Best massage guns for 2021 to soothe sore muscles

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Many of us have been working from home for the best part of a year and, while some people are lucky enough to have a home office, some are working on the sofa or even from bed.

So a massage for those who aren’t sitting in ergonomically-designed desk chairs everyday sounds very good right about now. But, as we can’t head off to our local spa for a pampering treat, the best massage guns are the perfect investment.

A massage gun will help relax your muscles, relieve muscle soreness, and promote blood flow for a better circulation. And, if you’re embarking on an at-home exercise regime, a massage gun can help aid recovery and reduce lactic acid accumulation.

As well as relaxing and relieving muscle aches and stiffness, massage guns can also boost mobility, improve sleep, and enhance immunity.

So, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or simply want to tackle every day strains, we’ve rounded up the best massage guns to soothe sore muscles and boost your wellness routine below.

HoMedics Physio Massage Gun

Whether you're building muscles or soothing muscles, this massage gun will help relieve pain and post-workout stiffness. The nifty machine has three speed settings, and three massage programmes, with three interchangeable heads: round for larger muscle groups; conical for trigger points; and U-shaped for trapezius muscles. One soothed customer said: "Nice and easy massage after my long ride and cycles to work, highly recommend this product."

Key specs – Screen size: 1.04in; Weight: 36g; GPS? Yes; ANT+ support? Yes; Waterproof? 5ATM;  Battery life: 7 days smart mode, 13 hours GPS

£129.99
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Theragun Elite 4th gen

It might not be the cheapest of the bunch, but this massage gun is sleek and innovative.

Lightweight, quiet and powerful, it's a wellness boost that's easy to use, and can even be personalised with a guided Therabody app that customises your wellness routine using your activity data.

It comes with five different attachments, to cater for tender areas or near bones, for overall use, for trigger point therapy or pinpoint muscle treatment. One fan wrote: "The Theragun has massively helped me to relax my muscles, which has improved my sleep and really improved my overall mood. I think it helps sport recovery, too.

"I have previously had pain both from intense exercise and working at a desk, which affected me a lot. I occasionally got massages but it was too expensive to have them frequently. The Theragun Elite costs about as much as 6 massages, and I can use it every day. Even if you don't have pain, I think it would make you feel a lot more relaxed too.

"The app is also great: you can select routines tailored to a certain exercise (e.g. tennis warmup) and it guides you through how to use it (shows you the right speed, pressure and attachment to use for each muscle, and it times how long to use it for)."

Key specs – Colour: Black; Package Weight: 2.35kg ; Rated Power: 20w; Gear Position:  5 levels; ;  Battery Capacity: Rechargable Lithium Battery – 12.5v 2000mAh Volume: 35db Massage Heads: 5

£559.00
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MILcea Deep Tissue Massage Gun

With a touch-button LCD screen to show you the speed and power, this massage gun is easy-to-use as well as effective. There's six massage heads and five intensity modes to help tense muscles, soothe aching soft tissue, accelerate blood circulation and rapidly reduce lactic acid produced after exercise - shortening your muscle recovery time.

Key specs – Colour: Black; Package Weight: 1.28kg ; Rated Power: 20w; Gear Position:  6 levels; ;  Battery Capacity: Rechargable Lithium Battery – 12.5v 2000mAh Volume: -50db Massage Heads: 6

£72.99
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FYLINA Muscle Massage Gun

Whether you're a fitness fanatic or simply suffer with every day strains and pains, this percussive deep tissue therapy device will soothe aches and stiffness.

It's cordless, making it really easy to use, and has 20 speed settings, so you can enjoy everything from a relaxing massage to a deep-tissue massage. There's six interchangeable heads so you can penetrate even the tightest muscles. An investment you won't regret.

Key specs – Colour: Silver; Package Weight: 1.47kg ; Rated Power: 20w; Gear Position:  30 levels; ;  Battery Capacity: Rechargable Lithium Battery – 12.5v 2000mAh Volume: 35db Massage Heads: 8

£99.99
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Theragun Mini Deep Tissue Sports Massager

The Theragun Mini is small but mighty and boasts streamlined features and excellent portability so it can easily go wherever you do.

It has three speeds to ease aches, boost circulation and eradicate discomfort, tackling cramps, knots and muscular twinges quietly and efficiently. It offers up to 150 minus of wireless use and comes with a Standard Ball attachment. Theragun is used by over 250 professional sports teams as well as trainers, and the products are ideal for fitness enthusiasts looking for a speedy recovery. But they're also fab to take the edge off any persistent muscle pain or discomfort.

A happy customer said: "I've had the Theragun Mini for two weeks and love it... I have aches in muscles around my shoulders. I use the gun either to do a quick release, eg. when I've been sitting at my desk, or for a more thorough massage. I like the fact that it only takes 30 seconds to make a difference. The app is excellent as it is easy to follow. It's a handy size, and easy to travel with."

£251.87
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Renpho Muscle Massage Gun

If you're looking for a portable massage gun with a number of attachments to target different issues, this is a great option. The four massage heads include a ball head for large muscle groups, a bullet head for deep tissue, U-shaped for spine and achilles tension, and flat for muscle group shaping and relaxation. There's enough battery life for 15 minutes a day for 30 days, and is blissfully quiet.

Key specs – Colour: Black; Weight: 0.58kg ; Rated Power: 20w; Gear Position:  4 levels; ;  Battery Capacity: Rechargable Lithium Battery – 12.5v 2000mAh Volume: 35db Massage Heads: 4

£49.99
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LKE Muscle Massage Gun

Don't want to spend a fortune? We hear you. This great-value massage gun can help soothe your muscles without breaking the bank. The cordless massage gun offers six hours of use with one charge, and boasts 30 speed settings and six massage heads. It will help relieve muscle stiffness and soreness, promote blood circulation and even improve the overall health of your body's soft tissues. Whether it's lower back pain or a stiff neck from computer-slouching, you'll wonder what you did without it.

Key specs – Colour: Black; Weight: 3lb; Rated Power: 20w; Gear Position:   1-30; Chargeing Voltage: 110-240v 50/60hz – DC24V;  Battery Capacity: Rechargable Lithium Battery – 12.5v 2550mAh

£59.99
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