I can say from first hand experience that the miracle massager outperforms its name brand counterpart in every way, shape and form. There are two speed settings for the vibrator, low and high. The low is a good place to start to warm up, and the high setting is great for the finish. It is also a miracle for taking care of back pains too. This massager is also ergonomically designed for its intended purposes, allowing it to contour to the body in just the right ways. The only down side is that it causes static for cable tv. If you are thinking about getting a hitachi, get the miracle massager instead.