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  • ​​​10 Best Deep Tissue Massagers for Fast Relief

Most of all, deep tissue massagers are used to treat musculoskeletal problems such as strains. The goal of these massagers is to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. As a result of these massagers, scar tissue breaks up and helps reduce tension in the muscles and tissue. Meanwhile, using chi machines before a workout helps loosen muscles and prevent potential problems during or after a workout.

By the way, use more ​​specialized massagers to massage your back. And, use foot massagers for your feet.

Quick Answer: 10 Best Deep Tissue Massagers in 2019

Table of Contents

10 Best Deep Tissue Massager Reviews

Editor’s Choice

Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun

Comparison of 10 Best Deep Tissue Massagers

Massager

Speeds / percussions per minute

Massage Tips

Battery discharge

Recharge time

Warranty

A/A+ Feedback

1-5 Rating

Newest Fascia

6 /

up to 3,200

flat, U, ball, small round

6 hours @idling,

1-2 hours@high intensity

standard

100%

4.2

VYBE

6 /

500 - 2,400

cone, standard ball, large ball

30 minutes

1 hour

1-year; 30-day

85%

4.5

Hyperice Hypervolt

3 /

up to 3,200

flat, fork, ball, bullet

3 hours

Not available

72%

4.1

Intelitopia

1,800, 2,400, 3,200

flat, fork, round, bullet

4 - 6 hours

2 - 3 hours

1-year; 30-day

90%

4.3

Phoenix

1,800, 2,400, 3,200

flat, fork, round, bullet

3 - 4 hours

30 minutes

91%

4.4

LPYSFW

6 /

1,800 - 3,200

flat, fork, ball, bullet

5 hours in middle gear

2 -3 hours

1-year; 30-day

85%

4.8

Wasagun

1,400, 1,800, 2,200, 2,600, 3,200

flat, fork, round, bullet

4 hours

Not available

2-year; 1-month free trial

98%

4.9

Vybe PRO

5 /

up to 3,200

flat, fork, ball, bullet

4 hours

Not available

1-year; 30-day

92%

4.7

SAFR Recovery

1,400, 1,800, 2,200, 2,600, 3,200

flat, fork, round, spot

4 hours

Not available

Limited

91%

4.6

Sonic

1,200, 1,800, 2,400, 3,000, 3,600

flat, fork, round, bullet

3 - 6 hours

6 hours to charge before first use

Lifetime

98%

5.0

Newest Fascia Gun Deep Muscle Massager

Deep Tissue Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, the four replaceable massage joints include a ball joint for large muscles, a U-shaped joint for cervical vertebrae, a small round joint for joints, and a flat joint for whole body.

Intensity

Also, it provides six speed levels, up to 3,200 percussions per minute with each percussion having a 12 mm amplitude.

Noise

  1. 1
    Next, it uses an aerodynamic noise reduction shell
  2. 2
    And, it uses multiple acoustic materials to absorb vibration
  3. 3
    Most noteworthy, it generates less than 45 decibels of noise. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a 2,400 mAh high quality lithium-ion battery that can work for six hours while idling or one to two hours while being used at high intensity
  2. 2
    Also, the lithium-ion battery is rechargeable
  3. 3
    Next, the brushless motor turns at 3,200 revolutions per minute
  4. 4
    Also, it efficiently dissipates heat
  5. 5
    Next, the machine shuts off automatically from overheating due to prolonged use

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, use the LCD screen to switch speed levels, show remaining battery capacity, and turn on/off power
  2. 2
    Also, the dimensions of the massage joint and battery is 9.37” long, 2.6” wide, and 10.16” high
  3. 3
    And, it is packaged in an exquisite box

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a standard warranty.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it relaxes muscle fascia
  2. 2
    Next, it soothes aching muscles
  3. 3
    Also, it reduces muscle stiffness, soreness, and pain
  4. 4
    Moreover, it increases blood circulation
  5. 5
    And, increases range of motion
  6. 6
    Next, it improves soft tissue health

Use

  1. 1
    Most noteworthy, it can be used at home, in the gym, or office, for deep tissue percussive massage therapy
  2. 2
    Also, it can be used by a single hand
  3. 3
    Next, it can be used on large muscles, cervical vertebrae, joints, and whole body
  4. 4
    Also, it can be used on shoulder, chest, dorsal, hip, and leg muscles
  5. 5
    Meanwhile, use for 15 to 20 seconds up to 3 times for shoulder muscles
  6. 6
    Or for up to 30 seconds on chest muscles
  7. 7
    Finally, for 30 to 60 seconds up to 3 times on dorsal muscles

Pros

  • Speed
    It has 6 speed levels up to 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Sound
    At 45 decibels,. it is quiet.
  • Battery
    Battery provides power for 1 to 2 hours at high intensity.

