For some, having a hand-held electric massage tool that they can use anytime and anywhere is truly a dream come true. Whether you are always stressed at work, into sports, or whatever the case may be, having this type of device can go a long way in soothing your aching muscles.
Below are reviews of the top 5 hand-held massage machines that we highly recommend:
After the recent success of the ZMA 13 BK pillow and ZMA 14 BK cushion, Zyllion has released another sure best-seller with this hand held massager with infrared heating feature which can reach up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in just 6 minutes.
It is functional, portable, and fully customizable – what more could you ask for? It is even on 50% discount on Amazon (as of writing) so you should seriously consider it.
It features a modern and sleek design and unlike other cheap devices, it has a non-slip handle making it more convenient in reaching even the hard to reach areas such as the back of the legs and neck. It weighs only 2.2 pounds so you can basically carry it anywhere.
It is powerful and can penetrate deeply into the muscles which makes it perfect for those living a fun and active lifestyle. You can also adjust the speed intensity level very easily with the use of the dial. You can choose between the 3 massage heads with different functionalities depending on your preference. It is about 2 inches in diameter so it has good coverage.
This is another popular brand in the wellness industry so you can be quite sure that you get nothing but high quality product. HoMedics is known for its back and foot massagers but they also offer a wide range of professional hand held machines.
The Thera-P Compact Percussion offers a powerful massage and there are 2 speeds to choose from. It also comes with 2 attachments so you can opt between soft and heat programs. It may look bulkier from the Zyllion muscle massager above but it actually weighs the same at 2.2 pounds.
It offers just the right amount of vibration that it does not result to a thumping effect. If you want the thumping, keep on reading the other products below.
If you want to go for the battery operated one, look for the HoMedics PM-50 which costs around $11 only. Or if you want a rechargeable device, go for the Sharper Image which works for almost 2 hours after charging. It is a little expensive but you are going to save a lot on batteries.
Panasonic EV2510K Easy Reach
This is a Japanese brand so you know it is reliable and durable. Panasonic has been around for many years and remain to be one of the top because they continue to maintain their high level of satisfaction rating.
There are many massage vibration machines on the market but they usually do not perform as the manufacturers claim. They even break down after using a couple of weeks which is actually a waste of money.
As it is aptly called, the EV2510K Easy Reach comes with a unique design that allows you to reach difficult areas such as the back of the neck, calf muscles, and the palms of the foot. It features 3 rollers, vibration systems and point massager which simulates acupressure.
This hand held massager roller offers two vibration settings: Strong (6,300 per minute) and Gentle (5,000 per minute). It also has 3 modes: Point Massage, Massage Roller, and Wavy Surface.
It is made from sturdy materials and the head is made from hard plastic (but not painful). It is very easy to hold and operate that even those who have arthritis will not have problems with it.
With all its functionalities above, you almost can’t believe that it is only 1.65 pounds with dimensions of 18 H x 3.3 W x 7 D (inches).
Thumper Sport E510NA
With over 240 real customer reviews and almost 4.5 star rating, we can safely say that this is the best hand-held massager in 2015. It may be more expensive compared to the other machines here but with all the things you get from this product, we still highly recommend it.
It has the patented thumper percussive system that transmits all of its energy deep into the problematic areas. It is very effective in improving blood circulation as well as other health benefits of its thumping motion. Enjoy a personalized experience with its interchangeable massage heads.
The E510NA has a high-performance DC motor which is reliable and does not break down easily. It also has a variable speed control from 20 to 40 pulses per second and what makes it stand out from the rest is its “True Speed” feedback system that prevents low speed stalls.
And of course, it also has an ergonomic grip which makes it easy for the user to operate no matter how big or small his or her hand is. It is designed and assembled in Canada.
If you think the Thumper Sport above is beyond your budget, then this next item might be just right for you. It does not have the hefty price tag but can still deliver the satisfying thumping pulses therapy. Also, it has high customer rating so don’t think that because it is cheaper, the quality is inferior as well.
It has a dual head made from silicon and 3 pairs of attachments for variation and customization: the knob, acupoint, and finger pressure. Each has its own pros and cons so it is best if you try all of them.
It is also slightly wider than the others so it gets better coverage. It is very easy to use with just 3 buttons: Off, Low Speed, and High Speed. According to reviews, both speeds are powerful enough to use on bone areas such as the knees. But if you really want to do so, we suggest you put a cloth first to minimize the impact.
The tapping and beating effect is very effective in releasing muscle tension and relaxing knotted muscles. And with its design, it can be used on almost any part of the body including the quads and the hamstrings.
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