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Thursday, 17 March 2005

Osim iSqueez Foot Massager Review

Osim is a company founded in Singapore that specialises in "health" products. By "health" products, I meant products like massage chairs and 'weight loss belts'. Initially I thought that the company is Japanese because "OSIM" is "MISO" spelt backwards. Miso being my favourite Japanese soup. Anyway, the success of the company is incredible, transforming from an obscure company a few years ago, to a multi-million dollar corporation that expanded rapidly in Singapore, to Malaysia and in fact, the world.


Those Singaporeans sure are damn serious about their health.
Osim iSqueez foot massager

Osim iSqueez - Squeeze your legs (and maybe other body parts) for better health.

Osim iSqueez is yet another item in the list of many products that popularizes the use of small letter 'i' in the name, after Apple's iPod, Helwett-Packard's iPaq and George W Bush's iRaq. The iSqueez (yes, that's the correct spelling - no 'e' at the end) is a foot massage gizmo that, according to them, is "specially created to relief the negative effects of everyday stress on your feet and restore your overall sense of well-being".

Whatever.
Osim iSqueeze price tag

At RM1,388 the Osim iSqueez does not come cheap.

Someone bought one of these baby as a gift to my father, which costs RM1,388 from the Osim outlet in Tun Jugah Shopping Mall. Unfortunately my father prefers a real foot reflexologist than some thousand dollar gadget. There are other types of foot massagers available, but I reckon most of them should be marketed under "Foot Tickler" label instead.
Osim iSqueeze back of the box

Osim iSqueez's package looks very inviting.

The back of the box brags about the foot massager even further. "The revitalizing massage relaxes and restores, giving you that extra bounce in your steps, just like walking on clouds!" Heh. Man! Walking on clouds? The last time I heard someone THAT boastful is when I told people I wear XL size condoms.

Well, I like the overall design of the packaging. Props to the designer to come up with such a nice colour scheme. Oh, did I mention that it has a similar colour scheme to kennysia.com? Heh, it is a good colour scheme I tell you, white and light blue.

Anyway, the box itself already look pretty very inviting to the wallet. Of course, a few pictures of some nice smooth pair of legs wouldn't hurt either. :)
Different ways of using the Osim iSqueeze

Different ways of using the Osim iSqueez.

There's many different ways of using the foot massager. I would think that the most common way to use it is with you sitting down on a chair or sofa. Considering how heavy it is, I don't think its something you would want to use lying down. After all if you happen to doze while using it, you might very well kick that lug of a thing down to the floor and break it.
Osim iSqueeze Actual photo

And here's the actual photo of the Osim iSqueez. You are forgiven if you mistaken it for a toaster.

There are handles on two sides of the unit. Too bad there's not much use of them considering the iSqueez is about as heavy as a PC, and you won't be carrying it around much. Unless you wanna show it off to people, Singaporean style.
Osim iSqueeze Actual photo

The product is sturdy and well constructed. There's two slots where you insert your feet and that's where the action begins. These slots are covered with removable pieces of cloth, which you can (and should) wash regularly.
Osim iSqueeze Actual photo

All the buttons you need are located at the top part of the unit, one each for power, vibration and kneading (squeezing). You can set the strength of vibration to high or low (auto will alternate between the two), and the strength of kneading action (1 for strongest).
Osim iSqueeze Actual photo

So let's see how the Osim iSqueez fare in action.

With the power off, I put my feet down into the slots (Pardon the hairy legs). The base and sides of the slots are uneven, but comfortable. The best way to describe the sensation is if you imagine yourself barefoot standing on a riverbank full of rounded rocks and pebbles.

Then, I set to vibration level to high. :)
Osim iSqueeze vibrating

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Sorry, that was a bit of an exaggeration. How did it go? I felt like I'm wearing a vibrating condom of each of my feet. Nothing to shout about. I get exactly the same effect by rapidly shaking my legs whilst sitting down.

So I enabled the kneading action and set it to the second most powerful setting available.
Osim iSqueeze kneading in action

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Excuse me while I return from heaven.

I doubted it initially, but I have to say... OH MY GOD, IT FELT SO FOOKING GOOD IT WAS ORGASMIC!!!

No, I did not wet my chair.

The first thing that happened as soon as I activated the kneading option, was the walls of the slots pressing in towards my lower legs. It felt very tight. At this point I felt as if I was wearing Nicole's boots, comfy but darn tight.

Then the action began. Balls of silicone rolled onto my feet, my ankles and my calves. All of them focussing on the right pressure points. Within seconds, I was already lying back on the chair with my eyes closed, snoozing. Without looking, it really felt like two giant hands squeezing my feet, ankles and calves simultaneously. At this point, I started to wonder if I'm still straight, gay or machine-lover. It felt so painful, so sore, yet so pleasurable. (What the foot am I talking about here?)

