Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Massage Gun

Massage guns can relieve sore joints and muscles for a fraction of the cost of a spa appointment.

Before you buy the most popular massage gun on the market, do your research to determine which one will give you what you want and need. There are three things you should look for in particular—the RPM (how many times the massage gun hits your muscle per minute), how loud the gun is, and battery life.

Choose between nine varying intensities. LifePro

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If you’re in the market for a more intense massage, then you want a massage gun that has a higher RPM. The average for most massage guns is 2,000 to 3,200 RPM, but there are models that exist outside that range. Speed is a personal choice. It depends on the severity of your muscle soreness and the number of knots you need worked out. Most massage guns come with different speeds that provide options for RPMs depending on what you’re using it for.

Buzzes between 35 to 55 dB. opove

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Typically massage guns will note whether they are loud or quiet, and you need to decide if that is important to you. People who use massage guns in small spaces will likely want one that is quieter, whereas if you’re using one in a crowded gym, noise coming from the device may not be a problem. The motors on some of these things can get loud, so read reviews before you make your purchase if loudness is a potential issue.

Lasts 6 hours per charge. DARKIRON

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Having to charge your massage gun after every use is less than ideal. So you want to look for a massage gun that comes with a longer battery life, and possibly even additional battery packs that you can switch out when the other one dies. This is especially important for people such as massage therapists who will be using their massage guns throughout the day to treat patients.