I tried this massage gun, and it melted my tension away — save $50 with Amazon's extended 4th of July sale

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The Vybe Pro Percussion Massage Gun really hits the spot. And it's now 40% off! (Photo: Amazon)
This massage gun really hits the spot. And it's 40 percent off! (Photo: Amazon)

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 Pro Percussion Massage Gun is on sale on Amazon for just $150 with the on-page coupon (down from $200).

As I delve deeper into the details and reviews, I'm becoming convinced that I was right to wait for "the one" to come along. It's already earned the praise of over 2,600 five-star reviewers.

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.)

Shop it: Vybe Pro Percussion Massage Gun, $150 with on-page coupon (was $200), amazon.com

Handles like a pro

The powerful handheld massager provides tension relief, post-workout recovery or just simple relaxation, depending on what you ask it to do. With nine speeds and eight 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.

This doc gave five-star approval: "I am a chiropractor with 20 years of experience. ... Acquired a massager ... to work with patients. Of course, first experienced on myself. Vibration is powerful. It works quietly. Very effective. I do not even know how I used to work without this tool."

"Righteously effective. Invaluable," raved an avid weightlifter. "Bought this on a whim. ... I now consider it the best investment in post-workout recovery I've ever made...This gun gets down to the real deep, tight, painful spots and nukes them."

Pick your fix: The Vybe Pro has eight attachments and seven settings to get you back in action. (Photo: Amazon)
Pick your fix: The Vybe Pro has eight attachments and seven settings to get you back in action. (Photo: Amazon)

Pay less for the best

There's no need to shell out big bucks for a massage gun. Users are finding the Vybe Pro to be superior to big-name players in quality and price.

"Best product out there," said one fitness pro. "Better than Theragun and Hypervolt. It’s quiet and strong. I’m a trainer and use this product on all my clients. There’s no need to hold a trigger so you can use it on yourself for hard-to-reach places."

Effortless self-care

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.

"I ... have a big basket full of massage tools (rollers, balls, sticks, you name it) that really take too much physical effort," said yet another five-star reviewer. "It's much easier to just point the massage gun at a tight spot than get into some awkward, tiring position to roll them out. ... This thing is powerful! It goes up to a 9 but I stayed between 1 and 3 most of the time. Here's a tip: The big rubber ball attachment feels amazing on the soles of the feet."

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. 

Shop it: Vybe Pro Percussion Massage Gun, $150 with on-page coupon (was $200), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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