- 1 Here are the best massage guns you can find in Australia:
- 2 Summary features of the top 5 massage guns in the Australian market
- 3 Features to Look for When Buying a Massage Gun in Australia
- 4 Bottom Line
- 5 FAQs on Massage Guns
In case you’re wondering why some folks can perform highly intense exercises almost on a daily basis without the obvious signs of pain, discomfort, or even swelling. That’s because they’ve got a secret up their sleeves. Well, it’s not really a secret, but it’s something that some people may not be familiar with.
No, it’s not going to a massage clinic. Why bother when you can get essentially the same, and sometimes better health and fitness benefits right in your home?
What I’m talking about are massage guns or percussion massagers. And in this series of reviews, I’ll be giving you a glimpse of what to expect.
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Here are the best massage guns you can find in Australia:
Summary features of the top 5 massage guns in the Australian market
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Best Massage Gun Overall: Healsage Pro Massage Gun
The Healsage Pro Massage Gun is the flagship product of Healsage Australia. It is a heavy-duty massage gun that weighs 1.1 kg and produces a percussion rate of 3200 RPM. This product will deliver a sufficient intensity that you may be looking for.
As a robust massage gun, the Healsage Pro Massage Gun has four different gears and four different vibration modes. Now, what do these mean? The gears are activated by going on standard mode. The gears determine the level of intensity. Compared to other brands, the four gears here are a little limited. Nonetheless, this is compensated by the four different vibration modes under auto mode.
These vibration modes are one of the unique aspects of the Healsage Pro Massage Gun. There are four vibration modes – AI, crescendo, fade-out, and wave. Among these four, the AI vibration is the most notable as it uses sensors to automatically adjusts the vibration intensity depending on how hard you push the massage gun to your muscles.
The Healsage Massage Gun also has six attachment heads. The different massage heads are very helpful in providing you with a full body massage. Some heads, like the spinal and bullet heads, give more intense massages and are perfect for deep tissue penetration.
Overall, I like the Healsage Massage Gun. It’s definitely worth the buy and it’s a device that can last me a long time!
- Has an AI vibration mode
- Comes with 6 attachment massage heads
- High percussion rate up to 3200 rotation/minute
- Durable and heavy-duty
- Long battery life
- 12-months warranty
- Cannot change the angles of the attachment heads
Best Ergonomic Massage Gun: Hydragun Massage Gun
The Hydragun Massage Gun is one of those massage guns/percussion massagers that are made with quality and careful thoughts on how users would use it. I must say it is of premium material and is on par with bigger brands like the Theragun.
With that being said, it is not as pricey as the big brands. The Hydragun comes with 7 heads attachments – some are made from usual materials like plastics but there are 3 heads made from steel. These steel incorporated massage heads allow for deeper tissue massage. I love using the steel heads especially after my HIIT workout.
While at a glance the Hydragun may look quite ordinary just like other massage guns in Australia, its design is not quite the same with others. The designers in Hydragun must have made calculated analysis with its handle because it is not straight. The 99-degree handle is intentional to make it more ergonomic to use.
When it comes to speed levels, there are 6 levels you can choose from with a 3200 RPM. My favourite is level 4, I find it suitable on my thighs after a full-on cardio workout. The Hydragun is also very quiet when in operation. It only ranges from 30 to 50 decibels. With my favourite massage speed level, it is still very silent.
If you are looking for a high-quality massage gun which gives you an ultimate pre and post workout massage, I highly suggest the Hydragun Massage Gun. Its ergonomically thoughtful design, silent motor and quality material ticks all the points for me. Moreover, it comes with an 18-month warranty. It is definitely one of the best massage guns in terms of quality.
