Review of Theragun Massager.

Review of Theragun Massager
Review of Theragun Massager

One of the best brand gifts I received during quarantine was a Theragun massager. Theragun reached out to see if I would like to try their new(ish?) Elite massager and I was immediately intrigued: I’d been seeing it all over social media, while also simultaneously realllllly missing my massage therapist, especially in August when I finally started working out again… I was extremely SORE, and self massage and yoga balls can only do so much.

I have to be honest. This product is kind of like my first Dyson vacuum. I never would have bought it with my own money if I hadn’t been gifted it, but now that I have it and have been using it so often, I would absolutely repurchase it with my own money if it were lost or stolen. That’s my standard for deciding whether to feature something in a blog review. Also: I can only take two big suitcases with me to Charleston, and this is coming with me! I use it a LOT and it’s made a big difference for me, especially with sore traps and neck… and my IT band. I even use it on my feet. I’m writing my review today after using it for two months; but if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section!

Review of Theragun Massager

How it Works

The Theragun massager is a gun with an ergonomic triangle-handle design you can hold to target your muscles (yes even your own back) to melt away tension and soreness. There’s also an app you can use with different massages and wind-downs for things like bedtime, tech-neck, a sore IT band, etc. etc.

Theragun Devices

Theragun has four different massage guns which use percussive therapy to melt away tension and soreness in your muscles.

Theragun Elite

This is what I have. It retails for $399. I absolutely love it. It’s quiet but extremely powerful with 40 lbs of force. It’s their quietest model and I love that it is powerful but also quiet enough for me to use while I’m watching TV or a movie

Theragun Pro

This is the professional, ultra-fancy, serious business model, with 60 lbs of force. It retails for $599 and I think it’s probably best for professional athletes. My back and shoulders get extremely tight, I’m the person who asks for as much pressure as possible when getting a massage… and I cannot imagine needing even more pressure than the Elite.

Theragun Prime

This is the basic model, retailing for $299. It has all the essential features, at a lower price point than the other models. It provides 30 lbs of force. And it doesn’t have some of the fancier features of the other massagers but to be honest I don’t think you really need them. Personally I think the pro is probably not worth the money… I’d choose between this one or the Elite, based on how quiet you want it to be.

Theragun Mini

This cute little guy retails for $199 and is structured differently than the guns (it has a totally different shape) but would be great for on the go and travel since it’s so little and portable. This would make an AMAZING gift for a frequent traveler.

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photography by Allie Provost.

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  1. This device sounds like a dream! Glad you are enjoying it! 🙂

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  2. Laura says 10.16.20

    Thank you so much for this review! I’ve been debating about getting one for a couple of years now and even purchased a “knock off” that was def not worth the money. I was also worrying about which one to choose, so I’m glad to know that you’re happy with the Elite.

    • grace at the stripe says 10.17.20

      I really love the Elite. And as someone who likes a lot of pressure I cannot imagine needing even more; I think the pro is probably only worth the investment if you are like a pro athlete or something!!!

  3. Sarah says 10.16.20

    Hi Grace! Do you think this would work for really bad leg cramps/charley horses? My boyfriend has these issues frequently and is in a lot of pain as a result. I wonder if this would help based on your experience with it.

  4. Devon T says 10.16.20

    Grace, I have been eyeing the Theragun for months now. I have dreams about using it after a tough workout or on sore feet. That’s normal, right??

    Do you have a coupon code? Would love for you to get credit for a purchase.