I love camping. Scratch that. I adore camping. There is nothing better than sleeping under the stars and being part of the experience of man versus nature. I can only think of positives such as the fresh air, mental stimulation, physical benefits, and stress relief. There is one drawback that I must mention to be fair: sleeping on the hard ground can often wreak havoc on my poor back. This isn’t going to deter me because I have solutions. For one thing, I can bring along an air mattress to slide under my sleeping bag. You feel just like you are in your own bed at home - except for the bugs and occasional critters. The joy of camping is the purpose of this blog, so I am not about to point out flaws in my favorite pastime. I have been so happy, however, with my new massage pad that I have to share the good news. If you are an athlete or sportsman of any time (or just an average camper), you will enjoy this simple device that alleviates any and all back pain. Sure, you can go for a professional massage at an expensive spa, but I find this to be a suitable alternative. I have never been crazy about having strangers, however well trained, touch me, which is why I don’t go out of my way to pay the high price. Yet I want the benefits of relieving stress and strain. Let me assure you that a well-constructed massage chair pad (like these - https://www.highermassage.com/best-massage-chair-pad-reviews/) will do the job in the privacy of your own home, at work, or in the car. If you want the highest kneading setting and/or some radiant heat, you will opt for your home. You can also take it with you on vacations. It is the best remedy for a long day of walking about the tourist sites. I love my massage cushion under me on the sofa while I watch TV. I am relaxing anyway so it is not a waste of time. Some of these cushions are really state of the art and pretty fancy. One type has a vibrating motor that provides a similar feel to deep-tissue massage, the kind you get from a shiatsu roller. While it may not be exactly as intense, it does provide an effective loosening of stiff muscles. It is wise to keep in mind, when buying yourself a massage cushion that you want to see the distribution and placement of the nodal points. I selected a design that focused on the lower back, a perennial problem spot for me. I also want a variety of settings so I can have gentle soothing or a vigorous stimulation of circulation and promotion of oxygen flow. All these features are the promise of the best massage chair pads. Don’t skimp and you will reap the many benefits.