A Massage Gun To Expedite Muscle Recovery
It’s a new year and you’re likely ready to get more active and shed some unwanted weight, right? Good on you!
However, with increased activity comes increased soreness too. In that case, there’s no better feeling than a soothing massage after crushing an intense workout. For most of us, getting to a massage therapist right away isn’t always an option. No worries, your best bet is to get yourself a percussion massage gun.
Skyrocketing in popularity, massage guns have quickly become the go-to recovery device for active individuals of all types in Australia and around the world. Not only are massage guns portable, but extremely convenient for anytime, anywhere myofascial release and muscle pain reduction.
For the market in Australia, there are a surprising number of great massage gun options available. We tried out and tested the very best options so you mate, can make a more informed buying decision.
How do we put this nicely? At first glance, the Hydragun isn’t exactly a stunner. That said, in person, the Hydragun is 100% better looking than what you see in the photo. Seriously, the pictures don’t do it justice at all.
Hands-on, the Hydragun is actually really impressive. The exterior is made of a quality aircraft grade aluminum that is not only premium to the touch, but makes it super durable as well.
So not only is it as solid as them come, but it’s perhaps the quietest massage gun we’ve tested in a very long time–all while being plenty powerful. A combination we seldom find in a massage gun.
Speaking of power, yes it’s strong and thanks to its 6 speed motor, you can dial in the intensity as you see fit.
The Hydragun, as the name suggests, comes with a large assortment of massage head attachments. That’s 6 to be exact and they’re the perfect combination of everything you will need to blast those sore, tired muscles of of yours.
If you’re unsure if the Hydragun is right for you, you will happy to know that it comes with a 30 no questions asked return policy. And to make things even better, it also includes a 1.5 year warranty to protect your investment. Win win.
Read our full review on the Hydragun here.
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Solbasium S1 Massage Gun
The Solbasium S1 is what you get when you combine an ultra powerful motor, a slick ergonomic design, and a must-have charging base. In other words, the S1 massage gun is the total package.
We’ve long considered the S1 to be one of the best massage guns you can buy. If you want a massage gun that’s really going to loosen up those stiff muscles, look no further. We’re not kidding. With a massage head amplitude of 16mm, higher than most others out there, it gives you that deep massage you’ve been begging for.
The Solbasium is overall relatively quiet with a variable 3 speed motor. The internal lithium ion battery will keep going for around 3.5 hours, so there’s no need to worry about it dying on you prematurely. Plus, to make it super easy to charge, a charging base station is included! Just drop it on and forget it. No more wires to hassle with.
The S1 also comes with a carrying case and 4 very effective massage heads. Everything you need to get the best massage of your life is all included.
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If you like the blacked-out look, the Healsage PRO is about as svelte as them come. This highly-rated, impressive massage gun is sold directly out of Australia and really brings the wow factor.
The PRO is equipped with a quiet 4 speed intelligent motor to deliver just the right amount of percussive massage to suit your needs.
Attachments? Yep, they’re all here. A total of 6 massage heads come in the box, including our favorite, the Cushion attachment. It’s super comfortable to use almost anywhere on the body.
The Healsage PRO also includes a carrying case for convenience, a manual, and an Australian certified charger.
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RENPHO Massage Gun
Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 3000 individuals on Amazon, the RENPHO is the perfect choice if you’re looking to save a little bit of money.
We found the RENPHO offered an acceptable amount of power and performance that should satisfy most people’s needs. It’s not as high-end as the two previous massage guns, but don’t let that steer you clear completely.
The RENPHO has a ridiculous 20 speed motor inside. To be truthful, that’s a bit of overkill since the power increase is so incremental between each speed. They could have reduced that number to 6 and we think that would be sufficient.
The only other limiting factor of this particular massage gun is the 10mm massage head amplitude. The smaller the amplitude, the less percussion you will feel. Again, for majority of people, it’s enough to merit great reviews.
