Brookstone Max 2 Cordless Dual-Node Percussion Massager Review

The Brookstone Max 2 Cordless Dual-Node Percussion Massager is a well-designed massage tool that comes at a decent price for what it offers. This model has 5 selectable speeds and 3 massage programs and it provides a thorough massage for sore muscles, making it one of the best handheld massager models on the market.


Brookstone cordless dual-node percussion massager

Cordless design powered by a rechargeable, lithium-Ion battery

Size: 6 x 6.5 x 13”
Power: 1,750 to 2,550 RMS
Programs: 5 selectable speeds and 3 massage programs

Battery life: 3 hours

Weight: 3.8 pounds

Features and programs

The main benefit of using the Brookstone Max 2 Cordless Dual-Node Percussion Massager is that it generates a deep tissue massage that reproduces the kneading motion of an actual hand massage. The massager’s nodes move up and down providing a deeper and effective percussion massage. You can choose from 3 deep tissue massage programs and 5-speed intensities.

If you want to enjoy an invigorating percussion massage, you can set the massager on Pulsing for short pulsing blasts. On the other hand, if you prefer a circulation-boosting massage, you can use the Energizing program. The third massage program, Soothing, provides a deep, rolling, and relaxing massage. Adjust the speed intensity for a fully customized massage experience.

A great advantage of this model is that it’s cordless, which means you have complete freedom of movement during the massage. The unit has a dual ergonomic handle for easy control when the massager glides over the body. 

Another great thing about this handheld massager is the durability. The unit has an aluminum body that not only makes it durable but lightweight compared to similar cordless massagers.

Tips to use the Max 2 Handheld Massager


  • Effective Massage – This product offers an effective massage for crampy and sore muscles. The cordless massager provides a deep tissue massage that matches the kneading activity of an actual hand massage provided by a therapist.
  • Good Massage Settings – Brookstone Max 2 Cordless Dual-Node Percussion Massager intensity and speed is adjustable, which makes it suitable to massage different areas of your body. The high intensity is great to relieve tension in crampy muscles of the back, while the lowest setting is great for a neck or calves massage.


  • Can Be Too Strong – The cordless percussion massager provides a deep and effective massage. If you don’t like a strong massage, you can change the speed intensity and massage program. If this doesn’t work, you can use the massager with a cloth as padding or over a T-shirt.
  • Heavy – This handheld massager is sturdy and can be heavy, especially when you use it to massage your shoulders. This can be a disadvantage for some people who might have a hard time trying to wield it.


If you have a lot of tightness and tension in your muscles, the percussion massager soothes the muscles at any angle. What sets this model apart is the distance and movement of the nodes that travel up and down. The distance allows the massager to provide a deep kneading massage and the movement of the nodes that rock from side to side offer a more satisfying and comfortable percussion massage experience.


Carmen is an entrepreneur and content marketer. In a former life, as a corporate business executive, she relied on yoga, reflexology and other alternative practices to fight stress, anxiety and find balance. She’s on a mission to build healthy habits for a balanced, healthy life, connecting body, mind and spirit.