They say great things come in small packages — or something like that. Whoever “they” are, they were right about percussive massage guns. You might look at a mini massager and say there’s no way it’s as powerful as a full-sized percussive device.
These little guys deserve some respect, though. Before you count them out, take a look at the benefits of small and portable massage guns and who they’re best for.
The main benefit of mini massager devices is that they’re phenomenally portable. While most full-sized massage guns can fit into backpacks and small duffels, you can create even more space for other important items by opting for a fun-sized massage gun.
The lightweight design has benefits beyond travel, though. Because mini massager devices are so small -- and often more ergonomic than their full-sized counterparts -- they’re a good choice for people who struggle to support the weight of larger massage guns.
For example, those with achy joints from arthritis or tender muscles from fibromyalgia will have an easier time using a mini massage gun over a larger one. The small size makes it easier to hoist the device up and use it in hard-to-reach places, like the upper back.
A portable percussive device is a good choice for:
Mini massage devices can certainly be just as effective as full-sized massage devices. It’s all about the specs and features, regardless of the size of the device. When researching mini massage guns, keep the following characteristics in mind:
If you buy a portable massage gun with all of the above features, you can rest assured it’ll perform just as well as a full-sized one, with the added benefit of being travel-friendly. For an in-depth look at our Ekrin BANTAM mini massage gun, check out this review on Recovatech and this one on GearChase.
Written by Ekrin Athletics Staff
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