Best new massage guns of 2020

January 17, 2020

Massage guns, both percussion devices and vibration therapy devices, are an effective way to help relieve sore muscles and provide an alternative to traditional massage. They're increasingly popular, and knock-offs abound. How do you choose the best, and most reliable massage gun for you?

At Active Recovery Essentials, we've curated a collection of the best new powered massage guns, and have taken the guesswork out of your selection below!


2020 Massage Gun Comparison






Treatment Tips/Heads

Power Massager Pro



2 lbs

1 hour battery life, cordless

3 interchangeable heads included



up to 3,200

3 lbs

2.5 hours battery life, cordless

5 interchangeable heads included

Rapid Release Pro2



2.24 lbs


5 heads included on device

Percussion vs Vibration Therapy

Both percussion and vibration massage guns have similar benefits that massage treatments can provide: improve muscle recovery speed, reduce muscle soreness, help improve flexibility, and encourage blood flow. The Rapid Release Pro2 features 10,000 vibrations per minute with a short stroke for improved comfort. Longer strokes on percussive massage guns like the TimTam Power Massager Pro may provide deeper tissue access; the Hyperice Hypervolt+ offers several speed and power settings to suit your comfort.

Power & Portability

TimTam's Power Massager Pro, is a powerful, effective and well-built device with a convenient, portable design. All the devices reviewed here fall between 2 and 3 lbs, making them lightweight enough to use as often as you need, wherever you need, for muscle recovery and massage therapy. Just remember to follow the device guidelines and your doctors' recommendations

Special Features

The TimTam Power Pro features a heated massage gun head (also called a massage gun tip) included among the 3 you receive out-of-the-box, so you can experience ideal massage temperatures. Additional accessories are available as well. The Rapid Release Pro2 removes the concept of interchangeable heads by incorporating the heads right on the device: Each of the 5 included heads are accessible on the device.

Your consideration may include price: as a Class 1 Medical Device, the Rapid Release Pro2 is an investment. All the devices offered here at Active Recovery Essentials come from reliable, proven brands. These massage gun manufacturers also offer additional devices with varying features and price points, such as the TimTam All New Power Massager or the original Hypervolt.