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Homedics PA-1 Percussion Massager Manual

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Instruction Manual and Warranty Information
2 year limited warranty


When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:

DANGER – To reduce the risk of electric shock:

  • Always unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug it immediately.
  • Do not use while bathing or showering.
  • Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid.

WARNING – To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:

  • An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before putting on or taking off parts or attachments.
  • Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on, or near children, invalids, or disabled persons.
  • Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by HoMedics; specifically, any attachments not provided with the unit.

Caution: All servicing of this unit must be performed by authorized HoMedics Service Personnel only.
Caution: In case of pregnancy, diabetes, or illness, consult your doctor before using massager.

  • Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return it to HoMedics Service Center for examination and repair.
  • Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Never block the air openings of the appliance or place it on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch, where the air openings may be blocked. Keep air openings free of lint, hair, etc.
  • Never use while sleeping or fall asleep while using the massager.
  • Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
  • Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
  • Do not use on or near eyes or other highly sensitive areas.
  • Do not operate under blanket or pillow. Excessive heating can occur and cause fire, electrical shock or injury to persons.
  • Do not carry this appliance by supply cord or use cord as a handle.
  • Do not use the percussion action massager directly on one concentrated area of the body. Percussion action massagers are designed to be used in a continuous motion, constantly changing the massage area.
  • To disconnect, turn all controls to the “OFF” position, then remove plug from outlet.
  • This appliance is designed for household use only.


Caution: Please read all instructions carefully before operating.

  • If you have any concerns regarding your health consult your doctor before using this product.
  • Individuals with pacemakers should consult a doctor before use.
  • Never leave the appliance unattended, especially if children are present.
  • Never cover the appliance when it is in operation.
  • Do not use this product for more than 20 minutes at a time.
  • Extensive use could lead to the product’s excessive heating and shorter life. Should this occur, discontinue use and allow the unit to cool before operating.
  • Never use this product directly on swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions.
  • This product is a non-professional appliance designed to provide a soothing massage to worn muscles. Do not use this product as a substitute for medical attention.
  • Do not use this product before bed. The massage has a stimulating effect and can delay sleep.
  • Never use this product while in bed.
  • This product should never be used by any individual suffering from any physical ailment that would limit the user’s capacity to operate the controls.
  • This unit should not be used by children without adult supervision.

Instructions for Use

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plugin any way.

  • The Percussion Massager is powered by and comes equipped with a UL-approved cord. Always make sure unit is set to the “OFF” position before inserting plug into a 120-volt household electrical outlet.
  • To turn the unit on, simply slide the ON/OFF switch, located along the top of the unit’s handle, up to the first position for a low-intensity massage. To increase the massage intensity, slide the selector switch up to the next setting. (See Page 7.) T o turn unit off, slide the selector switch down to the “OFF” position.
  • Gently apply massager heads lightly to the area you wish to treat.
  • Move the unit slowly, holding on the targeted area. Treat the area for a short period of time and move to another area. Never treat the same spot longer than 3 minutes.
    CAUTION: As stated in the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” section of this manual, never use this appliance on or near eyes or other highly sensitive areas.

Caution: All servicing of this unit must be performed by authorized HoMedics service personnel only.

To Change Attachments

Your massager comes equipped with 3 sets of custom massage head attachments. Each set is a different density:
Black -Soft
Medium grey -Medium hardness
Light grey– Hard

To change to a different set, simply unscrew the set that is in the unit and screw on the desired set.


Be sure to unplug the unit and allow it to cool before cleaning. Use a soft, slightly damp cloth to wipe. Never allow water or any liquids to come into contact with the handle.
Unplug the appliance from the outlet and allow it to cool before storing in its box or a clean, dry place. Do not wrap the power cord around the unit. This can cause the cord to wear and break. Do not hang the unit by the power cord.


  • High-intensity massage works tired muscles
  • Dual pivoting heads for an invigorating massage
  • Variable speed control
  • Lightweight, contoured design
  • Ergonomic, foam cushioned handle
  • 3 custom attachment sets included



(Valid in USA only)

HoMedics, Inc., guarantees this product free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, except as noted below.

This HoMedics product warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or abuse; accident; the attachment of any unauthorized accessory; alteration to the product; or any other conditions whatsoever that are beyond the control of HoMedics. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the USA. A product that requires modification or adaptation to enable it to operate in any country other than the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved, and/or authorized or repair of products damaged by these modifications is not covered under warranty. HoMedics shall not be responsible for any type of incidental, consequential, or special damages. All implied warranties, including but not limited to those implied warranties of fitness and merchantability, are limited in the total duration of two years from the original purchase date.

To obtain warranty service on your HoMedics product, either hand deliver or mail the unit and your dated sales receipt (as proof of purchase), postpaid, along with check or money order in the amount of $5.00 payable to HoMedics, Inc. to cover handling.

Upon receipt, HoMedics will repair or replace, as appropriate, your product and return it to you, postpaid. If it is appropriate to replace your product, HoMedics will replace the product with the same product or a comparable product at HoMedics’ option. The warranty is solely through HoMedics  Service Center. Service of this product by anyone other than HoMedics Service Center voids warranty.
This warranty provides you with specific legal rights. You may have additional rights which may vary from state to state. Because of individual state regulations, some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

For more information regarding our product line in the USA, please visit: www.homedics.com

Mail to:
Consumer Relations
Service Center Dept. 168
3000 Pontiac Trail
Commerce Township, MI 48390
e-mail: [email protected]

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