A massage gun is a mobility device that uses an oscillating attachment to target areas of the body with rapid pulses. By rapidly hitting the muscle fibres with a gentle wave, they can loosen up the tight knots in the area, reduce muscle soreness and improve blood flow.
A few of the key benefits of massage gun usage include:
- Helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness
- Improves range of motion
- Promotes circulation
- Muscle Activation and recovery
- Lightweight and easy-to-use for self-myofascial release
The 10 Key Factors When Comparing Massage Guns
Amplitude is the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured from the position of equilibrium. The higher the amplitude, the further the head will travel and the deeper the gun will hit. You will feel that it is much stronger! If you feel the benefit of a deep tissue massage is what you need, the higher amplitude is for you.
Every Recovapro is equipped with an Innovative Brushless motor engineered to precisely deliver up to 14 mm of amplitude at a top speed of 55 percussions per second on the body.
- Speed or RPM
RPM – how many times your massage gun can hit you in a minute. Speed settings are a crucial element to feeling the full benefit across your entire body. Different body parts, muscles and injuries will be able to withstand varying levels of impact. Therefore, opting for a massage gun with multiple speed options should be high on your list. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a one-speed gun that provides lesser performance on specific areas.
- Battery Life
A cordless muscle massager provides the great benefit of being able to give your body the treatment it needs, wherever you are. However, just like your smartphone, you don’t want to be charging it before and after every use. Powered by genuine 3200mah Panasonic lithium-ion batteries, RecovaPro devices offer over 4 hours of battery life, giving even the heaviest users such as physiotherapists ample amount of time between charges.
- Weight & Weight Distribution
As a handheld device, you must ensure its weight is manageable for you to hold for prolonged periods. Otherwise, you’ll end up causing your body more strain and potential injury. Weighing 0.7kg and 1.1kg, the RecvoaPro range is the perfect example of a device most people would be able to work with consistently.
You may think design isn’t all that important, it’s the results that matter. Well, the design contributes to results. A compact body and correct weight distribution create an ergonomic design that won’t negatively impact your body, enabling you to work on your muscles without causing yourself any damage.
The RecovaPro is perfectly balanced for maximum performance and minimal risk of causing injury.
- Attachment Heads
Muscles in your body are all different sizes and will benefit more from being specifically targeted by a massage head more suited to its make-up. Standard attachments like the ball or flat head are commonly included for most devices, but unique attachment heads can provide a more complete experience.
For example, the bullet included with the RecovaPro is perfect for working on smaller areas of the body due to its shape and size. On the other hand, the fork attachment allows users to work around sensitive areas such as the neck and down the spine.
- Noise Level
Massage guns operate via a motor, which inevitably makes some noise. However, many devices can be uncomfortably noisy and distracting, making them inappropriate to use in some environments. Be sure to check out reviews, and if possible, try out the massage gun in person before purchasing it.
- Stall force
The maximum amount of force a massage gun can apply before the motor cuts out – every motor has a limit at which it will stop working. If you’re looking for deep tissue, high impact massaging, be sure to check out the stall force of your chosen device before buying it.
As with any product investment you make, a watertight warranty is paramount. With RecovaPro, all our devices come with a 2-year warranty that is incredibly easy to action should any issues arise.
- 10.A Physical Store
There’s nothing like being able to use a massage gun before purchasing it. Online reviews and video reviews sometimes just don’t cut it. With stores across England, you can come and try RecovaPro for yourself.