One of the biggest complaints in the handheld massager category is that the design of the product is too large, bulky, or heavy to use. To create the percussion mechanism, there is a to-heavy requirement that requires a nice balance along the handle for good control. Although it is offered at an entry-level price, the Viktor Jurgen Electric Handheld Percussion Massager is one of the best-balanced designs we found in this category.
Part of the reason for this is its dual-head design. This creates a wider head than a single-node design, giving you better coverage for the massage and distribution for the weight. It also has a motor that produces up to 3,350 pulses per minute, with custom speed settings available, so you can create whatever massage you need on any given day.
How Does the Viktor Jurgen Percussion Massager Work?
What stands out the most about the design of this particular massager is its non-slip grip. For whatever reason, most models in this category offer a smooth, or perhaps slightly ridged, holding surface that relies heavily on ergonomics to keep it stable in the hand. Viktor Jurgen has provided a non-slip grip over the handle, built from a good rubber core, that keeps your hand comfortable while using the product.
The rubber grip also reduces the vibrations that are felt in the hand, wrist, and forearm while performing a massage on yourself, which reduces the amount of fatigue that users experience with other models. You can also adjust the motion and the strength of the massage with push-switch commands, making it easy to adjust mid-massage.
Three sets of massage heads are included for further customization and they’re relatively soft, allowing you to focus on the tension instead of the technique while working.
The only real setback about this design, and it’s likely done to keep the price down, is the exclusion of a heat feature. You’re also tied to the outlet with a power cord of about 6 feet. It is a standard outlet product only. It is not 220v.
Here Is What We Know After Our Review
- The lowest setting is comparable to the highest settings on other models. It really is very effective at what it does.
- The issue with weight isn’t present with this percussion massager either. Viktor Jurgen manufactures this model to weigh just 3 pounds.
- Although there is a certain level of bulkiness to this product, the balance is still good and the percussion element is much stronger than an aggressive vibration. It really gets into the deep muscle centers to work out the knots you may have.
- We did notice that the massager tends to knock a bit when it is operated on its highest setting for an extended period. The motor struggles to keep up with a lot of pressure placed on the unit on the highest setting as well.
If you’re looking for a great value purchase, then the Viktor Jurgen Electric Handheld Percussion Massager is arguably one of the best, pound-for-pound, models in this category. It definitely deserves a closer look if you’re looking to enhance your tools for self-massage.