Otherwise, this particular massage gun is made well, comes with 6 attachments, a carrying case, and a standard 1-year warranty.
Taotronics Massage Gun
Taotronics is perhaps best known for their extensive line of budget yet high quality audio headphones. They’ve been branching out into other electronic categories, massage guns being one of them.
We had the chance to try the Taotronics first-hand and we’re super impressed!
This particular model also comes with 20 speeds (again, a little excessive) that provides plenty of power. More than we typically find in a massage gun at this price point.
The build quality is top-notch as well. From the materials to the design, it is just very well put together and has an ergonomic grip that makes it a pleasure to use.
The Taotronics massage gun comes in a faux carbon fiber carrying case with 6 massage head attachments.
If you’re looking for a sure bet, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
The EVIEUN GK2 is technically considered a “mini” massage gun. Don’t let the size fool you though, it actually offers power that’s nearly on par with the full-size models.
We think you’ll be equally impressed with the GK2 for not only it’s small size, but also for its impeccable build quality. The upper exterior shell is made of a perforated aluminum shell that makes it look much more expensive than it really is.
Also, thanks to its small size, the EVIEUN GK2 is much more portable than the other massage guns on this list. Why does that matter? Because you’ll be much more prone to take this massage with you wherever you go. Think the gym, traveling, or even to work if it’s allowed. The discreet factor is a big selling point in our opinion.
And yes, it’s still plenty powerful AND quiet too. The 5 speed motor will make quick work of any muscle knot in no time at all.
The EVIEUN Gk2 comes in a functional carrying case with 6 attachments.
A “Best Of” massage gun list just wouldn’t be complete without a massager from LifePro. The have some of the best massage guns around and they’re all backed by a lifetime warranty.
There’s a lot to like about the Sonic, from its ergonomic handle to the placement of the power button. It’s literally placed at your fingertips, so it’s ultra easy to operate.
As you probably guessed, the LifePro Sonic ticks all the right boxes that you’d expect from a new massage gun. It’s powerful, has great battery life, plenty of attachments, and a great carrying case.
All in all, the Sonic is the total package and we think you’ll approve. In fact, it currently has 7000 reviews with an average rating of 4.7/5 stars. So don’t just take our word for it.
Massage Gun Australia Buyer's Guide Factors
Every single piece of equipment we recommend on Recovatech has been personally tested by us. That’s why we feel confident in our recommendations.
There are a number of specific criteria that we look for in a massage gun, those include:
Power and Performance
A massage gun at its core really only has one sole purpose, and that is to provide a remarkable massage experience. Therefore, it must be powerful enough to work out the kinks without being jarring our overbearing.
We look for massage guns that have smooth operating motors with a high stall force so that it won’t quit with applied pressure. We also prefer a massage gun that has variable speeds so that you can customize the massage experience to your liking.
Design and Ergonomics
We take a keen interest in how comfortable a massage gun is to use. With an average weight around 1kg, a poorly designed massage gun can quickly become a burden to hold. That’s why things like handle/grip size, weight distribution and overall dimensions are all contributing factors in our reviews.
For the most part, the majority of massage guns offer ample battery life to get your through an entire week of moderate use. However, we have seen exceptions and we think it’s important for you, the buyer, to be aware of any device that doesn’t meet the average standard.
To cut corners, some manufactures will less sub-optimal lithium ion batteries that will prematurely fail. Fortunately that’s not often the case. In fact, many opt to use batteries made by reputable suppliers like LG or Samsung.
Warranty and Company Trustworthiness
While it may not seem important initially, the warranty on your massage gun could be a major issue should it break.
We always recommend you buy a massage gun from a reputable company, one with a consider amount of reviews. We say it often, but a warranty is only as good as the company that honors it.
Don’t be left with a paper weight should your massage gun fail and be assured that the product you purchased will be covered. We do our very best to only recommend products from companies that love their customers and stand by what they’re selling.