Review: Theragun Mini – Small but Mighty for Muscle Relief

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It’s a well-known fact that as we age, our bodies take longer to recover from strenuous exercises and returning home after a long commute can leave you feeling exhausted. So, who would turn their nose up at a relaxing massage after a workout at the gym or a tiring day at work? Not many, I’m sure you will agree. Well, why wait until you get home to enjoy these benefits?

Introducing the Theragun Mini – a compact and portable, personal massage therapist in your bag wherever and whenever you need it.

As part of Therabody’s comprehensive lineup of lifestyle and wellness solutions, the Theragun Mini is a compact and portable, personal massage therapist in your bag wherever and whenever you need it. Due to advances in materials and manufacturing processes, the ergonomically designed Theragun Mini is 20% smaller and 30% lighter than its predecessor. Aesthetically speaking – it’s a work of art. The triangular, rubberized body provides good grip and sits comfortably in the hand. The choice of three interchangeable heads delivers precisely the right amount of control and pressure to the muscle groups you want to work on.

Does it sometimes feel like you are carrying the weight of the world upon your shoulders?

Let the Theragun Mini release the tension and give you targeted relief from any pain or discomfort. The head has a 12mm amplitude which is sure to deliver a deep and satisfying experience that will surely melt away any sense of fatigue or pain. The device is powered by an internal lithium-ion battery which is charged by the USB-C charging port that is unobtrusively located along one of the edges of the device. A USB-A to USB-C charging cable is also provided in the box along with a handy soft fabric storage case. A single charge of the battery will give up to 120 minutes of use which is ideal for a few sessions across a week.

The clean silhouette of the device also houses the only button which activates the On/Off functions and is also used to vary between the three intensity levels of the massage gun; 1750; 2100 and 2400 Percussions Per Minute (PPM). The three LED lights that surround the On/Off button give a visual indication of which intensity level the device is currently set to. The remaining LED light located at the centre of the Power button changes colour to indicate the battery level.  Green = full charge, Blue = half charge and Red = low charge. Although compact and powerful, the Theragun Mini additionally benefits from QuietForce Technology™ which ensures that noise is kept to a minimum when in use. If you want your Theragun Mini to maintain peak performance, the Theragun CareKit (bought separately) contains all you need to ensure it is working as hard as you.

The intuitive interface of the Therabody app allows for seamless control over the Theragun via Bluetooth. With personalized routines, the app provides guided instructions so the user can gain the optimum benefit from their device. Available from the Apple Store and Google Play Store, all users of the Theragun Mini can benefit from the valuable routines and guidance it provides whether you install it on an iOS or Android device. The Therabody app acts like a personal coach and provides versatility for the user no matter what their goals are. The app can guide you to improve your running technique, endurance, recovery after a workout and general wellness. It can also help improve your quality of sleep and so much more besides. If you’re not sure which muscle groups you want to work on, the app is preloaded with exercise programs focusing on different parts of the body from top to toe. Once you have made your choice, the app will recommend the right training program to suit your individual needs.

Pros:

  • Innovative combination of massage therapy and immersive audio for enhanced relaxation.
  • Customizable settings tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Portable and Lightweight: Theragun Mini is much smaller and lighter than the model that it replaces. This makes it ideal for travel, taking to the gym, or storing easily at home.

Cons:

  • The Mini’s design might make it harder to reach certain areas like the upper back without assistance.
  • Limited Availability due to its popularity.

Theragun Mini is available in Black and Desert Rose. It can be purchased directly from Therabody. Just visit; https://www.therabody.com/uk/en-gb/theragun-mini.html

About Author
Chetan is a London-based designer by profession. He is passionate about the role design plays in everyday life whether it's graphic, digital, fashion, product or environmental design. Motivated by aesthetic design, function and the User Experience of emerging and new technologies, products and platforms, he is ever keen to learn, discover and innovate. Although he doesn't consider himself a nerd or a geek, he is a big movie fan and lists Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Shawshank Redemption and… Brewsters Millions among his favourites! Chetan is also an aspiring author and is currently working on his first novel.
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