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Say goodbye to tech neck.
Over the years, technology has changed a lot of our habits, and naturally our bodies have adjusted, now that we're spending hours a day at a desk or bending our necks to look at our phones. If you tend to carry pain, tension, and stress in your neck, upper back, shoulders, or head, it's a great idea invest in a quality neck massager.
There are a ton of options out there when it comes to neck massagers, but the best ones add just the right amount of pressure to the joints without straining or stressing out your muscles. The kind of pressure and amount you want is different for everyone (and can change based upon your lifestyle), but the very best neck massagers knead and roll the muscles in the same way a masseuse might in order to reduce pain—at a fraction of the cost.
It's overwhelming to see all of the different options to choose from online, especially when it comes to something that you want to feel on your body. Below, all the best options have been narrowed down depending on what your preference and needs are, whether you're looking for something to travel with, have sensitive skin, or even have arthritis. Each of them make a great addition to your self-care nights.
With different shapes and sizes, these 12 neck massagers will leave you feeling relaxed, energized, and pain-free. Feel free to grab a few—you'll want to keep one by your couch for movie night and another by the bed to use before you sleep.
Everyone loves a deep tissue massage, but who really has the time (or money) to book weekly appointments at the spa? With an overall rating of 4.5 stars from 35,000 people, RESTECK knows what they're doing.
And, this kneading pillow comes in a little purse, so you can even get a full massage on-the-go.
If you're on a budget, this quality neck massager emphasizes its Shiatsu massage setting, along with a soothing heat option, so you're not sacrificing any cool features for the price.
This all-in-one massager has three different speed settings that work just as well on the neck as it does wrapped around your legs (great if you're a runner!). Instead of only being used for the neck, other desperately aching joints can be relieved too. This is great for people who need a quick way to release muscle tension, getting you an effective, heated massage in just 20 minutes.
Gone are the days of those uncomfortable little airplane cushion pillows. This adjustable massaging pillow will keep you sleeping soundly throughout your journey. Careful, though—you'll be the envy of everyone on your flight.
If you suffer from back pain, Invospa might be the next best thing to getting a spa massage on the daily. Between the comfortable, adjustable straps and penetrating rollers, happy reviewers feel noticeably less achy in their back after just a few uses.
If your body is constantly changing and aching in a different way and new place every day, this is the massager for you. With five levels of control and five interchangeable heads that have the ability to pinpoint the tiniest of joints, you'll love this handheld massager.
You've likely seen this one all over Instagram by now. This portable option is great if you exercise frequently and need to release tensions from sore, tried muscles.
The vibrating roller ball has 20 levels of intensity and six massage heads for a true at-home athletic massage. Warning: This one's not for sensitive types.
This deluxe massager does more than just look good. With a plush cushion and padded support, you'll likely leave it on even when you don't have the massage function on. The Amazon Bestseller is a fan favorite amongst people looking for a comfortable, spa-like deep tissue massage.
If you're going to splurge, this massager's worth every penny. It includes different points and shapes to give you the most advanced massage yet to get in to the deepest layers of your muscles. It's super quiet (great if you have roommates or a sleeping baby!) and even connects through Bluetooth so you can curate your very own personalized wellness routine.
You've likely seen and used massage rollers at the gym for years, but this one allows you to pick from different vibrations and wave patterns that last up to four hours. It's even sturdy enough to lay down on the ground to roll your back on.
Between the minimalist design and golf ball rollers, this neck massager is surprisingly affordable. The rollers are great at targeting pressure points just as effectively as heavily-padded neck massagers, too.
If you're looking for a device that feels like human hands, this is it. Say hello to a magical masseuse in your very own living room! No wonder this massager is one of Oprah's favorite things.