Trigger Point Electric Massagers

Introduction

Muscle pain is one of the most unpleasant sensations we can experience. It can stem from over-exercising, injury or chronic issues. In fact, I write this while trying to knead out an ache in my neck which magically appeared overnight. Whether your problems are annoying or even debilitating, the cost of treatments can add up quickly. Thankfully, after a medical practitioner has given you a diagnosis, there are certain at-home remedies that relieve your discomfort. These tools are most beneficial when used to provide interim pain relief between professional consultations and are not designed to replace urgent medical attention.

Trigger point therapy is an emerging field that seeks to identify the knots in your muscle and apply pressure to release these tight, sore areas. We have completed a comprehensive guide to Trigger Point Therapy if you require further information on this.  It is appropriate for many body parts and is a common practice in massage treatments. To supplement your medical care, there are several electric trigger point massager products available. These are a fantastic source of at-home relief.

If you are unsure of whether trigger points are the cause of your discomfort, please consult our Comprehensive Guide to Back Pain. This goes through different areas and types of pain, and can help you to determine whether self-performed trigger point therapy is the best fit for you. It is also important to consider which of the many devices available are best suited for your desired treatment before purchasing. In this article, we have compiled a variety of electric massage products to help you find the perfect option. 

Before You Buy

Every electric massager varies in size, weight and quality, making it difficult to assess which tools are the best investment and to find the right purchase for you. While each of these devices have shared design principles and functions, it is important to consider the following elements. 

Mobility

As you need to be able to maneuver the massager around your body, it is important that the product is lightweight and has a long-reaching handle. Furthermore, whether it is a battery or corded model will impact how portable the device is, as well as how far you can reach while using it. The battery life and how long the massager takes to charge will also impact where you can take it and how long it can be used for in one go.

Motor Power

All of the devices we will share with you have powerful motors with adjustable speeds. However, the motor capacity varies between models, and it is important to consider how intense you need the massage treatment to be. The number of pulses/ repetitions per minute (RPM) will affect the pressure being placed upon sore areas. Furthermore, devices with higher RPM modes may also be noisier and thus limit the relaxing effect of massages. 

Area of Concern

Certain models and their available attachments are designed to be used on specific areas, such as your facial muscles. Additionally, the design of other products may make it hard to reach your back muscles, especially if the massager uses a short power cord. Many of the products we are showing you have multiple attachment heads available, each designed for a different level of intensity and specific body parts. As such, you should consider the customisation options of the model you choose.

Seller Details

After finding a model that seems ideal for your at-home treatment, it is important to assess the surrounding information of the massager being sold. The price is an important factor to consider before you buy, and the devices shown in this article range from $25 to $124. Unless you have been advised to get a specific style of massager by a medical professional, it is worth considering a budget option as an introduction to the treatment style. It is also important to see what reviews have said about the quality of the product being sold to ensure that you get your money’s worth. Some manufacturers do not provide a warranty, which should be a quality consideration before you purchase.

Product Review Summary

The following models are all excellent devices that provide varying styles of massage therapy to suit your bodily and budget requirements. This table provides an overview of the models we will be reviewing, along with what they are best recommended for.

ModelImagePriceBest For
TheraFlow Handheld Deep Tissue Percussion Massager$25Budget
EJG Portable Pinpoint Muscle Massage Gun$65Athletes 
PADO CM-07 Dual Motor Percussion + Vibration Therapy Massager$125Highest RPM and facial micro-applicator
Wahl Deep Tissue Programmable Percussion Massager$72Customisation
RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Massager$39Value
FITINDEX Electric Foam Roller 4$60Foam roller design

TheraFlow Handheld Deep Tissue Percussion Massager

  • ✔DEEP TISSUE RELIEF: Delivers a TRUE STRONG Percussion action trigger point...
  • ✔CUSTOMIZABLE: Variable massage intensity + 3 head attachments to emulate...
  • ✔LONG REACH: Extended power cord enables further reach & flexibility in usage.

The TheraFlow Handheld Deep Tissue Percussion Massager is a customisable and popular option for those desiring deep tissue massage from the comfort of their home. This product is designed to reduce stress and relieve aches by reaching into the sore tissue to release tension and improve wellbeing. It is the cheapest option on this list and is ideal for those seeking a good option at a budget price.

This massager comes with three different silicon attachments, making it suitable for shiatsu, acupoint and scalp massage. It achieves a deep tissue reach, which is increased through use of the Shiatsu attachment, designed to simulate the feeling of pressure point massage. The motor ranges from 2200 to 3200RPM, providing variable massage intensity depending on your area of pain and desired results. It is not recommended to use this powerful product for an extended period of time, as it may worsen soreness. 

