The infrared massager is great for back massages and the interchangeable attachments give you more options than a regular massage would. While the power is nice and strong and the attachments are fun, the warming feature only adds a subtle warmth. If you're debating on this or a Hitachi, go with the latter. The Hitachi has attachments available and has the ability to get you off while this probably won't. However, it gives great back massages.