Back Nodger Review

My mum saw the Back Nodger on This Morning a few days ago, and told me about it. The cheapest I found it for was £22.50 on Amazon compared to the £29.99 most places had it available for.  I thought it looked interesting, so purchased it.

The Nodger in its packaging.

The Nodger in its packaging.

It arrived today and looks… different to most other massagers!  It works by targeting trigger points and allows you to put focused pressure on it.  I suffer greatly from very painful trigger points, particularly in my neck, shoulders and lower back.

You push the curved side into your trigger point using the handle.  It has a 'Locator Spot' which digs into the muscle.

You push the curved side into your trigger point using the handle. It has a ‘Locator Spot’ which digs into the muscle.

I’ve spent some time trying it out in various tight knots.   It works best on my neck, where it’s easier to move around to get the right angle.  Similarly, it also does a very good job on my upper back/back of my shoulder blades, and it worked on my arms – but was much more painful than other areas.  I didn’t find it at all helpful on my lower back, so I’ll stick to using a tennis ball there!

The end would be quite nice in my lower back - if only I could reach!

The end would be quite nice in my lower back – if only I could reach!

All in all – I’m glad I bought it, as it works better than anything else I’ve tried for my neck – and it’s strangely addicting searching for the next painful spot to work on!  It will also work nicely in conjuction with my favourite deep tissue massager by Dr Graeme that I find too strong for my neck, and hard to reach the back of my shoulders.

 

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