The best thing about beauty and personal care is the fact that you can always find a solution at the comfort of your home. This is exactly the case with the handheld massager. The tool offers a home solution to challenges that are traditionally addressed in a spa.
It especially comes in handy if all you need is total relaxation after a long day of work, or you are trying to ease pain that results from strenuous workout sessions and other activities. Ideally, these products are trouble-free in terms of usability, and where challenges arise the solution can be easily found in the user manual. If you have also been raking your brain about the perfect gift idea, look no further.
The standard operational technique for these tools is the application of vibrations in the target areas. This leads to increased blood flow thereby promoting other body activities that lead to relaxation, pain reduction and increased body flexibility. Below is a detailed review for the 10 best handheld massagers that you can find in the market today.
MIGHTY BLISS™ Electric Handheld Percussion Muscle Hand Massager
6 levels of speed adjustment control, 4 different massage nodes, ergonomic design, 90-day return policy, electric design, compact and portable, ergonomic design, the package features 1 user manual, 1 AC charger, 4 sets of handheld massager nodes, and 1 massager
Rechargeable cordless design, ergonomic, fully customized massage with five speed settings, compact and portable, intense motor with up to 4000 pulses per minute, 3 interchangeable heads, long-lasting built-in battery
Rechargeable 2200mAH battery, cordless massager, five integral massage heads, ergonomic design, copper core motor technology, electric percussion massager, compact and portable, the package features 1 cordless massager, 1 user manual, 5 massager heads, and 1 AC power
VIKTOR JURGEN Handheld Back Massager - Double Head Electric Full Body Massager
Double head electric massager, non-slip grip, compact and portable, ergonomic design, the motor hits up to 3,350 pulses per minute, adjustable intensity, comes with extension cord, 3 pairs of different massage nodes
Naipo Handheld Percussion Massager, Electric Back Massage with Heat
Percussion massager, 6 interchangeable massage nodes, fitted with rotary control for speed management, compact and portable, ergonomic design, intense motor with 3800 pulses per minute, made of ABS material, the package features a user manual, 1 percussion massager, 3 silicone interchangeable nodes, and 3 plastic interchangeable nodes
MIGHTY BLISS™ Electric Handheld Massager (Best value for your money)
Yes! You have read it clearly. Our absolute favorite product is called Mighty Bliss. It is the all-everything powerful in the world of massagers. Hands down the best hand massager available in the market today. Specifically designed for full body deep tissue reach, it comes with an assortment of features that turn your self-help experience to nothing short of professional. The design features a thin handle that is perfect for one hand use so that pressure can be easily applied on target areas.
Massage heads: With six different massage heads, you have more than enough room to find out the ones that work best for you. It is also possible to find out that some serve specific parts of the body better than others. Generally, all are great with different intensity levels.
Weight: As one of the most important features to evaluate in this product category, Mighty Bliss weighs approximately 3 pounds. It is definitely not the lightest but with everything thing else that it brings to the table, this is definitely a non issue. Most importantly, the weight is manageable and will leave your arm hurting after several hours of use.
Corded vs cordless: Anyone that has substantial experience with hand massagers knows cordless is the way to go. Mighty bliss does not disappoint in this aspect. This means that you can use it at your convenience once everything is set.
Battery life: To begin with, power issues are made easier with two lithium ion batteries. This allows users to recharge one as the other one is in use. The batteries are first-charging with a record of 60 minutes only. Each can go for several hours of use after full charge.
Power: The device is fitted with a powerful 3,700 RPM percussion motor that offers relief in a few minutes of use.
Warranty: Mighty Bliss offer you a stress-free warranty and incase you find it impossible to come into terms with the product, you are allowed to ask for a refund.
