I already have a HoMedics massager that I bought last year. It's smaller, heavier and comes with heat setting. It's good but honestly I always seemed to need more. When I saw this massager, it was the extra wide massage head that made me take notice. I use it for the back of my shoulder blades and the massage I feel is beyond words. I love the front grip handle which helps when I'm massaging my lower legs and it's so lightweight that it's easy to hold with one hand when I'm using it for my lower back. The 3 massage nodes is an excellent idea. Sometimes one works better then the other and it's nice to have that option. This massager relieves all my aches within 20 minutes. I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone who stands on their feet all day, or has a job that requires a lot of lifting.