Hip and lower back pain often go hand in hand due to previous injuries, surgeries, or just years of plain old wear & tear. Finding the best massager for hip pain can be daunting since there are hundreds or even thousands of massagers on the market begging for your attention. The good news is you’re here right now, and I’ve already done all the research for you.
In this guide, I condensed those thousands of massagers into my Top 5 expertly selected picks. My five picks provide a range of options to fit everyone’s budget and needs. After unveiling my Top 5 picks, stick around for the individual reviews of each unit along with the pros & cons of owning each.
|#1) Vybe Percussion Massage Gun||
|#2) Mighty Bliss Cordless Massager||
|#3) Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager||
|#4) Renpho Rechargeable Handheld Deep Tissue Massager||
|#5) Supremus Sports Muscle Roller Massage Stick||
Best Massager for Hip Pain Reviews
There are several types of massagers that are good for relieving hip pain, including both electric and manual models. The models in my Top 5 offer a mix of percussion, shiatsu, air compression, and rolling massage techniques. All of these massagers provide direct contact to the hip area.
It’s up to you to decide whether you prefer holding a handheld unit, sitting in a chair attachment and allowing it to do all the work for you, or if you prefer a non-electric rolling massage stick. It’s also important to keep in mind that massage guns may require assistance from a friend or loved one if you want to target your lower back in addition to your hips.
Below, I share my individual reviews of each of the units in my Top 5 to give you a better idea of what to expect with each unit. I also dove deep into current info to put together lists of pros & cons for each model.
#1) Vybe Percussion Massage Gun
The Vybe massage gun is one of the only massage guns on the market that provides a true percussion massage. Inferior models only provide what feels like vibrations, while the Vybe gets the job done. What makes this model so special is the long 16 mm amplitude. The reason that inferior guns feel like vibration rather than percussion is the shorter distance moved during each pulse. Despite its longer amplitude, the Vybe massage gun delivers up to an impressive 2400 strokes per minute.
There are 6 speeds to choose from to ensure you find the power that works the best for your hip pain. Keep in mind, this is a powerful massager, especially in the highest setting. Of all the massage guns I’ve reviewed, the Vybe model is the most powerful. Compared to weaker units, the Vybe is louder at 60 – 80 dB, yet not loud enough to disturb most people.
One of the features I like the most is the push-button trigger that allows you to lock the massager in the on position instead of having to hold the trigger during the entire session. With this feature, you don’t need to worry about your hand getting tired during your massage session.
- Charges quickly in just 1 hour
- Includes a backup battery for a total of 1.5 to 2 hours of massage power
- A 90º rotating massage arm to fine-tune your angles (a unique feature that other massage guns don’t offer)
- 3 massage heads designed for deep tissue massage, large muscle groups, and small muscle groups
- Brushless Motor
- Super lightweight and compact
#2) Mighty Bliss Cordless Massager
The Mighty Bliss cordless massager is one of the best on the market. Compared to the Vybe massager above, the Mighty Bliss has a longer handle that allows you to target both your hips and lower back without assistance. The Mighty Bliss massager is also quieter than the Vybe massage gun, which makes it better for neck massages since the Vybe may cause some discomfort when the motor is too close to your ear.
The powerful Mighty Bliss motor provides up to 3700 RPM, which is one of the highest currently available. One of the features I like the most is how lightweight the Mighty Bliss massager is at just 1.25 lbs. This is a full pound lighter than a lot of other handheld massagers on the market. Plus, the Mighty Bliss massager is cordless, which is the ultimate convenience. Each charge provides up to 2 full hours of massage power.
One feature you’ll surely love is the 6 attachments that come with this kit. You’ll have no problem finding the perfect attachment for relieving your hip pain and massaging any part of your body. Another great highlight of the Mighty Bliss massager is the lifetime warranty. Most other competing handheld units offer a 1-year warranty. The final highlight I want to mention is the speedy recharge time of just 60 minutes. Now that’s seriously fast.
#3) Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
The one massager for a chair that’s the best for hip pain is undoubtedly the Comfier Shiatsu Massager. Why? The answer is the air compression that this seat attachment offers. This is the only reliable massager for a chair on the market that offers this feature. The massager features two internal airbags that inflate at the push of a button to compress your hips and hug your waist. This happens while the Shiatsu rollers work your entire back and neck muscles.
What I like the most about this massager for hip pain is that it’s nearly 100% hands-free operation. Once you select your settings with the included remote, simply sit back and enjoy massage bliss for a total of 15 minutes before the unit automatically shuts off. Plus, there are multiple Shiatsu massage techniques to choose from, including 2D and 3D. This is a feature that’s rarely offered by electric Shiatsu massagers.
The icing on the cake is the optional heat setting that provides heat throughout the back and neck area. There are 3 massage intensities to choose from, and the massage rollers in the back move up and down your back for total coverage. All in all, this is a feature-rich massager with air compression technology that provides a hip & waist massage.
#4) Renpho Rechargeable Handheld Deep Tissue Massager
One of my favorite and most affordable handheld massagers on the market is the Renpho handheld deep tissue massager. This model by Renpho is essentially a budget version of the Purewave massager that costs about double the price of the Renpho. While the Purewave massager is an excellent unit, you might find that the Renpho model offers the same therapeutic benefits for a significantly lower cost.
One of my favorite features of the handheld Renpho massager is the 140 minutes of massage power per charge. The long period between charges makes this massager great for taking on the go without the need to worry about charging it until you return home. Another highlight is the five attachments that come with the Renpho massager, especially in this price range. You’ll have no problem finding the perfect attachment to use for your hip massages.
Another advantage of the Renpho massager is the full 20 minutes of massage time before the unit automatically turns off. This is a longer period than other competing massagers offer, and it could be a major selling point if 10 or 15 minutes per massage is too short for your liking. Lastly, the Renpho handheld massager is both FDA Registered and FCC Certified for safe use.
#5) Supremus Sports Muscle Roller Massage Stick
If you want to avoid using electric massagers altogether and not have to worry about relying on battery power, then the Supremus Sports Muscle Roller Massage Stick should be at the top of your list for hip pain. Compared to the other four massagers in this guide, the Supremus Massage Stick is mighty affordable at only a fraction of the cost of the other four units.
The massage stick is also known as a Self Myofascial Release Bar that’s ready to use on the entire body, particularly on the hips, calves, quads, hamstrings, shoulders, and back. The rolling action of the stick works to relieve muscle tension & stubborn muscle knots and to improve blood circulation, mobility, and flexibility.
What I like the most about this massage stick is its portability. Of all the massagers in this guide, the Supremus stick is the lightest and most portable device. You may find that the Supremus stick is great for bringing with you outside the house, while an electric massager is your best friend inside your home. The final feature to consider is the lifetime guarantee that comes with this massager.
I’m confident that since you made it this far, you know how to choose the best massager for hip pain and which model(s) suits you the best. Keep in mind that massagers do range in price, and massage guns are typically the most expensive. They’re also the most powerful.
I’ve noticed a lot of complaints about people who found that the power of a handheld massager is not enough for them. If you’re someone who prefers a strong massage, then it’s best to stick with a massage gun to avoid the letdown of a massage that doesn’t meet your expectations.
The clear advantages of choosing a massage stick over the electric units are the low price and level of portability. A massage stick is great for keeping in your car for on-the-go use and anywhere you might need a quick massage to loosen up or relieve pain. Be sure to consider where you plan to use your massager the most and which type of massage experience you prefer before choosing one of the massagers in this guide.