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Considerations for Choosing the Massage Gun

Aug. 17, 2021

A massage gun is a mobility device that makes use of an oscillating attachment to physically target areas of the body with rapid pulses. By rapidly hitting the muscle fibers with a gentle wave, we are able to loosen up the tight knots in the area, reduce muscle soreness, as well as improving blood flow. Do you know the considerations for choosing the massage gun?

Massage Gun

Massager Gun

Power and Speed

Most models of massage gun offer a choice of speed and power settings. 

To penetrate deep into the tissue, the massage gun you choose needs to have enough strength. Without this, you will only get regular treatment and not a deep-tissue massage.

But speed is important too. To break up the scar tissue, the massager needs to hit the same spot over and over again rapidly, as it will be much more effective. But, it is much better to have a massager that hits a bit harder than the one that hits a bit faster, so the speed is only secondary, but it still matters.

Ideally, you will want to pick a massage gun that lets you choose various speed levels.

Removable Attachments

You'd better to buy a massager gun with many attachments. These attachments allow you to select the one that is optimal for the body part you are trying to treat.

Some heads are great for applying as much pressure as possible, while others are for larger areas. Also, some massagers recommend using the "heads" cold, in order to numb the pain even further.

But, in short, the more heads a massager has, the better, as it gives you more options and flexibility.

Battery Life

Much like mobile phones, battery life is important for wireless handheld massage guns as no one likes to have to charge their devices after every use. It is especially important for heavy users such as therapists to have a longer device battery life to be able to treat their clients throughout the day. We tend to prefer battery life of at least 60 minutes to minimise charging frequency.

Noise Level

When using massage guns, there will inevitably be noise generated by the motor units. This is important to consider as some devices can be uncomfortably noisy, especially when using in an enclosed room, or if using it on areas closer to the ears.

If you’re looking at video reviews, it can be quite hard to really get a feel of how loud a device is. Always try out the massage gun in person if possible!


Do have a feel of the weight of the devices before making a decision. If you’re concerned about the weight as soon as you pick it up, you’ll be feeling it a lot more 2 minutes into your massage.

Try to target hard-to-reach areas as they require you to get into an awkward position. If you can’t maintain the position of the massage gun for long then you’re better off enlisting the help of a partner or choosing a lighter device.


Some models are lighter and smaller and have a longer battery life to facilitate easy transportation.


Some massage guns may make accessing difficult-to-reach areas of the body easier by having features such as an extended handle.

Warranty and Reviews

Reading trusted reviews for products could help when deciding on the best model. It is also essential to look at the warranty terms, should there be any fault or need for a replacement product.

Tips for using Massage Gun

With incorrect use, massage guns may injure the body. For instance, they may cause ruptured blood vessels, nerve sensitivity, or muscle fiber damage.

A person can take steps to lessen the chance of causing damage. These include:

Starting with the massage gun on a slow setting

Taking extra care around bony areas

Avoiding nerves and blood vessels, especially in the neck

Not overmassaging any one region of the body

Taking extra care around pulled muscles and torn ligaments

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