- 7 attachment heads
- 6 speed levels
- 3200 percussion speed
- Lightweight due to aluminum alloy
- Ergonomic design with 99-degree handle
- Comes with a carry case
- Comes with an Australian charger
- 1.5-year warranty
- Not USB chargeable
Best Budget Massage Gun: Renpho Massage Gun
The Renpho Massage Gun is a great choice if you want to have deep tissue massages. Because we can’t go to spas and salons that easily these days, it’s nice to have a massage gun that will give a similar relaxing experience even when you’re at home.
What I like about the Renpho Massage Gun are its speed levels. It has a total 20 speeds that you can select easily using the control panel found at the back of the massage gun. What’s different with this massage gun is that the speeds are divided into five stages. Each stage has a different type of massage. For example, the lightest speed only reaches up to 1400 RPM and focuses on muscle awakening.
The maximum speed level of the Renpho Massage Gun is 3200 rotation/minute. This speed level that starts with 2600 RPM focuses on professional massage therapy. As I don’t usually do athletic workouts, I don’t regularly reach this intensity level. However, when I do need intense massage therapy, this is the massage type I use.
Of course, the speeds aren’t the only feature that’s notable. The Renpho Massage Gun also comes with four attachment heads. Those heads are enough for large muscles, deep tissue, muscle relaxation, and neck and spine massage. You can get a full-body massage with this one, although I wish they added two more attachment heads that I can use for my limbs.
When it comes to the sound, the Renpho Massage Gun makes a quiet vibrating sound when you go up to the 15th speed level. However, when you reach the more intense levels, it increases the sound to the point that it’s as loud as your normal taking voice. While I don’t necessarily like the noise, it’s still a good massage gun to use at home.
Overall, the Renpho Massage Gun is very useful and impressive. It’s durable and easy to use that I can bring it anywhere. Plus, the carrying case makes it compact.
- Uses sturdy and durable materials
- Up to 3200 rotation/minute
- 20 adjustable speed levels
- 4 attachment heads
- Long battery life up to 8 hours
- Comes with a carrying case
- Affordable and long-lasting
- Noisy when you choose levels 18-20
- Bulky and heavy
Best Portable Massage Gun: Healsage Mini
The Healsage Mini Massage Gun is new addition to its collection of massage guns. This new massage gun is so compact it fits very well into your palm at just 14.2cm in length. Weighing only around 1kg, it is an absolute convenient to carry it around.
I personally have quite small hands and I have no trouble manoeuvring the device on my muscles, especially my shoulders. I usually have trouble using heavier ones to massage my stiff shoulders. Don’t be fooled by its size because it packs a punch, providing a steady 20kg stall force.
Since I have been working at home a lot these days, I just love carrying the massage gun with me to my bedroom for a nice night massage on the calves. It is so compact and easy to use that I also enjoy giving myself a good blood circulation at my back while watching the television.
If you are worried about its battery life, I can assure you this device is a gem because it can lasts for a whooping 10 hours. Not many massage guns/percussion massagers can last for that long, not to mention a mini one like the Healsage Mini Massage Gun.
The massage gun has 3 adjustable massage speed levels with 12mm stroke length. It does not have as many speed levels as the larger ones, but this is sufficient for most people.
This mini massager has a noise level of up to 42db, which is similar to the white noise of a quiet room. Perfect for use whether you are in an office or in the bedroom without having to worry about disturbing others.
It also comes with 4 different head attachments, which are suitable for neck and spine, larger muscles, deep muscle penetration and my favourite – the flat one. This one is suitable for all parts of the body. The mini massager, the attachments, a USB- C charging cable and a user manual are all neatly packed in a beautiful and slim portable carry case.
All in all, this massage gun is my favourite out of all the devices listed because it gives me the best massage I look forward to at the end of the day. If you are looking for one that gives you portability (you can put it in your gym bag) and relaxing massages, the Healsage Mini Massage Gun might be the best one for you. Moreover, this massage gun comes with a 12-month warranty from Healsage.
