The Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager draws upon deep tissue style percussion massage and the more soothing approach of vibration therapy to tackle tight muscles and general tension in the body. It’s one of the best handheld massagers (opens in new tab) for easing neck and back pain, as well as for gym goers looking to more effectively warm up (and down) their muscles.
As we’ll cover in detail throughout our Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager review, this device is slim and lightweight, and designed with sheer ease of use in mind. It’s also cordless, so you can take it with you when traveling on heading on vacation, or to give your neck or upper back a quick massage when working from home - if you haven’t yet discovered the benefits of the best standing desks (opens in new tab), we’d highly recommend you take a look, especially if you are dealing with neck pain.
The Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager also comes with eight therapy-grade massage tips, including a special ‘migraine’ attachment and a dedicated massage oil tip. With a versatile array of speed, pressure and sensations on offer, it would suit the vast majority of people, but are you one of them? Let’s take a closer look to see what it has to offer you.
Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager review: Spec
- Type: Body massager
- Pulses per minute: 3,700RPM
- Run time: Three hours
- Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.75 x 3.5 inches
- Weight: 1.75lbs
- Power: Lithium polymer battery (included)
Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager review: Design
With its PureWave CM-07 Massager review, Pado brings plenty to the table regarding functionality and practicality. The unit is slim, lightweight and rechargeable, and features both vibration and percussion massage - for a brilliant percussive device, read our Therabody Theragun Mini review (opens in new tab). But the real draw is the great selection of tips on offer. These include:
- Silicone massage oil applicator for a warmer flexible surface.
- Soft silicone air-cushion tip for general massage, particularly for areas with more bone.
- Eight tips for deep-tissue/sports massage, ideal for larger muscle groups.
- Point tip for acupressure and reflexology, good for targeting tension points and scar tissue.
- Silicone scalp tip for a satisfying head massage that encourages circulation.
- Migraine tip for a pinpointed vibration massage to the head, also good for TMJ and acute tendonitis.
The percussion mode helps relieve deep-tissue tension and loosen knots, while the vibration mode is ideal for more sensitive or painful areas, offering a gentler approach to massage. The PureWave CM-07 Massager can also be used on bare skin or through your clothing.
The air-cushion stick, point stick and six-head stick screw onto the percussion side of the massager, while the scalp tip and massage-oil tip fit over the threaded percussion tip. The migraine tip fits on the CM-07’s vibration handle. If you enjoy head massage, also read our Kikkerland AR18-A Massager review (opens in new tab).
Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager review: Features
The Pado PureWave CM-07 is endorsed by trained therapists who regularly use the device on patients, and also support its use to maintain treatment between appointments.
As mentioned earlier in our review, the power in this massager comes from two motors. The first is a high-speed percussion motor, which operates up to 3,700 RPM. The other motor is the facial micro-vibration motor, which vibrates up to 10,000 RPM. A dial on the unit will adjust the speed and intensity of percussion or vibration.
Needless to say, this device is designed to pack a punch, so it’s best to start slow and work your way up and experiment with the tips until you find what works for you. The run-time on a single charge is up to three hours, which allows enough time to use the device without the fear that the battery will run low.
The only thing we’d love to see added to the Pado PureWave CM-07 is heat therapy - that would really make it the perfect at-home massager. If a lack of a heat mode is a deal-breaker for you, read our HoMedics Percussion Pro Massager With Heat review (opens in new tab) instead.
Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager: User reviews
At $129.95 MSRP, the PureWave CM-07 isn’t the cheapest device, but there are usually savings to be found. Pado also sells the CM-07+, which comes with two extra tips: a 3D pivot tip with a wide-arch design that contours to the body, as well as a stainless-steel cream/gel application tip.
The user reviews on Pado’s website have nothing but praise for the PureWave CM-07, with plenty of feedback on how effective it is. There are over 3,690 user reviews at present, generating an average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Over 3,100 of those are 5 star reviews, with customers highlighting the versatility of this massager, as well as how quickly it eases muscle tightness and tension.
Over on Amazon it’s a similar story thanks to over 5,800 user reviews generating an average rating (opens in new tab) of 4.6 out of 5 stars, with comments such as this one from a massage therapist and nurse: “Wonderful to loosen up really tight areas such as IT bands. Great for low back and shoulders, everywhere really. You can alter the vibration faster or slower as well as change the tips which are fantastic.”
However, also on Amazon there are also customers who complain that the unit didn’t hold its charge as promised. Still, with a high overall score as well as an Amazon Choice award, the PureWave CM-07 has certainly proved itself to be incredibly popular.
Should you buy the Pado PureWave CM-07 Massager?
When it comes to effective and high-quality massagers for home use, Pado’s PureWave has an excellent reputation. And it’s easy to see why: no matter which muscle you want to work on, this device should be able to soothe aches and pains, as recommended by your physical therapist or just for general everyday use.
While the Pado PureWave CM-07 isn’t the cheapest of the bunch, there are always discounts online, making it a more affordable device. Ok so there’s no heat function available, but the rechargeable battery and multiple tips on offer more than make up for that.