If you are looking for the best acupressure massager, the Breo iPalm520 Hand Massager is the right one for you.
Utilizing the practice of meridian acupoint, this hand massager brings benefit not just to the hand but to the entire body and mind.
Features & Functions
Before we go into the features and functions, It is worthy to mention that the in-house R&D and Design Team of Breo has generated numerous international patents and design awards.
Hence its leading position in the industry since 2000, with a dedicated attitude toward developing wellness products.
AI Microchip Programming
The iPalm520 combines both air pressure and heat compression technology to help increase circulation and relieve hand and fingers in the most soothing and beneficial massage way.
Nothing too groundbreaking, given that is the standard massage mechanism employed across most hand massagers.
However, what we like about it is the precision it hits at the right pressure point (hence its name - the Acupressure Hand Massager).
This is thanks to the precision engineering of a sophisticated microchip programming that applies pressure on the hand's specific areas.
If you recall, this is the same intelligent technology employed in the HandSonic Massager. As mentioned therein, this is the most advanced technology the market has to offer to date.
It is believed that each point on the palm corresponds to a different organ, gland or zone. Through the proper stimulus of a reflexology session, your internal organs will benefit in the long run.
The iPalm520 is able to achieve just that because it has hundreds of specially designed dimples located within the device.
What they do is that they provide just the right amount of coverage and pressure to the acupoints on the hands and fingers.
In particular, we really like how it imitates the reflexology-like kneading of the acupressure points in the fingers, palm, top and bottom of the hand. The rhythm is entirely customizable, with 3 pressure options.
There is even an emergency release button for when the pressure gets too much, and you need to free your hands out immediately.
Deep-Infrared Heat Compress
In terms of heat element, iPalm520 uses infrared heat technology to provide soothing heat to the palms.
The temperature ranges from 98F or 107F (35/42C) so you can choose according to what feels most comfortable to you.
For those that do not know, heat promotes healthy blood circulation to soothe sore muscles.
It also helps reduce hand fatigue and discomfort, and is particularly effective in easing numbness and cold fingers/hands.
This is why the iPalm520 is regarded the best hand massager for carpal tunnel and arthritis sufferers. It just does such a wonderful job in relieving the associated pain and discomfort.
There is one more thoughtful design though - you can use this hand massager with your hands applied with lotion/cream. Gloves are included to keep the inside of the machine clean so you do not have to worry about hygiene problems.
Gloves are included to keep the inside of the machine clean so you do not have to worry about hygiene problems.
One small tip for you: use the heat compress function independently when you use hand creams.
This helps the skin better absorb the lotion quickly and more evenly - the moisturising results are comparable to that of professional spa treatments.
The Breo adopts a pretty standard design with a size dimension as such:
Like most hand massagers, it leans towards the shorter side so it may not envelop the wrist area if you have big hands. If you prefer to have also your wrist covered and massaged, perhaps this or this may be better options for you.
Nevertheless, it has the intuitive display that we like.
The buttons are straightforward and there is a LED display screen to show you the settings you have chosen.
Compared to some where a display screen is absent, this is comparatively much more easier and convenient to adjust.
For the aforementioned emergency deflation mode, the button is even designed in red and is placed distinctively away from the others for your quick access.
In terms of ways to operate, there are two methods - via battery, or power cable.
One thing that we really like about the Breo is that it has its customer service team United States-based.
You will get really quick and responsive help should you encounter any problem or have any questions, which is so important in terms of building consumer confidence.
To date, there is only one other brand that we know of that offers US-based customer service, that is, the Lunix. And you should all know by now how highly raved its LX3 Hand Massager is.
Breo offers FULL REFUND guarantee if you are not satisfied with the iPalm520 in any way. However, there is a 30-day limitation period so keep that in mind.
iPalm 520 Electric Acupressure Massager
10.4 x 7.9 x 3.5 inches
Hand massager unit (1x)
Power charger (1x)
AA batteries (4x)
Vinyl gloves (1x)
User manual (1x)
30-day full refund policy
Things to Note
There is one thing that you'd want to take note of, that is, the iPalm520 does not use rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
If you have done your research, you would know that they are more of the norm nowadays in the hand massager market.
For no other reason - lithium ion batteries are just so much more durable. Literally lasting you years (we're talking about 10 years at least), you will not need to constantly replace them every so often.
However, the iPalm520 still utilises the standard AA batteries. This is no doubt one rather significant down side. The justification is, it has been around for quite awhile so that was back when lithium ion batteries aren't as widely used.
The good thing is, batteries are provided in the package so you don't have to buy them separately at the first go (but you would have to afterwards).
If it is within the price range of the Evita (another model that uses standard batteries), it wouldn't be that big an issue to us. But at a much premium price as that of the iPalm520, naturally, we would be expecting a little more.
Of course, some would be totally unfazed by this. So yes, it all pretty much comes down to personal preference at the end of the day.
If you don't already know, Breo is a brand that has been focusing on the facilitation of balance (Yin & Yang), energy (Qi) and Wind (the body's response to external stressors) since its establishment in 2000.
You can say that its philosophy is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture which, when come to massages, are concepts pretty much deeply rooted around.
On the same basis, the iPalm520 Acupressure Hand Massager is created with the primary purpose of helping the body restored to its balance - via the hands.
Being one model that is able to stay around throughout these years despite the many competitors that emerge each year, you know this is one hand massager you can trust.