As the use of massage therapy gun has spread, it has much greater and, in addition, with a very wide price range. The offer is such that it is not surprising that it costs to make a purchase decision.
We review the main technical characteristics that make the differences between one or the other models.
Weight and ergonomics: massage therapy gun is lightweight and a firing arm that can be moved to different working angles such as that of the Fixx 1.0 pistol or its older sister the 2.0, will help you to make self-massage a much easier task. It is not silly, reaching certain areas can be a problem if the arm is fixed or if the gun is too heavy. Do not underestimate the force that must be endured by the vibration.
Percussion Speeds: massage therapy gun with many speeds. At the moment of truth, it may not be necessary that many or that it is worth paying more for lightness than for having many speeds.
Battery life: this aspect may not be critical if we are going to use the gun in the living room, but if you have a competition or a sports activity that is going to keep you “dancing around” all day, you need to make sure that by midmorning your pistol does not run out of battery.
However, consider whether, depending on the use that you are going to give it, you should buy an extra battery.
Noise: for me it is fundamental. There are some very cheap models that are very annoying acoustically, not so much for the person who uses them, but for anyone who lives under the same roof. If you are going to use it frequently, do not neglect this aspect.
The first thing I have to say is that before opening a product of this type, you expect everything to be somewhat complex, but nothing could be further from the truth. Starting the pistol is really simple, without having to look at any guide, in a totally intuitive way you can charge the battery, insert it into the pistol as soon as it is charged, which happens reasonably quickly, and everything is ready to go.
So far it is child’s play, now, to start applying the vibration in that area where you need it, it is advisable to invest a minimum of time in watching some videos and informing yourself well. We have to bear in mind that, in addition to the level of percussion applied by the gun itself, our own strength is added to it. We can go over intensity.
Localized calf pain: after the typical calf raise, I applied the gun to help me relax that posterior discomfort that accompanies you for a couple of days. The application was relaxing and reduces the feeling of tightness of the calf, but I had to go with lead feet and a lot of tact, it was easy to overdo the pressure.
Pain radiating to the shoulder area: here the massage was global throughout my back as I did not have a specific wrong area, but a set of contractures caused by poor posture when sleeping that did not stop giving me problems and made me visit the physio of Occasionally. Being very careful not to touch the spine (important) I went over different muscle areas.
The result was very satisfactory with klevagym massage gun UK and almost immediate. In my personal case, just for this use, it would already justify the purchase in any case.
Warming up before physical activity. I can only say that it shows, without more.
In my case it is not critical, since I have not tried it in a competitive environment where one goes “to give it everything”, but in my normal daily training. As I say, it is noticeable and appreciated, but I understand that the authentic one hundred percent of the pistol is taken to start a competition “on fire” or in circumstances in which heating well is harder, such as, for example, in freezing temperatures.
It may seem like an expensive investment, but if you are going to give it a minimum use, it is certainly not unreasonable to buy a massage therapy gun. If you want to start with something more modest, Complex also has a little sister of the 1.0 which is the Fixx Mini
Of course, if you are taking your first steps in sports, after many years of a sedentary lifestyle, the gun can wait. The first thing you should do is put yourself in the hands of a personal trainer and have him or her tell you. And may the force be with you.