What are you doing to me? Let me sniff it. What is this giant metal spider? Let me sniff it again. Is that a squirrel over there? Wait... I trust you because I love you but I'm not sure what this... ohhh myyy goddd that feels so good. Keep it there. Keep it going. Everything is wonderful. Life is beautiful. I love…
ITP, the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, is the birthplace of some incredibly weird and wonderful creative technology. Just this year, we've already seen butt plugs custom-made to represent the campaign of each GOP presidential candidate, and a descriptive camera that spits…
Stiff muscles definitely benefit from a rub down, but scientists have never quite known why. Now, a team of researchers has shown that it works by changing your gene expression — quite literally, your body is hard-coded to release pain-easing chemicals when you're massaged.
It's not exactly a secret that many humans derive pleasure from massages, and previous research has shown other primates enjoy it as well. And now, we've found the first non-primate to use massages to relieve stress: the surgeonfish.
Meet Khemmikka Na Songkhla, the world's foremost practitioner of the breast-slapping, a particularly vigorous alternative treatment that involves bosoms and a steady wrist.
Ahh, a nice three day weekend. The weather was good. You've been outdoors, active, having fun, eating well. Now you're back in your sterile, loveless office. Here are a few tools to make the transition back slightly less brutal.
Look at you, with your body all knotted and abused. Why the hell did you do that to yourself? Well, let Momma Giz kiss it and make it feel better. Or, rather, here's some gear to make yourself feel better.
This massage chair by Panasonic has everything you'd want. 3D mapping! It creates a map of the body-height, weight, dimensions—and then massages accordingly. There's even hot stones! It can heat itself up to 108 degrees. Happy endings? Uhm, well...
Booth babes usually have it easy, (aside from being used as inanimate perma-smiling pieces of cleavage furniture). This one doesn't. I spied this disturbing scene and could only wonder what she was thinking. "How did it come to this?"
I can't tell if the OSIM uCrown 2 really is a head massage device, a practical joke, an attempt to reinvent 1980s electronics styling, or some twisted mixture of all three. Also, there was a uCrown 1?
Two problems with this product: A, cold on your face is not pleasant, as proven by the horribleness of getting whitewashed in the playground. And B, getting your face massaged sounds stupid. No thanks, Ice Face Massage Roller. [CraziestGadgets]
Unlike Pangao's Magic Massage Bra, these bizarre little inserts support (cough) almost any bra to "quickly improve, firm and increase your bust." Apparently, "just a half hour per day" is all that's required to see results.
Oh Pangao, you got me at "Enlarge female's breast obviously: Pangao breast enhancer can stimulate female's breast, accelerate blood circulation and activate cell renewal and hormone secretion through physical massage with forceful vibration balls inside." YES!
I appreciate the originality of a chair that massages your back with the vibrations from harp music, but there are a couple glaring reasons why this thing isn't worth $7000.
I'm in love with crazy, vaguely acupressure-related gadgets, so this Christmas I might actually drop some cash for the “Head Refresher.” Much like the Head Kanzen, this insane-looking device lets you massage your own scalp, allegedly increasing blood circulation throughout your body, while making it look like an…
The Head Kenzan is is inspired by a traditional Japanese tool called “kenzan” that is used in Japanese flower arranging to hold plants in place. But to westerners like myself, it looks like some sort of iron maiden for the scalp. However, the true purpose of the device is far from torture—in fact, it is designed to…
At $6,000, this OSIM uSpace full body massage chair better do what it says in addition to just looking all sci-fi and space Pac-Manish. According to the manufacturer, the chair fixes you using mood lighting, massage, and music. They say the uSpace has three different modes: "revitalize", "relax" or "balance" you.
Even the most crippling insomnia is surely no match for the Gentle Wave lounge. Using a handheld remote, users can control a rocking motion that is designed to simulate floating in a lake. It can also be used to manage the intensity of the sound wave massage emanating from its dual 50-watt transducers. Combine that…