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What are the best value massage guns?

Taylah Lodewyckx

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What are the best value massage guns?

If you have been doing a lot of athletic exercises that are causing muscle soreness, then a massage gun is a great product that you can benefit from using. The pain the muscle soreness causes can actually impact your workout and fitness goals since it may cause you to take days off or not be able to trains as hard as you would like for fear of injuring yourself.

Rest is one of the best things you can do for your muscles in this situation, but a massage gun can also be a great tool as well. They can give you quick and convenient relief to problem areas that take the pressure off by loosening and drawing blood to the region.

As a tool, the massage gun works kind of like a motorised whish except in pounds downwards instead of spinning. Like a jackhammer, it hits your muscles gently thousands of times a minute, and these strokes are called percussions.

Naturally, massage guns come in different variations and can be adjusted for different kinds of people. Those who like a rough and punishing massage can get a massage gun that has a high percussive rate that really belts them. On the other hand, people who prefer a lighter touch can get a product that is gentler but still gives their sore muscles much-needed relief.

There are some types of massage guns that instead focus on vibrations instead of percussive force. Most people seem to think that these versions don’t provide as good value for money and aren’t as effective as the percussion-based products.

For athletes and people who frequent the gym (such as bodybuilders), massage guns can be really useful in 2 ways. 1, they can help to loosen up muscles before a workout takes place, and 2, they can help relieve tension after the workout and make recovery faster (and less painful).

Points of valueYoung woman with hand on chin considering the value of a massage gun

Of course, when you are looking at different massage guns, you are going to want to compare the features and benefits of each. As mentioned, these products come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, each to suit different budgets and functionality demands.

Some are heavy-duty, while some are lighter. It’s essential that you know what you need when you search for a massage gun to buy, as some of them can be quite expensive.

Noise

When buying a massage gun, you want to think about what the noise level is going to be since they can be quite loud. Sometimes people will think you are using a power tool (which isn’t too far from the truth).

There’s no doubt that while you are spending time using your massage gun, you will want to listen to some music or watch some TV to entertain you. If the tool is too loud, it can make this impossible, and it can also be annoying for other people you may be sharing a space with. The best massage guns are those that offer high impact but minimise noise to the greatest extent possible.

Percussive force

The strokes per minute or percussions per minute will inform how deeply this kind of product works on your tense muscles. The best will have adjustable speeds that feel better on different tender parts of the body post-workout. The depth of the stroke refers to how forceful the effect is, so very deep strokes are not for the faint-hearted.

Usability

How easy the massage gun is to use is also an important factor. Ideally, you need to be able to use the device on your own muscles and not require someone else to operate it for you, which would defeat the purpose since you could just go to a professional masseuse. It should have intuitive controls that make sense for anyone to use and don’t require you to study an in-depth technical manual – should be self-explanatory.

Battery life

As with any piece of portable technology, battery life is always a key purchase consideration. This kind of product can soak up quite a bit of power, and you want to know that what you get is not going to run out of power during use, leaving you unsatisfied. Some massage guns will allow you to charge and swap additional batteries so you can have a backup, which is very useful.

Add-ons

Add-ons and accessories for massage guns are also common, and they normally consist of different kinds of detachable heads. These different heads allow for variations on the impact of the percussion and can be helpful in treating different parts of the body.

The things you need to consider when buying a massage gunHappy girl considering a best value massage gun

Since this kind of product can be a significant investment, there are several things you want to think about when you are going to buy one. Because they can be so expensive, you need to think about what your budget is going to be.

There are many different types of this kind of product, some are small and used for acute relief while others are much more heavy-duty. Knowing the type that you need is essential so that you don’t end up paying a significant sum for something that won’t do you much good.

Think about the kind of exercise you do as well. The type of massage gun you buy for when you are doing aerobic exercise will likely be different from the one you would get if you are bodybuilding.

With that said, you don’t need to be doing any kind of rigorous fitness to benefit from this type of product. Plenty of people have been using massage guns at home just as a way to relax and take the pressure off.

One demographic that loves using this kind of product is office workers. This is because many of them have poor ergonomics as they slouch over computers 8 hours a day, hurting their backs and straining their muscles.

In fact, pretty much anyone can benefit from using a massage gun, and this is why they make great gifts. Plenty of people don’t want to spend the time and money going to a masseuse, but this kind of product allows them to to get a comparable result in the comfort of their home while they watch tv or listen to music.