- Compact – weighs only 1kg
- Very long battery life – 10 hours
- Has 4 different head attachments
- Very quiet – only 42 decibels
- Comes with 1 year warranty
- Comes in a slim portable carry case
- Not as many speed levels as larger massage guns
- Not as many head attachments as larger massage guns
Best Heavy-Duty Massage Gun: TheragunPRO
If there’s one massage gun that doesn’t look like your conventional massage gun, it’s the Theragun PRO Percussion Massager. With a triangular-shaped base, it feels like you’re holding a ruler than a massage gun. While at first, I thought it was silly and useless, the ergonomic feature ended up being one of the things I loved about the massage gun.
The Theragun PRO massage gun prides itself in its ergonomic triangular design. It’s easier to hold and it allows you to hold the massage gun comfortably even in the weirdest angles. This massage gun also has an adjustable arm for the massage head so you can get that tensed muscle without twisting your arm in many ways. The adjustable arm has four different positions.
Other than the design, the Theragun PRO massage gun comes with six attachment heads made from cell foam. They’re not your usual massage heads too because the material is tighter than others with a regular foam used. It’s not the softest material because it doesn’t have a cushiony foam, but it does the trick if you’re looking for a hard massage.
I love the fact that the Theragun PRO massage gun is a professional-grade massage gun. It’s used by therapists and chiropractors because the percussions are precise and deep that it does effectively unknot the muscles. If you are an athlete, I suggest that you get this massager because it’s the best massage gun for extra hard massages. It’s made for heavy-duty use and you’ll love the fact that it has a silent motor that comes with its power.
The downside to the Theragun PRO massage gun is its price. This massage gun is quite expensive which is one of the reasons why I questioned myself if it was even worth it to buy. While it was worth it, this massage gun was a big investment to make especially when there are other masssage guns that are more affordable. If you’re only starting out to use a massage gun, it might not be wise to buy a product this expensive from the start.
- Silent motor
- Powerful motor
- Ergonomic design and handle
- Adjustable arm with four positions
- Heavy and bulky
Features to Look for When Buying a Massage Gun in Australia
When buying a massage gun in Australia, I recommend looking for the following attributes. While these are not absolute, these can help you narrow down your choices, making it a lot easier to choose the correct one for you.
Massage Gun Power
This is perhaps one of the most critical things you have to look for in a massage gun. The whole point about these types of devices is that they produce steady vibrations in an up and down motion.
Imagine having a hammer that is connected to a contraption. Now, this contraption is connected to a motor that activates the hammer. The force of impact or pressure is directly proportional to the distance the hammer travels from its starting point all the way to the surface that is being hammered.
Let us put it this way. Try hammering a nail but only lift the hammer some 10 centimetres from the head of the nail. Now hammer away. Do you think you’re delivering enough power to drive the nail through the wood?
Try lifting the hammer as far as your arms can go. Try hitting the nail this time. If you hit it on the spot, you might even drive the nail through the wood in a single blow. You can, thus, say that lifting the hammer as far as possible can deliver more power or more force.
When we apply this to the massage gun, the longer the distance of travel of each percussion massage or ‘hammering’, the more forceful is the massaging action. This is measured as the amplitude of the percussion. As such, if you see one that says it has an amplitude of 15-mm, it means that the massager is traveling some 15-mm to deliver the force into the muscles.
Sadly, not all massage guns reveal the amplitude or even the pressure of their devices. What’s worse is that I couldn’t find any standard when it comes to the ideal pressure that can provide the best possible effects.
As such, you will have to try the different massage guns yourself and determine whether the one you like suits you fine for the massage you want.
This is quite similar to the massage power of the percussion we discussed above. These handheld massage guns utilise small motors to drive the hammering or percussing mechanism. The more powerful the motor is, the more power that is driven to the device percussion system.
Most massage guns come with an 18-watt rating, although a professional-grade one can come with a rating of 30+ watts. For home use, the 18-watt rating should be sufficient.
