If you use it then it might be worth it to you. Like most things, a lot of it is marketing; that being said I tried one once and it felt darn good. Seriously thinking of getting one for leg & back massages. This thread has me thinking of my compex (EMS) that I used religiously for 2yrs but is now collecting dust. I max out my chiropratic visits every year, my girlfriend goes to a massage place every now and then. Between the 2 of us we could justify it.
I highly recommend reading “Good to Go” by Christie Aschwanden; it’s an easy read and cuts through a lot of the recovery gimmicks. If it works for you by placebo… then it already works!
I bought this Wahl Massager for $42 and it’s great. My father bought a Theragun cordless for almost $400 and I can’t notice a difference in how it massages. This massager is my go to in the evenings and makes giving my wife a massage so much easier when I’m finished.
I got this one 2 months ago and love it. I’ve worked on some problem areas and find it comparable to a real massage. It also does a great job on the general “it feels good” pre or post workout massage. I love the fact its cordless (my last massager had to be plugged in). I was having a hamstring issue at the time i bought this that was really acting up on a couple multi hour car drives and I was able to take this with me on a long road trip which really helped. It runs for a week or so on a charge for me. Can’t wait to take it to a race!
Can’t comment on any actual science but this definitely scores 100 on the feels good/seems to help non scientific test.