OGAWA MOBILE SHIATSU AC
$199, from Ogawa THE MASSAGE Moderately intense, comfortable and effective. Shaped like door knobs with a slightly flattened front, the massage heads did not dig deep into my muscles, but they still managed to give my back a good rub-down as they rotated in alternating clockwise and anticlockwise directions throughout the session. It worked best on my calves and thighs, and totally eased my sore muscles. THE HEAT The machine warmed up quickly but felt too hot towards the end of the 20-minute cycle, so I switched off the heat function. VERDICT It provided a wellbalanced massage that left me thoroughly relaxed.