The cordless design increases portability and mobility
Comes with two lithium batteries
Light and economical design
Comes with six massage heads that offer different intensity levels
Available in one color only
Does not have a heat functionality
TOLOCO Massage Gun (Best Choice for Gun Massager)
Placing this massager as a second choice was a difficult decision because of its competitive features and solid reputation. Its performance in most of the critical feature categories is extemporary and we can justifiably say it is worth every penny. Its powerful multi-frequency vibration design rewards users with shallow to deep tissue muscle massage in any part of the body. This allows increased blood circulation and overall improved body health and relaxation. The massager is fitted with a Nano silicone non-slip and non-sweat handle for comfortable use even in prolonged massage sessions. Another incredible feature that is unique to this device is porous ventilation. This leads to effective heat control during use and prolonged motor life.
Massage heads: TOLACO gun has six massage heads that are uniquely shaped (1 bullet, 1 ball, 1 fork, 1 flat and 2 air cushion heads) to massage different parts of the body effectively. The package comes with a case for holding, storing and transporting the accessories safely.
Weight: The estimated weight for this massager is approximately 2 lbs. This means that it is much lighter when compared to Mighty Bliss. The lightweight and compact design allows users to carry the device whenever the go. It also increases usability especially for people who cannot be able to use relatively heavy devices with one hand.
Corded vs cordless: This massager is cordless and comes with removable and rechargeable batteries. You only need to charge the battery in advance to get your massage session going.
Battery life: The manufacturer provides a 2400mAh lithium battery that can last for up to 3 hours of massage session when fully charged. The most important factor that determines how the battery power is used up is speed vibration adjustment. The battery lasts longer with the lowest speed adjustment.
Power: TOLOCO massager is fitted with a high torque motor that can reach up to 3,200 percussions per minute. With 3-speed adjustment functionality, the range starts from 1,800 to 3,200 percussions per minute. The three speed levels include 1,800 rpm, 2,400 rpm and 3,200 rpm.
Warranty: The device has a one year warranty
Lightweight and compact
Quiet with running sound that ranges between 35dB and 50dB
Cordless design that increases usability
Fitter with a non-slip and non-sweat handle
Offers 3-speed adjustment functionality
Comes with six different massage heads
Available in black color only
Does not have a heat functionality
Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun
If you are into gun massagers, here is another option that you might want to consider. It comes with a unique set of features that help with stiffness, muscle pain reduction as well as full body relaxation. With five levels of intensity, a handle enhanced with rubber for firm grip and other easy to use features, this equipment leaves little room for improvement. Unlike the other high-end massagers that we have reviewed, sonic gun comes in three colors that include blue, red and silver. It is fairly quiet and can thereby be used anywhere without creating unnecessary noise. As an added advantage, it comes with an easy to follow start guide that provides users with all the basic information.
Massage heads: This gun has five different massage heads that can be used at different intensity levels. The set features one round head, one spinal head, two bullet heads and one flat head. The round head is designed to foster muscle recovery after workout pain and soreness. The spinal head is excellent for improving flexibility in toughened up back tissues. The work of the bullets is to loosen up joints, muscle knots and trigger points. Lastly, the flat head stimulates deep tissues in different body parts that require little attention.
Weight: The total weight of this massage gun is approximately 2.5 pounds. This means that it is relatively heavier when compared to the first two options that we have provided in our list but light enough for user efficiency.
Corded vs cordless: With a cordless and compact design, this massager is user-friendly and convenient for travelling and carrying around anywhere.
Battery life: the battery lasts for approximately 3-6 hours when fully charged. This is one of the best (if not the best) batteries for hand massagers that you can find in the market today. The battery is also removable and features a first charging design.
Power: This massager offers five different intensity levels that range from 1200 to 2800 rpm. However, according to the additional information provided by the manufacturer, the gun has the potential to offer “up to 3000 strokes per minute”. Users can set the equipment at 20Hz for a low pressure experience, 30Hz for moderate, 35Hz for strong, 40Hz for intense and 45Hz for a highly powerful experience.
Warranty: The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty and extra support through online videos.