While they are an expensive gift, the person you buy it for will be very grateful. Even if they don’t get a lot of use out of it, they can always sell it to someone else for a good price, considering the high value of these items.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, this kind of product is a great investment for anyone who wants to benefit from convenient muscle manipulations from the comfort at home, anytime they want. Not everyone has the time to visit a professional, but everyone has time at home to use a massage gun and get great results without any expertise.

If you are going to buy one of these products, make sure you do a lot of research to find out what the unique features and benefits of each are. Hopefully, this article will be able to help you when it comes to understanding more about massage guns and their benefits.

 

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Some things you might not know about Nicole Kidman

Taylah Lodewyckx

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is one of the most talented and beautiful actors of her generation. She has taken on more than 60 roles since her debut in 1983 and is one of the more formidable A-list celebs.

Here are some things you might not have known about her.

She was inspired to act by the Wicked Witch of the West

The chief antagonist of the Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West, was the main inspiration behind Kidman’s choice to pursue a career in acting. He made this decision after meeting the actor who played the Witch, Margaret Hamilton.

She had a stutter as a child that makes her shy

Nicole Kidman has always had an issue of why shyness due to a stutter she had as a child. Even as an adult, she struggles with the shyness that the issue caused her. For this reason, she is shy about going to crowded places alone.

She was introduced to Tom Cruise in her first US film

He first big American film Days of Thunder was where she met her future husband, Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise would start in some other films together before their divorce.

She has been the highest-paid female actor many times

At 3 different points, Nicole Kidman has been the highest-paid female actor in the world. She was also named as one of the most influential people in the world in Time Magazine for two separate years.

She has once said she still loved Tom Cruise

While she has been divorced from Tom Cruise for some time now, she has been quoted saying that she still loves and cares about him.

There you have it, a few things you might not have known about the superstar Nicole Kidman.

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You can dress like Kim Kardashian on the cheap

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest female celebrities out there, so it’s no surprise that many women are inspired by her and want to achieve the same ‘look’ that she has. While Kim achieves her looks effortlessly (because she’s Kim), with money not being an issue, most other women need to take their budget into consideration.

Obviously, most women can’t afford to dress like Kim Kardashian every day, since she likes to wear very expensive things. However, there are some ways that women can dress like Kim Kardashian on a budget.

Focus on the ‘look’ and not the specific brand

The easiest way to dress like Kim while not spending a lot of money is to get a general idea of what he ‘look’ is and replicated it with budget alternatives. A lot of the time, the expensive brands she wears don’t have anything obviously unique about them that you can’t approximate with a cheaper alternative.

For example, if one of Kim’s outfits has a cream-coloured skirt, then you can find a cream-coloured skirt in the same cut from many other brands. Unless she is wearing something that has an expensive brand name displayed prominently, you can easily cheat and find a budget version.

Don’t make it too obvious

Of course, if you want to get all the benefits of looking like Kim without attracting attention as a copycat, then you need to be subtle. The best thing you can do is not talk about her with your friends; otherwise, they will have her in their mind, and you will end up being compared to her.

Start slowly and do subtle changes to the outfits you put together, so they aren’t exact replicas of what Kim is doing. Be inspired, but don’t copy wholesale.

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Life lessons from Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is a celebrity who is known for being a genuine ‘nice guy’. He is beloved by millions for who he is off-screen potentially more than the characters he portrays on-screen. It’s only natural that some people would want to replicate the kind of lifestyle he has.

Whether you like his movies or not, there are some important and worthwhile life lessons that you can get from Keanu Reeves.

Don’t take yourself too seriously

The most likeable thing about Keanu Reeves is his humility. He never seems to display any kind of arrogance, even in a playful way. While he does seem to be strangely shy in interviews despite being an A-list actor, he never seems to make a fool of himself and always accepts compliments with grace.

Deal with your pain privately

One of the tragic yet notable things about Keanu Reeves is that he has had a lot of personal hardship in his life. However, you would only really hear about it from tabloids and never from Keanu directly. While he has spoken about the personal tragedy in his life now and then, he mainly stays focused on positive things and deals with negative things privately.

This does not mean to vent frustration or to not talk to people about the pain you experience. The lesson is that there is not much to be gained from making your tragedy the centre of attention, something Keanu avoided.

Be charitable

Keane Reeves famously gave more than half of his profits from the Matrix away to the behind the scenes team. He is remembered fondly because of that and all the other charitable work he has done, without claiming fame from it. He gets more sincere praise because he does not slap his name across the charity work and does it because he really cares.

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