Cons

  • Warrany
    It offers only a standard warranty.

VYBE Deep Muscle Activator

Deep Tissue Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, it has 3 replaceable heads: a large ball for big muscles, a standard ball for small muscles, and a cone for deep tissue.

Intensity

  1. 1
    Also, this well built, high quality machine has six adjustable speed levels which can be changed with a thumb wheel
  2. 2
    Moreover, generating 500 to 2,400 strokes per minute, with a 22 mm amplitude, it is a very powerful percussion vibration massager

Noise

Next, at 80 to 100 decibels, it is very loud. For comparison, normal talking is 60 to 70 decibels, and a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels. Because it is loud it is not ideal for a relaxing massage or for anyone sensitive to loud sounds. However, it is the best self-recovery tool.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with two 12v, 1500 maH fast charging lithium batteries along with a fast charger
  2. 2
    Also, each battery lasts 30 minutes of use
  3. 3
    Meanwhile, it takes one hour to fully recharge

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, this is a cordless massager with a power push button trigger allowing you to easily turn on the massager without tiring out your finger
  2. 2
    Next, the 90-degree rotation capability of the massage arm allows you to break up knots and relieves tension in all the hard-to-reach muscles
  3. 3
    Also, the compact case with an ergonomic handle makes it easy to take the machine with you
  4. 4
    In addition, the dimension of the massager is 7” long, 2” wide, and 7.5” high
  5. 5
    Moreover, the massager weighs 3.53 pounds

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First and foremost, this is a high quality, powerful self-recovery massager
  2. 2
    Indeed, it relieves chronic sore muscles
  3. 3
    Also, it helps clear difficult muscle knots
  4. 4
    And, it helps recover from hard workouts
  5. 5
    Next, it relieves achy legs, back, neck and shoulder from sitting for extended periods while at work or traveling
  6. 6
    Also, it loosens up muscles for a deeper stretch before doing yoga or gymnastics
  7. 7
    In addition, it increases range of motion
  8. 8
    Furthermore, it helps in engaging and relaxing muscles
  9. 9
    Finally, the pulsating action gets deep into the muscle and is a great remover of your aches and pains

Use

  1. 1
    First and foremost, use the massager on large or small muscles, and deep tissue
  2. 2
    Also, the recommendation is to use it for 30 minutes per session

Pros

  • Speed
    With percussions per minute ranging from 500 to 2,400, it is suitable for the more sensitive population.
  • Warranty
    It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Massage Heads
    It offers only 3  heads compared to 4 for the others.
  • Sound
    At 80 to 100 decibels, it is the noisiest.
  • Recharge
    Battery takes up to one hour to fully recharge while it is fully discharged in 30 minutes.

Hyperice Hypervolt Handheld Massager

Deep Tissue Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, it comes with four interchangeable head attachments. These include the ball, bullet, fork and flat head.

Intensity

Also, it provides three adjustable speed settings which in turn gives you three levels of vibration. Consequently, you get the right and appropriate amount of pressure to relieve muscle pain. Moreover, it delivers up to 3,200 percussions per minute.

Noise

Next, it’s not loud. In fact, it is the quietest massage tool.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a 2,400 mAh high quality lithium-ion battery
  2. 2
    Also, the lithium-ion battery is rechargeable
  3. 3
    In addition, the battery can be used for three hours
  4. 4
    Next, the high-torque motor

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, the Hypervolt uses Quiet Glide Technology
  2. 2
    Next, it is approved by the TSA
  3. 3
    Also, the dimensions of the massager and battery is 11” long, 3.5” wide, and 14.2” high
  4. 4
    And, it is ergonomic
  5. 5
    Finally, the massager weighs about 2.5 pounds

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it helps loosen tight muscles
  2. 2
    Also, it helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness
  3. 3
    In addition, it promotes blood circulation
  4. 4
    And, it improves range of motion
  5. 5
    Finally, it helps accelerate warmup and recovery

Use

Most noteworthy, it is easy-to-use for self-myofascial relief.

