It’s important for athletes to massage tight muscles before and after a workout. Not only does it help reduce inflammation and enhance range of motion and flexibility, but it can also help prevent injuries. Not to mention, it just feels great. That said, there’s a variety of massage tools on the market, so choosing the right one can be hard. So, to help narrow down the options, we rounded up a few standout styles for athletes to consider. Read up on each model’s specs and add your favorite to your cart.
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1. LifePro Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun
This tool offers five different speed levels from 1200 to 2800 RPM and five massage heads to target different spots, including round, spinal, flat, and two bullet-shaped options.
Pros: A brushless motor makes it quiet. It includes an instruction booklet and video tutorial guide The battery can last three to six hours. It’s offered in navy, red, and silver.
Cons: It may be a bit heavy.
2. The Stick Travel Stick
This 17-inch roller stick is designed with a central rod that’s surrounded by eight therapeutic spindles that roll independently over each muscle.
Pros: Red handles on the end provide a comfortable, controlled grip. It’s made of a “space-age” plastic that allows for optimal flexibility and delivers maximum compression on muscles.
Cons: It’s best suited just for legs.
3. Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager
Featuring 11 knobs in three different shapes (round, acorn, and nub) this ultra-sturdy dual-hook cane massager is capable of soothing pain all over.
Pros: A unique fiber-infused material offers unbreakable strength. It also includes a 16-page manual and poster guide to help you get the most out of it. It comes in blue, black and purple marble.
Cons: Some may find it a tad big.