Technology has blessed us in a million ways, but it’s also cursed us a ton too. All the time we spend hunched over our computers, phones and iPads has left us with tech neck and horrible pain in our shoulders and back. Sure, back pain is nothing new, but the dawn of the internet has taken things to a whole new level.
This is why a solid back massage is so necessary nowadays. Have you ever stumbled into a Brookstone store at the mall and sat in one of those massaging chairs? Heaven. But they’re pretty pricey — as are spas that offer professional massages.
Enter the internet: It’s the whole reason we’re in pain, so it might as well lend us a hand with our freedom from back ailments, right? We scoured Amazon for some cost-effective at-home back massagers that all have rave reviews, so all of us can finally get some relief.
If you’re in the market for a new back massager — whether to relieve pain or promote relaxation — we’ve collected some of the best products that real customers swear by.
A version of this article was originally published in February 2016.