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I've reached the age where strenuous activity usually results in back pain or muscle aches. To combat this, I've checked out several massage guns, hoping to find one that was easy to use, inexpensive, and effective.
My first review featured the Mebak 3, which was moderately priced, lightweight, and portable. I liked this device. It was easy to maneuver and eased the pain of my overworked muscles.
The second article introduced the Urikar Pro 1. As its name suggests, this massage gun is a professional model aimed squarely at the more athletic of us.
Today I am covering another offering from Mebak. The Mebak Chic is the least expensive of the three massage guns, but its combination of features and specifications suggest this device might perform very well.
The Mebak Chic is L-shaped and enclosed within a case mainly composed of gray plastic. It is 10¼ inches long. The massage gun's black silicon coated handle extends 7¼ inches. It attaches to the central unit, which is 6¼ inches in length.
This massage gun weighs in at 30 ounces. It comes packaged within a soft-covered case along with five massage heads, a user's guide, and a charging adapter. The complete kit, including the massage gun, tips the scale at 3.68 pounds.
The Mebak Chic is equipped with a 2400mAh Lithium battery, which will operate between two and three hours between charges.
A slide-switch positioned at the base of Mebak Chic's handle applies power to the device. One of the control panel's buttons turn the massager on and increases the motor's speed with each additional tap. There are five percussion speed settings. Another pushbutton selects one of three modes, inducing the massager to vary between specific speeds.
- Brand: Mebak
- Name: Massage gun
- Model: Chic
- Adjustable speeds: Five
- Automatic modes: Three
- Amplitude: 12 millimeters (0.47 inches)
- Massage heads: 5
- Working time: 2–3 hours
- Noise level: 35–50dB
- Battery 2400mAh lithium rechargeable
- Charging voltage: 100V–240V
- Stall force: 7.7–15 pounds (dependent upon the speed chosen)
- Gun weight: 0.853 kilograms (1.88 pounds)
- Kit weight: 1.67 kilograms (3.68 pounds)
- Gun dimensions: 26 x 15.9 centimeters (10.25 x 6.25 inches)
- Key features: long handle, lightweight, travel case
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Mebak is trademarked by Ma, Hejiang.
The Mebak Chic generates a percussive massage, beating the attached head repetitively against the operator's muscles. This softens muscle tissue and soothes the area around them, promoting blood flow and relieving stiffness.
Power is applied to the device via a sliding switch at the butt of the massage gun's handle.
Three LEDs, which form part of the device's control panel, display its charge level. Five LEDs indicate the motor's speed, and three are used to denote the massage gun's mode.
Two pushbuttons are centered within this circle of lights. The power button turns the motor on, and each additional jab increases the rate of percussion. The mode button selects one of three different combinations of percussion rates.
The Mebak Chic includes a set of five head attachments of varying size and shape. These are designed to suit specific needs and to target distinct areas of the body.
Bruising can occur regardless of the control setting or the pressure applied. Check treated areas frequently and immediately stop at the first sign of pain or discomfort.
Use the Mebak Chic only on soft tissue. Do not massage your neck, head, or any hard or bony areas.
A 2400mAh lithium rechargeable battery is incorporated into the Mebak Chic's handle. This battery should last between two and three hours. The AC adapter connects to a charging port located at the butt of the message gun's handle.
I really like this massage gun. While it lacks several features presented by the Mebak 3 and the Urikar Pro 1, this device more than compensates with its simplicity of design and ease of use. If you are looking for a massage gun that can be operated effectively and with a minimum of fuss, the Mebak Chic is worthy of strong consideration.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Walter Shillington