We’re doing a series of product reviews here on Wit & Delight where I offer more in-depth information on tried and true products I’ve been using for months (or years) that have changed my daily routine for the better. These reviews are intended to provide detailed information on products that may be of interest to you, so if and when you’re in the market for such an item, you have all the info you need to decide whether or not to make a purchase.
Next up on the list? The OPOVE M3 Pro massage gun I’ve owned since 2020.
As with any health or wellness product, please consider consulting with a trusted healthcare professional before using.
The OPOVE M3 Pro is a massage gun that is built for muscle recovery and massage. It comes with multiple attachments that help target different issues.
I first started looking for a massage gun in September 2020 to help massage knots I’d been experiencing in my back. At the time, my chiropractor told me that consistent massage was one of the best ways to relieve said knots, and so began my search for a massage gun.
I purchased this particular version because it had great reviews and was less costly than other similar options I’d seen online. While the exact version I have, the OPOVE M3 Pro, is no longer available online, the OPOVE M3 Pro Max model is very similar. The latter features a four-hour working time (vs. the three-hour working time in the Pro), four speed options (vs. three in the Pro), and a longer stroke length for a deeper massage.
How does it fit into your routine? How often do you use it?
Just as my chiropractor first suggested in 2020, my massage therapist has told me more recently that a key to consistently relieving this pain is frequent massages, along with daily stretching to open up my shoulders and neck. While I still continue to have back pain, the ability to practice regular massages at home has helped me recover faster.
These days, the frequency with which I use the massage gun depends on how the knots under my shoulder blades are doing, ranging from a few times a month to every single night (Joe will help me massage some of the hard-to-reach spots on my back). I continue to find it incredibly helpful in relieving the deep knots in my back. Joe has also gotten in the habit of using it, although he uses it primarily as a muscle recovery tool after biking.
The best thing about this tool is that it’s something you can use from the comfort of your home. It’s an effective method for at-home massages and I always feel an incredible sense of relaxation after using it.
I also love that it comes equipped with a rechargeable battery and a slim carrying case for easy storage. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and easy to change out the attachments.
Is there anything about this product you wish were different?
It’s not always clear that the product is switched off, which sometimes makes it run out of battery faster. That being said, it does still have a very long battery life, so this is just splitting hairs!
How has it held up over time?
Even after both Joe and I have used it regularly for a year and a half, it’s almost like new. There’s some slight wear showing on the finish, but it’s not really noticeable. I really like the carrying case for helping to keep it in such good condition.
If you seeking help for muscle recovery after workouts, suffer from deep tissue knots and discomfort, or are looking for a deep tissue massage tool outside of your appointments with a massage therapist, I highly recommend this product.
For me, it hasn’t eliminated my back pain altogether (and I never expected it to!), but it’s certainly helped me manage it much better. It’s an amazing tool to have on hand in between appointments with my chiropractor and massage therapist.
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