I want to talk with you about one of my favorite massage modalities and tools, cupping therapy. There are many benefits of cupping for both massage practitioners and clients. I also will share with you some information about one of the most innovative massage tools I have seen that hit the market this year, the Achedaway Cupper.
After massage school, I fell in love with barefoot massage and the deep pressure it could provide with minimal strain on my body. But I also dove into learning more about cupping. It wasn’t the cool marks that got me, but the lifting and separation of tissues that intrigued me. Do you ever just imaging your tense areas and what it would feel like if someone was able to grab them, pull them up and release all that tension clinging to the body? Cupping often does that. As a massage therapist, I can only push so much, I also wanted some pull on the tissue. And grabbing tissue with Massage cream on it isn’t always that easy.
Cupping is another one of those modalities that is easy on my body and when combining it with massage my clients get better results. Another win-win.
There are many benefits of cupping.
Types of Cupping Cups
Today, there are so many different cupping cups, or cupping devices, available on the market. If you are new to cupping, you may wonder what is best for you.
Plastic Cupping Set with Hand Pump
When I started my massage journey, over 20 years ago now, one of my first eBay purchases was a cupping set that used a hand pump. This was before the Olympics when everyone saw those mysterious marks https://amzn.to/3zcJCm2 on athletes and interest in cupping therapy exploded. This type of set is still widely available today. It was a good set to use to explore, but I would never go back to using these types of cups.
Of course, the only other alternative at that time was glass cups and fire -which can be dangerous without proper training. Not only that, this style is rarely covered under most massage therapist insurance policies. I certainly did not have the training at that time to try them nor the desire to use something that would not be covered under my policy. But I understand the draw to this as it is really the “OG” cupping method.
Over the years, I became a fan of more a mobile, or dynamic, style cupping. Some people call this “modern cupping”. Dynamic cupping means I rarely let cups sit and develop the dark-bruise-like” marks they leave behind. I move and glide the cups around, lifting, creating space and separation in areas that feel tight and “stuck”. For this type of cupping, I rely on my favorite cups to date, silicone cups. My only issue with silicone cups is keeping the pressure consistent. https://amzn.to/3FMdF6w. Other than that, they are easy to store, clean, and travel with.
If I was going to start out with a basic, affordable cup – silicone is where I would begin.
Vacuum Cupping Machine
I have also tried cupping machines. These vacuum cupping machines allow you to adjust pressure and keep it consistent. With a massage cream or oil, they make my mobile style of cupping very easy. However, this device can be expensive, takes up a lot of room, and is not easy to travel with.
But now we have smart cups. Cups that have apps, consistent pressure, the ability to take cupping with us on the go – and we have Achedaway to thank for that. Really, this is one of the most innovative massage tools I have seen in my 20 years as a massage therapist who has reviewed hundreds of massage tools.
Achedaway sent me a free cup to review. And here are some of my thoughts.
Easy to Use
Easy to store or take with you. There are three cups. The smallest one is curved for the forearm or other body curves. To change cups, simply unscrew one and replace it with the desired size.
Well Thought Out
They thought this tool out. There is a cord for you to hold onto. Because it did slip out of my hand on occasion and the cord saved it from falling on the ground
The copper includes red light therapy. This warming sensation is a nice addition.
There is no lack of suction with this device. Much more than expected. If pressure and pull are what you want, you will not be disappointed here.
Like most other massage tools, nothing is perfect.
Yes. I hate making this a con. And, yes, this was a pro too. I am a pressure-loving person, but I do wish there was an option for a little less suction. The lowest setting is still quite intense for me. But for others, this may be just fine.
Also, the suction was so much, that even with a fair amount of cream or oil, I was rarely able to move the cup around. This made dynamic cupping very difficult.
It is a little noisy. If you are back in the office working, this is not something that is quiet like a TENS unit, other massage tools, or manual cupping devices. People will hear the device if you are all sitting around the living room trying to watch TV together.
Currently, the Achedaway cupper costs over $150. So, this device is not cheap. But innovative tools rarely are. However, this does not mean it is not worth the cost. This is not a $20 silicone cupping set. It is like comparing your old landline phone to your smartphone. They both make calls, but one is just on another level in a technical sense.
