Pulseroll Ignite Mini

The Pulseroll Ignite Mini is a hand-held massage gun that promises to relieve everyday aches and pains.

As a cyclist getting a good massage can really help with those aches and pains after a hard ride. However a good masseur will be booked up way in advance, if only there was a way to have one at home. Which is why we have a Pulseroll Ignite Mini to play with.

The Pulseroll Ignite Mini comes in a handy travel case with six different  heads
The Pulseroll Ignite Mini comes in a handy travel case with six different heads

The Pulseroll Ingnite Mini is a portable percussion massage gun. It comes with six interchangeable heads, one of which has a heat feature. It’s powered by a rechargeable 11.1V Lithium battery, weighs 0.6Kg and has a battery life of between 6 and 2.5 hours. The massage heads have four speeds, from 1800 to 3000 rpm and an amplitude of 8mm. All this is packaged in a handy carry-case that keeps all the bits safe.

Pulseroll Ingnite Mini power levels

Level One1800 RPM30HzLow power mode
Level Two2200 RPM37HzMedium power mode
Level Three2700 RPM45HzHigh power mode
Level Four3000 RPM50HzUltra-high power mode

Looks-wise the Pulseroll Ingnite Mini is a very neat, compact tool. Our model was plain black with a pleasant, matt finish that felt good. The round body fits nicely in the hand and makes it easy to use. Operation is very simple, the end has a flat, glossy panel with a power symbol and some LEDs. Holding your finger over the on/off symbol turns it on and off. To change the speed you simply give the on/off symbol a short press. Every time you press it, it goes up one level until you reach four, then it goes back to one.

LEDs let you know how the Pulseroll Ignite Mini is doing
LEDs let you know how the Pulseroll Ignite Mini is doing

The heads supplied have different shapes depending on what you are trying to achieve. There is a small bullet head that looks like it will be good on my piriformis! A flat, heated head has me intrigued, I’m guessing this will be good on tired muscle areas? There’ss also one head that looks a little like a tuning fork; not sure what I’ll be using that on!

So how does a percussion massage gun work?

Normally a massage involves long stroking movements, sometimes with the odd elbow dug in to relieve pressure points. While there may also be the occasional rubbing or chopping, I’ve never had a percussive massage. Looking around the internet, percussion massage seems to offer the same benefits as traditional massage. There is a lot of research that suggest massage can help relieve pain and prepare muscles for exercise. However some practitioners do think that they are best used by professionals, to get the best out of them.

My initial impressions, trying it straight out of the box are great. I spend a lot of time sat at a desk, have a bulging disc and a sore calf; all just asking to be treated. After a quick un-professional session, my aches and pains did feel better. Not just me either, everyone in the house has had a go and loved it. However, as I’m no expert, I’ll ask my masseur if she can try out the Pulseroll Ingnite Mini to see what she thinks. Keep an eye out for a review soon. More details are on the Pulseroll Site.

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