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beurer MG 149 Shiatsu Massage Cushion Manual

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MG 149

Read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them accessible to other users and observe the information they contain.


  • The unit is only intended for domestic/private use, not for commercial use.
  • This device may be used by children over the age of 8 and by people with reduced physical, sensory or mental skills or a lack of experience or knowledge, provided that they are supervised or have been instructed on how to use the device safely, and are fully aware of the consequent risks of use.
  • Children must not play with the device.
  • Cleaning and user maintenance must not be performed by children unless supervised.
  • If the mains connection cable of this device is damaged, it must be disposed of. If it cannot be removed, the device must be disposed of.
  • The device has a hot surface. Persons who are sensitive to heat must be careful when using the device.
  • Under no circumstances should you open or repair the device yourself, as faultless functionality can no longer be guaranteed thereafter. Failure to adhere to this instruction will void the warranty.

Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing one of our products. Our name stands for high-quality, thoroughly tested products for applications in the areas of heat, weight, blood pressure,  body temperature, pulse, gentle therapy, massage and air.
Please read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them accessible to other users and observe the information they contain.
Best regards,
Your Beurer Team

Items included in the package

1 x Shiatsu massage cushion
1 x Power supply unit
1 x These operating instructions

Explanation of symbols

The following symbols are used in the operating instructions and on the type plate:

WARNING Warning of risks of injury or health hazards.
CAUTION Safety information about possible damage to appliance/accessories.
Note Important information.
The device has double protective insulation and therefore complies with protection class 2.
Only use indoors.
Dispose of packaging in an environmentally friendly manner.
Disposal in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment EC Directive — WEEE
This product satisfies the requirements of the applicable European and national directives.
Protected against solid foreign objects 12.5 mm in diameter and larger
Short-circuit-proof safety isolating transformer
The products demonstrably

meet the requirements of the Technical Regulations of the EAEU

Direct current

The device is suitable for use with direct current only

Switching mains part
Energy efficiency level 6
Polarity Polarity

About Shiatsu massage

Shiatsu is a form of body massage which was originally developed in Japan around 100 years ago. It is based on ideas anchored in traditional Chinese medicine, in particular the meridian system, i.e. the paths in the human body along which energy is conveyed.
The aim of any Shiatsu massage is to promote the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing the person being treated. To do this, energy blocks and bottlenecks in the meridians need to be dissolved and the self-regulating ability of the body needs to be stimulated. Shiatsu therapists achieve this by exercising pressure in flowing movements along the meridians. Although Shiatsu can be literally translated as “finger pressure”, practitioners also use the heels of their hands, their elbows, and knees as well as their fingers. In the process, the therapist will use his or her full body weight in order to generate the required pressure.

Getting to know your appliance

Your Shiatsu massage device has rotating massage heads which imitate the pressure and kneading motions of a Shiatsu massage.  With the aid of this electrical Shiatsu massage device, you can give yourself or somebody else an effective and pleasant massage. Massages can be both relaxing and stimulating and are popular for the treatment of stiff or tense muscles, pains, and fatigue. The device delivers powerful and intensive massages for the neck, legs, arms, and back.
The device is for private use only and is not intended for medical or commercial purposes. In addition, the Shiatsu massage device offers the following advantages:

  • simple  operation,
  • heat and lighting function,
  • 2 massage directions,
  • Clip buckles for attachment.

Warnings and safety notes

Please read these operating instructions carefully. Failure to observe the information provided below can lead to personal injury or material damage. Keep these instructions in a  safe place where they can also be read by other persons using the device. Always pass on these instructions together with the appliance if you sell it or pass it on.
Keep children away from the packaging materials. Risk of suffocation.
Electric shock
Just like any other electrical appliance, this massage device must be handled with due care and attention in order to prevent the risk of electric shock.
For this reason, the device must only be operated as follows:

  • only with the supplied power supply unit at the mains voltage indicated on the power supply unit,
  • do not use the device if damage to the device itself or any of its accessories is evident,
  • never use the appliance during a thunderstorm.

