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Top 10 Best Handheld Electric Massagers

Compare Our Top 10 Best Handheld Electric Massagers Using Our Comparison Table Below
1) Zen Lifestyles ET-01 Deep Tissue Massager2) Beurer MG40 Infrared Massager3) HoMedics Compact Percussion Heat Massager 4) Beurer MG21 Handheld Infrared Massager5) Thumper Sport Pro Massager
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Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.2 / 5) (4.1 / 5) (3.8 / 5) (4.4 / 5)
Body Parts Massaged- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
Number Of Speed Level Settings23222
Heat ModeYesYesYesYesNo
Number Of Attachments2423Various
CordlessNoNoNoNoNo
Box Contents- Zen Lifestyles ET-01 Massager
- 2 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Beurer MG40 Infrared Massager
- 4 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- HoMedics Compact Percussion Heat Massager
- 2 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Beurer MG21 Infrared Massager
- 3 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Thumper Sport Pro Massager
- Various massage head attachments
- User manual
Weight1.2kg635g1.1kg640g1.4kg
Warranty2 year3 year2 year3 year2 year
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6) Wahl Full Size Massager7) Casada Tappymed II Massager8) Wahl Flex Rechargable Massager9) Honenna Handheld Massager10) Medisana ITM Percussion Massager
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Average User Rating (4.1 / 5) (4.9 / 5) (3.8 / 5) (5 / 5) (4.5 / 5)
Body Parts Massaged- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
- Neck
- Shoulders
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Waist
- Legs
- Feet
Number Of Speed Level Settings22126
Heat ModeYesYesNoYesYes
Number Of Attachments34722
CordlessNoNoYesNoNo
Box Contents- Wahl Full Size Massager
- 3 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Casada Tappymed II Massager
- 4 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Wahl Flex Rechargable Massager
- 7 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Honenna Handheld Massager
- 2 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
- Medisana ITM Percussion Massager
- 2 x Massage head attachments
- User manual
Weight962g990g599g1kg1.7kg
Warranty3 months1 year3 months1 year3 year
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A Guide To The Best Handheld Electric Massagers

As the name suggests a handheld electric massager is designed to be held in one hand so you can massager your own body, unless you’re fortunate enough to have someone to hold the handheld massager for you.  Nonetheless the best handheld electric massagers will provide you with both pain relief and relaxation.

Handheld massagers will let you massage pretty much any area on your body.  Thanks to its small size and portability you can reach and focus on areas that might be more difficult for a neck and shoulder massager to reach.  Neck massagers however do have their areas where they excel in, check out our comparison of the two types of massagers.

Since having to hold the massager in one hand means you only have one hand free which limits you to what you can do, a massage pillow will be a great alternative.  It’s still quite compact and your hand is not tied!  We recommend checking out our best massage pillow reviews if this option suits you better.

 

How To Choose The Best Handheld Electric Massager

With so many options to choose from it can be difficult to choose the right one, however we’ve compiled together a list below which explains what each function does and how it can benefit you, this way you can decide whether you require that particular function or not and narrow down your selection.

Body parts massaged – Due to the compact size and portability of the electric handheld massagers, it can massage pretty much anywhere on your body but it’ll only concentrate on a small surface area which can be more beneficial if you want to target a specific muscle.

If you want to target a larger surface area then you might want to consider a massage chair cover or neck massager, both of these massage devices will also allow you to have use of both of your hands.

Speed level settings – Most handheld massagers will allow you to change the speed or intensity level, either increasing it for more power or decreasing it for less.

Heat mode – Heat can help open up the muscles more which makes it easier to relieve tension.  Adding heat is also associated with pain relief and improved blood circulation. 

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Some massagers will have multiple attachments to choose from

Attachments – All of the handheld electric massagers will come with at least two attachments, but some will include more.  This is very beneficial as it’ll give you options to choose the most appropriate massage head according to what body part you want to massage.

Cordless – Most of the massagers are corded which can be a bit of a nuisance as the cable can get in your way, however the only cordless handheld massager shown in our table is the Wahl Flex which provides over 2 hours run time per full charge.

Weight – As these massagers are handheld, choosing a lightweight handheld massager can be quite important as you’ll be holding the massager over a period of time.  If you’re able to get someone to hold it for you then the weight shouldn’t be as much of an issue.

Warranty – For a peace of mind all of the massagers will come with a manufacturer’s warranty, some for a longer period than others.  Please check the terms and conditions of the product you prefer to see what the warranty covers.

 

Handheld Massager vs Neck Massager

Comparing two similar products highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each one can help you decide which one is more suitable for you if you’re still unsure.

Handheld massager pros:

  • Various attachment heads to choose from.
  • Able to focus on one specific area.
  • Can buy some models for really cheap.
  • Light and portable, so can be taken anywhere with you.

Cons:

  • Can only focus on a small surface area at a time.
  • On average, it tends to be less powerful.
  • Have to use one hand to hold the massager.
  • Holding the massager over a period of time might tire your arm out.

Neck massager pros:

  • Massages a larger surface area.
  • Usually more powerful.
  • Doesn’t require you to hold the massager, keeping both of your hands free.
  • Can also be used in the car.

Cons:

  • Only one type of massage head available.
  • Unable to focus on one specific area.