The 9 Best Massage Guns for Sore, Tired Muscles
With all of the at-home workouts we’ve been doing these days (not to mention, the hours we’ve spent seated in the same position), our muscles need a little more TLC. So, we did our research and found the nine best massage guns for sore and tired muscles. If you need us, we’ll be on the couch with the Theragun.
1. Best Overall: Theragun G3PRO Percussion Therapy Device
- Comfortable, ergonomic handle
- 50 percent quieter than previous models
- Two speeds, four angled arm positions and six attachments
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2. Best Value: WAPIKE Massage Gun
- 30 speed levels and six massage heads
- Five-hour battery life per charge
- Weighs only 2.2 pounds
We get it, you might not want to shell out upwards of $500 for a wellness trend you’re not sure about yet. If that’s the case, try this $110 alternative. It does the same thing as a pricier gun—working to relieve soreness with deep and powerful muscle massage—but at a fraction of the cost. It also offers 30 different speed variations, a feature that even the most advanced models generally lack.
3. Highest Rated: OPOVE M3 Pro Massage Gun
- Anti-drop shell
- Three speed levels
- Convenient carrying case
OPOVE’s M3 Pro is the ideal compromise between affordability (it’s only $200) and quality (it’s not a Theragun, but everyone from doctors to treadmill walkers seriously love it). The four different attachment heads are specifically designed to work each muscle group in different ways, and the handheld device’s three settings can be used to warm up, relax or deeply massage muscles. It also comes with a convenient carrying case which we love because, let’s be honest, we want to take it with us to the gym.
4. Easiest to Use: LifePro Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun
- Lifetime warranty
- Quiet brushless motor
- Five levels of intensity and five massage heads
If this is your first foray into the world of massage guns, LifePro has you covered. Its “Ready, Set, Pro” easy-start guide and included video library will show you the way. Before you know it, using the five interchangeable heads to improve recovery, loosen tight muscles and release knots will become second nature. The round tool works to reduce soreness post-workout, and the spinal head loosens tight back tissues. For more heavy-duty relief, the bullet-shaped heads are designed to release knots, while the flat tool will simulate a no-nonsense deep-tissue massage.
5. Quietest: Hyperice Hypervolt Massage Gun
- Quiet-glide technology
- Three speed settings
- Five levels of intensity and five massage heads
Developed in collaboration with aerospace engineers, the Hyperice Hypervolt Massage Gun delivers tension-relieving percussion with a whisper-quiet motor. If you've ever used a massage gun, you know that they can be pretty loud. Not this one—it delivers up to 3,200 percussions per minute all while remaining nearly inaudible. Meaning you can use it without waking your finally-asleep baby or without disrupting your partner's Netflix binge.
6. Sleekest: Medcursor Massage Gun
- Small, palm-sized frame
- Five levels of intensity and six massage heads
- 10-minute timer prevents overuse
No need to wield a heavy-duty piece of machinery when your muscles are already fatigued. Medcursor's 2.5-pound massage gun fits in the palm of your hand, making it easy to hold and use without strain. But just because it's small, doesn't mean it isn’t effective. This device features five levels of intensity and comes with six interchangeable massage heads to target everything from achy joints to painful knots and even a tight back.
7. Most attachments: Fitpulse Muscle Massage Gun
- 10 massage heads included
- 30 adjustable speed levels
- Fast-charging and long-lasting battery
The Fitpulse massage gun offers the most customizable experience of them all, with 10 massage heads of different shapes and sizes plus 30 adjustable speed levels. It's like having a personal masseuse on hand for every type of muscle ache or pain. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only holds a charge up to six hours (depending on the settings you use), but it also charges super quickly if you're on the go.
8. Most Powerful: TimTam Power Massager
- Swappable battery and pocket charger
- 90-degree articulating head
- Athlete, physical therapist and trainer approved
If you've tried other massage guns and need something more powerful, the TimTam Power Massager is the device for you. It's been tweaked and refined based on customer feedback, and gets approval from athletes, trainers and physical therapists for its ability to relieve muscle tension in as little as 60 seconds. Unlike other models with fixed heads, this massager features a 90-degree articulating head, which rotates to allow for ideal placement, no matter what muscles you're trying to reach. Plus, it has an instant-on trigger, so you don't have to hold the button to keep it powered up.
9. Longest Battery Life: FocuFit New Upgraded Percussion Massage Gun
- 20 levels of intensity and four massage heads
- LCD touch screen display
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery can last up to six hours
We can barely remember to charge our phone when it needs it, so charging our massage gun is definitely low on the priorities list. But this reasonably priced model from FocuFit can last up to six hours on a single charge. Plus, it features a high-tech LCD touch screen display that makes it super easy to toggle between 20 different levels of intensity to find one to find one that works for you.