Where to Buy
Again, the Achedaway cup is extremely easy to use. Simply turn on and place on an area until it is able to achieve suction. You can manually control from on the unit, or use the app.
There are 5 modes, which really are just patterns of suction and release. Choose one and then one of the five intensity levels you desire.
This tool is good for home use or for massage professionals. In my opinion, it is a good investment in your massage practice and your body.
It truly warmed and loosened the muscle tissues, helped increase range of motion, and alleviate pain. My three words to describe it are effective, powerful, and innovative. It is a device I recommend to those interested in cupping therapy and those with cupping experience looking for a modern take on an ancient therapy.
Thanks again Achedaway for letting me try out your product. It was fun to experiment with this innovative massage product. Looking forward to seeing what else you have lined up in the future!
Here is the link to buy it again – Achedaway Cupper
Here is a quick video demonstration to show you how easy this device is to use.
Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, co-worker, friend, or acquaintance? Here are some great Christmas massage gift ideas from a massage therapist that are surely going to be a hit this holiday season. Everyone loves relaxing, especially when it involves self-care, and these gifts can bring much-needed joy to just about anyone. We could all use a little more touch and joy after these past couple of years. Right? And, best of all, these gifts will give your hands a break.
Whether you are shopping for Christmas or just want to surprise your hardworking mom, these gift ideas from a massage therapist are a great way to show your love or appreciation.
The links in this article are affiliate links. They are all products I have owned or reviewed in the past. I hope you or your gift recipient enjoy them as much as I do.
1. Gift Certificate for a Massage
A simple gift that can make someone’s day. Imagine a relaxing massage after a long day of work, it’s just perfection. If you don’t know a massage therapist, there are several ways to nail down the perfect one! Asking your friends is a surefire way of reaching a therapist that’s tried and trusted. You can also check out online reviews as well, most of them are trustworthy. The best way in my opinion is to go to the massage therapist yourself, after all, you can trust your own judgment.
Be on the lookout for deals as well, many massage therapists have coupons or sales going on. Schools also offer reduced prices for student massages if you are looking to get a good deal. Keeping an eye or ear out for good deals is always great, who knows you can book a double massage for the same price!
2. Massage Gun
A massage gun that can be used anytime? Yes, please! With hundreds of massage guns to choose from, you might get confused about which one to pick, this is why I picked them for you.
The Theragun Prime is on the expensive side, but it’s made by a well-known company and can last for a long time. The QX65 motor is a proprietary brushless one that provides deep muscle treatment while remaining surprisingly quiet. The gun also comes with a Lithium-ion battery that provides around 2 hours of massage time, it’s quite a leap from other massage guns I’ve used. Theragun Prime also comes with a 5-speed range and an LED screen that displays the status of the device. What I really love is the ergonomic grip that enables you to grab the gun anyway you like, this makes long self-massage sessions a breeze on your hands.
Want a good massage gun on a budget? The Cryotex Massage Gun is a perfect gift! It is affordable and comes with 6 massage heads to help fight against body soreness. It is a great gift for the elderly and athletes alike. I loved the included 6 massage heads that target a different muscle group, combine those with 20-speed levels, and you can customize your massages with ease. The deep tissue massage gun is quiet yet powerful. The gun comes with a lithium-ion battery that lasts around 3-6 hours depending on your speed settings, it also has an LED indicator, so you don’t need to worry about it running out mid-massage.
This electric muscle massager may feel like magic, but it is actually science! The massage can stimulate muscles and sensory nerves, relaxing your body and giving pain management. There are 20 different modes including kneading, hammering, and shiatsu. You can even set up separate modes like acupuncture or tapping. A great gift idea for someone that is in regular pain due to work conditions (long office hours in a seat) or a sportsperson that needs relief after strenuous activities.
The Tens Unit Muscle Stimulator Machine comes with self-sticking pads that can be used up to 45 times. The device also has a 12-month warranty, so you know the company is confident in its product. Overall, it’s a neat gift that is budget-friendly and shows that you care about the well-being of your loved ones.
Zyllion Shiatsu is a massage pillow that helps in relieving sore muscles and stiffness, but that’s not why I’m recommending it. The main reason is how amazingly comfortable it is! I thought it would be a bit uncomfortable to lay on, but I was pleasantly surprised to experience how comfortable it was. You can place it under your head, behind your back, and even under the calves. The pillow also comes with a car adapter, so you can enjoy massages on long drives as well. The only downside is that it needs a power outlet to work, but that’s a small price to pay for the superb relaxation of tightened muscles.
The Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow has a large motor that delivers high-intensity muscle-soothing action. There are 6 lightbulbs inside it for better and efficient heat transfer. The pillow is made with 100% vegan leather that is soft and comfortable to touch and most importantly, pretty easy to clean.
I don’t know about you, but I feel amazing when I get a foot massage after a long day. Cloud Shiatsu Foot Massager makes it easier to get a foot massage daily at home, and it is super convenient. The foot, leg, and ankle massager is great for blood flow and reducing inflammation. You can even place your calves in the massager for faster muscle recovery and pain relief. The Cloud Shiatsu Foot Massager comes with three different levels of intensity, I recommend starting off with the gentle one and gradually increasing it according to your needs. There are also 5 modes for comfort that include rolling massage, sway function, heat therapy, compression therapy, and a quiet mode.
If you have someone in your life that stands for long periods of time or has to walk around work, this foot massager would be heaven-sent for them. While it is a bit pricey, the experience and relaxation it will provide are worth every penny. Sometimes they offer 50% off coupons on this item on Amazon. So keep an eye out for those this holiday season.
Have Your Own Christmas Massage Gift Idea?
These were a few gift ideas from a massage therapist. Hopefully, one of these gifts will enhance the lives of your loved ones positively. If you have any more suggestions or require my recommendations, feel free to drop a comment below! And also, stay tuned for upcoming Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
As we settle in for another winter, many of us will deal with some sort of physical pain. This may be from stress, scooping snow, navigating icy sidewalks, or sore muscles from making those new years resolutions to hit the gym.
Despite the many reasons for physical pain, all of them seek relief.
Relief has many different meanings, but in general, it is the alleviation or ease through the removal of pain or distress.
One of the most popular at-home self-care tools right now for muscle pain relief is a TENS unit.
Recently, Auvon sent me another TENS unit to try. If you want to read my first review of a previous TENS unit click here (AUVON TENS Unit Review #1). In that article, I talked about how a TENS unit works, a massage therapist’s scope of practice, simple instructions on how to use their previous unit, as well as the benefits of a TENS unit. I really like the previous unit, so much that I also gave out a couple of these as Christmas gifts last year.
As a recap, a TENS unit uses a low voltage electrical current to provide pain relief.
In this article, I’m going to discuss some of the changes to Auvon’s newest TENS unit. Best of all, I will include a short video to show you how to use it, just in case you are having trouble navigating your new TENS unit or if you want to see how easy it can be to use.
What Hasn’t Changed
This unit still provides excellent relief for everyday muscle pain and tension.
As far as new features, the newer unit really isn’t that much different as far as modes. Both have twenty-four modes. My favorite is still mode number 1, which feels like a continuous stimulation of the muscle (almost like vibration).
What Has Changed
Here are some of the changes and updates they made since the last review.
One thing that they have introduced with this newer unit is the continuous timer. The max before was a 90-minute timer. If you put this new unit on continuous (or “C”), the timer will continue going until you shut off the unit or it runs out of power.
As a massage therapist, it is important to note that you should not overwork muscles. More is not always better. I think it is best to start with a ten-minute timer and work up to longer times to see how your body responds.
This one came with circle pads which were smaller than the previous square pads, making it easier to place in certain areas. All in all, this unit comes with 8 electrodes that are good for multiple uses (30 uses each). And replacements inexpensive and can be found here – AUVON replacement pads) .
I guess this is if your pants don’t have pockets. Previously, I just instructed people to place the controller in their pockets while they walked around. That is one thing I really like about TENS units, you can walk around with them and maintain your daily activities while you use them. No one knows that you are using one. They can be very discrete.
This one came with little cord organizers so which help me organize the leader cords. Again, these are all very small things but make a difference in portability.
Small Plastic Casing
This new unit is all plastic and one solid color. The previous unit looks and feels more like a cell phone. I can see how a person could easily confuse the two. This new unit is lighter and slightly smaller. My hope is that is just as durable.
Lower Profile Leads
The leads are slightly different so that it doesn’t stick out as much which makes it a little smaller and more compact.