Powerful design with five intensity levels
Comes with 5 different massage heads
Lightweight and compact with a good storage and travel case
Available in three different colors
Comes with a training guide and users can access a free online video library
Removable and rechargeable battery
A well-designed firm handle
Fairly quiet (55-75dB)
The battery is not included
Relatively heavy when used for prolonged periods
Pulse Fx Powerful Rotating Percussion Massage Gun (Best Choice for intense relief)
If yours is a case of severe pain from heavy bodybuilding and super intense athletic activities, this is the massager that will serve your needs conclusively. Despite the fact that it is the most expensive in our list, it is also the best substitute for the most powerful and reputable brands available in the market today. Firstly, the design is rich and far from the obvious. With a curved, powerful handle that is made of high quality material, users are rewarded with the perfect opportunity for easy handling.
Massage heads: Pulse Fx gun has five massage heads that include one round head, one spherical head, one u-shaped head, one flat head and one pointed head. All serve different purposes ranging from deep tissue massage, trigger-points release, neck and spine massage, and joints and large muscles relaxation.
Weight: The weight of the gun alone is approximately 2.2 pounds. This is quite decent considering the fact that the design is a bit elaborate to include the extra-comfortable handle.
Corded vs cordless: This gun features a cordless and compact design. It comes with a custom storage and travel case where the gun and all its accessories can be arranged when moving around.
Battery Life: Pulse Fx is fitted with powerful rechargeable lithium ion batteries that can last up to 7 hours. The batteries are built-in but they are covered under the lifetime warranty in case users begin to experience any challenges.
Power: With a powerful 250W motor, users should expect high intensity vibrations that can be controlled for a more personalized experience. The massager vibrates up to 3000 revolutions per minute (RPM) but this speed can be adjusted downwards. The lowest speed setting is 1800 rpm followed by 2400 RPM whereas 3000 is highest. The heads can be adjusted to 3 different angles to ensure that hard to reach areas are massaged with ease.
Percussion vs vibration: Percussion.
Warranty: The device comes with a lifetime guarantee and warranty.
Offers three different intensity levels
The massager has five interchangeable massage heads
Cordless and compact design
Fitted with powerful, rechargeable and long-lasting batteries
Fitted with a comfortable and useful handle
The massage heads can be adjusted in three ways to reach hidden areas with ease
Users are provided access to training guides and videos
Available in multiple colors
The batteries are built-in
RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Deep Massager (Best choice for low cost massagers)
If you are looking for a handy massager on a low budget, here goes the perfect choice. RENPHO has been tried and tested. With a range of features that send waves of relaxation all the way to your deep tissues at a highly affordable price, there is very little room left for complaining. The difference that you find in the features provided in this massager and the high-end ones is very minimal. However, the pricey ones are more reliable in terms of durability and efficiency. Furthermore, cases of defective units are almost non-existent and almost all the high-end brands have a lifetime warranty.
Massage heads: RENPHO has five different massage heads that include one round head, one 1-point head, one 3-intensive head, one 3-point head and one curved head. The round head is designed for general point massage and can be used to send vibration waves to any part of the body. The 1-point head targets trigger-points and other areas that need special attention. The 3-intensive head should be used in wide areas for soft contact massage. The function of the 3-round point head is similar to that of the 3-intensive head except that it provides a softer massage experience. The curved head is perfectly designed for powerful arm and leg massage therapy
Weight: The total weight of the massager is 1.8 pounds. This means that it is slightly lower than a kilogram and can thereby be used conveniently without help.
Corded vs cordless: This is an electric massager with a modern cordless design. Once its built-in battery is charged, it can be used conveniently from anywhere.
Battery life: This massager comes with 2 built-in batteries that have a capacity of 2600mAh. They can keep power up to 2 hours and 20 minutes depending on how the device is used. The charge lasts for a shorter period if the massager is used in its most powerful mode.
Power: RENPHO’s mortar can hit up to 3600 percussions per minute. However, there are four percussion modes available and users can adjust the speed to suit their needs. An additional feature that serves the power function is an auto shut-off button. It goes off after 20 minutes of consistent use to prevent overheating.
