK is the best model you can buy.
4. Homedics SBM-650H Review
The three massage zones target your shoulders, upper back and lower back. And you can easily control the massage/heat functions using the included remote control.
Unfortunately, this model does not offer built-in massage programs. With that said, it is filled with memory foam cushion for added comfort, and the heat function will soothe your tired muscles. Also, you have the option of adjusting the intensity of the massage for added comfort and personalization.
The SBM-650H is comfortable, portable and easy to use, but lacks the robust massage functions the other models offer. But it comes at an affordable price, and offers true shiatsu massage action.
5. The Sharper Image MSI-CS775H Review
We’ll admit, air massages are gentler than shiatsu or vibration massages, but they’re relaxing and offer surprisingly great relief after a long day.
What’s great about this model is that it also offers shiatsu massage activity if you want a deeper massage. It comes equipped with two nodes that can perform a deep kneading massage.
The air massage function has three intensity settings: low, medium and high. It also comes with three massage programs for your lower back, upper back, or your entire back.
On top of all this, this model also offers heat therapy.
We love that this model offers both air massages and shiatsu massages. The heat function is a nice added bonus, too. But we do have to note that this model is not a good fit for diabetics. That’s the only reason this massager comes in last on our list.
With both air and shiatsu massages, heat therapy and multiple massage programs, the MSI-CS775H is an advanced model that’s easy to use, highly portable and offers an excellent massage.