However, if you’re into bodybuilding, extreme sports, or any other activity that requires the maximum use of the muscles, then you will need a massage gun with a higher watt rating to make it a power massager to ease muscle pain.
You would ideally look for a massage gun that can give you a satisfying deep muscle recovery massage for muscle relief. Muscle soreness post workout can be an issue to fitness enthusiasts. Thus, choosing the best massage guns available in the massage gun market can be vital to the workout performance.
Another thing to look out for is the battery life of the massage guns. The battery capacity is as important as how well it can provide the best massage to you by increasing blood flow in your targeted body parts. Though massage heads can be a big factor, it is better to have a longer running time to make it worth the price point for massage guns.
Rotation Per Minute (RPM)
Besides battery life, you should also factor in the RPM that the massage gun can deliver. Some can deliver up to a whooping 4200 rotation every minute whilst some can only manage about 2400.
It depends on your preference, really. The more intense or hardcore your workout is, maybe you would like a massage gun with a higher RPM, pairing with the right massage heads.
Higher RPM would definitely give you the much needed blood flow into your muscles. If you are into moderate exercise, then perhaps a lower RPM would be sufficient as a deep tissue massage. All in all, you choose the best massage device for your own suitability.
Weight and Overall Design
While not exactly a feature, the massage gun’s weight will always be an important consideration. Ideally, you’d have to look for something that is heavy enough to let you drive its massage head and give you the results that you expect.
However, the massage gun should also not be too heavy that you will already have a difficult time lifting it. Remember that you will be holding the massage gun over a targeted muscle group for a few minutes. If it is too heavy, then you may not be able to hold it that long.
The overall design of these massage guns should also be considered. You should be able to hold the massage gun firmly without causing unnecessary discomfort in your hands, while allowing the ball head to reach your targeted body parts at a comfortable angle.
It should be able to target the different muscle groups you want to heal to relieve aches and pains from the build up of lactic acid.
Personally, I find massage guns with a long handle like a back scratcher to be more ergonomic and more ideal since I can also massage my lower back by myself. I don’t need the assistance of anybody else for a simple sports massage. I like to use massage gun as a treatment after intense activities to boost my performance and relieve my muscle soreness for the next fitness regime.
There are also those devices that are designed like a gun, complete with a pistol grip. Some individuals may find this design to be perfect for pain relief such as back pain. But then again, I will need someone to hold the massage gun to massage my back since the design effectively limits the reach of the head attachment.
But, that’s just me. My joints do not have the mobility and flexibility I wish to have 😉 You can try to find out which system will work best for you.
Massage Action-specific Attachments
Majority of massage guns today come complete with a variety of massager attachment heads. They should be easily mounted onto the massage gun and removed, too. Hopefully, you’ll pick a gadget that doesn’t require any extra tool to do it.
Each head attachments are carefully designed by manufacturers to ensure you get the much needed massage therapy after an intense workout. For example, some are shaped like a cone. These are ideal for small muscle groups such as those found in the wrist and the feet.
Because the smaller the surface area of the tip of the massage heads, the better it is to be used on trigger points. Pairing the suitable attachment and speed setting, the massage gun would work really well to ease muscle pains like muscle soreness, shoulder pain and muscle tension by breaking the built up of lactic acid. These ones are great for tissue recovery and muscle stiffness.
There are also those that are designed like a ball. Smaller ball-shaped massage heads are perfect for general use. Larger ball-shaped attachments are great for targeting larger muscle groups such as the glutes, the quads, and other muscles. Sometimes, these attachments are used to relieve muscle and joint soreness, providing enough blood circulation in the body parts.
There are massage heads that look like dampeners. These can be used on more sensitive areas as well as over bony prominences since the design itself help to reduce the force delivered to the surface. Unsuitable attachments may exert way too much force on the bony parts.
In order to be able to pick the best massage gun suitable for your needs, it is essential to learn more about the massage head.
