The Theragun, made by Therabody, is used by professional athletes and wellness enthusiasts alike, known as one of the best percussive therapy tools on the market. The Theragun Mini stands out for its portability, ease of use, and effectiveness. Sporting a slim and sleek design, this massager is a smaller, lighter version of its predecessor. Its flat, triangular shape fits easily into a purse, luggage, or backpack, although some users say it feels a bit slippery during use.
Three intensity settings and three massager tips make this device versatile enough for multiple areas of the body, but reviewers find it especially effective on their neck and shoulders. For added convenience, it runs on a rechargeable battery and comes with a traveling pouch and charging cable. There’s also a Bluetooth feature, so you can use app-guided routines on your phone.
The respected brand name comes at a higher price, but many people consider it a worthwhile investment, including our commerce editor, Carleigh Ferrante, who says, “This massage gun is one of my most-used products. I’ve noticed a significant reduction in muscle soreness over the past two years when implementing regular use of my Theragun Mini after long runs or intense weight training. While it’s not as powerful as the Theragun Prime and is a bit more difficult to grip and position, it is significantly less expensive and does still provide that hurts-so-good relief for muscle knots and neck stiffness.”