In the event of a defect or malfunction, switch the device off immediately and disconnect it from the power supply. Never pull on the power cable or on the appliance in order to disconnect the power supply from the mains outlet. Never hold or carry the device by the power cable. Keep the cables away from hot surfaces. Do not pinch, kink or twist the cables. Do not stick in any pins, needles or sharp objects.
Make sure that the massage device, the switch, the power supply unit, and the cable do not come into contact with water, damp or other liquids. Therefore, use the device only in dry interior rooms (e.g. never in the bath, sauna).

Never try to retrieve the device if it falls into the water. Disconnect the plug immediately from the mains outlet.
Do not use the device if damage to the device itself or any of its accessories is evident.
Do not subject the device to any impact and do not drop it.


  • Repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by qualified persons. Incorrect repairs can lead to considerable danger for the user. In the event of repairs, please contact our customer service or an authorized dealer.
  • The zip fastener on the Shiatsu massage device must not be opened. It is only fitted for reasons relating to the manufacturing of the device.

Fire hazard

There is a risk of fire if the device is used incorrectly or if it is not used according to these operating instructions.
For this reason, the massage device must only be operated as follows:

  • Never use the device under covers, such as blankets or pillows.
  • Never use the device in the vicinity of petrol or other easily flammable materials.

Switch the device off and disconnect the power supply after every use and before every cleaning.

  • Never insert any objects into openings on the device, and never insert anything into the rotating parts. Make sure that all moving parts can move freely at all times.
  • Never sit or stand on the moving parts of the device with all your weight and do not place objects on the device.
  • Keep the device away from high temperatures.

Proper use

This device is intended only for the massaging of individual parts of the human body. It cannot replace medical treatment. Do not use the massage device if any of the following warnings apply to you. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure whether or not the massage device is suitable for you.
Use of the massage device is prohibited in the following cases:

  • On animals.
  • if you suffer from a medical abnormality or injury in the area to be massaged (e.g. herniated disc, open wounds),
  • Never use the massage device to massage the heart region of persons fitted with a pacemaker.
    Always consult a doctor before using the massage device on other parts of the body of a person fitted with a pacemaker.
  • Never use the massage device on swollen, burned, inflamed or damaged skin or body parts.
  • The massage device must not be used on lacerated wounds, capillaries, varicose veins, acne, coupe rose, herpes or other skin diseases.
  • The massage device must not be used during pregnancy.
  • Do not use the massage device on the face (eyes), on the larynx or on other particularly sensitive parts of the body.
  • Do not use the device for foot massage.
  • Never use the device while you are asleep.
  • Never use the device after taking medication or consuming alcohol (reduced levels of awareness).
  • Not in the car.
    You should consult your doctor before using the massage device if:
  • you suffer from a serious illness or are recovering from an operation on the upper body,
  • you are fitted with a cardiac pacemaker, implant or other aid,
  • Thromboses,
  • Diabetes,
  • in case of pains of unclarified origin.

The device is only intended for the purpose described in these operating instructions. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage occurring as a result of inappropriate or careless use.

Appliance description

Shiatsu massage pillow (front)

  1. 4 massage heads (4 heated and illuminated massage heads), rotating in pairs
  2. -Button
  3.  Mains part
  4. Clip buckles for attachment

Shiatsu massage cushion (rear)

• Remove the packaging
• Check the device, mains part and cable for damage.
• Connect the power supply plug to the massage device.
• Route the cable safely so that there is no risk of anyone tripping over it.


To start with, gently press the part of your body you wish to massage against the massage device. Then make sure that you are in a comfortable position before gradually shifting your weight onto the massage device.The message must be pleasant and relaxing at all times. Stop the massage or change your position or the contact pressure if you find it is painful or unpleasant.

