Ahh Jimmy Jane’s Contour M Massage Stone… Never has my body felt a better massager… other than my man’s hands of course! LOL Although it’s a product like this that proves to us that while hands are probably, in the end, our favorite massagers, sometimes having your muscles assaulted with pre-heated ceramic just takes the cake!
It comes in a standard box with an instruction booklet in several languages, including English. The box is nothing too fancy, you can keep it or throw it, it’s not anything meant for long term storage of the toy, in my opinion.
From Babeland this massage stone is made out of smoothed ceramic, which means that while it’s a tad weighty, it can also be warmed (by submerging it in warm/hot water for a little while) or cooled (by submerging it in cool/cold water or refrigerating it). We did not cool it, as my fibromyalgia responds very poorly to cold temps like that. However, simply being in a cool breeze from the window reduced it’s temp enough to have to warm it up before use. We did warm it up using warm water, and not only does it warm quickly, it also reatins the heat at a decent level!
As a safety note however, 1 – don’t make it very very hot, then put it into the freezer as it could cause it to crack and 2 – do your best not to drop it onto hard floors. Like glass, it could chip or break. Also… if it chips… please *do not* use it!
The Contour M has a blunt, rounded top with 4 prongs or feet on the bottom. This allows for the Contour M Massage Stone to be used in a variety of ways, from the round top of it to 1, 2 or 4 feet at once. Spicing it up like that will give you several different pressures ranging from very direct point (1 foot) to blunt and diffuse (rounded top).
Bear in mind that this is ceramic, as such is it quite hard and not at all flexible. This will be giving you a lot more pressure than you may realize. Please listen to your partner if they say to lighten up on the pressure. Also, when it comes to back and neck massages, if there’s any spinal/vertebrae injury…please stay away from those areas unless you are a licensed masseuse, to avoid further injury. (This is why I’m usually on the receiving end of D’s massages, he has a degenerative spinal injury. There are times when I can’t even lotion his back because of how out of place his vertebrae are.)
It’s just a little larger than my palm, which makes it easy to hold on to. We found it’s best use to be for the legs actually, with a tad of massage oil so it doesn’t catch creases and/or folds in the skin. For the back, it did need a bit of massage oil so it moved over the skin a little smoother, although we found that you needed to put the massage oil on the skin, then make sure it doesn’t get on the part of the stone you’re holding, otherwise it gets very slippery and difficult to hold on to.
We also discovered that due to it’s size and shape, it doesn’t work very well for the feet, though using 1 “foot” down the center of the bottoms of the feet feels heavinly!
I am anxious to get my paws on the other Contour Massage Stones now, the Contour Q and Contour I’s!! 😀
Thanks so Babeland 5 out of 5!