One of the biggest trends of 2020 has been the massage gun, and you are probably here because there are so many different options when choosing the best massage gun in Australia and the United States. As we get older, or work out we all naturally tend to pick up persistent sore spots, ticks and burrs, and other reasons to look for ways to find relief from muscle pain and tension. When it comes to personal massage gear, the trends come and go. With so many options out there we will help show you why you shouldn't go with a cheap massage gun.
What is a Massage Gun?
A massage gun is a handheld device that delivers powerful vibrations or percussions into a single spot. They are great for safely and effectively breaking up tension and improving blood flow to a specific area. More importantly they help prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. We recommend you check this out as it dives in deeper into the subject. Here, we’re going to help you find the massage gun that is best suited to your needs and why you should avoid cheap massage guns.
How to Pick the Best Massage Gun Australia
Having looked at several guides on the subject, we found that most only provide three to four different metrics. But there is more to a massage gun than just strength and price.
The motors these devices use put out a great deal of energy, and they do it while working within narrow mechanical tolerances. That said, it is nearly impossible to build such a motor both and well cheaply. You’ll find the price range for these machines is about $130 to $800. If you are satisfied with a massage gun that will only function for about a year or less, buying the cheapest model might be a viable option. However, if you want it to last and function properly, then you’re likely to spend at least $350. But think of the money you can save on professional massage!
Vibration Depth & Settings
The second most important metric is the depth of vibration provided by the device. If you are looking to treat an injury that is buried in a deep layer of tissue, then weak vibrations will not suffice. To deliver depth, these devices have to have a longer vibration stroke. The longer the stroke, the more sophisticated and robust the engineering that goes into is will have to be. In most cases, high prices and deep vibrations are strongly correlated. At a minimum we recommend that the device deliver at 13mm of stroke length and sadly most fail to live up to this.
The number of available vibration settings is another important factor to consider. The most important setting is the vibration strength adjustment setting. Most massage guns offer a good range of strength settings, but others offer a wider variety of features. Don't be fooled when a cheap massage gun with 11mm of amplitude states that it has 6 different vibrational settings. This is pointless without proper amplitude.
Most massage guns come with a range of different heads. These come in shapes such as a wedge, a cone, two-prongs, a ball, and so on. Different sore spots may require differed shaped heads to treat. The more options you have in this regard, the more likely you are to be satisfied with the device.
All other factors being satisfactory, a quiet machine might be just a luxury. On the other hand, you may want to use your massage gun while watching TV, reading, or as you drift off to sleep. In that case, the noise factor will be an issue. More expensive products will tend to be quieter.
Power / Battery Life
Imagine how much pain relief you might enjoy after about 30 seconds of massage. Not very much right? Then it’s easy to see why battery life duration is an important quality metric for these devices. The best devices will run between three and five hours, which should be more than enough. Unfortunately, none of these machines are designed to work directly from A/C current. You have to charge the battery.
Most devices of this kind will come with a limited one-year warranty. Some of the massage guns in the higher end of the price range may offer warranties as long as three years. You should be sure to find a device that offers at least a one year warranty. Because prolonged use can cause the motor to break, you should obtain as much warranty as you can afford. The good news is that the Solbasium massage gun comes with a hassle free 1 year warranty. If it breaks during the first year and it's our fault, we'll replace it.
Ergonomics & Ease of Use
Finally, the way the device feels in your hand and how convenient it is to use is also important. A device with a simple round handle may be difficult to hold in a given position. We have found that the massage guns with the best ergonomics offer a duel grip construction. This makes it easier to get a strong grip as you can wedge your hand into the double-grip-shaped handle for better leverage, or hold it with two hands.
When it comes to comfort, the use of soft rubber either everywhere on the grips or key locations can be a big help. When you shop for your first massage gun, try to think about where you will use it, how you will be sitting, and how you expect to hold it most of the time. Of course, these habits may vary or change, but it’s a good start on getting accustomed to using your massage gun.
How The Cheap Massage Guns in Australia for 2021 Stack up Against Solbasium.
The most popular devices in this category tend to be the less expensive ones for obvious reasons. There is wisdom in starting off with a more affordable device and looking for something nicer only if you really love these types of personal massage devices. Just remember that you get what you pay for and it's no different when it comes to massage guns.
Provided below are pictures of inexpensive, knock off massage guns that you should avoid. One is a knock off that is everywhere and the other is a low quality massager featured in many online stores.
These are for the most part low-quality massage guns and only examples. There are many more out there besides these. They have relatively simple designs and are light on features. All in all, it might feel like they are a fair bargain for those who are new to this niche market but don't be mistaken. At the end of the day, we’re confident that you will be disappointed with these devices, and have to purchase another one when they eventually fail. That’s why we took the time to compare them to the Solbasium massage gun.
The High-Quality Choice
For those of you who are familiar with this technology and know they want quality, go with the Solbasium massage gun. We are not saying this just because we sell this massage gun but because it is the best on the market. The specs rival those of $700 models and has the best available ergonomics. Its brushless motor is exceedingly quiet and powerful with a wide range of settings. It comes with four different heads, a charger mount, built in samsung battery, a handy carrying case for attachments and a larger carrying bag. With its charging mount, you could charge in between sessions by simply putting it into the mount between sessions. That’s a lot of value packed into just a few pounds of kit, but for $399.99 USD, you would expect no less. The engineering that has gone into the Solbasium massage gun has answered all of the common complaints people tend to have about lower quality devices. This is a high quality machine, that is built to last with a wide spectrum of settings.