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The Best Massagers for body aches and to pamper yourself

They say you can’t buy happiness. BUT you can buy a massager, and that’s kind of the same thing.

Best Body Massagers India 2020
Best Body Massagers India 2020

At the end of a tiring day nothing brings more relief to your aching muscles than a massage. Though you cannot have someone to give you a massage all the time, you can always have a massager by your side. These massager machines relieve tense muscles and improve blood circulation. There are a lot of electric, battery operated and rechargeable massagers available in the market. Some are specifically designed for certain parts of the body and choosing the right one is the key.

Body massagers are useful for everyone. These can be electric, battery operated or rechargeable. For the electric ones you just have to plug them in, select the required options and sit back and relax. If you feel uncomfortable anytime it is advised to discontinue the massage. The outer body of the massagers can be cleaned but do not immerse these in water. The battery operated ones will need a change of battery from time to time. The ones with rechargeable batteries need to be recharged when needed.

BEST BODY MASSAGERS

NameSummary
1. Dr. Trust Full Body MassagerBest Overall Pick
2. Dr Physio Back and Neck MassagerBest for Back and Neck
3. Lifelong MiniBest Compact and Portable Pick
4. Dr Trust Full Body MassagerBest Wearable Full Body Pick
5. Lifelong FeetBest for Feet
6. JMADENQ Deep Tissue Massage GunBest for Sports Professionals
7. Lifelong Calf and Leg MassagerBest for Legs and Feet

NOTE: We have curated the above list to keep it short and make your choices easier. The prices considered are as of the time of writing and are subject to change by the e-commerce sites. Keep an eye out for sale from both Amazon and Flipkart to get even better deals.

1. Dr. Trust Full Body Massager

Best Body Massagers India Dr.Trust
Best Overall

This elegant looking body massager from Dr.Trust is great for a full body massage. It is a handheld massager with four massage heads. It comes with a wavy head for reducing aches and pain, a rolling head for tense muscles, a scraping head for tightening and toning and a frosty head for dead skin removal. It also comes with a protective mesh cover to prevent damage to skin and hair. The machine produces light vibrations and comes with a speed regulator. It is lightweight and portable with a good 1.6 metre cord. It is Amazon’s BestSeller in the ‘Electric Handheld Massagers’ category.

What we Like
  • 4 changeable massage heads
  • Handheld massager for ease of use
  • Can be used for the whole body
What we don't like
  • Warranty is only 6 months and could have been longer

2. Dr.Physio Electric Pillow Massager

Best Body Massagers India Dr.Trust
Back & Neck Pick

Dr Physio, the USA based brand works well to relieve aches, knots and muscle tension. It has four massage balls and you can change the rotation of the massage with just one button. This comes with an added heating function that can be turned on or off. This massager comes with a pillow cushion and is ideal for neck and back. The elastic trap of the pillow allows you to fix these massagers on chairs and headrests. You can just keep it on the bed or floor for a foot or leg massage.

What we Like
  • Elastic strap ensures the massager is handsfree
  • Heated feature
  • 1 year warranty
What we don't like
  • Just one type of massage head

3. Lifelong Compact Massager

Best Body Massagers India LifeLong
Compact & Portable

Lifelong has come up with this compact and lightweight body massager. This body massager is battery operated so you don’t have to worry about plugging it anywhere. Its ergonomic design makes sure it is easy to hold. This high performance vibrator will provide you a very good massage effect. It is a handheld massager that is lightweight and very easy to carry. It can provide you massage on the go. You just have to turn the head of the massager for on/off functions. It is one of the best budget products in the category.

What we Like
  • Battery operated wireless massager
  • Compact and easy to carry
What we don't like
  • Less powerful than other electric massagers

4. Dr.Trust Wearable Body Massager

Best Body Massagers India Dr.Physio
Best Wearable Pick

Another product here from Dr.Trust and this time it is a wearable body massager. As the name suggests you can wear this on your body and let it do its work. You can wear it on your hips, belly, waist, calves, thighs and neck/shoulders. It comes with an adapter plug and a car plug in so you can use it anywhere. The infrared bulbs can reach temperatures of to 40 degrees for pain relief. It comes with eight rotating nodes and four functions that include – on/off, rotation, massage direction and infrared heating.

What we Like
  • Can be worn making it handsfree
  • Can be used for full body massage
  • Comes with car plug in adapter for your long drives
What we don't like
  • Heating functionality isn't powerful

5. Lifelong Feet Massager

Best Body Massagers India LifeLong
Best for Feet

This foot massager from Lifelong comes with flexible rubber kneading pads to make you feel like getting a real massage. It offers you – Kneading massage, Rolling massage, Shiatsu massage and Accupoint massage using the Auto button. You can choose to turn on or off the heating option. It comes with a power on/off button and options to change the direction of the massage or increase or decrease the massage speed. It also comes with a remote for operation. Just plug in and relax. The product comes with a 1 year warranty.

