Theragun Prime: Smart Percussive Therapy Device Review

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 16 June 2021

I’ve seen fitness influencers on social media use a Theragun. I was a little sceptical at first, but I was fortunate to have a physiotherapist who used one and he showed me how it worked.

The Theragun Prime is a smart percussive therapy device that promises to reinvent massages with 16mm of deep muscle treatment. You can use the device to release the tension in your muscles.

The benefits of using percussion therapy:

  • Quickly reduces muscle soreness and stiffness
  • Decreases stress and increase relaxation
  • Helps you move easier
  • Faster warmup and recovery

The Theragun has been designed with an ergonomic multi-grip. The attachments allow you to personalise your session to your needs. It comes with an educational app with ample programs and routines to try out.

Theragun Prime Smart Features

  • 5 preset speeds with optional app control
  • 120-minute battery life
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • App guided treatment presets
  • Improves mobility and flexibility

Theragun Prime Contents

The box includes a Theragun Prime, black velvet travel pouch, power adapter, and four attachments: dampener, standard ball, thumb and cone. There’s a black envelope containing a welcome card, brand story, sticker, user guide, warnings and warranty.

theragun prime contents

Theragun Programs

The app features programs like take a break, work from home and daily wellness. You can discover programs called first time user, intro to lower body and intro to upper body.

There is a range of activity warm-ups for gaming, hiking, running and stair walking. There is a similar set of programs for recovery.

If you play a sport then you can use a Theragun program designed for football, baseball, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, softball, cycling, golf, swimming, tennis and basketball.

There is a program for warm-up and recovery for studio activities like yoga, Pilates, barre, boxing and kickboxing.

If you enjoy going to the gym to lift weights or do cardio, then you’ll enjoy the dedicated workout warm-ups and recovery sessions called the whole body, lower body, upper body, and core.

You can also the Theragun sessions to help with sleep, waking up, daily, and wellness. The lifestyle sessions can be used for a break, travel and jet lag. There are wellness challenges for burnout, general wellbeing, jetlag, mindfulness, poor sleep, relaxation and travel.

I was impressed by the range of ailments the Theragun can provide assistance and relief from including tech neck, carpal tunnel, sciatica, knots, muscle cramps, shin splits and more.

You can target a particular part of your lower body, including your feet, calves, glutes, quads, hamstrings, hip flexors and shins. You can target parts of your upper body including abs, shoulders, forearms, biceps, chest and hands.

The bottom menu on the app shows icons to explore, save your favourite programs, personalised content for you and your profile settings. You can specify your favourite activities in the app, to receive recommendations tailored just for you.

In addition, you can sync your device and data to Strava and Google Fit.

Theragun Prime Review

I like how the sessions are short. It specifies what attachment to use and then shows you how long to treat each part of the body. Mostly you are working for around 30 seconds. It’s easy to change the intensity. You might like to use the Theragun every day or every second day to make it a worthwhile investment.

I found the best way to use it was while watching television, or using a phone stand and following the instructions. You might like to use a chair to get to your calves.

You might like to remember it’s best to make movements towards your heart. This is how regular massages work.

Theragun is a great tool to have as part of your sports and fitness warm-up and recovery. It’s perfect to supplement your physical activities with and is great for in-between professional therapy sessions, as needed. Essential deep muscle treatment simplified for you.

1-year limited warranty. Made in China.

Highly recommended.

About Theragun Prime

With our intuitive app as your guide, the Theragun prime offers deep tension treatment simplified for your needs with the essential percussive therapy features to release everyday stress and strain. Essential deep muscle treatment simplified for you. Change the way you move.

About Therabody

Theragun was created in 2008 and officially launched in 2016 by chiropractor Dr Jason Wersland after suffering a life-altering injury. Building on over a decade of research and development, the brand’s gold standard Theragun percussive therapy devices use proprietary state-of-the-art technology to effectively reduce muscle tension, accelerate recovery, and improve performance. In 2020, Theragun rebranded to Therabody, continuing its mission to provide natural wellness product solutions through innovation in the percussive therapy space as well as launching its own U.S. grown and USDA certified organic CBD line, TheraOne​. ​Therabody is the most trusted percussive therapy brand among professional sports teams, professional athletes, celebrities, world-renowned trainers, physical therapists and people in more than 50 countries. For more information on Therabody’s latest products and to stay up to date on company news, visit  and follow the brand on social media via​ ​Instagram​, ​Facebook​, ​and​ ​Twitter​. The Therabody app is available for download for iOS on the Apple App Store and for Android on the Google Play Store.

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