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Theragun - A catchy name that has become synonymous with massage guns. The massage of muscles and fascia for regeneration has rarely been easier.
There are currently four different models . We'll tell you which massage gun suits you best here.
What is Theragun?
The chiropractor Dr. Jason Wersland is the founder and inventor of the Theragun. The idea behind the product came from a personal fate: After a motorcycle accident in 2007, he suffered from severe pain and atrophy.
After he couldn't find a suitable product for pain management on the market, he took it into his own hands - after eight years of tinkering and five prototypes, some of which, like so many other successful ideas, were created in a garage, he created the iconic massage gun.
The first prototype consisted of little more than a jigsaw and a small ball. The principle was simple: The muscle tissue was to be massaged deeply and made supple by rapid blows at short intervals (percussion). Painful muscular tension should be released in this way. The functional principle is still the same today.
What is the difference to Hyperice and Co.?
The obvious difference to Hypervolt and other massage guns is obvious: the design. Therabody devices are shaped like a triangle. In practice, this shaping allows you different grip options that feel absolutely ergonomic and natural and allow you to easily reach any body area to be treated.
The Theraguns are also at the forefront when it comes to variety: The top model comes with six different attachments and leaves nothing to be desired, from gentle, large-area treatment to intensive, selective trigger point massage.
In the US, Theragun has been the #1 recovery tool for physical therapists for years, as well as sports physicians and teams from basketball and American football.
Which Theragun is right for me?
There are currently four variants: PRO, ELITE, PRIME and mini. They differ in terms of functionality, battery life, scope of delivery and of course price. So every physio, trainer or recreational athlete is guaranteed to find the most suitable model for their purposes. It is not for nothing that the company advertises with the slogan Made for every.BODY.
Control via app
A new addition to the guns is the option of using the premium models PRO and ELITE with the official Therabody app (download now from the App Store or Google Play ). Once connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you have the option of transferring pre-installed or your own treatment programs to your Theragun. The frequency can also be continuously adjusted at any time via your mobile phone.
Nice and quiet
A lot has also happened in terms of volume: the new generation motors have been equipped with the new QuietForce technology. This brand new, specially developed brushless motor works without sliding contacts. This reduces wear and increases the longevity of the device enormously. This ensures the pleasantly quiet operating volume of the new Theraguns without sacrificing the power, speed or performance of the devices.
You can find out what else is new in the following lines.
For practice: PRO
The PRO model is the premium version for professional use. Physios who treat patients every day will find a reliable partner here with all the advantages that the percussive tool has to offer. The PRO has up to five selectable frequencies: (1750, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2400 beats per minute. The frequency can even be continuously adjusted via the official Therabody app.
The arm can be locked in five different positions. In this way, even parts of the body that are difficult to reach can be treated comfortably. This flexibility is complemented by six interchangeable attachments that serve a different purpose depending on the treatment focus.
The premium model also contains two exchangeable batteries including a charger, each with a running time of 150 minutes. The battery can always be changed between treatments without having to wait for long charging times. The batteries are charged via a special charger that is also included and into which the battery can be inserted. The entire package is conveniently packed in a hard case with a carrying handle. So you always have your percussive partner with you.
The all-rounder: ELITE
The Theragun ELITE offers broadly the same unique benefits as the PRO variant. However, it has a built-in battery and no adjustable arm, which also results in a lower price. The frequency can also be changed here between 1750 and 2400 beats per minute. The scope of delivery includes five massage attachments. A charger is of course also on board. The ELITE is also delivered in a hard case and is also the only Theragun model that is available in different colours: black or white. Another advantage: This model is a little quieter than its sister models.
This Theragun is the essential companion for a complete regeneration program in all body regions. With a running time of 120 minutes, the built-in battery delivers a little less power than the PRO version, but it is definitely enough for intensive treatment. For those who are not dependent on a Theragun that is always ready for use around the clock or who mainly rely on self-treatment without wanting to forego the advantages of the "big sister", the model is perfectly sufficient for them.
Ideal for at home: PRIME
The Theragun PRIME is for all those who can do without different frequencies and several attachments, but simply want to treat their own tissue after sport or a hard day's work. It is the inexpensive entry-level model in the percussive world of Therabody. It works at up to three different speeds: 1750, 2100 or 2400 beats per minute. The battery is also permanently installed here. In addition to four attachments, the scope of delivery also includes a charger and a light transport bag.
The affordable PRIME model is suitable for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of percussive massage. The flyweight among percussive massage devices is compact and light, making it perfect for the gym bag. With the four attachments supplied, the Primus can be used quickly where it hurts. If you just want to do something good for your muscles after an intensive workout or after work, the Theragun PRIME is the right alternative.
Handbag-sized massage gun: mini
Small, light, functional: the Americans have developed the new Theragun mini for anyone who wants to reduce the Theragun experience to the bare essentials. Its shape is a bit out of the ordinary, the typical triangle has been replaced by a compact design. There are three selectable frequencies: 1750, 2100 and 2400 bpm. The motor is just as quiet and powerful as its big sisters and the battery also lasts for a whopping 150 minutes.
There is only the standard ball as an attachment, this can be exchanged with all attachments of the other models if required. Bag and charger are of course also included.
The Theragun mini is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to enjoy the percussion massage anywhere and anytime. Its compact shape makes the lightweight the perfect massage tool for your handbag, suitcase or sports bag.
With the new Theragun generation, Therabody covers every need for massage guns. There is something here for every application focus.
Are you a therapist and want to use the Theragun several times a day? Then the PRO model, with its versatility and replaceable batteries, is the right one for you.
Are you a regular user but can do without many of the additional functions of the PRO? Then choose the ELITE model.
Are you a private user and only want to use the Theragun occasionally? PRIME is completely sufficient for you.
You don't want to miss out on the full Theragun experience on the go? Then pack the mini model in your bag.
And which model do you choose?