What we Like
  • Specifically designed for foot massage
  • 4 massage options with heating feature
What we don't like
  • Could be slightly cheaper

6. JMADENQ Deep Tissue Massager Gun

Best Body Massagers India JMADNEQ
Deep Tissue Gun

This handheld massager gun from JMADENQ comes with four interchangeable massage heads. The flat head ensures full body muscle relaxation, the spinal dual head works well for the neck and spine, the round head aids in arms, waist and other bulk muscle areas and the bullet head with focused impact helps in problem areas. It creates minimal noise while operating. It comes with six adjustable speed options and an on/off button. Multiple ventilation holes make sure the machine is not overheated. The rechargeable battery ensures wire free operation.

What we Like
  • Best for deep tissue massage
  • Rechargeable battery ensures wire free operation
  • Four interchangeable heads
What we don't like
  • Needs extra care

7. Lifelong Calf and Leg Massager

Best Body Massagers India LifeLong
Best for Legs & Feet

This foot massager from Lifelong comes with four Flexible Kneading pads to make you feel like getting a real massage for your calf muscles, feet and ankles. It comes with three preferences for – foot, calf and foot & calf. It has four massage options – Kneading Massage, Rolling Massage and Vibrating Massage. You may choose to turn off the heating option. It comes with a 15 min auto shut off feature. It includes two removable fabric covers for easy cleaning. It stimulates acupressure points and improves blood circulation in the legs. It comes with a 1 year warranty and is Amazon’s Choice in the ‘Foot Massager’ category.

What we Like
  • 15 minute auto shut off feature
  • Four massage pads for real massage experience
  • Covers feet, legs and calves without needing any assistance
What we don't like
  • Bulky and can't be used for other body parts

HOW WE CHOSE OUR PICKS

To separate the better from the best, we spent hours researching and reviewing all available body massager with 4 star and above with significant number of reviews among the best sellers.  We compared their features and read hundreds of reviews on amazon, flipkart, from other reputed publications and from the verified buyers themselves to narrow our list down to the best electric body massagers in India among the top ones worthy of your consideration.

QUESTIONS USERS LIKE YOURSELF ARE ASKING

In addition to our own extensive review, we pay a lot of attention to negative reviews and questions on Amazon/Flipkart because they help us tell the hidden story through hands-on experience from multiple users in daily usage situations. We identify the common concerns and and put them through our lens to judge if it is a deal breaker or not. Below are  some common threads that we found –

Can these be used for chronic pain and arthritis?

We suggest you consult with your doctor before using any of these devices. Having said that, most of these massagers will help alleviate some pain( if not all) and help you relax. Again, your doctor will be the best person to help guide you based on your medical condition.

Can it be used to massage head and face?

These massagers are NOT meant for head and face and hence we advise you NOT to use them for that. All massagers have a specific design in order to give you the best massage for certain body parts and we would suggest you stick to what the product guide says.

Does the massager heating functionality get very hot ?

No. The heating functionality is limited and on the lower side to give only enough heat as needed for your muscles and to keep you safe from accidental burns.

Does it help you lose weight if used on body parts with more fat ?

No. The massagers are not meant for any fat burning or fat reduction. They are meant solely to help you relax your muscles and knots and pamper yourself.

Can these be used in sleeping position ?

Some of the massagers can be used in sleeping position. Given the soothing effect of the massage, you may end up falling asleep, so we suggest you be careful as not all massagers come with auto-switch function and extra-long massages can give you body aches rather than relaxation.

I read a lot of people complaining about body aches the next day. Why?

Most people over use the massager which causes the body aches. If you are beginner, we suggest you use it only for 5 minutes the first few times and on different body parts. This will help you understand your body and whether you are over-working the muscles. Each person’s body is different and you will be the best judge.

Are all the massagers chargeable ?

No. Most massagers are not chargeable given the powerful motors. They come with necessary adapters and some even can be used in the car while on long drives.

We hope we were able to help you make better shopping decisions in your search for body massagers and we are confident that you will end up selecting one of our top picks as your next electric body massager purchase.  We pay a lot of attention to your voice given that you are the center of our BetterShopping universe and would love to hear from you. Write to us – hello@bettershopping.in

Written by Shalini Ganeshan

Shalini is a staff writer at BetterShopping where you can find her reviewing everything from accessories for home decorations to the fanciest home appliances. Previously, she has donned various hats from being an education counsellor to volunteering at women’s oriented startups. When not typing away her opinions on air fryers to kettlebells, Shalini can be found tending to the vegetables she grows in her balcony or rooting for MS Dhoni and KL Rahul !!