There are a lot of massage guns on the market. I’ve tried many of them, and as more come out, the differences between them become less and less clear. This one is from Gravity, a company that makes some of our favorite weighted blankets. It’s compact and portable, and it heats up! It also comes at a price that doesn’t make my eyes bulge that much.
The Gravity Move is a portable massager, also called a percussive device, that pounds your muscles to increase blood flow and release histamines. But unlike most portable massagers, the Gravity Move includes another blood-flow-increasing feature: heat. Massage guns with a heating (and sometimes cooling!) element have become more common, a trend I’m grateful for. When you wake up with a sore back, you might want to break out the heating pad, but it’s helpful to have a tool to target that one specific spot .
The Move is compact and weighs only 1.5 pounds, but it doesn’t sacrifice function for size. Its four intensity levels deliver a more powerful massage than some of the full-size devices I’ve tried. In fact, the fourth level is probably overkill. Level one was good enough for me most of the time.
It comes with four attachments, which is a good amount—you want variety, not excess. A unique air-cushion head helps ease sensitive areas, but my favorite is the heated attachment. The Move’s metal head has three heat levels, ranging from 95 to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use the heat with or with pulsations.
You can even use it without attaching it to the gun at all, which I’ve never seen before. Don’t want to have the whole device out at your desk while you try to soothe a kink in your neck? have to! A small button on the underside of the head turns it on and adjusts levels. Because it’s powered by its own internal battery rather than the gun’s battery, it has its own USB-C charging port, and the box comes with two charging cords.