Pros

  • Discharge time
    A battery discharge time of 3 hours means it can be used for a long time.

Cons

  • Speeds
    Only 3 speeds up to 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Warranty
    Information not provided.

Intelitopia Pure Wave Massager

Pure Wave Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, the deep tissue massager has four interchangeable heads including:

  1. 1
    First, a fork head for the spine, neck, shoulders, and for sensitive muscles or soft tissues
  2. 2
    Second, a flat head for parts of the body such as back and leg
  3. 3
    Third, a bullet head for joints, deep tissue, trigger points and small muscle areas like the feet and wrist
  4. 4
    Fourth, a round ball head for large muscles groups such as quads and gluteus

Intensity

Also, it comes with three adjustable speeds:

  1. 1
    First, the head can rotate 1,800 times per minute when it is at level 1 generating 1,800 percussions per minute
  2. 2
    Next, it can rotate at 2,400 times per minute in level 2 generating 2,400 percussions per minute
  3. 3
    Finally, it can rotate at 3,200 times per minute in level three generating 3,200 percussions per minute

Next, use the LCD screen to switch speed levels and see the speed level settings.

Noise

Next, it generates only about 40 decibels of noise. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90. decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a 15,000 mAh high quality lithium-ion battery that can work for four to six hours after a charge
  2. 2
    Next, the body massager has a LED battery indicator so you know when the battery gets low
  3. 3
    Also, the lithium-ion battery is rechargeable in two to three hours using either a 110, or 220-volt power supply
  4. 4
    Next, it uses a 24-volt high-power brushless motor which dissipates heat well and won’t stop working because of overheating

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, it is a cordless vibration massager
  2. 2
    In addition, the machine head and body are tightly connected. Also, the noise, while running, is effectively reduced by use of smooth sliding technology.
  3. 3
    Next, the dimensions of the massager with battery is 9.1” long, 2.8” wide, and 8.5” high
  4. 4
    And, it weighs only 2.2 pounds
  5. 5
    Also, the ergonomic designed grip minimizes external vibrations
  6. 6
    Furthermore, the anti-slip silicone grip makes the massager easier and comfortable to hold

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty and 30-days money back guarantee.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it helps unlock muscles that have tightened up
  2. 2
    Also, it relieves muscle stiffness, soreness, and pain
  3. 3
    Moreover, it increases blood circulation
  4. 4
    And releases tension
  5. 5
    Next, it improves overall health of the body’s soft tissues
  6. 6
    Finally, it prevent fasciitis – a painful and difficult to heal inflammation caused by adhesion between the fascia and muscles

Use

  1. 1
    Most noteworthy, because it is quiet it can be used at home or office, without interrupting others
  2. 2
    And, it can be used by a single hand

Pros

  • Sound
    At 40 decibels it is quiet.
  • Usage time
    Device can be used for up to 4 to 6 hours.
  • Warranty
    It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Speeds
    Offers only 3 speeds - 1,800, 2,400, and 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Recharge time
    Takes 2 to 3 hours to fully charge the single battery.

Phoenix Massager

Tissue Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, the  deep tissue massager has four replaceable, different shaped, heads including:

  1. 1
    First, a fork or U shaped head for the spine, neck, shoulders, and for sensitive muscles or soft tissues
  2. 2
    Second, a flat head for parts of the body such as back and leg
  3. 3
    Third, a bullet head for joints and trigger points
  4. 4
    Fourth, a round head for large muscles groups such as quads and gluteus

Intensity

Also, it comes with three adjustable speeds:

  1. 1
    First, the head can rotate 1,800 times per minute when it is at level 1 generating 1,800 percussions per minute
  2. 2
    Next, it can rotate at 2,400 times per minute in level 2 generating 2,400 percussions per minute
  3. 3
    Finally, it can rotate at 3,200 times per minute in level three generating 3,200 percussions per minute

Meanwhile, the LCD screen displays the speed level.

