Self Back Massager

By Back Nodger

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This ergonomic self back massager helps you reach knots and tension spots—all by yourself. It mimics shiatsu massage, a technique where therapists use thumbs and knuckles. The thumb-shaped end creates deep, precise pressure to release knots and kinks. Use it over the shoulder for your neck and upper back, and around your torso to reach your lower back.

  • Materials: 10% EVA foam, 5% ABS plastic, 85% steel
  • How to use: Securely hold the foam handle with two hands, one above the other. Then hook the Nodger over your back with the red nodule on the area where the knot is. Relax your shoulders and push the nodger away from you to apply targeted pressure into the knot, allowing the pressure to continue for one deep breath in and out.
  • Made with comfortable non-slip handle and durable reinforced steel frame
  • Helps relieve muscle knots and reduce tension
  • Direct application point allows you to apply precise compression
  • Mimics pressure created by shiatsu massage technique
  • Ergonomic, curved design
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 16" x 11" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

63 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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4/29/2019 by Lynne

I know it’s used for back, shoulders & neck...but I’ve actually used it on my feet!! Many pressure points in the feet & it works great!!!! Excellent purchase, for sure!!! No regrets!More > < Less


Fixed Hubby up

2/26/2019 by Mary

My husband was suffering with a lower back pain flare up so I ordered this. He seems to really like it and when I asked he said it must have worked because he hasn’t thought to use it in a while.More > < Less


This thing is great!

2/24/2019 by Alex

Bought this for my girlfriend to help her with lower back and shoulder knots - she absolutely loves it it and uses it almost daily. I’ve used it a few times myself - if you are even slightly considering buying this, just do it. You won’t regret it!More > < Less


Amazing relief!

2/24/2019 by Phyllis

This is the most awesome gadget! It targets those knots in my back and in seconds the pain is gone!



2/19/2019 by nancy

I'm SO HAPPILY IMPRESSED with this helpful device! I didn't imagine that it would be as effective as it is but it's ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I didn't understand about "muscle knots" until my husband had physical therapy following his amputation. This nodger device mimics the precise applications that his physical therapist performed which provided him with SO much relief. If you apply it correctly-YOU WILL GET the pain relief you NEED! THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR THIS INVENTION! Now I'm able to use my arm/shoulder without the debilitating pain I was experiencing.More > < Less

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Stop asking other people for a massage.

About 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.

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.