There's only one issue when something so magical works on you - you keep screaming "more! More! MORE!". Although the iSqueez was touching me at all the right spots on my lower-legs, I was hoping it could do something about my toes and the base and roof of my feet. Those are the areas that need massages as well, and they seem left out from all the action.

After 5 minutes of massaging on the same spot, I started to feel rather sore and uncomfortable. I turned the power off, tried to get up and walk, but I floated instead because my feet felt so light. Seems like Osim wasn't lying when they said you would feel like you're walking on clouds.
Osim iSqueeze makes you walk in the clouds!

Stupid iSqueez. Damn you for being so fucking comfortable!

Anyway, is this thing worth RM1,388? I don't know. I think its quite expensive for something that's good for one thing. It feels good initially, yes, but you do get sore after a while so its not particularly relaxing or addictive.

Then again, that's just my personal opinion. Honestly, its not something I would want to buy for myself because I know its probably just gonna sit there and gather dust after a while. I won't be surprised if Osim follows Apple's foodsteps and perhaps come up with Osim iSqueez photo (lets you take pictures of yourself in heaven) or Osim iSqueez mini (portable lightweight version of the iSqueeze). Then again, I wouldn't hold my breath. :)

That said, I so totally love the idea of a foot massager that squeezes your legs. I'm not kidding when I said that it feels really good and it really relaxes you. Shoppers who frequent enormous shopping malls like those in KL and Perth would really appreciate this nifty gadget. If you have some spare RM1,388 lying around, then get it.

Now.... if only Osim can come up with something similar for my manhood......



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You wore Nicole's boots??

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That would be awesome for someone who works 10 hours shifts standing all day. Like someone who works in Toyota putting screws together.

Too bad anyone with that kind of job can't afford to pay @!!#$% RM1,388 for it.

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highly erotic pictures!
I like the iRaq part.

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on cloud, you look like jim carey! ahaha.. well if something is orgasmic.. then it's worth the money.. for normal foot massage then 1k is too much.. having the legs squeezed by pretty girls is a better option .

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you wore your gf's boots? uh.....

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Where can I get one of these from UK?

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I had the same experience, now I don't know what to do with the thing, now it's not that great, the bottom balls are to hard, it does't feel as good anymore. Maybe I should return it to the store.

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You're a hilariously entertaining blogger. iRaq was funny. Surprised it wasn't a device for your fav porn star. Oh, almost forgot. Your review was actually helpful. But still can't decide whether I should get the iSqueeze. Maybe I should get the iPamper too? Arrrgh.

Well, keep up the good work. Nicole, and even your daddy might be proud one day.

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Where can I buy one?

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hi, i am najeeb from pakistan, i want to purchase your osim isqueez product for mesage. now tell me its price and how much you will charger to send it to in Pakistan.
i am waiting for your reply
thanks.
najeeb ur rehman
from pakistan

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Where can i buy one in Indonesia

Thank you

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Not sure about UK or Pakistan, but Brookstone is the only seller of these in U.S., via online or in there mall stores. They are $399 u.s. dollars

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You are hilarious. I had almost the same experience you did while trying out the iSqueez. However, I never got tired of it and was holding up the line of people who wanted to try it....Not really...I would not do that - but I thought about it.

Again, You are hilarious. Your comments and my own experience compels me to buy it.

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How interesting. I was thinking to get one for my 93-year-old grandpa. Now I have made up my mind. =)

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Great article, I was cracking up! I'm looking to pick this up for my wife. While looking on ebay I noticed someone ripping off all of your images. I don't want to advertise the link here, but go on ebay and search for "OSIM Foot massager", there's only like 6 results and one of your pics is being used as a thumbnail, the rest in the item page.

Anyways, great stuff, thanks for sharing!

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I went to Osim Sunway Pyramid to curi tulang. Eventually my friend stuck a finger at me and told the salesperson "He wanna buy". So I had to play along and as a cock-talking motormouth king I am, the whole thing got off nicely... so did my sore back lol

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Hello,

OSIM iSqueez (OS-8000)

My name is Sonia, I'm interested in the cost associated with the above mentioned product.
Please send the cost in US dollars

Thanks

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i am very interested in the foot massager , i tried the machine and liked it ,could you send me the price in uk pounds please ,thankyou!!!!

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Very interesting and entertaining review. This unit looks just the kind that my wife would like - she loves to have her tired feet massaged. Getting her this gizmo could, conceivably, allow me to watch more tv..!!

