This is the time we all begin wondering about what to buy our loved ones for Christmas, or indeed what we would like ourselves. Today, Christmas came early for me as I’ve been trying out a Naipo 3D Rotating Massager and I love it! Here is my review of the product and please read on to see a special discount code for my readers.

What’s In the Box?

contents of box including, massager, plug, dust cloth

The massager arrives in a neat little box which you can keep for storage.
Included in the box is:

1 x Shiatus shoulder massager
1 x Dust cloth
1 x User manual
1 x Car charger
1 x Wall Charger
1 x Instruction Booklet

It’s simple to set up, just attach the charger and plug it in. I did find the attachments do come out easily so you have to make sure that you don’t overstretch them. Once set up and the massage begins this no longer becomes a problem.

The massager has shoulder straps with hand holders. They keep you in a perfect position for the massage and are comfortable. Of course, you don’t have to put your hands in, you can just relax them by your side if you wish. But they are also useful for adjusting the pressure of the massage, just move your hands down for harder pressure or up for lighter.

The massager has eight Shiatsu deep kneading modules which work together and are designed to feel like a masseurs hands.

The function buttons are on the strap and easy reachable while the massage is in process. There are three options;
On/Off button
Heat button
Change rotation button.

close up of massager controls

The massager also comes with a car charger so you can use it in the car when you need to relax. You are not intended to use this massager while driving.

Also in the box is a dust cloth which can be attached to the massager by velcro to cover the nodules and protect your skin. It also protects the product from becoming dirty as it can be removed and washed.

You can find more details about this massager and other product from the Naipo Care Website.

What Does it Do?

The massager gives a deep and relaxing massage. It is classified as a mild intensity massager and you cannot change the pressure but you can use the hand grips to pull it closer for more intensity, or move it away for less intensity. It also provides a gentle heat which does not go above 40% and has a safety cut off. 
It rotates clockwise, and anti clockwise and changes direction after one minute to prevent muscle soreness. It is designed to feel like a hand massage.
You can also use the massager elsewhere on the body. The booklet shows  you how to position the massager to use on your back, thighs, waist, abdominal and feet.
massager with heat switched on
When the heat is switched on the massager glows red inside and you can see the massaging elements more clearly.

My Verdict

I have only ever had two professional massages in my life and both masseurs said that my neck and shoulders where really knotted. I’m not sure that is a medical term but I do know that they feel tight and often painful or achy.

My first impressions of the massager were that it felt hard and bulky and I was convinced I wouldn’t like it. However, once set up and placed behind my neck I was pleasantly surprised.

It felt quite hard at first but I soon got used to it. I was wearing a jumper so that most of the massager was placed against my clothes rather than my skin. It genuinely felt like hands massaging me and I love the way it moved and changed direction. It got right into the places that are stiff and achy and the neck massage made me feel totally relaxed.

I did keep my hands in the holders and it felt comfortable. I was also able to reach the controls easily. I loved how I could control the intensity by moving my hands, I started off having them quite loose but I was soon confident enough to let my arms relax and move the massager in closer for a higher intensity.

The heat was really nice and comforting, but it’s good to know that you can turn it off at any time if you wanted to.

I could hear a slight humming while using the massager, I’m noise sensitive so I thought it would bother me, but after a short while I didn’t even notice it as I was really relaxed. I asked family members in the room if they could hear it and they replied that it was barely audible to them.

I haven’t used it in the car yet but I can see it’s benefits. On long journeys my shoulders would get very stiff and tight from driving, especially on the motorway. I would think that when you took a break then it would be really beneficial to pull this out and have a five minute massage in the car.

Overall I can honestly say that I really love this massager and I think it’s great value for the price, currently £37.99 on Amazon!  I can offer my readers a 16% discount on Amazon using the code:5FGVWXGE

This massager would make a fabulous Christmas present and coming soon to Amazon will be the special Christmas Edition Massager.

What do you think? Is there anyone you know who would like a massager for Christmas? Naipo also do many other massaging products for anyone with health problems, do a lot of sport or work outs, or just simply enjoys a massage.

Disclosure: I was sent the Naipo Massager for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We finally got our pumpkins!
We had a great time carving them, it was so good to have somewhere to do them and have someone else clean up all the mess. I wish I had bought some pumpkin seeds home to roast though…I may just have to go and buy another one now.
Until we moved into this house four years ago we didn’t really do anything at Halloween. However, our new neighbourhood enjoy all the fun of trick and treating. I’m really not sure if I actually approve or not. I don’t really see it as a time for celebration and the kids going around begging for sweets just doesn’t seem right. But then I like seeing them getting dressed up and having fun, and it brings a sense of community with all the kids knocking on the doors. We’ve never had any trouble, all the kids are well behaved and they always have parents with them. 
I don’t decorate the house, or have a party, but we do like to put our lanterns outside. 
Here’s one for this year, all ready to go.
Do you celebrate Halloween?

