All too often, a nice therapeutic (or purely romantic) massage at home can fall a bit short of your expectations. But it’s not fair to blame the amateur masseur/masseuse. After all, massage is a bit of a dark art. Sometimes just using the wrong scented candles can trigger a violent muscle spasm. Or at least, that’s what we’d heard.
As it turns out, that’s not true. In fact, all it takes to be a reasonable amateur masseur/masseuse is a little understanding of how muscles work, a dash of self confidence and the Kneader. Designed specifically for amateurs, the kneader takes the stigma out of home massage, making it simple, satisfying and fun. This clear plastic tool comes with a simple guide that’ll have you up and rubbing in no time.
Sure, it may look like a jelly baby knuckle duster, but each curve has actually been designed to fulfil a different purpose. The upper arch is mainly for stroking movements, called Effleurage, or rocking movements (Petrissage). The upper side portions are for deeper movements (Petrissage, Frictions and Static Pressure), to release tension in tired muscles. And the lower arch is for Effleurage and Petrissage in smaller areas, like arms and calves. See, just knowing the right words makes you more confident!
The smooth surfaces of the Kneader let you use it over your clothing, or directly on the skin itself. So you can use it any time you’re in need of a kneading – whether it’s in the bath, or on the bus.
Home massage aid
Use over clothes or directly onto skin
Helpful guide explains different massage techniques
Being sceptical after reading so many reviews on how amazing this product is I took the plunge......I was not disappointed! I have just used my partner as a guinea pig and he loved it. I was able to put pressure on him that I would have never been able to do with my hands, and was able to give him a full body massage with non of the hand cramps that I usually get trying to work out the knots in his back. The guide and DVD are really helpful too and being able to use over clothes makes this a really efficient tool.
Firebox were very helpful and the service was prompt ( received it next day). If you do go for the kneader you will not regret it. Jo, Halifax - 7th February 2013
Is this product Latex free? Michael Moorhouse, Leeds - 10th February 2012
Hey, Wasn't This On "Britans Next Big Thing"??? Harry, London - 18th May 2011
Firebox says: It was indeed.
Definitely Knead this.
Yet another wonderful firebox product. Dani, Consett - 11th May 2011
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