Get stimulated with the best personal massagers around

Personal health is essential, and in these modern times, we have plenty of options for a person who wants to look after themselves or their partner. Deep tissue massagers are incredibly useful to relieve stress and can feel amazing if used correctly. Not all are created equally, though, so we have built a list of the best around, just for you.

Quick and easy charging

Lulu 11 massager

Staff Pick

The Lulu 11 has 20 different massage patterns, which are great, but once you have the right one for you losing it is a pain when you turn it off. Thankfully the Lulu 11 remembers the last pattern you chose and starts there. The addition of a USB charger makes the Lulu 11 a fantastic massager for travel.

$43 at Amazon

The original

Magic Wand by Hitachi (Wired)

Hitachi is the original brand that brought these kinds of wand massagers into the public consciousness. The powerful motor and round, broad head on the Magic Wand helps to penetrate deep into the muscles, targeting the area that needs the vibration most.

$56 at Amazon

Heated massage

HUAGSK heated massager

We all know that vibration is excellent to massage muscle tissue, but so is heat. This massager can be heated to 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) to help relax your muscles before the vibration gets to work.

$35 at Amazon

Multiple attachments

Tracy’s Dog wand massager

Sometimes you need a more target massage, something to touch one specific area. The attachments on the “Lucy’s Dog” massager helps get to the heart of the matter and concentrate the vibration on the point of pleasure.

$50 at Amazon

Smooth sailing

Astroglide gel

While vibration is good, friction is not. Using some water-based lubricant with the massager will help the vibration do the work. Without some slip, you can end up hurting your skin rather than massaging your muscles.

$9 at Amazon

Thumb control

Master Series Thunderstick

A lot of these massagers have 10 or even 20 different speeds, but sometimes you need a smoother motion than the individual settings can provide. The Thunderstick has a rolling dial that allows you to control the speed and power of your massager instantly, and it works well.

$40 at Amazon

Final thoughts

Personal massagers are a significant part of anyone’s healthy lifestyle. With a partner, you can help each other relax, or on your own, you can release a lot of pent up tension. We recommend the Lulu 11 massager because of the memory function. Scrolling through 20 different settings to find the one you love is a pain, especially if you are already in a position for a muscle rub. The USB is also extremely helpful when traveling, and the rubberized grip helps keep the wand where it needs to be, even if you have used Astroglide to make everything friction-free.

For a more controlled, specific massage, check out Lucy’s Dog massager. The different heads are made of silicone — so if you are allergic, you should stay clear — that is easy to clean, but is rigid enough to penetrate deep into the tissue.

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