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What can be more relaxing than a massage?

That’s right–a DIY massage done at the comfort of your own home or office.

At MassageBoss, I’ll teach you how to do it like a pro.

Whether you’re looking for  self-massage techniques or comprehensive reviews of the latest technologies to help you relax, we’ve got you covered.

 

Why should you trust MassageBoss?

I’m Luisito Batongbakal Jr., a registered nurse and a published health writer. I’m also a massage enthusiast who have devoured everything related to massage and other complementary therapies that help people relax, de-stress, and reduce pain.

In other words, I know what I’m talking about.

Luisito Batongbakal Jr.

Back pain? As a freelance writer who works crazy hours in front of the computer, I know exactly how it feels.

Feet and leg pain? Any registered nurse like me who ever worked in a hospital will agree that working on our feet for the entire 8-hour or 12-hour shift is not unheard of. In fact, it’s basically part of what we’ve signed up for.

And did I mention that I once waited on tables at a local restaurant when I was in college?

So, yes, I spent most of my adult years pushing my body to its limit. And it took a toll on my health.

When the pain became overwhelming to the point that it pulled my productivity to an all-time low, I realized I’ve had enough. In addition to conventional therapies, I’ve discovered that massage also works wonders not just in reducing pain but also the stress and anxiety associated with it.

And I’m not alone in this: In its 2017 updated guidelines, the American College of Physicians recommend massage as one of the first-line therapies for lower back pain, replacing prescription and over-the-counter drugs that have been blamed for increasing cases of drug overdose and dependency in the US.

As an advocate of massage, I’ve started this website to break the stereotypes that people have for this underrated therapy. You don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a month to reap its benefits. By trying self-massage or investing on body massagers that pay for themselves in the long run, you can enjoy the benefits of massage almost anywhere.

We publish in-depth reviews of every massage and relaxation product imaginable–from the massage chairs and foot massagers to massage cushions and neck massagers. As a massage junkie myself, I make sure that every detail is examined and the best products are highlighted regardless of their brand name or market price.

Take note, however, that massage is intended to complement, rather than replace, traditional methods of healing. If your body pain isn’t addressed with the use of massage, chances are you’re suffering from a more serious medical condition and consultation with a physician is imperative.