My old unit had four outputs and could accommodate up to eight pads at once, or four different areas. Honestly, two is enough – more than enough. This means you have enough to use four pads at once on two different areas.
Different Charger Port
I just got a new cell phone and it looks like all the charger ports have changed since I bought my last one. This new unit uses the newest Type-C to USB cable to charge. A charging cord is included.
More Battery Life
With the continuous timer, you also get 2x the battery life. Nearly 40 hours! More battery life is always better.
How to Use Your TENS Unit
It took me a little while to adjust to this new unit. I am admittedly bad at reading directions that come with products.
The only negative reviews I do see of this unit are people having some problems with using it and it’s saying it’s too complicated. And, it does have a learning curve, but it is very simple once you know a few simple things. Today, one of the things I thought I could do would be to shoot a short video to show you how to use this unit easily and quickly.
Price and Where to Buy
All in all, I find this TENS unit easier to use than my last one. When someone is wanting to manage pain and tension at home, a TENS unit is often one of my first recommendations along with soft tissue massage. If you have not bought a TENS unit, this unit is a great price on Amazon right now currently it is $32 with a 20% off coupon – making it about $25 right now.
My previous reviewed version with 4 outputs is here for $35 – AUVON TENS unit
There are some much-needed changes. Auvon is a great company to work with I wholeheartedly recommend their products especially if you’re looking for a TENS unit.
Own an Auvon TENS unit? Share your experience with others.
I would love to hear below for those people who had this unit or how it’s helped you with a particular problem to share with others who are considering buying one.
Want to make your partner feel loved this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a DIY Valentine’s Day massage guide from a licensed massage therapist that will help you show your appreciation and love with the gift of a therapeutic massage.
Valentine’s Day is all about you and your significant other, so planning a one-on-one quality time is essential. A relaxing massage is not only a good way to be together but also a way to make your significant other feel special.
1. Gift Certificate for a Professional Massage
Often hiring a professional to do the job is the best way to go with just about anything. Massage therapy is no different. Massage therapists have the training to provide therapeutic massage that can relieve pain and reduce stress. They know which muscles to work, areas that need to be avoided, and how to create a relaxing atmosphere. So if you didn’t have time to learn massage techniques or lack proper equipment, a gift certificate for a massage is still an amazing gift. If you’re worried about choosing the right massage therapist, I recommend you ask around. There are bound to be friends and family who already have a massage therapist that they have tried and are happy to recommend. Just make sure you book in advance since Valentine’s Day can be a busy time for massage therapists.
If you do not have a friend that can recommend a massage therapist, be sure to check their reviews online then the state massage board website to make sure the therapist is licensed.
If you are looking for a discounted massage, look for massage schools in your area. They may offer reduced prices for student massages. You may even be able to book an appointment together for a couples massage.
With all of this being said, some people are not comfortable getting massages from strangers, which is perfectly fine. Everyone has different boundaries, and your apartment may prefer that you provide the massage. Providing your partner with positive touch, massage, and quality time may be just what they want from you. And you should ask them if it is okay to give them a massage – because boundaries are real and important in any relationship.
Here are some tips on how to create a therapeutic massage experience your partner will not forget.
2. Massage Table
A whole massage table? Hear me out, this isn’t just for one Valentine’s Day, this is for many relaxing and therapeutic massage sessions. Think of it as an investment in your relationship. If you have a massage table you can have a massage anytime you want, and you won’t need to book an appointment either. Giving each other massages is a great way to get closer and bond.
I recommend the Saloniture Professional Portable Massage Table because it is made out of great quality materials and is fairly easy to store. This means you don’t have to dedicate too much space in your home for it, it even comes with a carrying case, so you can easily pack it up and move it to storage. It is a lightweight and yet sturdy massage table that is comfortable to lay on.
A good quality lotion plays just an important part in a massage session as a good quality table. Sure, you could be tempted to use your standard lotions from Bath and Body Works, but they are not going to stay workable for long. Professional massage lotions last a long time during the massage and really help you work the muscles.
Bon Vital’ Deep Tissue Massage Crème is an affordable yet luxuriously thick massage lotion. It has a slight lemon and sage fragrance that helps in calming you down. It provides more drag and friction as well as a better grip, so you can really work the muscles.
