Category Archives: Personal Care

How to Appreciate a Haircut? Let’s Mullet Over

Whether you favor the beehive, a crewcut, or even a Mohawk, tomorrow is guaranteed to be a good hair day…it’s Hairstyle Appreciation Day. This day is meant to celebrate not only the talents of a good stylist, but also the uniqueness each of us expresses with our hair.

Nothing beats a great cut from a professional, but Hammacher Schlemmer features several unique gifts to help you look good between visits to your favorite stylist or barber.88008A_1000x1000

This cordless revitalizing comb uses sonic vibrations and frizz-fighting ions to cleanse and detangle. A Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive, the quiet power of its 15,000 sonic vibrations per minute separates stubborn knots and removes oil and remnants of styling product. The result is smooth, shiny hair, free of residue that shampooing alone may not remove.87187C_1000x1000

Though the big hair of the 80s is a thing of the past, curling irons remain very popular for adding natural-looking waves and volume to hair. This is the only curling iron that doubles as a hot air blow dryer to save time by drying and styling simultaneously. Vents in the barrel emit warm air to dry, while the tourmaline-coated curling barrel also releases negatively charged natural ions to smooth hair cuticles.83676A_1000x1000

Here’s a great unique gift for gentlemen who love a clean-cut look. This electric hair trimmer cuts evenly in any direction, letting anyone maintain their own close-cropped hairstyle. As simple to use as a comb, the circular trimmer’s rotary cutting system and razor-sharp stainless steel blades cut as the unit moves through your hair.

For men and women alike, a good hair style helps boost your self-esteem and ties your look together. Whether you’re trying to look good on the job, impress at an interview, or working to gain the attentions of a romantic interest, give yourself the unique gift of a professional haircut. You have nothing to lose but your own split ends.

Tell Foot Pain to Take a Hike

Walking is heralded by physicians and physiologists alike as one of the best forms of exercise anyone can do. Tomorrow is Take a Walk in the Park Day, so it’s a perfect time to get outdoors for a long stroll and enjoy the unique gifts of a spring day.

Walking is great exercise for your heart. It tones your muscles, elevates your mood, and is at the same time both relaxing and reenergizing. Unfortunately, some people find walking for pleasure to be too painful for enjoyment because of plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, arthritis, or other afflictions of the foot. These folks may find massage and other drug-free methods ease the discomfort enough to engage in a pleasurable walk. We have some suggestions that could offer sweet relief.86728_1000x1000

The Hydrotherapy Roller Masseuse is an at-home spa tub that pampers sore feet, as well as calves, with a relaxing reflexology massage. Warm water jets soothe each foot, while textured rollers apply gentle pressure to the soles and heels. Even for those unaffected by foot conditions, the soothing action of this device makes it an ideal unique gift for just about anyone.87728_1000x1000

With gentle, integrated massagers, these pampering slippers help ease aching feet and will keep them warm, too. Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, the slippers have a slim massaging device tucked within each contoured footbed. At the end of a long day, the massaging action helps melt pain away, while also promoting good circulation.

Here’s a breakthrough technology initially developed by NASA to treat astronauts’ injuries. The method uses LEDs to deliver infrared heat deep into tissue, reducing inflammation by up to 37%. This foot pain 84089_1000x1000reliever, a Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive, features 172 LEDs that penetrate tissue to ease plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and neuroma. The LEDs stimulate circulation, relieve swelling and loosen the muscles in the foot using gentle, yet penetrating heat.

A walk in the park could well be the most enjoyable part of your day. Don’t let foot pain stand in your way when there are these drug-free, feel-good methods that will reduce your discomfort and allow you to join family and friends enjoying the unique gifts of the great outdoors.

Drug-free Relief from Pain

Pain is one of the most complex physical feelings experienced by humans. Equally complex is how to treat it. Drug therapy has its downsides, ranging from expense to side effects to dependency.

Much attention has turned to alternative therapies that provide the unique gift of easing discomfort with no unpleasant side effects. Better yet, a visit to the doctor for a prescription isn’t even necessary.

If you or a loved one is in search of drug-free methods to relieve arthritis pain, aches from physical activity, or discomfort from a less-than-ergonomic work environment, we have some suggestions that make ideal and unique gifts for pain relief.79568_300x30084508_300x300

This cordless home electrotherapy system delivers hours of drug-free pain relief from arthritis and muscle aches. The device employs Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy, a method of pain relief widely adopted by medical professionals. When the self-adhesive electrode pads of this device are placed on sore spots, they send harmless low-frequency electrical pulses into the tissue that help relieve pain.

