I thought this would be a useful product for both my husband and I to use. He was involved in a motor vehicle accident where he sufferer a lot of physical injuries to his body, especially his neck and back. He's often vocalized how he'd like to have a device that would allow him to stretch his back out as he feels all his vertabrae are squished tightly together. I'm not strong enough, nor do I have the proper skills to stretch out his back. For myself, I was a competitive elite gymnast throughout my entire childhood well into my teenage years. Years of hard training, followed by years of other sports afterwards, has put a big strain on my body and has made flexibility super important to me. After years without sports and many kids later I've really let my posture go and that brings me a lot of pain and discomfort daily. I felt this product would benifit us both for those reasons.
I like the simple design of the back stretcher and the fact that it doesn't look scary or intimidating. Laying down on the stretcher for the first time is quiet the experience. I chose to start with the second setting and that was almost a bit too much for me in the beginning. The texture and sensations of all the things you feel is really hard to explain but I'll try. First, I made sure to stretch slowly so that I didn't manage to hurt myself in any way haha (knowing me, anything is possible). The accupoint massage dots feel very relaxing and satisfying the back. The whole device was remarkably comfortable despite being made with such hard material. I laid there with my arms stretched up above my head which provided me with that extra stretched feeling for the recommended 10 minutes. Throughout the 10 minutes I felt my back slowly start to relax and release tension. It was a very pleasant feeling and experience. I like how this back stretcher comes with a strap which makes it possible to fix it to a chair. If you're not able to lay flat then at least you have another way of stretching available. I would definitely recommend to anyone who suffers with poor posture, low flexibility and chronic back pain and tension. The recommended 10 minute first time use made a big difference and I felt very refreshed afterwards, comparable to a huge morning, full body stretch. I plan to use this every day and I know my husband does too.