This electric corded massager provides significant reach without the stress of needing to replace batteries. The 14.8” length and ergonomic handle increase the comfort of using it, both on yourself or with a partner. Combine this with the simple and intuitive design, and you have an easy tool to relieve your muscles and stress.

PROS

Variable intensity levels
2200 to 3200 RPM
3 attachment options
Long cord reach
No battery changing is needed
Ergonomic handle
1 year manufacturer warranty is provided

CONS

Cord may restrict mobility
Requires wall socket access
Soreness may occur from prolonged use

EJG Portable Pinpoint Muscle Massage Gun

  • ☑️ LONG BATTERY LIFE WITH QUIET OPERATION - This Massage Gun incorporates...
  • ☑️ TAKE THE COMFORT OF RELAXATION ON-THE-GO - It comes with it’s own...
  • ☑️ 4 HEAD ATTACHMENTS FOR TARGETED MUSCLE TREATMENT - Hammerhead is designed...

Do you find that serious training leaves you with strained and sore muscles? The EJG Portable Pinpoint Muscle Massage Gun may be the perfect tool for you. It is designed to provide intense relief for athletes, helping performance and improving wellbeing. This massager provides an easy, total body treatment and is the best tool to boost athletic results. 

It has 4 different head attachments and 20 different speeds, providing a customisable massage that is suitable for various body areas. Its electric motor ranges from 1440-3200 RPM, which works with the multiple head attachments to target specific trigger points and body parts. 

While its gun shape may increase the difficulty of applying the massager to your own back muscles, the lightweight of 2.1 pounds allows you to hold and apply it with ease to your limbs. It may also work better to provide high intensity trigger point pressure for massaging another person. It has a mobile, cordless design, providing a rechargeable battery life of between 4-10 hours of use. Despite its fitness focus, this powerful motor is quiet, maintaining a relaxing environment for the massage recipients.

PROS

Rechargeable electric battery life of 4-10 hours
Quiet but powerful motor 
Appropriate for athletics training
4 different head attachments available
20 different speed options
Lightweight design
1440-3200 RPM
Cordless mobility

CONS

Using it on your own back may be hard
Inappropriate for massage oils use
No manufacturer warranty is included 

PADO CM-07 Dual Motor Percussion + Vibration Therapy Massager

  • POWERFUL CORDLESS + RECHARGEABLE: Powerful cordless percussion massager. High...
  • BENEFITS: Repetitive acute percussion therapy relieves muscle tension, knots,...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT EASY REACH DESIGN: Easy to hold extra long handle for hard to reach...

The PADO CM-07 Dual Motor Percussion + Vibration Therapy Massager provides a cordless, ergonomic design to help relieve muscle pain through massage treatment. This is one of the most powerful of our listed tools, providing you with up to 10,000 RPM, with variable speed options to match your needs. Is that enough power for you?

It is also one of the most versatile tools, suitable for any body part, from your back to your face. No matter where you need pressure to be applied, the 5 percussion attachments are available to target a wide range of bodily pains. This includes a micro-vibration attachment and special percussion setting to ease facial trigger points. The speed dial provided will allow you to customise the percussions and vibrations to best suit your desired intensity. 

Despite its strong motor, this tool has a light 1.75 pound body, which allows you to apply the massager easily across your trigger points. The ergonomic handle makes self-application even easier, providing an extensive reach with its cordless design. 

Specifications: 16.5 x 2.75 x 3.5 inches; 1.75 pounds

PROS

Cordless and rechargeable
Variable speed and percussion options
5 additional attachments
A micro-vibration attachment for facial use
Special facial vibration setting
Lightweight design of 1.75lbs
Motor strength of up to 10,000 RPM

CONS

No manufacturer warranty is included 
Charging cable can have issues
Customer service isn’t reliable
The control design makes it hard to know battery levels

Wahl Deep Tissue Programmable Percussion Massager

Sale
  • Purchase Now – Enjoy all the benefits this handheld variable percussive body...
  • Variable Intensity – Features a variable speed dial and 2 unique programmed...
  • 4 Unique Attachment Heads – Flat disc for extra wide coverage, 4-finger flex...

For those in need of massage customisation, the Wahl Deep Tissue Programmable Percussion Massager is the perfect choice. This massage tool uses a speed dial to control the electric motor up to 3350 RPM. Not only is the speed customisable, but this tool comes with 2 special pattern programs, providing both gentle wave and intense pulse massage options.

