8 Best Theraguns and Other Massage Guns (2023): Top Alternatives and Tips
Massage guns, also known as percussive therapy devices, help relax and soothe sore muscles, whether you’re an athlete or just hunching over a desk all day. Theraguns (made by Therabody) tend to be some of the most popular. We’ve tested and like the entire range, but they’re expensive. There are plenty of Theragun alternatives out there for hundreds of dollars less. In this guide, you’ll find a mix of both for all budgets—plus helpful information from a physical therapist and athletic trainer on how these devices can help our bodies. These are our favorite massage guns.
If you decide to get a Theragun, there are additional accessories available. Most importantly, you can buy foam tips separately, so don’t think you have to buy the Theragun Pro to get the relief you need. Just be sure to check each one’s compatibility.
Updated November 2023: We’ve added the three newest Theragun devices, the Pro Plus, Sense, and Relief. We’ve also removed other options that are no longer available and updated prices throughout.
Julian Chokkattu and Jaina Grey also contributed to this guide.
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