The Brookstone Max 2 Node Percussion Massager delivers a powerful massage experience with multiple speed settings. The high-end body includes dual handles and an extra-long power cord, but it lacks accessories.
The massager comes with two massaging nodes on the head. These nodes focus the pulsating power, allowing you to attend to specific areas on the body. The face does not allow you to change out the heads. Instead, these nodes move at varying speeds, depending on your chosen settings. You can adjust the massager's performance with the switches on the handle.
This handheld massager comes with five speed settings that reach up to 2,500 pulses per minute. The lowest settings deliver relaxing massages, while higher speeds focus on target muscle groups. Both relieve tension, but the higher settings achieve deeper muscle penetration. The lowest speed setting produces 1,100 pulses per minute. This cuts the highest speed in half, so you can approach tender muscle groups more gently as needed. The highest speeds address tighter muscles groups, helping to soothe tense areas and increase blood flow.
The unit does not provide any heated surfaces so if that's the kind of massage you want we would recommend the Prospera PL008 Penguin Percussion Heat Massager. Instead, it features a customizable level of powerful percussive action. It comes with two separate handles, including one shaped into a loop. When you use this handle, the handheld massager drapes easily over your shoulder. This lets you reach lower on your back without dropping the device. The other handle fits on the unit's head. When you are working with a partner, this second handle guides the head of the device across the back, adding pressure as needed. During solo use, this handle gives added control over leg and neck massages. If you would prefer a device that offers heated massages, you might be interested in HoMedics.
In addition to five speed settings, this body massager includes three programmed massage styles. You can choose from soothing, energizing and pulsating settings. Each delivers a unique experience, and you can switch between them in seconds. These settings add a degree of versatility, but the real value comes from the five standard speeds.
As a back massager, the Brookstone Max 2 Node delivers powerful pulsating actions. The 9-foot cord gives extra room to maneuver, and the aluminum body withstands everyday use. Even with these features, the handheld massager lacks both heat and accessories. Limited to neck, shoulders and back, this massager does not come with the delicate touch settings needed for more sensitive areas.
The Brookstone Max 2 Node Body Massager delivers powerful speeds. It comes with an extra handle and long cord, but it lacks heat. Without the ability to change heads, this massager is most effective at back and shoulder massages.