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im interetsed thise foot massager pls send me a booklet and how i purchase its
9324050500

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hello I am ramneet from delhi india, I want to buy isqueez. from where I can get that in delhi
thank u

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Hi, i am interested in buying osim isqueeze foot massager. I live in norway. pls tell me the price.

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Their service sucks in India. No doorstep service however at the time of shelling they promise it.

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I recently bought one, Go live your dream
osim's website in India "www.osimindia.com"

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I recently bought one, Go live your dream
osim's website in India "www.osimindia.com"

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Good news! Brookstone is no longer the sole seller of these in U.S. I noticed three or four sellers on ebays selling the exact same thing, although not labeled I Squeez, but it is the same item, for $175 - $220 US dollars shipped. One seller on Amazon has it for $299. Much better then $425 that Brookstone is wanting. Prices on used/reconditioned I-Squeezes are really dropping too. Glad I waited!

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I want to buy this foot massager in bulk for my train drivers. I am sure this will be extremely useful to take care of their stress.
Kindly let me know the price and the source URGENTLY please.
-PK Srivastava,Divisional Railway Manager,
SEC Railway, NAGPUR.

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This might help, but is through Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/c001557-Calf-and-Foot-Massager/dp/B000HS082U/sr=8-34/qid=1159917639/ref=sr_1_34/102-1000116-0527347?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods. Several on ebay as well, just type in Foot Ankle Massager as the search.

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I would like to find out if you have a local agent in South Africa so that a can purchase Isqueez os8000 from them.
Thanks

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Do you know if i can buy one in the UK, Brookstone and Amazon will not ship to the UK, any help would be appreciated
regards
Bill

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UK distributer
www.osim.com

FK Marketing Ltd
The Weston Centre Weston Road
Crewe CW1 6FL Tel : 0870 7709383
Fax : 01270 25 33 99

Email : info@osim-uk.co.uk

I have just placed an order i will let you know how i got on.


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Where can I Buy Osim iSqueez in Switzerland?

Kind regards

H.-U. Müller

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from where to get isqueeze in MP(India)

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Where can I buy OSIM Isqueez in Italy?

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i will pass by dubai air port soon and i want to buy i squeez what should i do to have one? i will pay cash i like to know the price asap by mail please and i like to know how i can have it?. iam doing transit only in dubai.

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I've just bought an OSIM massage chair from Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. Very ipressive products, shop's decoration.
Tel. ++ 971 4 366 9855 (Shop)

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I bought the Osim From Malaysia and want to know the service centre in Calcutta(India)

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This machine is good for those who have plancheritis. Is that the correct spelling? Issues with your tendons on the bottom of your foot, heel and up your calf. It's recomended to get a deep tissue massage to loosen the tendons and use ice packs at the end of the day. This machine is a god send for this issue. Brookstone has it for $399.00. It's steep but what is it worth to keep your feet healthy when you stand on them allllll day.?

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Finally got the simlar Legs Beautician from ebay for Xmas. It is the exact same thing (all are made by same factory in China), just not sold at Brookstone or labeled I-Squeez. It also is $200 less than I-Squeez in U.S. I love it, but be sure to try these out before buying. It's not for everyone. Some have complained it hurts their feet when using mine. I found if you move foot around, you can usually find a comfortable spot. Probably best place to try these out is the isqueez at your local Brookstone store. Then buy cheaper generic ones on ebay or at Amazon. Under any name, these are best foot massagers out there. The right mix of pressure and vibration. I use mine daily now.

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Hi there..

wanna buy this and want to use it for my event purpose. Can i get it made specially from you so that it gets operated only with the help of coins?

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To, kcbindore,

You can buy OSIM (iSqueez) products from,

OSIM Italia SRL.,
Centro Commerciale DIMA Shopping,
Via Della Bufalotta 548,00137 ROMA, Italia.
Tel: + 39 06 8713 4463

For any enquries, pls write to info@osim.it

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I did not write these comments and i don't know where they came from..pls remove me from your comments

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I love my isqeeze! My husband just gave me one for Valentine's Day because I have been wanting one. You need to try different ways to put your feet and calves into it to find the most comfortable way for you. It's wonderful! He bought it at Brookstone.

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Isn't this the product that squeezed someone's foot in China until Blue black, and now she's sueing Osim?

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Hi,

Pls let me know where I can get isqueez in Andhra Pradesh, India send me contact email/phone/address and also service centers available in India.

Is isqueez suitable for persons aged above 65 years having joint pains.

Najeeb

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Interesting product, need to buy one OSIM massage chair. Anyone knows the dealer in Indonesia?

Cantik

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Where can I buy OSIM Isqueez in thailand

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I tried one and it pressed in on my ankles to
the point of being very painful; yet I let it run
for the full 15 minutes. It also hurt the bones
in the sides of my feet. I couldn't get my feet
adjusted so they wouldn't hurt. Besides all of
that, it was very nice on my calves and I felt it did push the
blood back up into my legs. When I stepped out of it,
I was floating ... until the blood got back in my
feet.