Noise

Next, the quiet glide technology generates 40 decibels of sound making it very quiet. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a 2,400 mAh high quality lithium-ion battery that can work for three to four hours after a charge
  2. 2
    Next, it displays battery status on the LED screen so you know when the battery gets low
  3. 3
    Also, the high energy lithium-ion battery is rechargeable in 30 minutes using either a 110, or 220-volt power supply
  4. 4
    Next, it uses a high-quality motor with ultra-strong heat dissipation capability which allows it to run for a long time and not stop working because too much heat

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, it is a cordless handheld massager
  2. 2
    Next, the LCD screen has a power switch
  3. 3
    In addition, the high precision molding ensures the machine head and body are tightly connected. Also, the noise, while running, is effectively reduced by use of smooth sliding technology.
  4. 4
    And, it weighs only 2.2 pounds
  5. 5
    Also, the ergonomic designed grip minimizes external vibrations 
  6. 6
    Furthermore, the durable anti-slip silicone grip makes the massager easier and comfortable to hold

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it helps loosen tight muscles and knots
  2. 2
    Also, it relieves muscle stiffness, soreness, and pain
  3. 3
    Moreover, it increases lymph and blood circulation
  4. 4
    And it accelerates recovery after a workout or exercise injury
  5. 5
    Next, it improves overall health of the body’s soft tissues
  6. 6
    Also, it relieves soft tissue pain
  7. 7
    In addition, it prevent fasciitis – a painful and difficult to heal inflammation caused by adhesion between the fascia and muscles
  8. 8
    Moreover, it relieves achy legs, back, neck, and shoulders from extended sitting at work or travelling
  9. 9
    Finally, it loosens muscles for a deeper stretch before yoga or pilates

Use

  1. 1
    Because it is quiet, it can be used at home or office without disturbing anyone nearby
  2. 2
    Next, to use, first gently press the massager and move it slowly on your body at a rate of one inch per second. Also, each cycle of the massage should last 12 to 15 minutes.

Pros

  • Sound
    With only 40 decibels, it is quiet.
  • Usage time
    Device can be used for up to 3 to 4 hours.
  • Battery recharge time
    Battery can be recharged in only 30 minutes.

Cons

  • Speeds
    Offers only 3 speeds - 1,800, 2,400, and 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Warranty
    Not published.

LPYSFW Deep Tissue Muscle Massager

Tissue Massager

Massage Heads

Most of all, the deep tissue massager has  four replaceable, different shaped, soft heads including:

  1. 1
    First, a fork head for the spine and neck
  2. 2
    Second, a flat head for parts of the body such as back and leg
  3. 3
    Third, a bullet head for joints, deep tissue, and trigger points
  4. 4
    Fourth, a large ball for large muscles groups such as quads and gluteus. Moreover, the soft heads provide a massage that is relaxing while minimizing bone damage

Intensity

Also, it comes with six adjustable speeds ranging from 1,800 percussions per minute to 3,200 percussions per minute. Next, the LCD screen displays speed level.

Noise

Next, it generates a quiet 30 to 50 decibels of sound. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a 24 volt, 2,400 mAh lithium battery. And after being charged, the battery can work continuously for five hours in middle gear.
  2. 2
    Also, the lithium-ion battery is rechargeable in 2 to 3 hours using either a 110 or 220-volt power supply
  3. 3
    Next, it uses a 24 volt brushless DC motor with ultra-strong heat dissipation capability. Consequently, it can run for a long time and not stop working because of too much heat.
  4. 4
    Meanwhile, the motor’s double bearing transmission help reduce noise

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, the LCD touch screen, with a soft switch, displays speed level and remaining battery capacity
  2. 2
    In addition, the high precision molding ensures the machine head and body are tightly connected. Also, the operating noise, is effectively reduced by use of smooth sliding technology.
  3. 3
    Next, the dimensions of the massager with battery is 9.1” long, 2.8” wide, and 8.5” high
  4. 4
    Also, it comes with a portable storage case
  5. 5
    And, it weighs only 2.2 pounds

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a one-year free replacement warranty for malfunctions caused by quality problems. Also, it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it relieves muscle stiffness, soreness
  2. 2
    Next, it increases blood circulation
  3. 3
    Also, it improves overall health of the body’s soft tissues
  4. 4
    In addition, it prevent fasciitis – a painful and difficult to heal inflammation caused by adhesion between the fascia and muscles

Use

Because it is quiet, it can be used at home or office without disturbing anyone nearby.

