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This Massage Pillow (Which Unsnarls Even My Toughest Muscle Knots) Is 20 Percent Off

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

My dad has always had a bad back, and the day I turned 30, I woke up with a bad back too. I own foam rollers and massage balls and acupressure mats and Thera Canes and so many Salonpas patches, and while those things all help, sometimes they’re just not enough. When I bought the Zyllion massage pillow — which I spotted on the Strategist before I worked at the Strategist — I feared it would be the kind of as-seen-on-TV doodad you use for a few days then forget about, only to find in the closet covered in dust years later. But since it costs half the price of a single professional massage, the risk was worth it to me.

Almost a year later, though, I use it weekly, if not daily, meaning my cost per use is less than 25 cents at this point. Much like a good in-person deep-tissue massage, this pillow feels like someone is punching my muscles. In fact, it works out knots in my back better than my boyfriend can. I convinced my parents to buy one (they love it), and several of my friends now swear by it.

This pillow has been especially priceless throughout the pandemic. Not only has my stress level spiked, along with the rest of the country’s, but for the last five months, I’ve worked from my bed hunched over my computer even though that’s exactly what you’re not supposed to do. I wouldn’t be able to walk if it wasn’t for this pillow, which I keep by my bed, always within reach. I’ve even massaged mid-Zoom without my colleagues catching on, though I guess the secret’s out.

But now my colleagues can get their own and you can too, because today only, Strategist readers get 20 percent off the Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager as part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales with the code STRAT20ZMA. This little pillow sells out often — and the deal is only good through midnight — so don’t dillydally.

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This Massage Pillow (Bye, Muscle Knots) Is 20 Percent Off