Best Massage Guns UK for 2021, For Every Budget
Percussive massage guns or Massage Guns in the UK have boomed over the last few years. Not because its a new gadget that everyone must have. But because it does what it needs to, very well! Massage therapy —Used to be a foam stick or tube rolled across your muscles to relive pain and tension sound brutal ( and yes it was) made people look into other ways to help. Which is why the Massage gun was born!
massage guns are designed to reach deep into your tired muscles, speed up recovery and get you back to training at your best. A quick scroll of #recovery on Instagram will show you a roster of athletes pummeling their muscles in the name of better performance. And though it may look and sound brutal, these massage guns are designed to reach deep into your tired muscles, speed up recovery and get you back to training at your best. In the age of softly-softly self-care, this is the physiological version of tough love.
You can use massage guns before training, to prime your muscles for a session, or post-workout to ward off any potential DOMS. You’ll recover quicker, boost your circulation and lymphatic drainage, increase your flexibility and extend your range of motion – ultimately improving your performance across the board.
“Theragun Percussive Therapy has a variety of benefits from aiding in preventing body aches and pains, greatly reducing muscle tension in seconds, increasing mobility and range of motion, increasing blood flow to the area to reduce soreness, tightness and pain,” explains Dr Jason Wersland, chiropractor and Therabody founder. “It can assist with accelerating the repair and growth of tissues.”
Plus, it’s super easy to use. Just point the gun at your fleshy target – around an inch away from your skin over whichever muscle you’re trying to loosen or warm up – and hit the trigger for instant relief. Move slowly up and down the length of the muscle for around 30 seconds – if you find a particularly sore spot (or ‘trigger point’), spend a little more time on it. And try not to wince.
Ideally, your purchasing priorities should focus around noise, battery life and quality. Generally, a higher price tag will indicate a more reliable product and, when fully charged, a decent massage should go for a few days to a week without a charge, based off around 15 minutes’ use per day.
Ready to banish your foam roller for good? Below, we’ve picked four of the best massage guns money can buy. Allow us to drill into the details.