Massage gun, or Persuasive therapy devices, whether you’re an athlete or just hunting on a desk all day, help relax and soothe sore muscles.
Theraguns (made by Therabody) tend to be the best massage guns. We have tested several new models and several more affordable alternatives. Below are our favorites with what we learned to talk to a physical therapist and athletic trainer to see exactly what these devices are doing.
Updated April 2021: We’ve added three wave series roller devices to Therabody, plus an alternative massager with SKG F5, heat.
Media Giordano is the main reviewer for this guide. Jess Gray and Julian Chakkattu also tested some devices.
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