Intensity & Effect7.0/10
- Powerful and goes deep
- Speed control
- Difficult to hold because percussion makes the handle vibrate
- Heating could be improved
- Low quality handle
The Homedics HHP 350 Percussion Action Massager is a hand-held massager that you can use on your whole body. The technology that massages you is percussion, which means that it does not rely on vibrating or rotating. Instead, the heads will extend and retract quickly like gentle hammers toward your muscles. This goes a lot deeper into the muscle tissue than rotations and vibrations, but can also feel a bit more intense. Some may not like this type of massage, for others, it’s exactly what they want.
The dual pivoting heads will massage your muscles and comes with three custom attachments. These attachments allow you to specify what type of massage you want. You can choose heat to relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow and may aid in rejuvenating your muscles. Another option is gentle which is less intense and direct. The last attachment is firm which gives you that deep tissue massage that you may want to loosen up your tense muscles.
It also has speed control settings so you can customize your massage even further. A higher speed makes the heads extend and retract more frequently and will feel more intense, whereas a slower speed will make them extend and retract with less frequency, but still works those muscles. What you want to use is up to you, and perhaps some days you want it intense, and other days you want it less intense. With the HHP-350 you can try all the different speed settings and attachments to feel which is right for you.
Some favorite things to mention about this percussion massager is that it is quite affordable and a lot of “bang for the buck” as it has many features and is also quite powerful in its messaging effect compared to other products in this price range. Another thing to mention is that it puts good pressure on your muscles by its own weight and you don’t have to press it hard to feel an effect.
The less favorable things to mention about it is that it may be difficult to massage your own back your self. You may want somebody else to do that specific body part for you. The reason is that the machine is difficult to hold in your hand while using it due to its weight, and the handle also vibrates because of the rapid percussion movement. Other things to mention is that the handle is not the best quality, and some customers have reported it to break off, so don’t apply too much pressure to it. The heating function could also be improved as some customers feel that it is not very effective.
HoMedics HHP 350 Features:
- Dual pivoting heads
- Speed control
- Ergonomic design
- Custom attachments included: heat, gentle and firm
- Percussion massage
- Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Dimensions: 17.1 x 5.9 x 5.5 inches
Overall, the HoMedics HHP 350 is a cheap percussion action massager machine that is quite effective on the muscles. It has an ergonomic design and several speed settings and different attachments for what you want. It has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 on Amazon.com (rating as of 9 December 2016).