If you are looking for aromatherapy, the O’Linear Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend is created to help you relax and relieve some stress. The Naturally Lovable Oil Blend from Now Essential Oils is also a great option. It has a sweet floral citrus fragrance and contains lemon oil, sandalwood blend, Jasmine Absolute blend, and Orange oil.
Good quality sheets are also key in making the massage session enjoyable. If your partner is cold and uncomfortable, they won’t be able to completely relax their muscles. Warm, flannel sheets are designed to keep them comfortable, cozy, and most importantly relaxed. You can also add a blanket if it’s a bit chilly or just to add a little weight for your loved one. Saloniture Flannel Massage Table Sheet Set is affordable and available in 10 different colors, plus they come with a face cradle cover, so you’ll have a complete matching set.
Good music can create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation. I play Spa Music Collection 2: Relaxing Music for Spa, and it works wonders. You can play your own tunes as well, maybe your partner likes smooth jazz or just the sound of rain, whatever makes them relax and be stress-free is great.
6. Massage Gun
If you’re not a professional massage therapist, chances are your hands will get tired eventually, for those times, a massage gun would come in real handy. Try out the Cryotex Massage Gun, it’s a bit on the expensive side, but I’ve personally used it, and it works beautifully. It comes with six different heads that target different muscle groups, and there are twenty different speed options available.
The Theragun Prime has the best handle ever. If your hands are getting tired, the economic grip on this massage gun is designed to put minimal stress on your wrists and hands. It also comes with a smart application that allows you to run wellness routines. Overall, it’s a great experience and is very light on the hands, I have used it extensively myself and can only sing praises of how comfortable it is to use. Also, thanks to its brushless motor that delivers great deep muscle treatment, it is going to make your partner very happy.
This tool will not only help you deliver a wonderful Valentine’s day massage, but will come in handy for years to come.
Massage comes to some people naturally. If you have no massage technique skills, here’s a YouTube video I recommend to beginners about giving the perfect back massage at home.
Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Massage!
These were a few ideas that would make your DIY Valentine’s Day Massage a hit with your partner. Remember to take things slow, get properly acquainted with the techniques, and ask your partner what they’d prefer. Different people have different sensitive spots, so clear communication can yield wonderful results on and off the table. Enjoy your day celebrating your love for each other!
Looking for Christmas massage ideas? Check out my Christmas Massage Gift Guide!
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Everywhere you look right now, someone is selling a percussion massage gun. The choices available today are overwhelming. Do I buy the $400, $150, or the $35 dollar one? There are ones will three speeds and twenty attachments. Many look the same and it can be tricky for consumers to choose one that is right for them.
Which one do you really need? Which is best for you? Today, I am going to share one that may fit your health and budget needs.
Recover Fun sent me a new massage gun to try, their Recover Fun Plus massage gun. Recover fun massage gun had some different features that looked interesting, so I agreed to check it out and provide my honest review.
A reminder, this is the “Plus” version, which is an upgraded version of the Recoverfun percussion massage devices family,
The “Plus” has a longer stroke length, more power, a larger battery capacity, and a sturdier metal shell compared to the Recover fun T5. Are these upgrades worth it?
Hi Everyone! As with anything in the massage community, there always seems to be a fair amount of misinformation spread between colleagues. After my post about some of my favorite tunes to play in the massage room, Mik from TunePocket contacted me about writing a post about legally playing music in a business location for commercial purposes, such as a massage room or spa. I am not a lawyer, and Mik says he isn’t either, but this is an area he knows a lot more about than I do. So, here are some things he wanted to share with our community.
When it comes to using music for commercial purposes, many business owners feel confused. In this post, I will explain what you need to legally play music in your place of business.
Can I play any music in my place of business, massage room, or spa?
If you use music to support or enhance any commercial activity, like a spa or a massage, there is a good chance you may need a special music license. These licenses are called “music performance licenses” and you can get one from one of the performance rights organizations (PROs), like BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC.
Do I always need to get the license?
Even if you legally purchased all the music you use (or have a paid subscription to a streaming service like Spotify or Apply Music), playing music in your place of business still may require the performance license.
The reason for this is that any music you purchase or stream from a music store is owned by someone (a musician, a record label, and so on).
When you use their music to help your business and presumably to make more money that’s considered commercial use. That’s why the copyright law dictates that the music owners must be compensated if you use their music commercially.
