Quick Relief Pro, also referred to as QRP for short, is a battery-operated handheld vibrating massager designed to be used anywhere on the body.
Supposedly developed by a doctor and approved for use by the FDA, the Quick Relief Pro is a small, handheld massager. With a shape reminiscent of an oversized disposable razor, the “head” of the device, when activated, vibrates at intermittent speeds depending on the user’s desires.
The QRP is available from Telebrands for $39.99, which includes shipping. However, interested buyers can purchase two Quick Relief Pro units for $49.98. Again, this price includes any and all shipping charges.
The Quick Relief Pro uses vibration to provide its massaging action. An angled, 180-degree vibrating head facilitates this process, as users can apply the head of the QRP to problem spots such as the hands, joints such as the knees or elbows, sore spots like the back of the neck, or anywhere else you can reach.
The device features 10 different intensity settings, allowing users a wide range of preferences when it comes to their massage needs. Controls and current intensity are clearly displayed on the device’s ergonomic grip, thanks to easily accessible buttons and a black-and-white LED readout.
The QRP runs on 1.5-volt AA batteries, which means that it is completely portable since it does not rely on having to be plugged into a wall socket for power. Combined with its compact size, this makes the Quick Relief Pro easy to travel with, regardless of whether you’re going across the street or across the country.
Quick Relief Pro is made up of sturdy, vibration-resistant plastic. The head of the device, naturally, contains motors to provide the vibration needed to ease pain and discomfort. The entire device features portions that have a rubberized grip for additional ergonomic comfort.
The benefits of using the Quick Relief Pro are straightforward: it provides 10 levels of feel-good vibrating massage, it can aid in temporary relief for minor aches and pains, and its compact and ergonomic design means it can be taken anywhere you go and used anywhere on your body. The ability to purchase 2 units for under $50 is a bargain if you’re shopping for a friend or a loved one that also suffers from minor aches and pains. Likewise, its battery-operated nature means you, or whoever you gift one to, will never need to go searching for a wall plug before being able to use it.
However, it’s this very specific benefit that is probably the QRP’s biggest drawback. Hand-held vibrating massagers are notorious for eating through batteries. This means you’ll likely need to invest heavily in battery costs, either in extra AA batteries or, preferably, in a set of rechargeable batteries instead. With the Quick Relief Pro already priced at nearly $40 — or nearly $50 for a pair — it’s an important factor to consider.
Let’s get down to brass tacks: there’s lots of anecdotal evidence that getting a nice massage can be a relaxing experience. In many cases, such massages can provide a welcome, if temporary, relief from minor or everyday aches and pains. However, when it comes to more serious pain issues of the likes resulting from arthritis or fibromyalgia, massage may not be as effective a treatment.
This means that Quick Relief Pro is going to have a different effect on you depending on your needs and your pain level. If you’re experiencing the sort of everyday pain and fatigue that QRP is best equipped to handle, you’re likely to get quite a bit of relief from using it. However, as your pain relief needs increase beyond the “massage and a couple of aspirin” level, you’re likely going to experience diminishing returns with your Quick Relief Pro.