Your Questions on Theraguns Answered
How do Theraguns work?
Theraguns use percussive therapy to target your muscles with a deep-tissue massage.
What is percussive therapy?
Theragun Percussive Therapy is massage reinvented™. Dr. Jason, the founder of Theragun, created percussive therapy to increase blood flow and decrease tension deep within the muscle, using a scientifically-calibrated combination of deep tissue massage at a high-speed frequency.
Theraguns have an amplitude of up to 16mm, reaching 60% deeper than other massage guns, to release tension and increase circulation.
The device is ultra-fast hitting and pulling away from the muscle 40 times per second, which overrides the brain’s pain signals to treat the muscle effectively and deeply.
What are the benefits of percussive therapy using a Theragun?
Not only do you have a relief in tension, soreness and stiffness in your muscles, but they also decrease lactic acid, increase mobility, increase hydration of the muscles and increase blood flow.
How do you use a Theragun?
Switch on the Theragun while it’s not touching your body so you can adjust to the right power setting before starting your therapy. Then float and glide the Theragun over the affected muscle and let it do the work for you!
Theragun has a linked app called Therabody, which is available on app stores which gives you guided routines for common ailments such as plantar fasciitis, tech neck, as well as specific sessions for many sports from running to cycling to Pilates to horse riding. You can also do specific routines to help sleep or massage your muscles after working from home.
Are Theraguns loud?
Theraguns have QuietForce technology to ensure that they’re as quiet as possible. Theragun built there own brushless motor as none available on the market could provide the force required quietly. The mini and Elite are the quietest devices, followed by the Prime and the PRO is the most powerful massager, however is still quiet relative to the amount of force it creates.
Which Theragun is right for me?
Each Theragun fits different lifestyles and it depends how much force you’d like the machine to have.
If you want a quiet device which fits in your bag with up to 20lbs of force with three built in speeds, then the Theragun mini is the best fit.
For professional use or for the strongest power at 60lbs, the PRO is the best option. It has a rotating arm to get to the right spot without any strain. It also has 2 external lithium-ion batteries so can massage for 300 minutes before needing to be recharged. It comes with 6 attachments (standard bell, thumb, dampener, wedge, supersoft™ and cone). The device can also be charged wirelessly and had an OLED screen, Bluetooth and a force meter.
The Elite delivers up to 40lbs of no-stall force with a battery life of 120 minutes with customizable speed ranges as well as 5 built in speeds. The Elite has an ergonomic multi-grip design to help you reach all your muscles without strain. The Elite comes with 5 attachments (standard bell, thumb, dampener, wedge and cone). The Elite is also enabled to be able to charge wirelessly, has an OLED screen and is Bluetooth enabled.
The Prime delivers up to 30lbs of no-stall force with a battery life of 120 minutes with customizable speed ranges as well as 5 built in speeds. The Prime has an ergonomic multi-grip design to help you reach all your muscles without strain. The Prime comes with 4 attachments (standard bell, thumb, dampener and cone). The Prime has LED indicators and is Bluetooth enabled.
What’s the battery life of Theragun percussive massagers?
The mini can run up to 150 minutes, the Prime and the Elite for 120 minutes. The PRO for up to 300 minutes as it has 2 external lithium-ion batteries.