Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Does Thumper® pinch like some other vibrators?
Answer: No, Thumper does not pinch when used correctly. Do not press down, stroke, or dig with additional weight.
Question: Can Thumper be used with Massage Oils or Lotions?
Answer: Do not use oils or lotions with Thumper. The oil or lotion may chemically react with the plastic and cause deterioration.
Question: Is there any maintenance required for Thumper?
Answer: No. Thumper is maintenance free, constructed with permanently lubricated, sealed ball bearings. No additional lubrication is necessary.
Question: Why does the Thumper get warm?
Answer: Thumper is designed for intermittent use, 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. Thumper warms up as it runs, and it is normal for the plastic shell or housing to get warm. If the temperature does exceed normal limits, Temperature Overload Protection may activate, shutting the machine down. You will need to let it cool before continuing use.
Question: How do I clean my Thumper?
Answer: If the external surfaces become soiled, wipe clean with a cloth dampened with a mild soap.
Question: How does Thumper compare to other massagers on the market?
Answer: Thumper is the only massager that goes after muscle tension with percussive action. Ordinary massagers exert their force in a horizontal direction and do nothing more than “rub” your skin. Thumper directs the action of its anatomically positioned massage spheres vertically-downwards into your muscles. You feel Thumper throughout your body, not just on the skin surface.
Question: Does Thumper have attachments?
Answer: No attachments are needed with Thumper. Its massage spheres are positioned to let you treat all areas effectively.
Question: Does Thumper Itch??
Answer: Because Thumper does not “rub” the skin, itching does not usually occur. Itching may appear, however, under the following conditions:
- If one has poor circulation.
- If irritable material or clothing is used between Thumper and the skin (Ex. Synthetic materials).
- If left in one spot too long (this is due to increased circulation).
- If the relative humidity of the atmosphere is quite low.
Question: Does Thumper ‘kickback’ energy/vibration to the handle?
Answer: Thumper has very little ‘kickback’ to the operator. Not like many other vibrators.
Question: What can I do if I find Thumper uncomfortable on one area?
Answer: Thumper was designed to be strong and effective with all muscle groups. For sensitive areas, place a folded towel between Thumper and the area being massaged.
Question: Why Thumper is more expensive than other models?
Answer: The use of quality components, hand made units, strict quality control and built to sustain professional use are some of the reasons why Thumper is a premium price product.
Question: Why does Thumper not have bells and whistles?
Answer: Simply, Thumper works and its technology is based on proven deep muscle massage techniques developed over 30 years. The bells and whistles may look like you are getting more “features” but they do not work to provide a better massage. Our investment in the product is on those components that directly improve the massage result and the quality and longevity of the product. We do not compromise with ineffective features.
Question: Who should use Thumper?
Answer: Anyone who:
- Stands/sits all day at their job.
- Spends a lot of time driving.
- Has new or chronic aches or pains.
- Has tension/stress.
- Plays sports/exercises frequently.
- Wants to feel good!
Question: How should I choose a massager?
Answer: Identify your needs. For what reasons do you need a massager, do you have any pain? Do you need to relax? Are you going to use the unit on a regular basis? How many people will be using the unit? Are you looking to use your massager in the years to come?
The answer to these questions will help you to decide if you need a strong, reliable unit, high quality massager as oppose to a “toy”.