Percussion vs vibration: Vibration
Warranty: The device comes with a one year warranty
Comes with five different massage heads
Cordless and compact design
Fitted with a comfortable silicone handle
Available in two colors
The battery life is quite short
The battery is built-in and users cannot change it once it gets damaged
HoMedics Percussion Action Massager with Heat
It is one thing to experience normal massage and it is an entirely different thing when the experience is enhanced with heat. This is exactly what HoMedics provide with this massager. Whereas its default settings offer normal massage, it has a heat functionality that can be used at personal convenience. Another feature that is unique to this massager is a dual pivoting head section. This provides a richer and more versatile user experience. This massager is also fitted with a unique handle that allows users to have a firm grip especially when targeting areas that are hard to reach. These among other features influence our decision to place it in the second choice for the best budget-friendly hand held massagers.
Massage heads: This massager comes with two sets of interchangeable massage nodes for the dual pivoting massage heads. Their role is to offer diverse experiences that range from gentle to firm and heated massage therapy. This provides users with an opportunity to target the needs of different muscles and body parts accordingly.
Weight: HoMedics is relatively heavier when compared to RENPHO. Its weight is approximately 2.5 pounds. However, it is larger in size and the handle design is very convenient for the weight. It is very easy to handle and reach areas such as the back without overstraining.
Corded vs cordless: The design is corded but the cord is long enough to allow ease of use. Whereas this might seem like a disadvantage, it is okay for low-cost massagers because most of the cordless ones have poor quality batteries.
Power: The massage heads reach up to 3100 pulses per minute. However, users are not restricted to this vigorous experience because there are three additional speed settings that provide gentler massage. The power button is strategically positioned and the manufacturers provide a guide of how it should be used to control percussion intensity. The heat button is well labeled and users are only required to press it for on and off functions. It is advisable to remove the cover attachments when the massager is on the heat mode.
Percussion vs vibration: Percussion
Warranty: The manufacturers provide a two year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.
Provides a heat function
Comes with two sets of interchangeable attachment nodes.
The dual pivotal design provides an enriched user experience
Has a unique and very functional handle
Adjustable speed intensity
Available in silver color only.
Limited portability because of the corded design
VIKTOR JURGEN Handheld Back Massager
The most unique feature about this massager is its ability to get above 3000 revolutions per minute. Most of these devices do not go above this figure. Furthermore, it does not only serve the back as indicated in the title. It can also provide relief in the thighs, legs, arms, neck and feet.
Massage heads: VIKTOR JURGEN double head massager comes with three sets of interchangeable massage heads that feature three unique designs. The o-shaped heads are designed for sore muscle areas, bones and joints. The benefits derived from the experience they create are similar to those of Swedish massage. The shiatsu heads are excellent for deep tissue and sports massage in the legs, thighs, arms and back. The acupuncture heads are designed for circular motion massage that stimulates acupressure points
Weight: This massager falls on the heavier side because its weight is approximately 3 pounds.
Corded vs cordless: Since this is an electric massager, it features a 71 inch cord. This length is very convenient especially if the distance between the socket and place where the massage is taking place is long.
Power: The motor is powerful with the potential to run up to 3,350 pulses per minute. Users are provided with the privilege to adjust the vibration speed to suit personal needs. Since the device does not rely on batteries, it has to be plugged directly to the socket and its wattage is 20-28W.
Percussion vs vibration: Vibration.
Warranty: The manufacturer provides a 3-year warranty
Comes with three sets of interchangeable massage heads
Provides adjustable speed settings
Powerful motor that can reach up to 3,350 pulses
The cord is long (71 inches)
Features a corded design.
Available in one color only.
Naipo Handheld Back Massager (Most powerful option for low-cost massagers)
This is another electric massager with a heat functionality. It also can reach to very high vibration frequency with the highest setting hitting up to 3800 pulses per minute. There are many other great things to find in this massager. From an ergonomic design to safety features and an anti-slip handle, buyers only pay a little amount for the value they get.