Pros

  • Sound
    At 30 - 50 decibels,. it is quiet.
  • Speed
    It has 6 speed levels between 1,800 to 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Battery
    Battery provides power for up to 5 hours.
  • Warranty
    It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Recharge
    Battery takes 2 to 3 hours to recharge.

Wasagun Massage Gun

Massage Gun

Massage Heads

Most of all, it has four replaceable, different shaped, head attachments:

  1. 1
    First, a fork head for the spine and neck
  2. 2
    Second, a flat head for any part of the body such as back and leg
  3. 3
    Third, a bullet head for joints, deep tissues, and trigger points
  4. 4
    Fourth, a round head for large muscles groups such as quads and gluteus

Intensity

Also, it comes with five speed settings:

  1. 1
    First, 23 Hertz, 1,400 revolutions per minute, for the elderly
  2. 2
    Second, 30 Hertz, 1,800 revolutions per minute, for the office worker
  3. 3
    Third, 36 Hertz, 2,200 revolutions per minute, for recovery treatment
  4. 4
    Fourth, 43 Hertz, 2,600 revolutions per minute, for sports enthusiasts
  5. 5
    Fifth, 53 Hertz, 3,200 revolutions per minute, for professional fitness

Noise

Next, using a new generation of noise reduction technology it generates 65 decibels of sound. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a rechargeable 2,550 mAh high quality lithium-ion battery that can work for four hours after a charge. Furthermore, the battery has a service life of 50,000 hours.
  2. 2
    Also, it has a LED battery status indicator, so you know when the battery gets low
  3. 3
    Next, it uses a brushless motor with speeds from 1,400 to 3,200 revolutions per minute

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, it uses innovative ergonomic design with silicone handle tilted 15 degrees to prevent it slipping and falling from your hands. In addition, the ergonomic grip minimizes external forces and so it’s easy to use for relieving myofascial issues.
  2. 2
    Next, the dimension of the massager is 11.8” long and 5.9” high
  3. 3
    And, it weighs only 2.2 pounds
  4. 4
    Also, the portable bag lets you carry the machine anywhere (home, gym, office, etc.)

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a 1-month free trial and a 2-year warranty.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it helps release stress, tension, ease sore, tight muscles, and relax all muscle groups and energize your body
  2. 2
    Also, it relieves muscle stiffness and soreness
  3. 3
    Next, the massage helps the user relax different parts of the body
  4. 4
    In addition, it relieves aches from bruises, stiff neck, sore shoulder, as well as backache
  5. 5
    Finally, it activates muscles, stimulates blood flow, greatly reduces muscle recovery time, relieve pain, and relax from head to toe

Use

  1. 1
    Fist, use for 15 to 20 seconds on shoulder muscles
  2. 2
    Next, use for 30 seconds on chest muscles
  3. 3
    And, use for 30 to 60 seconds on back muscles
  4. 4
    Finally, use of 20 to 30 seconds on lower limb muscles

Pros

  • Speeds
    It comes with 5 preset speeds.
  • Usage time
    It can be used for up to 4 hours.
  • Warranty
    It comes with a 2-year warranty. Meanwhile, you get a month of free trial.

Cons

  • Sound
    At 65 decibels, it is not as quiet of some of the others.

Vybe PRO Premium Massage Gun

Vybe Pro Massage Gun

Massage Heads

Most of all, it has four heads targeting specific groups of muscles including a few options for deep tissue: flat head, fork head, bullet head, and large ball.

Intensity

  1. 1
    Also, this well built, high quality machine has five adjustable speeds and a very powerful percussion vibration giving you up to 3,200 strokes per minute with an amplitude of 10 mm
  2. 2
    Meanwhile, it generates a maximum force of 30 pounds

Noise

Next, at 50 to 60 decibels it is ultra-quiet. For comparison, normal talking is 60 to 70 decibels, and a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, the built-in battery can be used for four hours
  2. 2
    Also, LED indicator shows remaining battery capacity
  3. 3
    Next, it uses a 24-volt brushless DC motor with double bearing transmission that has high power

Other

  1. 1
    First and foremost, this is a cordless massager
  2. 2
    Also, the compact size and travel case makes it easy to take with you for use at home, work, gym or travel
  3. 3
    Next, the dimension of the massager is 6” long, 2.5” wide, and 10” high
  4. 4
    Moreover, the massager weighs 2.2 pounds

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.

