4 Comments

  1. Arielle

    This is a very comprehensive and thoughtful review. I’m so glad you mentioned your reservations about using hand held massagers for neck pain. I have to agree with you that the risk of damaging your carotid artery is not worth taking the chance. I think best practice would be to use the pure-wave for the rest of the body. Just keep it away from the neck. I have to admit that before reading your post, I was one of those people who just assumed that electric massagers were good for your neck in the same way that they are good for the rest of your body. Now I have a better appreciation of how to safely use an electric massager like Pure-Wave. Thanks for the education.

    • Hi Arielle,
      There’a a lot of information out on the internet that focuses on the benefits of using an electric massager for neck pain, but leave out the possible side effects–including the possibility of damaging the carotid artery. I like my readers to have all the facts, to the extent that it’s reasonable, before making a decision about any product I recommend. I’m glad that the post has given you “a better appreciation of to safely use an electric massager like the Pure-Wave.” This encourages me to keep doing rigorous research and asking questions so that my readers can feel that they can make informed decisions.

  2. Ranjet

    Wow! Talk about ending with a bang, that reveal about the the carotid artery was something. I think you managed to excite us about the benefits of using an electric handheld massager while at the same time making us aware that we must be vigilant about the consequences of misusing or badly using any product. Your balance presentation has only made you more credible.
    Now when I go and purchase the pure-wave massager, I can do so knowing I’ll get a great massage for my body in a very safe manner. Thanks for a really helpful post.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I really like the Pure-Wave Massager, and I think it’s the next best thing to getting a professional daily massage to relieve back pain and reduce stress. That said, I feel strongly that no electric massage is safe for your neck pain. I just think the risk of damaging the carotid artery is not worth it. when it comes to relieving neck pain, I think posture correctors or standing desks are a smarter way to go.

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