7 Big-Ticket Wellness Products, Reviewed by Editors and Buyers

Written by: the Editors of goop


Published on: February 28, 2023


Photo courtesy of Jacob Frazer

In the spirit of buying fewer, better things, here are seven big-ticket wellness items that are totally worth the investment. These are the tools that have changed our lives—in big ways and small—and stood the test of time, including a lamp that helps maintain your circadian clock, a cult-favorite percussive massager, and the bestselling suction vibrator everyone should have.

  • 1

    The Suction Vibrator for Consistent Orgasms

    Womanizer Womanizer Premium 2, $199

    “When a friend asks me what vibrator they should get—and this happens a lot—the Womanizer is my first answer every time. It works serious magic: Instead of simply vibrating, it seals around the clitoris and uses pulses of air to create a sucking sensation. It can get you off in five minutes flat. If you don’t already have one, you need one.” —Kelly Martin, editor

  • 2

    The Electrical Stimulation Device

    Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo, $349

    “I started playing pickleball, and I tend to overdo it; my right knee started to bother me. I almost accepted that it would just be a recurring thing. Then I tested the PowerDot, which uses electrical stimulation to temporarily relieve muscle pain due to strain from exercise and everyday activity. One 20-minute session helped so much. The app guides you through everything—which, in this case, involved placing three of the sticky electrode pads in a specific formation on my knee and connecting the pod to the pads with a set of cables. It’s an odd sensation, almost like a tingling, but it’s not uncomfortable. And you can adjust the intensity level from your phone as you go. Now I use it a few times a week after I play.” —Jessie Geoffray, wellness director, content

  • 3

    The Sex Pillow

    Tabu Prim Pillow, $195

    “This sex pillow has been a game changer. Depending on your position and how you place it under your body, it gives you more control, alleviates strain on your knees and lower back, and, I’d argue, makes sex more satisfying. It’s all in the angled shape and the squishy, supportive foam, which has the perfect amount of bounce. And it’s practical—the linen cover is machine-washable and okay to throw in the dryer.” —Sushii Liu, associate buyer, beauty and wellness

  • 4

    The Infrared Sauna Blanket

    HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket V4, $599

    “My self-care routine needed a major upgrade this year, and HigherDOSE’s infrared sauna blanket—the newest, hottest version is the V4—is a big part of it. It’s low-effort, major-impact: After the 10-minute preheat, I slide into the blanket and let the infrared heat (and layers of amethyst, tourmaline, clay, and charcoal) do its thing. In just 30 minutes, I feel refreshed and even have a nice glow.” —Denise John, senior science editor

  • 5

    The Powerful Palm Vibrator

    Tabu The Pearl, $95

    “The Pearl is the newest vibrator in my collection, but it has quickly become my favorite. It’s shockingly powerful for its size; I’d say it’s more powerful than the other palm-size vibrators in our sex toy shop. And it’s so simple and unfussy, which makes it easy to find the settings that work for you.” —Aubrey Hinkson, merchandising assistant, beauty and wellness

  • 6

    The Percussive Massager for Deep Relief

    Therabody Theragun Elite, $399

    “I’m obsessed with my Theragun. It’s a percussive massager that gets deep into muscles, which is perfect for recovery after hard workouts or when my neck and back need some love after I’ve been hunched over my laptop all day. It’s easy to hold, even when you’re targeting a hard-to-reach muscle. And it delivers up to 40 pounds of force, which sounds like a lot but really hits the sweet spot. I use it every day—it lives in a dedicated spot in my living room so I can reach for it while I’m lounging, reading, catching up on a show, whenever.” —Kelly Faulds, director of buying and wholesale, beauty and wellness

  • 7

    The Pilates Reformer that Streams Classes

    FRAME Fitness, $4,299

    “I’ve been really into low-intensity movement recently, and FRAME is perfect for that. The Reformer has a built-in screen that streams classes, which means I can get in a Reformer workout from home. And as a bonus, it’s foldable with wheels, so I can easily put it away when I’m done. But honestly, it’s so sleek, I don’t mind leaving it out.” —Madeline Crum, assistant buyer

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