Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Massager Review with Heat

The Brookstone shiatsu neck and back massager is one of the best-rated units available on the market today. This is a cordless model, so you can use it everywhere you want. The massager uses 8 massage nodes and three intensity levels to relieve your neck and back muscles.

Features And Programs

Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager with HeatOne of the advantages you get from using the Brookstone massager is that it’s cordless. This makes the unit easier to use, as there are no cords to interfere with your massage or make you fumble the massager. The unit comes with a lithium-ion battery that can last for up to 20 minutes when you’re using all of the features the massager has to offer at the same time. If you’re only using some of the features, the unit’s battery can last up to 3 hours before it runs out. The battery charges in about 2 hours.

Some people might believe that buying a battery-operated massager might be a mistake because the battery might run out on you when you’re enjoying the massage the most. Well, that won’t happen when you’re using this model. If the batteries run out, you can simply connect the massager to a power outlet and it will work just as a cable-operated unit would.

A great thing about this massager is that it comes with a good heating massage function. The neck and shoulder massager heats up quite nicely. You can feel the heat radiating on your back as soon as you start the heated massage feature, but the unit will need about 5 minutes to get the temperature up to its highest capacity. The heat feature offers a stable warmth that will not get uncomfortable even when it reaches its maximum temperature. Using this feature will help with stress relief and it will relieve the tension in your muscles.

Another good thing about this model is that’s lightweight. The neck and shoulder massager weighs only 5.3 lbs, so you can use it everywhere you want, and you can actually take it with you on trips.

As far as the massage goes, the Brookstone uses 8 deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes to penetrate your muscles and relieve them of tension and cramps. The massager’s handles are ergonomically designed to allow you to keep the nodes spread across the whole length of the strap. This will also allow you to pull the handles and move the massager precisely where you need it most.

The massage nodes rotate and simulate the hand movements of a professional masseur. The nodes are uneven, so they will hit different spots as they rotate. An automated reverse function will engage every minute and change the nodes’ direction. You can also engage the reverse function manually. You can also adjust the massage’s intensity, as the unit comes with three different intensity settings.


Weight: 5.3 lbs

Massager Size: 16 x 5 x 6 inches

Cordless: Yes

Voltage: 100 – 240V

Massage Nodes Used: 8

Heat Function: Yes

Warranty & Service

The Brookstone massager comes with a 1-year limited warranty. The warranty starts from the date of purchase and it covers all the defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year. If a defect arises during this period, the manufacturer will repair it free of charge or replace the product with a new one.


  • Cordless – The Brookstone neck and shoulders massager works on batteries, which makes it ideal for people who want to move around the house while using it.
  • Good Massage – The 8 massage nodes go a great job at massaging your muscles. Your neck and back muscles will relax after each massage session


  • Can Be Intense – Some customers complained that the massage is too intense even at its lowest setting. If this is the case, try using a towel as padding between you and the massager.
  • Heat Feature Could Be Better – Even though the heat feature warms up the pillow, some people still believe it would have been better if it produced more heat.

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