Stimulate blood flow in the fingers and get relief from pain and stiffness with these Circulation Enhancing Vibrating Gloves. With slim nodes strategically placed over each finger and thumb joint, the gloves provide a gentle vibration that helps massage away pain and improve flexibility. This comfortable movement creates soothing warmth that helps enhance circulation and ease soreness.

This Warming Backrest secures to 84438_300x300any chair back to relax and soothe muscles from the shoulders to the hips. With almost six times the surface area of traditional heating pads, this oversize pad can warm and ease pain over the entire back at once. It drapes over the back of any chair, or it can be rolled into a log to support and target the lumbar region.

With any or all of these unique gifts, you’ll feel soothed and more comfortable instantly, with no pill popping, doctors visits, or nasty side effects.

All in favor of vision health, say “Eye”

August is National Eye Exam Month, dedicated to the importance of eye health and safety.

The Strain Relieving Eye MassagerVision health is one of the most unique gifts of physical well-being. If you are between the ages of 40-65, your eyes should be checked at least every two years. For those over 65, vision should be checked annually.

Even for healthy eyes, everyday eye strain is not uncommon. The Strain Relieving Eye Massager uses mist, gentle vibration, and warmth to relax and soothe the eyes. The mask’s silicon seal gently contours to the unique shape of your face. This eye massager is a thoughtful and unique gift for anyone who spends hours in front of a computer, does a lot of close-up work, or simply needs some relief and relaxation.The Eye Fatigue Preventing Reading Glasses

You may be able to mitigate strained eyes with The Eye Fatigue Preventing Reading Glasses. Infused with melanin, the pigment that gives eyes their color, protects from UV damage, and reduces glare naturally, these magnifying reading glasses prevent eyes from tiring as you read or view a computer monitor.

For those who need a little help with tiny print or close work now and then, The Only Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses adjust the focus of each lens with the simple turn of a dial, using fluid-injection technology developed by a physicist at The Only Adjustable Focus Reading GlassesOxford. As the dial on either side of the frame is turned, the elastic membrane bows inwards or outwards, subtly changing the prescription in each lens independently.

The gift of sight is one of the best gifts you’ll ever enjoy, so make your appointment to see your optometrist or ophthalmologist now, during National Eye Exam Month.

Snoring Solutions Help Provide Good Night’s Sleep for Two

Snoring SolutionsStudies have shown that 30-40% of people snore. After age 60, this percentage increases to 60%. Informal polls show that 94% of spouses are bothered by the noise. We suspect the other 6% work nights. Hammacher Schlemmer offers innovative and unique snoring solutions that can help.

To avoid a snoring-related phenomenon—lightly bruised ribs from the snorer’s bed partner employing a firmly placed elbow in an attempt to stop the racket—we recommend a snore-reducing pillow.

Our Snore-Activated Nudging Pillow detects snoring and “nudges” a sleeper into shifting positions without the need for spousal intervention. The pillow’s integrated microphone picks up the sonic vibrations of snoring, automatically inflating an internal air bladder that increases this snoring aid pillow’s depth by 3″—just enough movement to roust a sleeper into moving head or body position. The contoured shape provides optimal head positioning for ameliorating snoring and cradles the head for blissful sleep.

Other snoring solutions that act to aid the affected spouse provide soothing background noise, masking the sound of the snore. You can design your own tranquil acoustic environment with sounds such as rain, surf, a running stream, wind, or white noise. Our exclusive Authentic Sound Oasis Machine uses the latest digital technology to create aural atmospheres from sound recorded at the source, far superior to other white noise machines’ computer-generated facsimiles.

If the snorer’s spouse prefers to listen to music or audio books in bed while their partner saws logs, The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones reduce ambient noise so the wearer can enjoy crisp acoustics without the distracting sounds. These headphones are also useful in the office or on an airplane.

Hand Reflexology Massager

This is The Hand Reflexology Massager, which has been found by a team of physical therapists to have the potential to relieve pain and discomfort in the hands.

