I truly wish I could rate this product HIGHER than 5-Star Excellent, because the way it has managed to transform my life, is absolutely miraculous. I gained an obscene amount of weight after a prolonged steroid regiment. I won't list the exact number, but I got into the ***. I was devastated at how difficult it was for my body to really get into losing the weight when I started working out again. There was just so much fat, so tightly compacted in every inch of my body, that working out felt futile. I would walk/jog on the treadmill, lift weights, do beach workout, take classes, until I was sweat and tear soaked, and all that gave me, was a severe knee problem, constant pain from stiff muscles, and very little effect by way of actual inches lost. It was as thought my body just did not want to lose this weight. I modified my diet, went to see a nutritionist and endocrinologist, and I was told that because of the steroids, it would be very hard for my body to get into losing the weight. I quickly became discouraged by the pain and extreme effort needed to get this weight off. I lost 20 pounds in six months, and gave up. I was miserable and heartbroken. My mom came across the Sunpentown Belt Massager, and ordered it for me. She used to use a version similar to this belt massager in the 60's and absolutely loved it. She swore that it helped her keep her gorgeous Marilyn Monroe figure. When it arrived, I was so desperate to get out of my depression over this awful fat, that I agreed to try it. And I am not kidding when I tell you that I felt my body kick into gear after my first 10 minutes using it on only the 5th setting. Since I started using this belt massager two months ago, I have lost 10 inches in my waist alone (I've used it 10 minutes at a time, 3 times a day, running it over my whole body). The tapemeasure wasn't long enough to measure me, I had to add a ribbon to it and then measure the ribbon to know how much over 60 inches my waist was --- I had a 66 inch waist, now down to a 55 inch waist in TWO MONTHS. I am pain free after workouts, I have better circulation (my hands/feet don't get cold like they used to), I have no swelling in my ankles (in spite of running on the beach daily), and finally - FINALLY - my intense workout routine is DOABLE and EFFECTIVE!!! This massager helped keep me from tearing my hamstring by relieving extreme cramping in my legs, helped give me more energy after I worked out, by relaxing the muscles and allowing me to get the most out of my times of rest between workouts. I finally felt my body coming alive, and that served to even further increase my motivation. Because I didn't cramp up and hurt, I kept going, every day, with my routine, and am now down 40 pounds. Granted, large people do lose weight quickly in the beginning, but just because the weight comes off faster, doesn't mean the skin has a chance to adapt or that the body feels good. This massager is helping my skin to get enough blood flow to it, and I've even been told by my doctor that the amount of sagging he expected me to have already, is not there. He asked me what I was doing, I told him about the belt massager, and he said that if I keep it up, I may very well not even need skin removal surgery when I'm done losing the weight. I totally, absolutely, COMPLETELY LOVE THIS MASSAGER!!!! I HIGHLY recommend it to any girl who really wants to ensure that her skin tightens as she is losing weight, and to anyone who wants relief after intense workouts. This massager already paid for itself - and will pay for itself countless times over - by helping me to stay injury free and tightening my skin as lose the fat. THANK YOU OVERSTOCK for carrying this massager! I absolutely feel that it has saved my life, my sanity and my body.
Whatever the science is regarding magnets... I don't know but they do help. If I'm going to walk for any length of time, I have to wear these. Highly recommended!
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