In this day and age, having hunched, rounded shoulders is an increasingly common health complaint. This is partly thanks to the large amount of time that many of us now spend on computers. Working on a computer will invariably mean sitting with your arms stretched forward in front of you and keeping them there for long periods of time. Meanwhile, you neck will bend down to look at the keys and your back will hunch to keep your arms low enough to type.
Then there’s the fact that we also spend so much of our time looking at our phones – once again, our heads are tilted down, now even as we are walking around! Not only is this hunch-back stance not a good look (it makes you look less confident, less intimidating and less healthy!) but it can also lead to pain and lack of mobility. Fortunately, there are many different ways we can fix this problem once we’re aware of it. And one interesting option might be to use the New Five Star FS8801 …
The New Five Star FS8801 is massager that takes on a slightly different form to those you might be familiar with. Very often, massagers will either be chairs themselves, or will be cushions with in-built motors that we can strap to chairs. The New Five Star FS8801 is instead intended to be worn around the neck like a scarf but is of course much fuller and plumper – like a long cushion you might use on an airplane.
The design is instantly appealing. The massager has slots for the hands for instance and really envelopes the neck to provide support.
The real stars of the show though are the 8 kneading rollers that will operate within the massager in order to work the muscles and loosen the traps and the neck. If you have a stiff neck after a long day at work, then you should find this to be very soothing and it should be enough to alleviate regular discomfort.
What’s also smart about this design though, is that it can actually be worn in multiple ways – around the feet, the waist, the arms or the back for example. We tried multiple positions during this review and found it to work very well across the upper back and on the feat in particular. The massager offers a 10 minute program, though of course the cycle can be repeated as needed. As well as the rollers, you also get a heating effect which can help to further relax the muscles to release tension and to offer additional benefit.
Pros and Cons
The pro of this design is that it allows you to enjoy a massage considerably more easily and with less hassle. Just throw this around your neck and you can enjoy a massage wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
Like some similar products from the same manufacturer, the New Five Star FS8801 comes with a car adaptor so that you can enjoy using it if you’re a passenger on a long journey. The difference is that this smaller size and shape means that it’s something you’re actually more likely to want to bring with you on such a journey and that can be thrown into a (fairly large) bag even.
Of course the design can also be seen as a downside for some however. If you enjoy having multiple areas of your body massaged at the same time, then you might prefer a more traditional seat-style massager or a massage chair.
Another possible downside is the shortness of the cable (only five feet) and the fact that the main program is only ten minutes long. Of course this is mitigated somewhat by the fact that you can move it to another part of the body immediately after and go again.
The New Five Star FS8801 is a very affordable, convenient and practical way to get a neck massage wherever you are. It’s the kind of thing you can easily enjoy in front of the television and that makes it more relaxing – which is kind of the point! Of course this means you’re limited to a ten minute massage on one part of the body at a time, but if you’re happy with that then you should find that this is a very effective way to unwind and to get a backrub when your partner is not feeling particularly amenable.
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