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Some people wake with an "Ouch!" Others hurt only after a good workout. And then there are those whose muscles stay in spasm (hello, my tribe).
One day, when I was hanging at the park with friends, I couldn't stop pressing on a nagging knot in my right shoulder. A friend dashed to his car, returned with what seemed to be a drill (and a crazed smile), and stated that I absolutely had to try it. Weird — but I said yes. This was my first time testing a massage gun.
The strange device melted every bit of tension away from my shoulder ... my hips ... my back. He had to pry it from my hands. I understood why he kept it in his trunk.
When I got home, I went online to buy one, but that brand cost hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Forget that. I went back to massaging my shoulder the old-fashioned way for another year.
Now I may finally be able to give that hand a break because — big news — the Vybe Massage Gun Flex Model is on sale at Amazon today for just $80 (down from $100). (Also on sale today: The Vybe Deep Tissue Massage Gun.)
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No worries; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The powerful handheld massager provides tension relief, post-workout recovery or just simple relaxation, depending on what you ask it to do. With three speeds and six attachments, you can customize the exact treatment your body needs — whether you're targeting joint pain, soft tissue, cramps, trigger points or a stubborn knot. A contoured handle also makes it easy to get a grip.
"This thing came from the heavens," a five-star fan said. "You don’t know you need one of these bad boys until it shows up at your door. Zero set up, fast charging and long battery life are the first boxes that get checked...But the big differentiator here is the number of different head types that come with it. It pretty much has an option for every part of your body and every type of muscle ache. I was shocked at how powerful but controlled the vibrations were. If your back, neck, quads, calves, feet, chest every hurt — aka if you are a human, you need one of these ASAP."
There's no need to shell out big bucks for a massage gun. Users are finding the Vybe masager to be superior to big-name players in quality and price. "This massage gun, in particular, brings the quality and power that you would expect from a product far more expensive," a happy customer said. "Most massage guns are loud and awkward to handle, but the Vybe Flex is surprisingly quiet and its contoured handle makes it easy to get deep into any knot or troubled area."
The massager reaches pretty much everywhere, so you don't have to. And you can finally get rid of all those gadgets that are collecting dust.
Lightweight and portable, this massage tool even comes with a travel case for therapy on the go. And the charge lasts for three whole hours.
Perhaps it's my turn to be the heroic friend who arrives on the scene with a massage gun, rescuing everyone from pain.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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