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Here’s some big news: In honor of Black Friday, Therabody just put all of its popular Theragun devices on sale. The Theragun PRO, Theragun Elite, Theragun Prime and Theragun mini are all up to $150 off, but only for a limited time.
I used to think of Theragun as a device for helping people with pain from exercising, chronic issues or sitting in the same position for too long — which it does. However, the brand’s percussive therapy devices (aka massage guns) can also help you relax and even fall asleep.
“For centuries, humans have understood how applying pressure to the body helped reduce tension and increase relaxation. Percussive therapy utilizes this language of pressure to communicate with your nervous system. When you use Theragun for 2-8 minutes on your body, you actually turn off your stress switch and turn on your relax switch,” Theragun founder Dr. Jason Wersland said.
I have the Theragun mini and usually use it before and after working out. Before a workout, it helps loosen up my muscles, making me feel like I did a great active warm-up. Post-workout, it helps my muscles recover, and I generally feel zero soreness the following day, no matter how hard I exercised.
Using my Theragun post-workout also makes me feel as relaxed as if I just left a yoga class. Maybe a better comparison is the feeling you get after a massage — because that’s essentially what you’re getting.
According to the product description, the Theragun works by increasing blood flow to support the body’s natural recovery process through a powerful massage. To use the device, you want to lightly float it over your muscles, being careful not to apply too much pressure. The brand also has an app with guides on treating different parts of your body for maximum effectiveness.
The most powerful device: Theragun PRO, $449 (Orig. $599)
The Theragun PRO is the most advanced of all the brand’s devices. It offers the most power, delivering up to 60 lb. of force at two speeds, and it has an adjustable arm for hitting all those hard-to-reach spots. It also comes with two lithium-ion batteries and a carrying case. Right now, get it for $100 off.
The quietest device: Theragun Elite, $298 (Orig. $399)
The Theragun Elite is the quietest of the brand’s devices. It delivers up to 40 lb. of force and has two speeds for working your muscles. It comes in white and black. Get it for $50 off!
The no-frills standard device: Theragun Prime, $198 (Orig. $299)
The Theragun Prime is one of the brand’s most affordable and lightweight devices. It delivers up to 30 lb. of force at five built-in speeds for treating problem areas and more. However, like the PRO and the Elite devices, the Prime also connects to the Therabody app, allowing you to customize the speed.
The smallest device: Theragun mini, $159 (Orig. $199)
The Theragun mini is the brand’s lightest and most portable device. It’s about 6 inches wide, so you can easily take it with you on vacation or keep it in your gym bag. It has three built-in speeds and comes in four colors. Although it doesn’t have a handle like the other devices, it’s still easy to hold.
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