'Best purchase of 2021': This top-notch massage gun is now $26 — it's 50 percent off!

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Back massager. (Photo: Walmart)
Back pain, begone! This baby is 50 percent off. (Photo: Walmart)

In a perfect world, we'd each be getting a massage every week (also jetting off to our place in the Bahamas and relaxing on our yachts). But here on planet earth most of us need a different plan to deal with aches and pains. A great massage gun is essential — it's the recovery tool that allows you to release muscles and loosen tight fascia (the wrapping around the muscles). The device can also be used to activate muscles before a workout and expedite recovery post cool-down. 

If you've been searching for a massage gun that won't break the bank, you're in luck. We spotted a popular model at Walmart that was just marked down by 50 percent. Originally priced at $52, the Uhomepro Mini Massage Gun is down to just $26! It's a steal — and a great all-recipient gift, if you're ready to start your holiday shopping.

Want to save even more? Walmart+ customers get free unlimited shipping. In case you haven’t heard of it, Walmart+ is kind of like Amazon Prime. For a small flat fee— $13 a month or $98 a year — you get free shipping on unlimited orders of eligible merch, which can even include groceries. You receive your goods quickly — overnight, or in some cases, the very same day. There are no added fees. If you're not a member (yet), Walmart is offering a free 15-day trial here. Answering a three-question survey tacks on an additional two more weeks for 30 complimentary days as a member Those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more, too.

$26 $52 at Walmart

Massage gun. (Photo: Walmart)
Sweet relief — attachments include the "fork" head, the flat head and the bullet head. (Photo: Walmart)

Small but mighty

The Uhomepro Mini Massage Gun is less than six inches high and super-easy to use (it operates with a single button), but boy, is it powerful. "It works just as [well] as the professional high-end brand my chiropractor has!" says one Walmart reviewer.

With four attachments and four speeds, it works its magic on shoulders, neck, back, legs, calves, arms and more, alleviating aches and knots. The ergonomic construction keeps your hand comfortable while gripping the handle. Weighing in at less than a pound, this machine can pack easily for travel.

"Gave me instant relief from aches!" says another reviewer. "I suffer from chronic back and neck aches/pain.... I used this once and felt a difference.... I love the adjustable pressure levels and heads for massage. Seems to hold a good charge — the cordless feature is a big plus!

Amazing performance, amazing deal 

One satisfied customer called the Uhomepro Mini Massage Gun their "best purchase of 2021."

Another fan describes the device as "easy to use. The heads are easy to switch out, and the range of power is great no matter what kind of ache you have." Charge up the battery, and can expect two hours of power, no pesky cord keeping you tethered to the wall. Give yourself (or your partner) a foot massage before bed. Release your neck while watching Netflix. Loosen your shoulders in the middle of the workday.

At 50 percent off, this is one of the best pre-Black Friday deals we've seen — a perfect chance to grab a gift just about anyone would love. Most of all, we hope you'll treat yourself (and your achy muscles) to the ongoing relief of the Uhomepro Mini Massage Gun before it sells out. It's a healthy, affordable investment in wellness. For $26, how can you go wrong?

$26 $52 at Walmart

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