The Massage Gun 1 Month On... Is it worth it ?


It has been a little over a month now since I finally took the plunge and purchased a massage gun for myself. I had been on the fence about purchasing one for so long as I thought it was going to end up being a waste of money and a bit of a gimmick but due to me adding boxing and football into my workout routines this year I thought it was time to make the purchase and see for myself if it was any good. With me adding football and boxing into my weekly routine it now meant I was doing more than just home workouts and I needed to do something to help my poor muscles recover a bit quicker due to the new work load. I was hoping that buying the massage gun was going to help ease my muscle aches and help prevent any long injuries so I wasn't having to have weeks out of doing what I was really enjoying so one month on here are the benefits of the purchase so far...

I honestly though I would be constantly needing to charge the massage gun but to say how much it is used it I have barely had to charge it due to the battery holding its life really well and I can use this plenty of times in a week without having to charge it over and over again. I can also rely on it not running out during a massage too as the battery indicator is nice and clear so I get plenty of warning. 

One of the best things about this massage gun is the different settings allow different depths of massages so no matter what the issue I am covered, if it is just general workout pain I will just use a nice light setting however, if it is a bit more of a niggle that is causing a fair bit of pain I tend to use a deeper setting so that I know it is really working the muscle causing the issues. 

When I have used the massage guns after exercise I have noticed that when I get up the next morning I aren't in half as much pain from the aches as I used to be which is absolutely fantastic as it means I can go about my day as usual without having to worry about walking around with tired, heavy legs. Granted this is only the case if I used the correct setting after the workout but even if I used a light setting rather than a deep one I have noticed that those daily aches and pains don't last half as long as they used to. I have mentioned before on here that I have a bad knee but since using the massage gun I have noticed that the daily pain I have had with the isn't half as aggressive as it used to be which is fantastic as it is improving my day to day quality of life. 

There was one incident in the past month where I was boxing and I felt my calf just go, I was barely able to put my foot down at first due to the pain so I made sure I did daily light massages using the massage gun and it certainly helped me in my recovery and after a few weeks I was as good as new and back boxing and back to football, I think if I didn't have that massage gun I would still be struggling now. 

The different heads mean it is easy to target those troubled areas and get the best massage possible. My problem areas are my legs and arms due to the workouts I am doing and after experimenting with the heads a bit I have finally managed to find the perfect ones to get rid of those aches and pains after each session. I will usually work on my legs first then simply pull out the head to swap them over which is a two second process and move onto my arms. 

I can't believe this cost me £50 either as I honestly thought to get the benefit I would have to have the more expensive massage guns but clearly I was wrong as this £50 ticks all the boxes and I love how it comes in a carry case so I can take it anywhere with me and as I plan on doing more working out I know this is going to come in really handy and is going to really keep me moving rather than not wanting to do anything due to aches and pains. This massage gun was certainly a very good investment and I am really looking forward to getting more and more use out of it in the future and to be honest I just really wish I had purchased one sooner as it could have come in very handy back in 2020 when I was working out more or less daily. 

I would definitely recommend picking up a massage gun for yourself if you do a fair bit of working out and are sick of those aches and pains the next day as it is definitely going to be a beneficial purchase for you and be one that is going to improve your recovery times. 

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