Let’s face it, pregnancy is full of aches, pains and stresses that can really get you down!
The added in an ever growing bump and it’s no wonder so many women experience back pain.
While a massage at the spar may be just the thing to help relieve the pain, for some moms-to-be they don’t feel comfortable enough to strip down for a massage.
Our Top Picks
Our Top Pick: Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
Runner Up: VIKTOR JURGEN Handheld Back Massager
Also Consider: RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Deep Tissue Massager
In this post we find the best back massager for pregnancy back pain and answer some of your most commonly asked questions.
The Best Back Massager for Pregnancy: Our Top 3 Picks
To come up with our top 3 we looked at 31 different products, spoke to 3 experts and analyzed over 108 reviews totalling 55 hours of research.
Here’s our top picks based on our findings:
1. Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
This is a compact kneading pillow massager that is perfect to use in your home, at your office or in your car. You can massage your neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, thighs or calves. As an added bonus, it has heat to help your sore muscles and improve blood circulation.
You’ll love the soft leather feel and the ultra-slim design (13 x 9.5 x 3.5”). It’s light weight (only 4 lbs.), easy to clean and easy to us.
It has a power adapter that plugs into a wall outlet. Press the on/off power button to turn it on, then press the on/off power button so the deep-kneading nodes rotate, and the heat activates. To turn it off, hold the on/off button for 3-5 seconds.
It also comes with a DC car cigarette lighter, so if you go on a car trip, plug it in and have a relaxing ride.
This is one of those features that you never knew you needed until you try it and experience the back pain relief that you can get as you drive along.
You’ll love that it has a 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like it for any reason, return it, and the company pays the shipping. In the first year, if anything goes wrong, they’ll send you a new one, without charge!
2. VIKTOR JURGEN Handheld Back Massager
This double head, electric, handheld massager will surprise you when you find out how powerful it is!
It has custom speed settings that can run up to 3,350 pulses per minute. You’ll have a choice of three sets of massage heads to change, depending on whether you want to massage your back, neck, legs or feet.
Each massage head has its own purpose: one gives a Shiatsu massage that focuses on deep tissues and pressure points; the second targets acupuncture points to alleviate pain you may have; and the third has an O-shape head that stimulates blood flow and releases tight, sore muscles, for a deep tissue massage.
The non-slip, rubber grip makes it easy to hold on to so it won’t slip out of your hand. The long, 71-inch cord gives you maneuverability, as you massage different areas of your body.
There’s no reason to spend money on a high-cost masseuse, when you can buy this reasonably-priced massager and do a professional massage right in your own home.
3. RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Deep Tissue Massager
This is another handheld massager, but with a longer handle. One other difference; it has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 140 minutes when it’s fully charged. Since you don’t have to plug it into a wall outlet, you can take it with you anywhere.
This massager is light-weight (only 1.8 lbs.), but has a powerful motor that provides 3600 pulses per minute. If you lose track of time, it will stop automatically so it won’t overheat.
You can choose from five different attachment heads that will deeply massage and ease pains in your arms, legs, feet, shoulders, back, neck and arms and will relax your whole body.
- Round Head: massages deep tissue and loosens up knots in your muscles.
- Curved Head: helps relieve pain, especially on your arms, thighs and calves.
- Rubber Coated, 3-points Head – helps relieve pain in your joints.
- Larger, Rubber Coated 3-intensive Head – loosens up tight muscles.
- Hard Plastic Round Ball, One-point Head – great for a firmer deep tissue massage and promotes muscle recovery after a strenuous workout or sports event.
The Bottom Line
So there you have it, our list of the best back massager for pregnancy designed to help you relieve all the stress, aches and pains that come with being pregnant!
Ellen Fetters, is a former Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice with an BSc from the University of Sunderland. After completing her SCPHN - HV she then worked as a Health Visitor within the local community.
In 2017 Ellen left nursing to launch Parenting Click, an online parenting resource aimed at creating happier families through better parenting.
She lives with her husband, beautiful baby girl, and two darling dogs. She spends her free time writing, running and learning how to become a better parent.