Hand Reflexology MassagerWith one touch of a button, The Hand Reflexology Massager begins its soothing rhythm to take away the tension, stress, and fatigue associated with keyboarding and mouse use. Once inserted into the soft polyester interior, the device compresses trigger points on both the palm and the back of the hand. Sessions can be 5, 10, or 15 minutes long, at 4 different pressure levels. The Reflexology Massager can also include far infrared heat for your session, to promote better circulation.

Find direct relief for those metacarpals that have been hard at work all day. Try The Hand Reflexology Massager from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Hand Reflexology Massager

Infrared LED Pain Reliever

The Infrared LED Pain Reliever employs technology developed by NASA to safely relieve swollen joints, loosen tight muscles, and stimulate blood circulation.

Infrared LED Pain RelieverOriginally developed for use in healing astronauts’ injuries, The Infrared Pain Reliever uses 60 LED’s to penetrate deep in tissue for lasting pain relief. In a study at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, this LED technology reduced painful inflammation by up to 37% over heating pads, which are only capable of delivering warmth just below the skin’s surface. The lightweight, brush-shaped design is easy to move around the body and hold in place. The included travel bag means it’s easy for the pain reliever to go with you on those vacation hiking and biking excursions.

You can learn more about The Infrared LED Pain Reliever by watching this demonstration video.

Treat your aches and pains with the same system our Space Agency implemented to care for their most valued employees, with The Infrared LED Pain Reliever from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Infrared LED Pain Reliever

Genuine Turkish Bathrobe

This is The Genuine Turkish Bathrobe, imported exclusively by Hammacher Schlemmer. It is made from 100% Turkish cotton in the Denizli region of Turkey.

Genuine Turkish BathrobeStep out of the shower and into 1/2-inch high looped pile; most towels have only 1/4-inch pile. The Genuine Turkish Robe has not only excellent absorbency thanks to its exceptionally high 69,000 loop pile count, but also helps to conserve body heat. At 22 ounces per square yard, this Turkish robe is also 60% heavier than other robes. The convenience of machine washing and tumble drying will add to the softness and absorbency each time you wash the robe.

Measuring 52 inches long, our Genuine Turkish Bathrobe has a shawl collar, raglan sleeves, and is belted. For a special personalized gift, the robe can be monogrammed as well. Whether for your own luxurious experience, or to present to a loved one, The Genuine Turkish Bathrobe swaddles in warmth and comfort.

The Genuine Turkish Robe

Best Men’s Foil Shaver

This is The Best Men’s Foil Shaver, so named by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it provided the closest, most comfortable shave among all those foil shavers tested.

Best Men's Foil ShaverThe Best Men’s Foil Shaver utilizes an industry-leading 5 blades, along with the foils’ subtle vibrations, to lift and cut hair below the skin, all without pulling or nicking the skin. According to one tester, this resulted in “an extraordinary close shave.” And while other models needed extra passes to get to hard-to-reach spots, The Best model reached “every nook and cranny without a problem”, in the words of another panelist.
Being waterproof, The Best Men’s Foil Shaver can be used wet or dry, allowing for shaves in the shower, with or without shaving cream. When connected to its base, The Best Foil is automatically cleaned and dried, so it’s ready to go when you are.

See why testers called this “the most comfortable electric razor I have ever used.” Experience The Best Men’s Foil Shaver.

The Best Men’s Foil Shaver

Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System

“Battery powered nirvana.” –  That’s how Bubba in Maryland described The Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System from Hammacher Schlemmer. He goes on to say “I put it on and the pain goes away! I initially thought that such a powerful little device would have a short battery life – NOT SO. I have used the device every day – 30 minutes each time – the batteries are still going strong.

Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator SystemThis cordless home electrotherapy system delivers hours of drug-free pain relief without requiring a visit to a doctor. The device employs Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy, a method of pain relief therapy widely adopted by medical professionals. When the self-adhesive electrode pads of this device are placed on sore spots, they send harmless low-frequency electrical pulses into the tissue that block pain signals passing through nerves to the brain. The system increases blood flow to the area to promote healing and relaxation. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, TENS therapy can be an effective element of pain management for low-intensity discomfort, such as back pain and muscle soreness in the extremities. The tethered controller lets you easily choose from 10 treatment modes with 10 intensity levels. System comes with two small electrode pads, two large electrode pads, an adjustable belt that secures the electrodes for back pain relief, and carrying bag. Includes three AAA batteries. Not for use by those with pacemakers.

Doesn’t this sound like the pain relief you’re looking for as well? Get The Pain Relieving Neuromuscular Stimulator System today.