As with any law, it’s best to follow the rules. The fines for violating copyright laws are notoriously steep and may range from $750 to $150,000 per infraction.
At this point, you probably think that you should stop using music for good. Here is some good news. The US copyright law provides exceptions that can help small entrepreneurs.
You may not need the performance license if your place of business satisfies any of the following conditions:
1. The music is played quietly in an area designated exclusively for the employees.
2. The music is only played through a small radio or television (like those people use at home) and the broadcaster determines which music is played.
3. Your place of business is below 2,000 sq. feet.
4. You don’t charge any admission fees to let people enter your establishment.
(Source: The Palo Alto Legal Bar Association)
Disclaimer: Please note I’m not a lawyer and this can not be considered legal advice. Consult a qualified legal professional in your area to make sure you qualify for any of the above exemptions.
Is there any music I can legally play in my massage room without a license?
Don’t feel like paying a lawyer for a consultation? There is still music you can safely use without having to worry about the license.
1. Music that isn’t under copyright. In the United States, music published before 1926, is generally considered public domain.
2. Music created by musicians and composers who are not affiliated with a PRO. PROs can only collect royalties on behalf of their members.
At TunePocket we offer a large collection of relaxing royalty-free music created by non-affiliated composers. That music will work great as background music during a massage or in a spa without the need to purchase any additional licenses.
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NAIPO contacted me again about reviewing another one of their products. This time, I asked them to choose one, and they send me their Naipo Cordless Handheld Massager.
I am always honest about what I like and do not like about a massage product. But, also, I understand that there are tools I do not like that may be perfect for someone else. Here are some details about the Naipo Cordless Handheld Massager and some things I liked and did not like.
What is it?
This is a cordless percussion massage tool, but it is not a percussion massage gun. And it is not trying to be one. Percussion massage guns are incredibly powerful massage tools. If you are looking for something like a massage gun, but with less intensity, this may be the massage tool you are looking for.
More about percussion massage tools
Like a massage gun, this product uses percussion to massage an area. Percussion means that the tool will hit or strike the body. The massage heads do not go round and round, meaning this tool will not knead your muscles. If you are looking for something that will knead, check this excellent product by NAIPO, the oPillow. It is honestly one of my favorite massage tools.
What I liked
First of all, this tool is incredibly easy to use. Pick an attachment and press the power button. Done.
5 Unique Attachments
The attachments are atypical of a percussion massage gun. There is a curved attachment for forearms or calves, a prong attachment for knee massage, one for specific “trigger” points, and two more multipurpose massage attachments.
This tool does not just use steady percussion, but a few different pulse modes. And each mode has Different speeds
I appreciate this feature because I have a tendency to leave massage tools on too long and overwork an area and regret it the next day. You can over-massage an area, and it isn’t fun.
This is one of the best things about this tool. The 15-inch handle allows for a person to massage difficult areas to reach. If you have shoulder/arm mobility issues, you may be able to reach all areas of the back yourself. If you have ever tried to massage gun your own back or between your shoulder blades, you know it feels awkward and is actually really difficult to do.
The handle is also about half the diameter of my massage guns, making it handheld massager easier to grasp.
This tool is lighter than a massage gun, weighing 800g or 1.7 lbs.
The handheld massager is gentle enough that you can safely use on the neck, unlike massage guns.
It is much quieter than a percussion massage gun.
What can it be used for?
- Back pain
- Shoulder/neck pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Foot pain
- Arm pain
What I did not like
There was only one thing. It is not a massage gun and that is what I kept comparing it to. I prefer the deeper pressure of a massage gun or the oPillow.
But this tool is not all about me. I understand not everyone wants or prefers a massage tool that makes them feel like they got worked over by a power tool.
This massage tool is absolutely more appropriate for many people that do not prefer intense pressure and would make an excellent gift for those who prefer less pressure. For example, I gave this to my 70+-year-old mom and she loved it. I checked out the reviews on Amazon and there were over 3000 reviews, and they were very positive.
So, if you are looking for something less powerful than a massage gun, or a gift for someone special, check the NAIPO handheld massage tool out (affiliate link). The price is lower than most massage guns. Currently, it is $36, or less with a coupon)
If talked you out of this tool and into something with more pressure, here is NAIPO’s percussion massage gun (affiliate link).