theragun pro review
Last Updated: September 2021

Theragun PRO Review: World's Greatest Percussion Massager?

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Theragun PRO

The deep muscle treatment pros trust with the durability and features they rely on. Enhance muscle recovery, release stress and tension, and soothe discomfort with the smart percussive therapy device in a league of its own. The PRO comes with professional-grade durability with an industry-leading 2-year warranty.

Featured Product: Theragun PRO

Price: $599

The Theragun PRO percussion massager is one of the most advanced massagers on the market. The ergonomic design is meant to help ease muscle recovery, smooth discomfort, and release stress and tension. 

The device comes with a 2-year warranty and is designed with an emphasis on durability. Let’s see if it can handle our worst!

theragun pro case

Ratings Breakdown

quality

The Theragun is created out of durable materials to stand up to the test of time. All attachments and the case are created just as durable to help ease your mind.

value

The price tag is a bit steep for a personal percussion massager. But if compared to hour-long professional massages, the price tag is well justified over time.

customer experience

This brand creates solid machines that help with exercise recovery and general relaxation with really long run times. The added app for guidance is a brilliant addition.

brand

The brand is constantly updating their products and upgrading their software to stay on top of their game. They also have a philanthropic partnership to help support life-saving health programs during pandemics.

Who is Therabody?

Therabody is the company that makes Theragun. This company was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jason Wersland.

While the initial product created is the Theragun, they have branched out into a few other types of health therapy products as well. The driving force for this entire line was a motorcycle accident that happened to the founder in 2007. therabody company

Dr. Wersland is a chiropractor and even he didn’t have enough tools in his toolbelt to solve the immense amount of constant pain he was in. So, he started down the path of creating the first Theragun to help regain his life. Of course, there have been multiple iterations of the Theragun throughout the years as the technology has evolved and changed. 

And throughout this time, the founder has found other complementary therapies and devices to enhance the entire line Therabody offers. As the company continues to grow with technology, it will be interesting to see what else they come up with.

Therabody has made it its mission to help educate people to take control of their own health. Some of the many ways they do this is through the Therabody app, Therabody podcast, and the Therabody blog

In addition to that, they have also partnered with the 501(c)3 RED to help bring life-saving health programs to communities that have been affected by pandemics. These communities are the ones that have been hit the hardest by things such as COVID and AIDS.

By purchasing any of the Therabody products from their RED line, you’ll be helping to donate money to this cause. Which is a pretty cool way to spread the message of health and self-care in my book.

Pros

  • Various tips for added diversity
  • Bluetooth capability
  • App for Apple and Android
  • Long battery run time
  • Good warranty
  • Free shipping

Cons

  • Must be used properly or you could cause damage to yourself
  • Pretty pricey for a percussion massager

Theragun Pro Application & Performance

I was excited to try the Theragun PRO because I had heard great things about the line. And since this particular product comes in at $600, I had fairly high expectations. 

Upon receipt of the percussion massager, I was not disappointed. The carry bag it comes in appears to be exceptionally well made from the fabric to the stitching. 

theragun pro comes with

My Theragun PRO came with 2 batteries, a charger, and 6 different attachments for added diversity. The attachments included with every Theragun are:

Everything was well packed in the bag, which boosted my confidence in the quality of the product line.

The first thing I did was to download the Therabody app on my phone so that I could use it with the bluetooth option. I’m so happy I did because it made the overall operation and usability of the machine that much more optimal. theragun-pro-app

The app helped run me through different ways to use the machine and the attachments. After an incredibly long kickboxing session, I used it to help me determine what needed to be adjusted to get the best results. 

I did this by adjusting the pressure, swapping out attachment tips, rotating the arm, and switching locations on my body. It may sound like a lot, but it actually didn’t take very long to get all of the kinks worked out.

I have tried different percussion massagers in the past, so I had an idea as to what I should expect with the Theragun. What I didn’t account for was that this machine is professional strength. So it was a lot stronger than any other machine I’ve ever used before. This meant that I had to give it a bit more time for my body to get used to it.theragun pro massage test

But after I got used to it and figured out how to properly use everything, this thing was like magic. My wife and I enjoyed using the “relax” routine on the app at night with the super soft attachment to help unwind before bed. 

Overall, we loved the Theragun PRO and continue to use it regularly.

Is Theragun a Quality Product?

Theragun by Therabody is a product that appears to be extremely high quality. I noticed that every attachment made a satisfying click each time I easily put a new one on. The buttons seemed to be strongly made and would appear to be hard to break.

None of the parts on the machine, nor the machine itself were exceedingly heavy. But, everything seemed to be really well made at the same time.theragun-pro-attachment-bag

I was pleased with the quality of every aspect of the Theragun and expect it to last well beyond the company’s 2-year warranty. It was reassuring to me to see how many patents they have on all of their products.

