If you want a massage gun that isn’t expensive but has the features of a high-end one , the Renpho R4 Pro Massage Gun is a solid pick. After all, $60 is reasonable compared to spending hundreds of dollars on a massage gun with similar features. It has six speed settings and six head attachments—including two specifically designed for oil massage—allowing you to reach your neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips, and legs for a full-body massage. Our tester found the massage gun very comfortable to use, giving it a rating of 5 out of 5 for comfort. This massage gun isn’t the absolute cheapest on the market, but we think it offers the best overall value. For less than half the price of many leading models, the Turonic GM5 ($160) offers excellent battery life, quiet-yet-powerful operation, and a high-quality set of seven interchangeable massage heads.

That being said, we think the Therabody Theragun Elite is the most effective massage gun. It operates at 2,400 RPM , has a 16-millimeter amplitude and allows for up to 40 pounds of stall force. You can use a massage gun on big muscle groups like your quads, hamstrings, glutes, back muscles and even your neck, hips and calves. However, you want to avoid using a massage gun on any injured areas, bones or joints. Compared to the other massage guns on this list, the design for the Vybe Pro looks less sophisticated and the buttons feel easy to break.

I also found the arm too long, which adds to the weight of the massage gun. The downside to the newest Pro is that it’s still the most expensive massage gun on this list. This may not be the best option for everyone since you can get a similar experience with a less expensive device.

The second-gen Theragun Mini is quieter than the original Mini, 20% smaller and 30% lighter. This time around you get three attachments with your Mini instead of just the one that the original had. This refers to how deep the massage gun penetrates the muscle tissue being targeted. Massage gun stroke lengths go from as low as 8 millimeters to as high as 16 millimeters. It is one of the heavier options here, but hey, you might appreciate the arm workout. And it comes with a handle on the carry case if you did want to use it in the gym.

It also has a handy app that guides you through warm-up and post-workout massages, helping you stay at the top of your game. Massage guns provide percussive or vibration therapy, which is a type of massage that applies rapid bursts of pressure to cnc wood carving near me muscle tissue. The Hyperice has a shorter battery life than other massage guns on our list. However, this newer version has a slightly longer battery life of 3 hours, compared to the battery life of the Hypervolt Go which was listed at 2.5 hours.

An issue I had with the Sonic is that I had to set it at the highest setting to feel the power of the massage gun. This is less common with heavy-duty massage guns, like the Theragun, because you can feel the intensity at the lowest setting. Another aspect that could be improved is the design on the body of the gun.