It's not cheap, but our editors are officially obsessed with this popular tool.
You may have seen this funky-looking massage tool socializing around the world – celebrities like Shakira and top athletes like three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings have written glowing reviews about the TheraGun Professional Massager. The idea is to put the ball on aching muscles that need some DC; pull the trigger and the ball will hit away with 40 beats per second while manipulating and loosening tight spots.
Sounds great – but with the steep price, is it worth it? We had Health editors try it, and here's what they said.
To buy : $ 600; amazon.com
"I take five SoulCycle classes a week and my calves are chronically tight, I've tried everything from intense stretching to acupuncture, but nothing worked completely – until I tried that – after every hour I blew up my legs from ankle to thigh, not only did I feel better, but I also found that I could do better in my classes. " -Bethany Heitman, Editor-in-Chief
" Some of the Theragun fanatics told me they I'd rather use it before a workout to warm it up, but I found it most effective, I used it for about 10 minutes after an intense boot camp, it feels like a good, deep massage, and I felt very good – in a really good way! " -Arielle R. Franklin, Senior Editor
" My husband and I train for six days a week, and in the end we're definitely a little tight. "We were both very upset suggests trying this. I liked it, but my husband was even more in it. He lifts weights and found it useful in his recovery, and he loved that it looks like a power tool. I would say it is absolutely worth the cost if you exercise regularly. -Heather Muir Maffei, Beauty Director