Few things do as good a job of loosening muscles before a round – and improving performance during it – than a proper massage. But what are golfers to do when they cannot avail themselves of such services? One consideration might be a hand-held percussive therapy device made by a company called Therabody.
Its top-of-the-line model is the Theragun Pro. Officials describe it as “powerful, quiet and commercial-grade” and say it helps reduce muscle soreness, improves mobility and increases relaxation before games while also helping with recovery afterward. The proprietary brushless motor uses something called QuietForce technology, which does just what the name implies. This version also comes with six attachments and a pair of swappable, lithium-ion batteries that each can go 150 hours without recharging. It also offers 60 pounds of no-stall force and a customizable speed range from 1,750 to 2,400 percussions per minute.
As for the Theragun Mini, it is touted for providing “portable treatment packed with power.” It, too, features a proprietary motor with QuietForce but has only one attachment (the standard ball), one lithium-ion battery and a one-year warranty. It is a three-speed device (with options of 1,750, 2,100 and 2,400 PPMs), and it produces 20 pounds of no-stall force.
The Theragun Pro sells for $599 and the Theragun Mini costs $199.