Our exciting 2023 new product series continues today with a massager of an altogether distinct style and function. Previous blog posts showcased products explicitly designed to perform carefully programmed massages, namely the Foot Spa Bath Massager, the Collapsible Foot Spa, the Mini Massage Gun, the oFree Neck and Back Massager, the 2-in-1 Foldable Foot & Calf Massager, and the Airbag Foot Massager. The latest entrant in the series can be said to do that as well, but the NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow is much more than just a massager. It adds the latest massage technology to a commonplace item: the pillow.
The history of the pillow is so long and dates so far back into prehistory that it can hardly be adequately explored in our humble wellness blog. Suffice it to say that humans have been resting their heads on pillows for many thousands if not millions of years. Pillows have become the ne plus ultra device for ensuring a good night’s rest, whether in a cave, in a palace, in a hotel room, or in an apartment. In modern society, we rely on pillows not only when we go to sleep in our beds at night but also when we lounge on the couch or when we try to add just a modicum of comfort to the otherwise inhospitable experience of flying on an airplane.
Since the first recorded use of the pillow in Egypt in 7000 BC, very little innovation has been made on the device. We now have throw pillows and travel pillows and orthopedic pillows, but all of these perform the same basic function. The level of comfort may vary, but they ultimately do no more than provide separation between one’s head and another typically harder surface. That is what makes the brand-new NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow an absolute game changer.
Sure, there are many products on the market that call themselves “massage pillows.” These devices are effective at kneading the neck and relieving tension, but they are not really “pillows” per se insofar as one would never simply rest her head on them for leisure. They are usually bulky, with various massage nodes sticking out every which way. Any relaxation they provide only lasts as long as the duration of the massage.
The NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow is, at its core, an actual pillow. It is soft, made with slow-rebound memory cotton. It is cushy, meaning that you don’t even have to turn the massage function on to feel soothed and comforted. Keep it on your bed or take it on the plane, and you will find it works quite well as a sleep aid. Of course, memory cotton pillows are not a new invention, so what differentiates the NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow is that it does all this while also providing a deep-kneading massage that will relieve knots in your neck and back as you drift off to the Land of Nod.
The NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow puts into use traditional Chinese massage techniques to target both the trapezius and also the “Feng chi” acupuncture point. It also features three different strengths, so you can choose among Soothing Mode, Dynamic Mode, and Strong Mode to create the massage experience most suited to your needs. A built-in heating function offers additional soothing relief. You by no means have to use the NAIPO Shiatsu Massage Pillow as a soporific—it can relieve stress and tension at any time of day—but it certainly helps if you find yourself battling a bout of insomnia.