I'm a Health Writer, and This Percussion Massage Gun Works Wonders On Sore Muscles

You can save $100 on the Serena Williams-approved device.

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As someone who goes to the gym regularly, I'm not one to think about muscle recovery often. I go to the gym, complete my exercises, and leave without giving a second thought to how muscle tightness might impact me. However, all of that changed when I was introduced to this percussion massage gun: Hyperice's Hypervolt. And in honor of the holiday season, it's $100 off.

The Hyperice's percussion massage gun is a game changer when it comes to muscle soreness. I've used the Hypervolt every day for a week and noticed my tight back knots disappear and my muscles loosen. As the name indicates, it utilizes percussive therapy, a form of therapy that uses targeted and rapid pulses to induce blood flow to your tissues. By enhancing blood flow, you can experience greater mobility and decreased muscle tightness, according to Ashley Joi, a certified personal trainer based in California.

"Percussion therapy takes massage to another level and it allows the muscle to be penetrated at a higher rate of speed and depth that is not the same as a massage or foam rolling," Joi tells Shape.


Buy It: Hyperrice Hypervolt, $249, was $349, hyperice.com

After minutes of use, I instantly feel looser and have more range of motion. Research shows that percussive therapy guns, like the Hypervolt, increase the range of motion just after five minutes. It's no wonder why it's used by world-class athletes, including Naomi Osaka. (

With the help of five head attachments, I was able to target different parts of my body, even the hard-to-reach areas, such as my back. And thanks to Hyperice's signature quiet technology and long battery life, I can enjoy muscle relief for hours on end without the fear of disturbing my roommates.

What's more, the brand carries a wide range of guns suited for your lifestyle and workout needs. The Hypervolt 2 Pro, Hyperice's newest and strongest percussion device, offers up to five speeds of percussion. Use the lowest levels around sensitive areas, like your back, and turn up the speed for your thicker muscles, such as the quads and glutes. Your muscles will thank you.


Buy It: Hypervolt 2 Pro, $399, hyperice.com

Using the Hypervolt has now become a part of my daily regimen. You can try it too for $100 off. Make sure to snatch yours before the sale ends.

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