It looks and sounds like a power tool, can be found at gyms and on the bench at NBA games, and may just be the best way to supercharge your warmups, workouts, and recovery. Meet the massage gun — a relatively new tool that ripples through muscles to increase blood flow and loosen tense, tight areas.
You can use massage guns before and after workouts, like you would foam rollers, to help you accelerate your gains and bounce back faster. Or just pull it out when you’re feeling tense for some release on a long workday.
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Even though they’re fairly new, there are already tons of brands flooding the market. The most popular is the Theragun, but it comes with the highest price tag. If you don’t want to break the bank to break up the tension in your back (or arms, legs, neck, etc.), we’ve got you covered. Here are nine personal massage therapy guns that are on sale and way cheaper than the Theragun. You’re welcome.
With four different massage heads and six distinct intensity levels, the Aduro Elite Massage Gun gives you the ability to choose the exact level and type of massage your muscles need. You can easily swap out the attachment heads to target different muscle groups in your body. Plus, it’ll last you three hours on a single charge. Regularly $199.99, you can slash 60% off and get it on sale for only $79.99 in black, turquoise, or maroon.
Exerting up to 56 pounds of pressure that you can adjust to suit any ache or pain in your body, the Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 is perfect for the pickiest among us. It features five speeds between 1,400 and 3,200 RPM and four massage heads, so you fully customize your massage depending on your needs. You can grab one on sale for $259.99 (regularly $299.99).
With 0.47-inch deep powerful percussive strokes, the Reathlete DEEP4s gives you a powerful massage wherever, whenever you need it. It features four powerful percussive speeds from 1,200 to 3,200 RPM, five interchangeable head attachments, and a three-angle adjustable arm to maneuver it to reach practically any muscle in your body. You can use it for about eight hours on low or three on max speed. Save over 20% and get it for $229.99 (regularly $299.99).
Recommended by doctors, this handheld massage gun features five replaceable heads and six-speed levels for the perfect intensity and targeting for every body part. It’s lightweight, sweat-proof, and operates quietly with up to 40dB. Use it for up to three hours per charge. Usually $88.88, you can slash 15% off and get it on sale for $74.99.
This percussive massager delivers 3,200 strokes per minute to help you recover quicker from muscle strains and tough workouts. There are six different speed settings, four interchangeable applicators, and a 62-degree adjustable handle. Use it for up to 15 hours on a single charge. Get it on sale for just $287.99 — 20% off the usual cost.
One of the most unique massagers on the list, the Actigun features an AI Smart Chip, which actually reacts to the condition of your muscles and adjusts the percussive strength accordingly. It ranges from 1,200 to 3,300 percussions per minute, comes with four massage heads, and six adjustable speeds to suit your needs. Plus, it operates quietly for up to 120 minutes on a single charge. Originally $199.99, you can take over half off and get it on sale for just $84.95.
Next up is the Actigun 2.0, which is similar to the original and also features the AI Smart Chip and four attachment heads. What’s different is the 20 adjustable speed settings, 1800 to 4200 percussions-per-minute range, and its whopping 240+ minutes of battery life. Typically costing $299.99, you can slash 57% off and get it for $127.95.
From the leader in whole-body vibration for the past two decades, the Pulse Massage Gun is a powerful, yet quiet, portable handheld massager with four vibration levels and six head attachments for targeted massages. It promotes blood flow and fascia release, reduces pain, and helps you relax even the sorest of muscles. It’ll work for up to three hours on level four and up to five hours on level one. Get it for $298.99.
This innovative gun takes your massages to the next level. It operates at up to 3,000RPM, has three variable speed controls and three attachments. The battery lasts about 45 minutes depending on use and, best of all, it’ll only cost you $119.99 (regularly $149).