Benefits

  1. 1
    Also, it helps clear difficult muscle knots
  2. 2
    And, it helps recover from hard workouts
  3. 3
    In addition, it increases range of motion
  4. 4
    Furthermore, it helps in engaging and relaxing muscles
  5. 5
    Finally, the pulsating action gets deep into the muscle and is a great at removing your aches and pains

Pros

  • Speed
    It has 5 speeds up to 3,200 percussions per minutes.
  • Usage time
    Device can be used for up to 4 hours.
  • Warranty
    It comes with a 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.

Cons

  • Sound
    At 50 to 60 decibels it's not as quiet as some others.

SAFR Recovery X1 Massage Gun

SAFR Recovery X1

Massage Heads

Most of all, the deep tissue massager has four replaceable, precise massaging heads. Meanwhile, the attachments stay secure due to the DSX double seal design.

  1. 1
    First, a fork head for reducing tension in areas such as forearms, lower calves, and foot arches
  2. 2
    Second, a spot head for effective targeting of muscle knots and spasms. Especially relevant, the small surface area of the attachment allows precise percussions exactly where you need it
  3. 3
    Third, a round head for most areas of the body, especially effective for hard to reach muscles
  4. 4
    Fourth, a flat head for large groups of muscles like the chest, calf, leg, shoulder, and upper back. Indeed, it provides a firmer effect than the round head.

Intensity

Also, it comes with five speed settings ranging from 1,400 to 3,200 percussions per minute.

  1. 1
    First, 1,400 percussions per minute
  2. 2
    Second, 1,800 percussions per minute
  3. 3
    Third, 2,200 percussions per minute
  4. 4
    Fourth, 2,600 percussions per minute
  5. 5
    Fifth, 3,200 percussions per minute

Noise

Next, it generates 55 decibels of sound at its highest setting. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

  1. 1
    Moreover, it comes with a rechargeable 2,550 mAh lithium-ion battery that can work for four hours after a charge
  2. 2
    Next, LED indicator shows remaining battery capacity
  3. 3
    Also, a state-of-the-art integrated SR1 computer efficiently regulates the battery, preventing the device from overheating. Consequently, extending usage times.
  4. 4
    Most noteworthy, the rechargeable batteries are not replaceable
  5. 5
    Next, it uses a high-torque brushless motor

Other

First and foremost, it weighs only 2.1 pounds.

Warranty

Finally, it has limited warranty. Indeed, SAFR would replace or repair defective devices.

Benefits

  1. 1
    First, it helps relieve muscle related ailments such as knots, spasms, and tightness
  2. 2
    Next, its effective for myofascial relief
  3. 3
    Also, it improves blood circulation and dilates blood vessels. Consequently, supply of nutrients and oxygen to muscle tissues increases.
  4. 4
    Finally, it helps remove toxins and waste materials from your back, legs, calves, shoulders, neck more effectively, allowing you to recover faster. Indeed, multiple studies have shown that post workout massages can increase post workout strength and proprioception.

Use

It’s used for trigger point therapy.

Pros

  • Sound
    At 55 decibels, it is quiet.
  • Speeds
    It comes with 5 preset speeds ranging from 1,400 to 3,200 percussions per minute.
  • Usable time
    It can be used for up to 4 hours.

Cons

  • Warranty
    It has a limited warranty.
  • Battery
    The battery is non replaceable.

Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun

Massage Gun

Massage Heads

Most of all, it has five interchangeable heads.

  1. 1
    First, a fork head to loosen up tough back tissue and improve flexibility
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    Second, a flat head for muscles and areas that need a little more help. Also, it simulates deep tissue massage.
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    Third, two bullet heads for joints, trigger points and relieving muscle knots
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    Fourth, a round head to improve recovery and reduce muscle soreness after workouts with gentle oblique impact

Intensity

Also, it provides five intensity levels.