I don’t care much about the noise level my massage gun generates. However, I am pretty sure a lot of folks may bothered by a loud noise coming from their massage guns. This can be a significant factor in your decision to pick one brand over another.
If the massager gun is not too loud, then you can use it in the office. You can even power the massage gun on in your bedroom, while your partner is snoring to his/her heart’s content.
The level of normal conversation with music playing in the background is about 60 decibels. The noise level inside your car while traveling at about 100 KPH is roughly 70 decibels.
Do understand that any noise levels higher than 85 decibels are already considered harmful. So, I would naturally go for the massage gun that have noise levels of between 60 and 80 dB. But, that’s me.
Massage guns are nice tools that help release knotted muscles. The best massage guns support faster muscle recovery after an intense exercise. Knowing what to look for should help you pick the suitable and the best massage gun available in Australia to help with your recovery. Be sure to check out detailed reviews in the Best Massage Guns Australia table above.
FAQs on Massage Guns
What are the best massage guns in Australia?
Here are some of the best massage guns in Australia. The Healsage Pro Massage Gun is a heavy-duty massage gun that only weighs 1.1 kg with a percussion rate of 3200RPM.
Another popular choice is the Hydragun Massage Gun that allows a deeper tissue massage. Then there’s the Renpho Massage Gun that has a unique type of massage from the lightest to the most intense. It is durable, compact, and easy to use.
Meanwhile, the Healsage Mini Massage Gun can fit the palm of your hand since it is only 14.2cm in length and weighs around 1kg. This may be small but it packs a punch of a steady stall force of 20kg.
Finally, the Theragun PRO Percussion Massager is also a good choice as it features an ergonomic triangular base that makes it easier to hold even in the most difficult angles.
What are the benefits of having a massage gun?
Having a massage gun can help you maintain a post-exercise routine of massaging your muscles.
It can help relieve stress and relaxes the body from tension. It also helps in increasing blood and lymphatic circulation to allow oxygen and nutrients to reach the muscles. Overall wellness can be improved when using this equipment.
Regular use of massage guns can enhance immunity and reduce anxiety which can lead to a good night’s sleep. This handheld gear can be carried in your gym bag or can be stored near your home workout equipment.
When should I use Massage Guns?
If you want to lessen muscle soreness after exercise, use the massage gun right away before lactic acid and toxins build up in your muscles.
A quick application the next day will help increase blood flow and oxygen to your muscles. Massage guns can aid in the fast recovery of the muscles and avoid muscle stress. Massage guns can be used before a workout to awaken and prepare the muscles and after a workout to aid recovery.
For sports enthusiasts and athletes, using a massage gun can be beneficial. It lets them bounce back to their game after an intense muscle performance.
What should I look for before buying a massage gun?
Look for some of these features when you want to purchase a massage gun, including power and speed.
Different models offer a choice of power settings that can be set accordingly.
Check for portability. Look for models that have longer battery life and can be light enough to be carried anywhere. If possible, have two batteries that can be charged and ready to use interchangeably.
Also, you can also check the type of design. Look for massage guns with extended handles for the difficult-to-reach areas. Also, look for a quitter model that can produce less sound to have a relaxing time using your massage gun.
Don’t forget about warranty and reviews. Do your homework and research online about the product you are interested in. There’s bound to be feedback from customers who bought them that can reflect the performance of the product. Warranties are also important to get a replacement should there be a fault in the unit.
What are massage guns?
These are percussion massagers that are used after an intense workout and physical activities to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation. They look like power drills with a selection of attachments and different settings.
After a tough workout, muscles need to recover from their rigorous performance. Using a massage gun will ease the tired and sore muscles and deliver the percussive therapy they need to relax. Applying percussive therapy using a gun massage can help prevent DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Massage guns act as a “trick” to the nervous system to block the pain signals to the brain and increase blood flow to the muscles.Last Updated on 15/07/2022