I was happy to see that their TheraOne CBD line is developed, manufactured, and packaged in Colorado. This line is also independently tested 4 different times and then sent out to an independent third-party lab to confirm the results. All results for the products in this line are posted directly on their website via Certificates of Analysis.theragun arm massage

This way you can see exactly what you’re using or ingesting. I wish more companies would be this transparent with their products.

While the brand is exceptionally transparent with this line, I was hard-pressed to find as much transparency with the other lines they produce. What I would like to see regarding the other lines for transparency are:

  • Materials used
  • Where materials are sourced
  • Where materials are manufactured
  • Quality assurance regulations, if any
  • Any certifications for sources and manufacturing facilities

If the brand could include this information for all of the other products they manufacture, it would instill more confidence in their products, from my perspective. Anything that falls into the medical device genre should have much more transparency as well as quality certifications to prove the assurance and efficacy of their products.

However, even with those pieces of information missing, I feel this product is a high-quality product meant to last quite some time.

Is Theragun Worth It?

While the price point is pretty darn steep for a percussion massager, it can be well worth it on many accounts. The quality of the Theragun appears to be really high level and the warranty seems to back that up.

The functionality of this device goes above and beyond any other percussion massager I’ve ever run across. The corresponding app and bluetooth only help make this product even more usable and enjoyable.theragun pro handle

And if you want to break down the cost of it all, this device is still a lot more cost effective than getting personal massages. The Theragun will pay for itself after 4-5 hour long personal massages. For something I can keep for years and use together with my spouse, I think it’s well worth the upfront cost.

Therabody Coupons & Discounts

Therabody offers an initial discount of 10% off any accessories just by signing up for their email list. Once you do, they will periodically send out other discounts and coupons on specific products. 

They also give a first responders and military discount of 20% off their purchase of specific devices. These devices include:

  • PowerDot
  • Recovery Air System
  • Theragun
  • TheraOne CBD
  • Wave Series

I appreciate the acknowledgement of those who serve our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have tried other percussion massagers before and been deeply disappointed. If that’s the case (like myself), then you’re bound to have questions before you even consider trying another one. Here is where we answer some of the most common questions about Theragun to help guide you in the right direction. 

How long does Theragun take to ship?

Typically, the brand says you should expect your Theragun within 4-6 business days after ordering. It usually takes up to 24 hours to process the order once you submit it. After that it should take approximately 1-2 business days to get to you. However, they don’t process or ship orders on the weekends or anytime on Friday after 12PT.

What is the Theragun return policy?

Currently, their return policy gives a window of 30 days from the date of purchase to return any of their items. This does not include items that fall into the final sale category or have been personalized though. They want their customers to be 100% satisfied with their products, so they don’t have many loopholes to their return policy.

They do state that you’ll need to return any products you don’t like or want within that window with all parts and accessories it came with. And they prefer for you to send it back in the original packaging, if you still have it. In order to begin the returns process, you’ll need to contact their Customer Experience Team.

Something to keep in mind is that they do not cover the cost of return shipping though. Once they receive your returned item, they say it can take up to 5 business days for them to process it. After that, you can expect to see your refund within 10 business days on your original payment form.

Does Therabody offer a warranty?

Yes, they do offer a warranty on their products. The Therabody Limited Warranty will have different coverages for different products though. In general, the following is the timeframe you can expect the warranty to cover:

  • Device: 1-2 years
  • Charger: 1-2 years
  • Power Adapter: 1-2 years
  • Charging Stand: 1-2 years
  • RecoveryAir Compression Boots: 1-2 years
  • Wave Duo, Roller, and/or Solo: 1 year
  • PowerDot Devices and Chargers: 1 year
  • Batteries: 90 days
  • Attachments: 30 days

Does Theragun offer financing?

Yes, they do offer financing options to make affording their products a bit easier on your wallet. Theragun has partnered with Affirm to make this possible. This option offers 0% financing and you can get approved in minutes. Plus you can try it free for 30 days with a moneyback guarantee if it doesn’t work for you. 

What other products does Therabody offer?

While the Theragun is the product that started it all with this company. They have expanded their product line to incorporate more products and gadgets to help your body heal faster and more efficiently. Currently, this expanded product line includes:

  • PowerDot – Muscle stimulators and pads starting at $199
  • Recovery Air – Compression system starting at $699
  • Wave Series – Wave roller accessories starting at $79
  • TheraOne – CBD product line starting at $29

Theragun Percussion Massager Summary

Overall, the Theragun percussion massager is one of my most recent favorite finds. While the initial $600 price tag almost stopped me in my tracks, after using it for many weeks I feel like the value is definitely there.

The quality of this device seems to be much better than any other similar product I’ve ever run across. It really helped my muscles recover faster from a hard workout. Plus my spouse and I have been able to use it to take our relaxation time to a whole new level. 

There’s really not much I can say about this product that’s negative. So I highly suggest giving one of their percussion massagers a try, even if the Theragun PRO is a bit out of your budget. They have plenty of other options that might be a better fit for your wallet.

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