Everyone loves a good massage. But what many people don’t know is that handheld massagers can provide most of that power in a very small and portable package. People use these devices for a wide variety of different reasons. This can range from recovery after a workout to treatment of arthritis-related pain. And of course, it’s great for muscle tension and stress relief.
The following handheld massagers constitute the best of the best:
1. Therabody TheraGun G3PRO
The G3PRO is the most recent release from the company that is often considered the best in the business. It provides a total of six different attachments. And the fact that its arm can be adjusted lends an even higher level of versatility. What’s more, it provides an impressive stall force of up to 60 lbs while only weighing 2.9 lbs. A high stall force makes it a great match for workout recovery. But the massager’s high level of power does drain the battery fairly quickly. However, it comes with two replaceable batteries. This makes it easy to charge one battery while the other is in use.
2. VYBE Percussion Massage Gun
Coming in with about 30 lbs of stall force, it’s about half as powerful as the G3PRO. But there’s more to a massager than just raw power. This massager excels with raw versatility. It comes with nine different speed settings. On top of this, it provides eight separate heads to fine-tune a massage session. The massager also boasts an impressively light design. In total it only weighs in at 2.5 lbs. A combination of lightweight design and flexibility makes it good for arthritis or weaker hands.
3. Hyperice Hypervolt
The Hypervolt is another higher power option. Its biggest claim to fame is a stall force of 57 lbs. The total weight is fairly light at only 3 lbs. Normally that combination would suggest short battery life. But the Hypervolt lives up to its name by having enough battery power to run for about three hours between charges. What’s more, the massager even has a digital readout that will let users know when it’s time to charge it back up again. It’s also notable for an impressively quiet operation even when delivering a high level of force.
4. RecoverFun Mini Massage Gun
This massager is an ideal choice for those looking for a lightweight option. It’s about 1/3rd the weight of many other models. At only 1.1 lbs, this massager should be usable even if someone’s suffering from arthritis or muscle atrophy. It’s a little less versatile than the other options. For example, it only has four different speed settings. But despite the light weight it boasts a powerful battery. It should be able to run for about five hours between charges.
5. Sportneer Percussive Massage Gun
Sportneer’s massager offers a compromise between the extremes seen in some of the other options. It’s fairly light, at 1.8 lbs. And a 16.5 stall force puts it in a general mid-tier ranking. It’s not the lightest, or the most powerful. But it sits in a nice middle ground between those which concentrate on power and the options which emphasize weight. However, it does boast one extremely impressive stat. The massager can run for about six hours before needing to recharge.