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Sunday Snap

Half term is flashing by so quick. I’ve so enjoyed not having to rush around in the morning and just chilling with the kids. I think we may have chilled a bit too much though as we didn’t leave the house for five days!
The kids didn’t seem to mind, they’ve been playing with their toys and crafting, and generally making a right old mess for Daddy to clean up. (sometimes I’m happy there are things I can’t do anymore, like pick things up off the floor!)

We finally had our day out yesterday, I’d booked us into a pumpkin carving session at a local farm. Good job it was local as I’d only gone and booked the wrong day!! So now we are pumpkin carving on Saturday instead. At least we have something to look forward too, again.

As we were already at the farm I thought we’d take a look around. We’ve been meaning to visit for a long time, this farm is literally five minutes away in the car. We walked into the shop and I couldn’t believe how big it was, I mean it was as big as a supermarket. There was a huge fruit and vegetable section, a bakery, a butchers, a gift shop, loads of chutney’s and jams, biscuits, cheese, tea, coffee and a lot more! I bought cheese…lots of it, cheese with nuts, cheese with fruit, spicy cheese, blue cheese. All in small pieces, mind, just so we can try it out and go back and buy our favourites. I did buy a load of other stuff, but I wanted to get even more so I’m thinking we’ll be going back there again, probably very soon.

After we left the shop we spotted a mobility shop so we decided to go and look in there. The we discovered just how huge an area this was and there were so many other shops. I managed to persuade hubby that he didn’t need to go into the golf shop and we went into a big warehouse instead. I haven’t been to a warehouse in ages and we had great fun looking around this one. They sold just about everything. I have been wanting some new Christmas decorations for a while so we stocked up on them, and they were half the price you’d pay in a regular shop. We let the kids have some little things to play with (craft stuff again!) and I found some lovely fluffy bed socks for my freezing cold feet (96p a pair!)

We left exhausted, but happy. And my purse was a lot lighter. I think when we go on Saturday it will be for the pumpkin carving only, but me and the hubby are planning on another trip to that warehouse before Christmas.

The Reading Residence

I would like to share a short story with you.

The Giant Tree – Paulo Coelho

A carpenter and his apprentices were travelling through the province of Qi in search of building materials.
They saw a giant tree; five men all holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds.
‘Let’s not waste our time with this tree,’ said the master carpenter. ‘It would take us for ever to cut it down. If we wanted to make a ship out of that heavy trunk, the ship would sink. If we tried to use it to build a roof, the walls would have to be specially reinforced.’
The group continued on its way. One of the apprentices remarked:
‘Such a big tree and no use to anyone!’
‘That’s where you’re wrong,’ said the master carpenter. ‘The tree was true to its own destiny.
“If it had been like all the others, we would have cut it down. But because it had the courage to be different, it will remain alive and strong for a long time yet.’

I’ve been reading Paulo Coelho for many years and he has great wisdom. I don’t always agree with everything he has to say, but then why would a person agree with everything another had another had to say. What would that make me if I did?

I like this story because it shows that it’s okay to be different. No-one’s path in life is truly set and if you stand out in the crowd you could find yourself been ridiculed or abandoned, but that only means that you have a different purpose in life to everyone else.

I think sometimes we all forget this, we all want to blend in and be like everyone else. Some may feel more comfortable just not drawing attention to themselves. Some are afraid of what others will say or do if they don’t follow the crowd.

Then there are some that stick out anyway, those who are physically different and can’t hide it. Those who have no wish to hide their opinions even it means they could be persecuted for it. These are the people that are generally remembered more.

Whether you wish to be like everyone else or have no desire to follow the crowd it’s always vital to remember that you are who you are and you should always follow your heart.

School Runs and Shopping Trolleys

Debs Random Writings

Reflections From Me

Lucy At Home

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My Little Boy riding a bike at his nursery, in his purple jumpsuit
Not having a photo for this week I’ve snatched one from my archives. This is my Little Man when he was in nursery school. The school uniform for the nursery children was this purple tracksuit and I loved it. 
It’s quite relevant to this week for two reasons.
One is that I’m quite worried about my Little Man, he’s having problems at school with bullying, he’s having trouble coping at home and he has health issues. He was at the GP the other day and now I have to take him to the hospital for blood tests. He also has an appointment at a clinic in December. It’s not really what I need at all and I just hope it all turns out to be something easy to treat.
The second reason is how time flies. Here he is at nursery which was just after we moved into this house four years ago. The time has flown. The first two years seemed to go slowly but it’s so hard to believe that I have been sick for nearly two years! When we moved we were dealing with Star’s neck so we spent a lot of time at the hospital. We had a nightmare eighteen months, but time seems to have sped up so much since then. My babies are no longer babies. 
I’ve been pre-occupied with thoughts of my past, all of it, even as a small child I had a lot to deal with. It’s been the same ever since and it’s let me to not believe in Karma because too many bad things happen to good people. 
I guess over the last couple of weeks I’ve felt so ill I really believed I was near the end. A Terry Pratchett quote came to mind.

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called life.”

Life certainly does fly by so quickly, but no worries, I’m feeling better now so I have a lot more to cram into it. I have lots of happy memories too, so it’s never all bad. You can’t stop bad things happening but it’s how you deal with them that counts.

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Sunday Snap