Theragun Pro massage gun review

Are massage guns game-changing or just another flashy gadget? We've been putting the Theragun Pro to the test to find out

Theragun Pro
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

It won't replace a proper cool down with stretching, but the Theragun Pro is a fine example of a massage therapy gun that is built well and works brilliantly, but it's all a rather noisy affair


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    Two batteries included

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    High price

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Massage guns have boomed in popularity over recent years. Theragun has been the brand name leading the charge in percussive therapy, and I've been putting the Theragun Pro over the past four months to see what the fuss is all about. 

These massage guns are essentially a sports recovery device that resembles something of a sleek power tool. The head oscillates at varying speeds to facilitate percussive therapy, and they sit alongside other widely-accepted recovery devices like foam rollers, hockey balls, and even actual massage therapy. Theragun is undoubtedly one of the more premium brands in the space when it comes to price, and as with any tech, you can find non-brand options at much lower prices, but as you go up the price brackets you get better construction, more features, bigger batteries and better brand support. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.