I want to be as happy as this dog getting his head massaged

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 you. » 2/28/14 12:27am 2/28/14 12:27am

I Let a Weird Man Rub Me for 10 Minutes, in the Name of Journalism


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… » 5/15/12 10:00pm 5/15/12 10:00pm

Massage Feels Good Because It Changes Your Gene Expression

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. » 2/06/12 10:00am 2/06/12 10:00am

7 Tools to Make Going Back to the Office Suck Less

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. » 9/05/11 4:00pm 9/05/11 4:00pm

7 Gadgets to Heal Yourself

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. » 8/10/11 3:30pm 8/10/11 3:30pm

This Massage Chair Has Everything But a Happy Ending

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... » 6/24/11 5:20pm 6/24/11 5:20pm

CES Caption Contest: What's Going Through this Woman's Mind as She's…

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?" » 1/07/11 9:40pm 1/07/11 9:40pm

Show Your Massage Chair Who's Boss With The HT Connect iPhone App

The AcuTouch 9500, which will be available later this year, is basically a normal massage chair until its paired with the HT Connect app for iPhone/iPad/iPod. Then it becomes a formidable, customizable machine for tackling your toughest tension areas. » 8/06/10 11:20pm 8/06/10 11:20pm

uCrown 2 Massage Helmet Is Not a Prop From The Last Starfighter

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? » 12/20/09 7:30pm 12/20/09 7:30pm

Massaging Your Face With Ice: As Relaxing as Getting Pegged with a…

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] » 12/08/09 12:55pm 12/08/09 12:55pm

Vibrating Breast Enhancer Claims to Boost Your Mammaries

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. » 8/12/09 5:15am 8/12/09 5:15am

Magic Massage Bra Enlarges Breasts

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! » 6/16/09 12:40pm 6/16/09 12:40pm

Harp Chair Massages Your Back With Horrible Music

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. » 12/29/08 8:10pm 12/29/08 8:10pm

Head Refresher Is 234 Points Of Scalp Massaging Crazy

I'm in love with crazy, vaguely acupressure-related gadgets » 11/24/08 11:00pm 11/24/08 11:00pm, so this Christmas I might actually drop some cash for the “Head Refresher.” Much like the , this insane-looking device lets you massage your own scalp, allegedly increasing blood circulation throughout your body, while making it look like an inverted sea…

Head Kenzan: Massage Away Stress, Torture Prisoners With One Handy…

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… » 10/06/08 1:26pm 10/06/08 1:26pm

OSIM uSpace Full Body Massage Chair Balances Your Body, Bank Account

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. … » 9/05/08 2:15pm 9/05/08 2:15pm

Virtual Lake Floating Lounge Brings the Sandman Every Time

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… » 9/03/08 3:30pm 9/03/08 3:30pm

The $2000 DanBall Relieves Stress, Keeps Typing Fingers Limbered Up

I'll be the first to admit that having someone massage your hands is relaxing, especially after a long day of typing away on a computer. If you agree, a finger massage from this DanBall device may be just the thing to help melt away your stress. According to the manufacturer, it can give you up to 50 one minute… » 7/25/08 2:20pm 7/25/08 2:20pm

Sharper Image Human Touch Massage Chairs Look Familiar

Reader Tim points out that this massage chair, seen at Sharper Image, looks really familiar. You know, we think he's right, but we can't quite get a grasp on it. We just hope they keep on selling these things even after their stores close-you know, for the human touch. Seriously, it's like on the tip of our tongue.… » 6/27/08 8:30pm 6/27/08 8:30pm

Japan's Most Advanced Massage Chair

This aired a few nights ago on Kinchan no Kasoh Taisho in Japan, a show apparently dedicated to the advancement of science, technology and the arts. We'd love to have one of these massage chairs in our own homes, because it looks super comfortable and not at all awkward. The only request we have? We want a female… » 5/06/08 3:00pm 5/06/08 3:00pm