Curious about massage guns? The devices are convenient, portable and effective at relieving soreness — plus, they're an affordable alternative to hitting the spa after a tough workout.
If you're looking for an affordable option, Amazon Canada's best-selling massage gun is on sale for 50 per cent off as part of the retailer's daily Lightning Deals — bringing its price down to just $70. For those who aren't familiar, the Lightning Deal ends when 100 per cent of the the products have been claimed.
How does it work?
This percussive massage gun helps to relieve sore muscles and tension by penetrating deep into the body's tissues. It delivers 1,200 to 3,300 percussions per minute, with the option to choose from 20 different massage speeds.
The Wattne Deep Tissue Percussion Massager can be used on multiple muscle groups, including the legs, arms, abs and back. It also comes with six interchangeable massage attachments that are specialized to target different body parts.
When fully charged, this massage gun delivers up to eight full hours of use so you'll be sure to have easy access to a post-workout session.
Why use a massage gun?
There's no doubt that a massage just feels good on sore muscles, but studies have shown that there are benefits us using tools like this affordable massage gun. Vibration therapy has been shown to help alleviate post-workout soreness, which helps you get back to exercising faster. Studies have also shown that pre-workout massages can even result in decreased muscle soreness after an intense sweat session.
In spite of these potential health benefits, there are some risks to using a massage gun, especially if used incorrectly. Excessive use may lead to ruptured blood vessels, nerve sensitivity, ligament strain or muscle fibre damage.
If you're curious about incorporating one into your fitness routine, be sure to speak with a doctor or healthcare professional ahead of time.
'Best pain-reliever EVER!'
As one of Amazon's most popular electric massagers, it's clear that the Wattne Deep Tissue Percussion Massager lives up to its claims of providing a deep and relaxing massage. It's earned an impressive 4.5-star average rating from more than 15,500 customer reviews, as shoppers say it "relieves pressure points and gives instant relief."
"I gave this a 5 out of 5," one reviewer shared, adding that the "price, accessories, power and overall value" of this massage gun made it well worth the purchase.
"Tons of bang for your buck!" raved another.
"Best pain-reliever EVER!" shared a third.
Shoppers have found the Wattne massage gun to be effective on multiple areas of the body, including the shoulders, back, neck, thighs, calves and more.
One Amazon customer noted that this device was "very helpful for warming up" muscles before a workout, while another shared that they used the gun to "help with recovery" following a long run or tough workout.
Due to the size and shape of this massage gun, some shoppers found that it was "awkward to use" on certain areas of the body — especially if you're trying to reach areas of the back by yourself. They recommend having someone to help you in those cases, as a second set of hands makes all the difference.
At its current price of $70, the Wattne Deep Tissue Percussion Massager is an affordable option. Shoppers have praised its effective performance that helps relieve tired and sore muscles, while recommending that you take your time when beginning to incorporate it into your daily routine.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.