Skip The Massage & Gift Mom A Theragun While It’s On Sale

In a world full of unknowns (spring weather, my menstrual cycle, etc.), there is one thing I know for certain: Moms like massages. As the daughter of an active mother — the triathlon, marathon, and Ironman-completing kind — I've learned about the more sustained advantages massages can provide extending beyond the 30-or-so minutes of relaxation. This brings me to a timely sale on Therabody's percussive therapy devices. The brand's best-selling Theragun technology uses targeted vibration frequencies and amplitudes to help loosen tight muscles, earning such aforementioned benefits as tension release, pain alleviation, and faster fitness recovery — plus, the coveted title of "portable masseuse." Therabody's percussion devices are pre-vetted to please: One reviewer claimed the Theragun "reduced my dependence upon massage therapists," and an actual massage therapist attested that "this massager is the best and really gets into the muscles knots and pressure points." Instead of dropping $100+ on a one-off spa session this Mother's Day, my hot shopping tip is to make a longer-term play with up to $100 off in savings on a gift she can use every day. Below, find the four Theragun devices you can currently score a deal on — including some quick-hit info on which moms they're best suited for, 4.5-and-up-only ratings, and real reviewer praise. (My mom's favorite? The Theragun Mini: it's small but mighty, arguably the cutest design, and she really does take it with her everywhere.)

It's worth noting that, while the percussive technology is the same across each Therabody device, there are added bells n' whistles that vary across price points — such as size, design, motor power, sound, and additional attachments.

Theragun Mini, $199 $159

Best For: Moms Who Carry Everything In Their Purse

The Hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 274 reviews

What Reviewers Say: "My wife and I and our entire family are LOVING the Mini!!! We each can massage our own muscles, even hard-to-reach places like our back and even the back of our legs, so thankful!!! Loving it more and more each day, it was the perfect Mother’s Day gift!!" – Taylor E, Therabody Reviewer

Theragun Prime, $299 $249

Best For: Moms With Achey Muscles

The Hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 206 reviews

What Reviewers Say: "Absolutely loved it. I have chronic muscle issues (from working out and of course, d/t aging process), and need a massage regularly. I have piriformis syndrome (reverse of sciatica), meaning I can't stand too long or it will hurt from the glutes all the way down to the calf. This machine tenderizes me and relieves my pain. It's like having a personal massager." – Zenaida M, Therabody Reviewer

Theragun Elite, $399 $349

Best For: High-Maintenance Moms

The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars and 295 reviews

What Reviewers Say: "I had never used a massage device before and wasn't really looking to, but when I discovered the Theragun it completely changed my attitude and opinion of aided massage. The Theragun is such a highly crafted piece of equipment and its effectiveness is quite amazing. I love it for self-care and helps save your thumbs when working on trigger points etc. I absolutely love it and the science behind the product. Highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it." – Therabody Reviewer

Theragun PRO, $599 $499

Best For: Moms Who Want Professional Support

The Hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 188 reviews

What Reviewers Say: "After suffering from migraines for over 40 years I am always looking for something to help. I have been very pleased with the results of this product. Being able to target the muscles in my back and neck have brought immediate relief and in some instances completely stopping one from happening." – Minci B, Therabody Reviewer
While Therabody's newest debut, the TheraFace PRO, isn't part of the promo, check out our Beauty & Wellness writer's full review here as the best gift for moms with TMJ or a passion for gua sha.
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