The massage arm of this machine punches out a full 16 millimeters (0.63 inches), making it excellent at pushing lactic acid out of sore muscles and ironing out cramps. With up to 66 pounds of pressure applied at 1,800 to 3,000 cycles per minute, it combines sheer power with a battery life that’s nearly as impressive as that of the Sylphim we reviewed before.
Just like the two other more forceful options in our massage gun overview, this LifePro device has a wrap-around grip instead of a simple handle. This comes in handy when trying to reach (and apply a decent amount of pressure to) areas like the lower back.
The massage arm also rotates – to straight, 45°, and right angle positions. This is a feature more massage guns should really have, although it does make the design more complicated, resulting in a higher price and more noise at the same power level.
Optimized for Building Muscle
This isn’t the kind of thing you’d use to relieve arthritis in your hands or just relax after a long day at work. Rather, it will most likely accompany you to the gym in its special travel case.
A massage gun is surprisingly helpful when it comes to loosening up and oxygenating your muscles as part of your warm-up routine. Later, using one can promote myofascial release and significantly speed up your recovery, especially if used immediately after your workout.
Although it offers you a choice between only 3 intensity settings, these serve well enough for this purpose. Unfortunately, you will most likely find even the lowest setting to be far too rough for massaging injured joints.
The package includes four attachments, which is certainly enough for this massage gun’s intended use, but maybe a little disappointing at this price point.
On the Pricey Side, but Worth It
One of the benefits of paying a bit more for a product like this is great support and customer service. With the LifePro, not only do you get access to a (for once) well-written and genuinely informative manual, but also videos that show you how to most safely and effectively use your massager. Furthermore, this product comes with a lifetime warranty and on-call support whenever you want it.
These aspects set it apart from the equally powerful Vybe, which is a great deal cheaper and has many of the same ergonomic benefits.
The LifePro is a lot quieter, too, while its battery life puts both the Vybe and Theragun to shame.
If these factors hold any importance for you, you’ll find it worthwhile to spring for this massager rather than the Vybe. In terms of value for money, you will also probably find that the LifePro can do pretty much everything the Theragun G3 Pro can, but for much cheaper.
Even so, this is not really a budget option, nor is it meant for long-term, professional use. This is not the massage gun you’d buy unless you’re planning to get your full money’s worth out of your gym membership.
- Powerful yet quiet
- Good customer support
- Long battery life
- On the expensive side
- Only 3 intensity levels
- Too powerful for some applications, even when set to low