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    First, a low level 1 - 20 Hertz, 1,200 revolutions per minute
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    Second, a moderate level 2 - 30 Hertz, 1,800 revolutions per minute
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    Third, a strong level 3 - 40 Hertz, 2,400 revolutions per minute
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    Fourth, an intense level 4 - 50 Hertz, 3,000 revolutions per minute
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    Fifth, a powerful level 5 - 60 Hertz, 3,600 revolutions per minute

Noise

Next, it generates 60 to 75 decibels of sound. Meanwhile, for comparison, normal talk is 60 to 70 decibels, while a ringing alarm clock is 75 to 90 decibels.

Battery and Motor

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    Moreover, it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can work for three to six hours after a charge.
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    Furthermore, the battery charger uses 110 or 240 volt, 50/60 Hertz power supply.
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    Also, the LED pulsating lights indicate battery level charging status.
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    Meanwhile, it takes up to six hours to full charge the battery before first use.
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    Next, it uses a super quiet brushless motor

Other

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    First and foremost, the comfortable grip allows single-handed operation
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    Next, the easy to use guide allows you to start using it in minutes
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    Also, the front LED panel features an on/off switch and a 16.8 volt charging port
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    Meanwhile the vibration level switch is located right where your index finger rests
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    Meanwhile, the heavy-duty construction keeps the massager stable at all speeds
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    Also, it weighs only 2.6 pounds
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    In addition, you can carry the machine to the office, gym, home, travel, etc.
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    Especially relevant, there is access to live support and free access to the online video library

Warranty

Finally, it comes with a 100% money back lifetime warranty, so long as you own the Sonic. And there is lifetime support.

Benefits

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    First, it rejuvenates sore tissues and aching muscles
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    Also, the powerful motor delivers powerful high-penetration waves of relaxation and relief throughout the body
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    Next, it boosts athletic performance when incorporated with pre-workout warm-ups and post-workout recovery routines
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    In addition, the trigger-point massage therapy boosts everyday mobility and flexibility
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    Also, it provides relief from joint pain, myofascial pain, and sore muscles
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    Next, it reduces tension, targets trigger points, and promotes faster, smoother, and more effective recovery
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    Finally, it keeps the body feeling great day after day to elevate athletic performance and improve the quality of exercise routines

Use

Most noteworthy, it is used by healthcare professionals, doctors, trainers, and professional athletes to warm up before and recover after big sports games and events.

Pros

  • Speeds
    It has 5 preset speeds ranging from 1,200 to 3,600 percussions per minute
  • Speed Range
    Moreover, the speed range is the widest of all the others.
  • Usage time
    It can be used from 3 to 6 hours.
  • Warranty
    Most of all, it comes with a 100% money back lifetime warranty.

Cons

  • Sound
    At 60 to 75 decibels, the sound is equivalent to talking.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are these Massagers?

First and foremost, deep tissue massagers, also known as massage guns, enable you to take control of your own muscle recovery process. Moreover, the percussive nature of the massager helps to treat sore, lactic acid filled, muscles and speed up Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and recovery process. In fact, massage guns do this by providing concentrated, rapid, short duration pulses that travel deep into muscle tissues. Consequently, these pulses increase blood flow to the tissues, which accelerates their growth and repair, relieving pain, increasing range of motion, and improving their function.

Therefore, a massage gun offers the same or better results as a deep tissue massage by a person. And it does so only in minutes not hours, on your own time and according to your schedule. Most of all, studies show that these massagers are effective at treating DOMS.

Meanwhile, percussion massagers use a unique combination of frequency, amplitude, and torque to create a back and forth oscillation at different speeds and depths into soft tissue. Also, when done on connective tissue they loosen muscles, relieve tension, boost recovery, and improve circulation. In addition, the smaller, firmer massage heads can target hard to get trigger points or knots. 

Most of all, their unique frequencies stop the brain from feeling the acute pain you might experience while working soft tissue. Apparently, this is because pain signals travel at certain speed whereas the compression waves from these tools travel more quickly. As a result, the pain signals the brain receives are overridden.

What are the Benefits of Massage Guns?

The benefits of massage guns include the following.

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    Ease soft tissue pain
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    Release lactic acid
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    Accelerate muscle recovery
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    Stimulate muscle growth
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    Improve blood circulation
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    Enhance range of motion quickly
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    Gently stretch muscles
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    Improve muscle responsiveness

How Long do You Use these Massagers?

