Back Nodger

DIY Shiatsu

When you have a kink in your back, sometimes you’d give anything just to reach it. The Back Nodger is a contoured self back massager that lets you relieve those impossible-to-reach knots.
Back Nodger
Back Nodger
Independent Maker
DIY Shiatsu

When you have a kink in your back, sometimes you’d give anything just to reach it. The Back Nodger is a contoured self back massager that lets you relieve those impossible-to-reach knots.

After a slipped disc and two back operations, Maker Asher Nathan needed something to relieve his muscle tension. Getting massages constantly wasn’t an option, so he designed the Back Nodger.

The end is shaped like a thumb, letting you mimic the acupressure of shiatsu massage, where therapists use their thumbs and knuckles to release knots.

Position the Back Nodger over your shoulder to reach your neck and upper back, or around your side for lower back areas. Place the end nodule on a pressure point, then press outward on the handle to “nodge” tension away. The ergonomic frame is reinforced with steel, so press as hard as you need.

Lots of things create back pain—desk chairs, exercise, sofa beds, you name it. Whatever the cause, now you’re your own massage therapist.

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