Apr 25, 2018 by
The answer is here! Want to know the difference between the Thumper Maxi Pro & the Thumper Equine Pro? Read below to find out!
The Maxi Pro and Equine Pro share the same motor, circuit board, housing, and massage sphere plate.
However, the Equine Pro has a drive assembly that produces a 15% harder hit than the Maxi Pro. The Equine Pro gives a 8 mm hit to the muscle while the Maxi Pro gives 7 mm. Therefore, you will get a harder hit to the muscle with the Equine Pro.
Both the Maxi and Equine units have a range of frequency from 18 Hz to 35 Hz. It is important to note that the frequency is responsible for the speed, not the strength of the massage. The Maxi Pro on the lowest speed will run at the same frequency as an Equine Pro. Since the Equine Pro produces a 15% harder hit than the Maxi Pro, it will be felt across all speed ranges on the Equine Pro.
The main difference, however, is that the Equine Pro includes a GFCI adaptor which allows you to use the product outdoors, for example in barns or stables. The Maxi Pro was designed for indoor use such as clinics and therefore, does not require a GFCI adapter in those cases.
It’s not just for horses! There are some individuals who enjoy or seek the strongest massage possible so they purchase the Equine Pro. Many athletes who inquire about these two units end up buying the Equine Pro. But remember, this depends on personal preference and their pain tolerance. Too painful/strong of a massage may end up doing damage to your muscles, especially when they are sore.
Strength is one of the main important factors that people look for in a massage but this can be easily confused with pain. Pain is one of the many ways a body would react to changes occurring to the body. Our perception of pain depends on the context of what is happening to the body. A massage should never be painful and it depends on what you are looking to treat. When it comes to massage, a common misconception is that massage should be as strong as possible for maximum massage benefits. In other words, most people believe that a deep tissue massage must hurt for it to work. This misconception may have been derived from the “no pain, no gain” phrase, but this phrase was also debunked when it comes to exercise. The belief that a “good” massage should be painful has fueled a race for companies to make massagers that are more powerful than their competitors. Unfortunately, these massagers are most likely too strong for the average person.
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