What is a massage gun and what can it do?
A massage gun is a mobility device that makes use of an oscillating attachment to physically target areas of the body with rapid pulses. By rapidly hitting the muscle fibers with a gentle wave, we are able to loosen up the tight knots in the area, reduce muscle soreness, as well as improving blood flow.
- Helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness
- Improves range of motion
- Promotes circulation
- Muscle Activation and recovery
- Lightweight, easy-to-use for self-myofascial release
What are some of the important points to take note of when getting your massage gun?
- Noise/Sound Level
- Battery Life
- Attachment Heads
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞? - 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!
Every Recovapro is equipped with an Innovative Brushless motor engineered to precisely deliver 12 mm of Amplitude at a top speed of 55 percussions per second on the body.
𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 - Recovapro is powered by genuine 2600mah lIthium ion battery which delivers 3+ hours of usage. Much like mobile phones, battery life is important for wireless handheld massage guns as no one likes to have to charge their devices after every use. It is especially important for heavy users such as therapists to have a longer device battery life to be able to treat their clients throughout the day. We tend to prefer battery life of at least 180 minutes to minimise charging frequency.
𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 / 𝐑𝐏𝐌 - RPM stands for revolutions per minute i.e., how many times the massage gun can hit in one minute!
Rather than having one speed for everyone, It is more beneficial, however, to have a device that has a range of speeds to select from. The Recovapro has 5-speed selections that users can choose depending on their preference. Lower speeds can be used for warming up muscles or very sore muscles which are more sensitive. Higher speeds can be used for very stiff muscles or deep tight knots.
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 - the amount of force needed to stop the motor. In essence, the higher the stall force, the more force you can exert on the motor without it stopping. As such, the deeper you can push the device into your muscles for a true deep tissue massage.
𝐍𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐞/𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 - When using massage guns, there will inevitably be noise generated by the motor units. This is important to consider as some devices can be uncomfortably noisy, especially when using in an enclosed room, or if using it on areas closer to the ears.
Other massage guns produce annoying rumbling noise due to the motor's motion which affects users' experience. Recovapro overcome this by designing an efficient motor that works in harmony with all the internal parts.
If you’re looking at video reviews, it can be quite hard to really get a feel of how loud a device is. Always try out the massage gun in person if possible!
𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 - You might think: I don’t really care how my massage gun looks as long as it works. However, the design we are talking about is not about aesthetics but the practical aspect.
For example, the Recovapro is pretty well-balanced in terms of weight distribution which reduces the strain on the wrist and arms when using for prolonged periods of time. Poorly-designed devices may have uneven weight distribution or are bulky and hard to use.
𝗪𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 - Recovapro weighs 1.1kg. Do have a feel of the weight of the devices before making a decision. If you’re concerned about the weight as soon as you pick it up, you’ll be feeling it a lot more 2 minutes into your massage.
Try to target hard-to-reach areas as they require you to get into an awkward position. If you can’t maintain the position of the massage gun for long then you’re better off enlisting the help of a partner or Choosing a lighter device.
𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 - Depending on the user, different attachment heads may be preferred for different applications. 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 great for working on smaller / precise areas of the body due to its shape and size while the fork attachment allows users to work around sensitive area such as the neck and down the spine.
𝗪𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐲 - 2 years warranty. As with any other high-value investment, it is crucial that a product warranty is provided in case of any defects or premature failure. Apart from the warranty coverage period, the ease of warranty claim is also very important to consider, especially if the device was purchased from overseas.
Usually, overseas manufacturers will require the defective item to be shipped back to them for a warranty claim, with the customer usually bearing any freight/shipping costs which will also tend to take a long time to process. Do lookout for a local warranty provided as it can mean saving on time, money, and effort.