A look at the best massage guns for percussive therapy

A look at the best massage guns for percussive therapy

Finding time for a proper workout (and adequate recovery) might just be the ultimate form of self care.

But between a job, social life, and chasing eight hours of sleep, workouts get squeezed into the day’s only free time slot. A proper massage is usually the thing you most want/need, but most often skip.

Percussion massage guns make it possible for you to nurture your tissues and sore muscles without waiting for an appointment with a PT or massage therapist.

The mesmerizing skin ripples that you’ve probably seen in an Instagram ad are more than a weird flex: The form of portable muscle therapy that started with professional athletes has trickled down into the lives of your average gym-goer who doesn’t have the time or money for foam rolling sessions on sore days. Read more…

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Theragun Pro

Pro athletes stan the Theragun for its high-velocity reps and six swappable attachments.

  • Battery life: 300 minutes (includes two 150-minute batteries)
  • Speed settings: 5
  • Force: 60 pounds
  • Strokes per minute: 1,750 – 2,400
  • Stroke depth: 16 mm
  • Interchangeable tips: 6

$599 from Amazon

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Hyperice Hypervolt Plus

These high-powered vibrations are great for general soreness without losing the peaceful massage experience.

  • Battery life: 180 minutes
  • Speed settings: 3
  • Force: 57 pounds
  • Strokes per minute: 2,000 to 3,200
  • Stroke depth: 16 mm
  • Interchangeable tips: 5

$399 from Amazon

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Exerscribe Vybe Pro

The manageable price point and robust speed settings of the Vybe Pro make it great for beginners.

  • Battery life: 180 minutes
  • Speed settings: 9
  • Strokes per minute: 1,800 to 3,400
  • Stroke depth: 16 mm
  • Interchangeable tips: 5
  • Force: 33 pounds

$199.99 from Amazon

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Your most tranquil massage gun experience will come from the less-powerful, whisper-quiet Hydragun.

  • Battery life: Up to 6 hours
  • Speed settings: 6
  • Strokes per minute: 1,200 to 3,200
  • Interchangeabke tis: 6
  • Force: 30 pounds

$499 from Hydragun

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Hypervolt Go

Keep up with recovery on the road with the mini Hypervolt that has decent settings for the compact size.

  • Battery life: 150 minutes
  • Speed settings: 3
  • Strokes per minute: 2,200 – 3,200
  • Stroke depth: 10 mm
  • Interchangeable heads: 2

$199 from Amazon