Massage heads: Naipo has six interchangeable massage nodes that come in pairs. The first set is made of high quality ABS material whereas the second features silicone material. With this set, users can enjoy diverse experiences that range from mild to intensive and acupuncture points massage throughout the entire body.
Weight: The weight of this massager is approximately 2.6 pounds. This is relatively heavy when compared to some of the budget-friendly massagers that we have provided in our list.
Corded vs cordless: The device features a corded design. The length of the cord is 72 inches for increased flexibility and movement when the device is in use.
Power: As stated earlier, the built-in motor is very powerful with the ability to reach over 3500 revolutions per minute. This speed can be adjusted to provide gentle to intense experiences. There is also an option for turning on heat up to a maximum temperature of 40℃.
Percussion vs vibration: Vibration
Warranty: The manufacturer provides a one year warranty.
Powerful motor and adjustable speed settings
Comes with six interchangeable massage nodes
Provides a heat functionality
A long 72 inches cord
Fitted with a non-slip handle and an array of safety features
Features a corded design
Available in one color only
Hangsun Handheld Neck Back Massager
Hangsun is great choice for personal and family use. It has all the features that you would need for a satisfying massage experience. Besides the priority features, an ergonomic handle provides users with ease of use and extra comfort. Additionally, the control buttons are very strategically positioned.
Massage heads: In addition to a dual head design, the massager has three sets of interchangeable massage nodes that provide unique and targeted experiences. The round-shaped massage node is excellent for full body relaxation whereas the salient point pillow nodes are suitable for acupoint and intensive acupoint massage respectively.
Corded vs cordless: Hungsun features are wired design with a cord that is 98 inches in length. It has no batteries and should be plugged into the socket every time before use.
Power: This massager is fitted with a powerful motor that reaches up to 3500 pulses per minute. Users are provided with three adjustable speed settings to modify the experiences in respect to personal needs.
Percussion vs vibration: Percussion
Warranty: This massager comes with a one year warranty
Comes with three sets of interchangeable massage nodes
Provides 3 adjustable speed settings
Has a long cord that is 98 inches in length
Powerful with a motor that can reach up to 3500 RPM
Available in one color only
Snailax Cordless Handheld Back Massager
If you are working with a low budget and looking for a cordless massager, Snailax is the way to go. It gives you the convenience and flexibility that comes with high end options. You can recharge the device and use it at your own convenient time and place. This is not the only interesting feature that you will find in this massager. It is characterized by an assortment of features that facilitate its usefulness and versatility for full body massage.
Massage heads: Snailax comes with a set of four interchangeable massage heads that feature different shapes and sizes for a range of personalized experience. They include one triangular massage head, one deep shiatsu massage head, one U-shaped massage head and one acupuncture massage head. The triangular and deep shiatsu heads are excellent for the back. The former provides pain relief and relaxation in the upper back whereas the later serves the same functions in the lower back. The U-shaped and acupuncture heads are designed for the legs, feet and arms. However, this massager should be used without the heads when the heat mode is activated. This allows the heat to be applied directly into the body tissues for a more relieving and relaxing experience.
Weight: This is a light massager that weights approximately 2 pounds.
Corded vs cordless: As stated earlier it has a cordless design that increase convenience in terms of usability and portability.
Battery life: Snailax is powered by a rechargeable built in lithium ion battery that has the capacity to store power up to 80 minutes when fully charged. It is also safe to use the device when the battery is charging.
Power: This massager offers three automatic massage modes and has three adjustable speed settings. This allows users to experience vibrations at different intensities based on customized personal needs.
Percussion vs vibration: Vibration
Warranty: The manufacturer provides a two year warranty.
Features a cordless design
Offers a heating functionality
Comes with a two year warranty
Comes with a set of four interchangeable massage heads