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HI I would like to know about price and shops wher I can buy this staff In Poland

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HI I would like to know about price and shops where I can buy this staff In Dubai Shopping mall
Let me know very sooon I want this...

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I saw this at the St. Louis and the Dallas airports. I cant describe how great it felt. It was $400.

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I got mine directly from osim's online shop at http://www.osim.com :)
apparently they deliver all over the world, so you can buy direct.

The iSqueez was fantastic!!! no regrets buying it :)

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hallo,
where can I buy the isqueez in germany?

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Recently I bought same item from brookstone store at Couponalbum.com & saved $20 by using Coupon Code AF4NOV....!!!

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So painful yet so pleasurable sounds like what I would say after having a 7 inch.. =P

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saya ada osim i-squeeze untuk dijual (second hand). dibeli pada julai 2006. harga RM850. boleh dirunding. barang ada di klang selangor. contact me : 0132676897 suhaimi(serious buyer only)

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Hi everyone,

I plan to sell off my Isqueez (RM 500)and Osim Air Purifier (RM 950)good price...... (bought October 2007). Its very good condition for Air Purifier but for Isqueez there are some scathes on the side only ;-). As its still under warranty. For those who want who live in overseas i can courier for thru FED EX or DHL. Pls contact me at anniejpn@hotmail.com

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Pls remove me from your search engine as I see you have my name(Eileen Hauswirth) on it.
Regards,

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I used OSIM iSqueez and found no such product is better than OSIM Brand. I need OSIM to develop a head massager also, which can give such a soothing effect to my head. I love OSIM Products.
Thanks
Ajay Suri

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The product is very nice to use. Very relaxing after long day of walking.

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Hi Girls & Guys, anyone got iPamper? is it good? would you recomend to buy?

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Hi, i am Sunita from Mumbai, India, i want to purchase your osim isqueez product for massage. Could you also let me know the price in India rupees. I am waiting for your reply.
Thanks.

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Hi i am Abhay an osim employee

pls contact on..... +919923046474

to buy osim products in India.

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where can i buy the isqueez in thailand?

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That is really funny kenny and by the way I have one too and is nice.

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hey..im going to buy one of these but i cant seem to find a good chair to use it for..and im going to be buy those ineed back massagers for it too..anyone have some suggestions to where i can find a good chair for this kinda thing?

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I want to buy two numbers of isqueez, here in india. let me know from where i can buy this products in india.

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hi i am from pakistan i want to buy isqueez foot massager plz inform me where i can bought in pakistan and price.thanx

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Hi,
I m from India, Chennai,
Past Two years I have been using isqueez product.
Amazing and excellent.
But, now the problem is, past one month its not working. Pls let me know, where I can get the SERVICE to clear the product. Pls let me know.

Thanks

Mahesan m

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I need a cord my dog chewed mine does any one know where to get one email me andy07sanchez@yahoo.com

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Hello! I will love to find out how can I buy Osim uSqueez
OS-8002 foot massage masine.I already tried It is a maseing!
Please ,help. I need for the 220 V not 110 V like in Usa.
Europa 220 V.
Thank you!

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Hello!
I am looking for to take to Hungary,
so I will love to find out where can I buy or to shipp it to Hungary.
Osim uSqueez, OS-8002.
I need 220 V power to be usefull in Europa not the 110 V like in Usa.
Thank you.

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i am using foot messager since 3 years ,now it is making more noise , i think it requires serviceing. can you guide me.
I am from Ranchi.

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interested in purchasing...is it the best foot massger on the market, in your neutral opinion??? How would i purchase from NZ??

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i am also interested in the above products.
Send me the price .

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iam intrested in purchasing this product where can i get this in hyderabad.

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I was using foot messager Osim iSqueez OS 8ooo.since last 4 years.And it was working excellent.

But,since last one month its not working. Please let me know, where I can get the SERVICE. I stay in Mumbai;western suburb; India

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i am from bangi kajang selangor
where can i buy this product


rgds
azman

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Wow, what a foot massager it is. I am a marketing personal, and my work relies on my legs. So, I thought to afford the best foot massager to keep myself healthy. Your review on Osim iSqueez Foot Massager guided me thoroughly. I feel this as the best foot massager that satisfies my need. So, I'm gonna afford it and keep myself relax from the stresses.

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Great gadget..

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If it has anything to do with eileen hauswirth
Warning warning dodgy lady if thats what one could call that woman ????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Please remove me has nothing to do with me (of cause it doesn't ) hahaha got ya

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