This Wahl massager also provides four different attachment heads, providing targeted trigger point massages for various parts of your body. Whether your pain requires wide coverage, finger like precision, or acupressure, this tool has you covered.

With a 9 foot cord length and light 1.95 pound body, this device is easy to apply to yourself and hold against your trigger points. Its ergonomic handle features simple button options, simplifying the process of switching between percussion and speeds.

Specifications: 44.96 x 7.49 x 12.5 cm; 1.95 pounds

PROS

Speed control dial
2 massage pattern programs
4 attachment heads
Lightweight handle
9 foot long power cord
Sleek, ergonomic handle

CONS

Noisy
Heavy cable
No manufacturer warranty is included

RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Massager

Sale
  • Back massager with charging dock and cordless design. Just put the body massager...
  • 5 interchangeable nodes for a full-body massage. Renpho deep tissue handheld...
  • Powerful motor and safety. Renpho cordless body massager motor is extremely...

The RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Massager is one of the most popular massage tools. With almost 20,000 5 star reviews on Amazon, this massager has proved an easy remedy for many sufferers of trigger point pain. Despite its popularity, this is one of our more affordable options, providing the best value for money with its motor capacity and customisation options.

This tool is customisable, with 5 attachment heads provided to give targeted relief. These heads vary the intensity from gentle to strong, depending on the area that is targeted. As such, it is suitable for all body massages, below the head, and features customisable speed intensity options up to 3600 RPM. With three of their ball head options designed to break up muscle knots of fatigue, this is the best option to relieve regular muscle aches.

Its light 1.76 pound body and ergonomic design improve its performance during self-application. Featuring a cordless design, this massage tool is mobile and lasts for 140 minutes of charge. It has an electric charging stand that can be wall mounted for convenience and its motor shuts off after 20 minute intervals, protecting it from overheating. While this massager is unsuitable for longer massage sessions, it still offers good interval performance. Furthermore, this protects the quality of the product and extends its life expectancy.

Specifications: 38.1 x 7.62 x 11.43 cm; 1.76 pounds

PROS

Motor capacity of up to 3600 RPM.
The motor self-stops to prevent overheating
Cordless handheld design
Rechargeable battery providing 140 minutes of charge.
5 interchangeable head attachments
One year warranty is provided by manufacturer
Long, ergonomic handle design
Simple and intuitive controls

CONS

Motor stops after 20 minutes
Unsuitable for head massages

FITINDEX Electric Foam Roller 4

  • 4-Speed vibration setting - This electric foam roller provides a high-intensity...
  • High-quality materials and rechargeable function - This vibrating foam roller is...
  • Lightweight and portable - The trigger point foam roller only weighs 2.1lbs,...

The FITINDEX Electric Foam Roller 4 provides an alternative design of electric trigger point massager. This device is made of soft foam rather than hard plastic, providing greater comfort to your self-massage practice. Using the roller design is better for yoga auxiliary training than the other massage tools on offer, and is a useful aid for core stabilisation practice. 

You can adjust your massage with this tool, as it provides four different vibration speeds for massage customisation. This includes both high and gentle intensities, from 1400 to 2600 RPM. These options provide less targeted trigger point pressure than our other options, as the roller lacks their narrower head attachments.

Weighing only 2.1 pounds and providing a cordless design, this is a mobile addition to your yoga training. It requires 3 hours to charge and lasts for 4 hours once fully recharged. It also has a smart 10 minutes auto-off function. Unless you’re a major yoga guru, this handy roller should last the entirety of your workout session. Using the complimentary carry bag provided, you will be able to bring this massager to your next yoga class with ease.

Specifications: 15.7x 5.7inch; 2.1 pounds

PROS

Alternative design for use in yoga and athletics
4 speed intensity options
Motor capacity of up to 2600 RPM
15.7 inch length
Soft foam plastic
Lightweight

CONS

Is not designed for targeting trigger point areas 
Inappropriate for using massage oils
No warranty is provided by the manufacturer

Frequently Asked Questions

Final Thoughts

The massage tools we have shown you integrate unique design features with electric power to provide the best treatment for painful trigger points. It is always best to consult with a practitioner before trying treatments, and these tools are better when used to compliment professional help. 

For the best all-round treatment and value for price, we recommend the RENPHO Rechargeable Hand Held Massager. This massager provides customisable motor speed, portability, and customisable attachments to provide the best pain relief for your muscle aches. 

Hopefully, with these useful tools and proper medical advice, we will all soon be living free from muscle pain!