Massage devices are a hot commodity right now but it can be frustrating when you’re trying to decide which product to buy and it’s not made clear what is the perfect model to fit your requirements. You often end up going on price alone which doesn’t guarantee that you’ll end up choosing correctly. Here at Flow, we want to make sure the differences are clear, so you get exactly what you need and no disappointment.
While the Flow PRO and Flow MINI share the same benefits such as relieving muscle soreness and accelerating recovery, there are some key differences that are important to understand before making an investment. These are outlined below:
TYPICAL USAGE/ CHARGE TIME
Flow MINI: Usage 4–9 hours Charge time -3 hours
FLOW PRO: Usage 5–10 hours Charge time- 4 hours
Using the latest lithium-ion battery technology, the Flow PRO and Flow MINI have a seriously impressive run and charge time. The extended battery in the PRO is designed especially for Physical Therapists using the device continually throughout the day, while the MINI carries enough juice to last over a month when used once or twice a day. Both devices contain industry leading fast charging cells and some of the smartest circuitry on the market, ensuring that battery usage is optimised efficiently as possible.
FLOW MINI: flow heads:4 speed setting: 4 (including flow wave)
FLOW PRO: flow heads:7 speed setting: 4 (including flow wave)
The Flow PRO and MINI have both been designed and calibrated with help from physiotherapists. This means that the combination of heads and speeds allows the user to get exactly what they need from their device, without having to carry around a massive collection of attachments. The MINI comes with four Flow Heads (Medium, Hammer, Fork and Bullet) which allows you flexibility to warm up and cool down all muscle groups, as well as treat various pain points. The additional three heads that come with the PRO (Wide, Supersoft, Soft) allow for specialized treatment that physical therapists might offer. With its shape and firmness the Wide allows for muscles to be treated through scraping techniques and the Supersoft is perfect around bony areas, and any points of excess pain where a more forgiving approach is needed.
Both devices have four easy to use speed settings that allow you to find the right setting for whatever your muscles need; Relax, Refresh, Recharge, and Flow Wave. The different levels of intensity allow you to easily transition from a light massage to a deep muscle stimulation. The unique flow wave setting allows you to slowly and smoothly increase the intensity of the device which promotes comfort and prevents over-stimulating the affected area.
FLOW MINI:1.77lbs (800g)FLOW PRO: 3lbs (1.35kg)
Compared to other massage guns on the market, Flow devices are renowned for being extremely lightweight, especially for their power and battery performance. At only 1.8lbs (0.8kg) the Flow MINI is the perfect travel companion, easily slipping in your gym bag or even a handbag for on the go pain relief anywhere and anytime. The Flow Pro weighs in at just 3lbs (1.35kg) which is still suitable for travel, but designed to spend most of its time in a studio or gym. They have both been created with ergonomics in mind, meaning that their weight is extremely well balanced, making them easy to use in one hand.
FLOW MINI: Vibration therapy, 10 MM, max force:20lbs
FLOW PRO: Percussion therapy, 14MM, max force:40lbs
Vibration therapy vs percussion therapy?
Percussion therapy functions are similar to vibration therapy as they both consist of applying force to the muscles being treated. Using both of our handheld massage devices can deliver a series of swift bursts of pressure to release tension within the muscles and stimulate blood flow to help the recovery of the muscles. The PRO has an additional 4mm of depth over the MINI, meaning it can target knots and pain that are deeper below the surface. Both percussive and vibration therapy offer the same benefits such as:
-improving blood flow
-reducing fatigued muscles
-relieving muscle tension and swelling
-Increasing range of motion
SO…WHAT DEVICE IS IDEAL FOR YOU?
The Flow MINI retails at $199, so this product is ideal for someone who is seeking a premium, high-quality massage gun which is more budget-friendly. The Pro MINI is lightweight (800g) due to its slim and simple design, which makes this device perfect for travelling and using on-the-go. Our Engineers have worked hard to reduce motor noise to the lowest levels possible. The Flow Mini offers you all the essential benefits you need in your massage gun as it is an effective way to recover your sore muscles which aids you in reaching your fitness goals. With 4 attachment heads and 4-speed settings, you’ll be able to customise your Flow MINI to suit your individual needs. For the everyday fitness enthusiast or someone taking their training to the next level, you won’t be disappointed with the Flow MINI.
Retailing at $399, the PRO is a no-compromise high-quality professional device which upholds the highest of standards of what a massage gun should be. It is not called the Flow PRO for no reason! The Flow PRO is an extremely powerful device as it has a pressure intensity level of 40 lbs. This product is ideal if heavy-duty workouts are a part of your lifestyle, or you use your device all day as treatment for others. The Flow PRO comes with 7 unique heads which ensures that you have all the options to meet your specific needs. The Flow PRO also comes with a stylish travel case to protect your device from damage while traveling. Investing in a Flow PRO could be the solution to your needs.