Above all, these deep tissue massagers can be used for as little as 2 minutes and as long as 15 minutes. Meanwhile, a 15-minute session is more than enough to provide you the desired benefits, comfort, and relaxation for your aching muscles along with reinvigorating you. Furthermore, many find that 3 to 5 minute quick massages, in chunks of 10 to 20 seconds, helps ease pain, muscle soreness, and stress.

What are the Recommended Ways to Use these Massagers?

Start with a small area of soft tissue and work with it for at most 2 minutes. In the beginning, anything longer than two minutes has the potential to irritate the area. Also, avoid excessive compression as that  may have the opposite effect by decreasing blood flow. Next, avoid using deep tissue massagers on acute injuries, or directly on tendons, nerves or nerve bundles because they can become inflamed and irritated.
Most of all, deeper is not necessarily better or more effective. The approach of harder, longer, deeper and the more painful the better can cause more harm than good. So, start with lighter work  in small time increments.

Also, you may find it difficult to use these massagers on your back by yourself. Instead, use massagers designed for your back.

How do You Compare these Massagers?

The following features characterize deep tissue massagers and are used to evaluate them.

Attachments or Massage Heads

First and foremost, attachments or massage heads required depend on the part of the body to be massaged. For example, if you'll only use it on just your large muscles, such as your back and legs, you probably don't need many attachments. But if you intend to use it on specific areas, such as the arch of your foot, you'd benefit from attachments intended for those specific areas.

Meanwhile, massagers usually come with four types of heads:

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    First, a fork head that is used for the neck, shoulders, spine, and sensitive muscles or soft tissues
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    Second, a flat head that is used on the back and legs. This head creates a massage that is soothing and relaxing.
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    Third, a bullet head that is used on joints, trigger points, deep tissues and small muscle areas like the wrist and feet. The bullet head reaches deep into the muscles and give a better massage.
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    Lastly, a round head that is used for big muscles like the quads and gluteus

In addition to the above, the more the number of tips available for generalized or more specific application, the more versatile the massager is.

Battery

Next, the battery allows you to use the massager more freely as compared to one connected to a power supply. Also, if you plan to use it often, you want the battery to run for a long time before recharging. In addition, if you are a frequent user, you want the battery to recharge quickly.

Intensity

Meanwhile, the intensity of a massager is controlled by its speed. For example, lower speeds are good for a relaxing massage. And as the speed increases you get a harder massage to relieve the more intense pain. However, very fast speeds can be uncomfortable for some people.

Motor

Next, the motor is the primary source of noise. And, it is also the source of speeds that a massager provides. So, if you work out a lot and often experience muscle soreness or pain, look for at least two speed and power settings. Incidentally, one of these settings being less intense so you can use the gun on very sore muscles.

Noise

Because you may use the massager on your neck, upper back and arms it comes close to your ears. Consequently, it needs to be relative quiet. Besides, a noisy massager is definitely not relaxing.

Portability

Next, if you're going to be traveling with your massager, you'll want one that can easily fit into a bag or suitcase. Incidentally, most are indeed handheld massagers, but some units are rather bulky.

Pressure

Also, pressure plays a key role in the effectiveness of the massager. And, the pressure is controlled by your hand. However, it may be difficult to apply pressure in hard to reach places of the body. In which case, its best to get someone to help.

Type of Motion

Meanwhile, some deep tissue massagers use vibration, vibration plus thumping, vibration plus a circular motion, or some other motion to deliver the therapy. So, select the massager than delivers the therapy you need.

Warranty

Next, the warranty and return policy is an indicator of the massager’s reliability.

Weight

Meanwhile, the weight of the massager determines if its going to be easy or hard to massage difficult to access areas of your body.

Cost

Finally, expensive massage guns usually offer more speed, power and motion settings. Less expensive massage guns might only come with one mode, but can still be effective. .

What are Trigger Points?

First and foremost, trigger points (also known as muscle “knots”) are sensitive spots in soft tissue. Moreover, pressure on these spots triggers or causes strain and pain throughout the muscle.

Most noteworthy, they occur after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. For example, repetitive motions in jobs or hobbies, or stress are causes. Also, sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

Meanwhile, the pictures below show the usual location of these trigger points.

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