  •  Do not trap or squeeze any part of your body, especially feet, hands and fingers, between the rotating massage heads and their mountings in the device.
  • Switch on the massager using the -button. The massage heads start to rotate and automatically change the massage direction. Press the -button again to activate the light and heat function.
  • Press and hold the button to turn off the massager.
  • Do not use the massage device for longer than 20 minutes. Otherwise, using the device for longer can over-stimulate the muscles and cause tension instead of relaxation.
  • The device features an automatic switch-off function, which is set to the maximum operating duration of 20 minutes.
Back massage: upper back
Back massage: lower back area
(lumbar vertebrae)
Leg massage

Cleaning and maintenance


  • Before cleaning disconnect the power supply unit from the mains socket and disconnect it from the device.
  • Only clean the appliance in the manner specified. Fluid must never be allowed to enter into the device or accessories.
  • Small marks can be removed using a cloth or damp sponge, and some liquid delicate laundry detergent where necessary. Do not use any solvent-based cleaning products.
  • Do not use the device again until it is completely dry.

If you do not use the device for longer periods, we recommend storing it in the original packaging in a dry a place without weighing it down.

In the event of problems

Problem Cause Remedy
Massage heads rotating at reduced speed. The load on the massage heads is too great. Release the massage heads.
Massage heads not moving. Appliance not connected to the power supply. Connect the mains part and switch on the device.


For environmental reasons, do not dispose of the device in the household waste at the end of its useful life. Dispose of the unit at a suitable local collection or recycling point.  Dispose of the device in accordance with EC Directive – WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). If you have any questions, please contact the local authorities responsible for waste disposal.

Technical data

Technical data: Input Output 100-240 V∼50/60 Hz; 0.5 A
12.0 V 1.5 A; 18.0 W
Average active efficiency: ≥86.30%
Efficiency at low load (10 %): ≥ 84.95 %
No-load power consumption: ≥0.05 W
Dimensions: 33 x 20 x 11.5 cm
Weight: approx. 1.41 kg


Beurer GmbH, Söflinger Straße 218, 89077 Ulm, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Beurer”) provides a warranty for this product, subject to the requirements below and to  the extent described as follows.

The warranty conditions below shall not affect the seller’s statutory warranty obligations which ensue from the sales agreement with the buyer.
The warranty shall apply without prejudice to any mandatory statutory provisions on liability.
Beurer guarantees the perfect functionality and completeness of this product.
The worldwide warranty period is 3 years, commencing from the purchase of the new, unused product from the seller.
The warranty only applies to products purchased by the buyer as a consumer and used exclusively for personal purposes in the context of domestic use.
German law shall apply.
During the warranty period, should this product prove to be incomplete or defective in functionality in accordance with the following provisions, Beurer shall carry out a repair or a replacement delivery free of charge, in accordance with these warranty conditions.
If the buyer wishes to make a warranty claim, they should approach their local retailer in the first instance: see the attached “International Service” list of service addresses.
The buyer will then receive further information about the processing of the warranty claim, e.g. where they can send the product and what documentation is required.
A warranty claim shall only be considered if the buyer can provide Beurer or an authorized Beurer partner, with
– a copy of the invoice/purchase receipt, and
– the original product.
The following are explicitly excluded from this warranty:
– deterioration due to normal use or consumption of the product;
– accessories supplied with this product which are worn out or used up through proper use (e.g. batteries,
rechargeable batteries, cuffs, seals, electrodes, light sources, attachments and nebulizer accessories);
– products that are used, cleaned, stored or maintained improperly and/or contrary to the provisions of the instructions for use, as well as products that have been opened,  repaired or modified by the buyer or by a service center not authorized by Beurer;
– damage that arises during transport between manufacturer and customer, or between the service center and customer;
– products purchased as seconds or as used goods;
– consequential damage arising from a fault in this product (however, in this case, claims may exist arising from product liability or other compulsory statutory liability provisions).
Repairs or exchanges in full do not extend the warranty period under any circumstances.

Beurer GmbH • Söflinger Str. 218 • 89077 Ulm, Germany

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