In May 2020, Renamed Theragun Therabody and launched four new percussion therapy devices – tools that use rapid surges of pressure that stimulate blood flow to soothe sore muscles – with quieter motors than their predecessors. (These devices are still called Theraguns.)
We tested three of the new line for several weeks and spoke with a physical therapist and athletic trainer to see exactly what these devices do. Spoiler alert: they make us feel good but at a steep price. We’ve described each of the new models below and what’s WIRED and TIRED about them. We’ve also included more affordable options from other brands.
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Update December 2020: We have tested and added a section on Theragun alternatives, like the Powerboost Sharper Image.
Jess Gray and Julian Chokkattu contributed to this guide.