Percussive therapy is a massage technique to treat soft tissue pain by increasing blood-flow through the use of a device typically referred as a 'massage gun'.
How does it work?
A massage gun (percussion device) uses rapid back and fourth motions to deliver strong pulses and vibrations to sore muscle tissue. This dilates blood vessels and improves circulation to the affected area so that nutrients and fresh oxygen can be delivered to deep muscle tissue – reducing fatigue, inflammation and enhancing your overall recovery so you can carry on with your day-to-day activities.
So whats the hype?
Portable and designed for on-the-go recovery massage guns offer practical and quick solutions for muscle recovery at your own convenience. Popularised by athletes and physiotherapists globally, massage guns have a soothing effect on your muscles that you will love and appreciate! How to describe the feeling? A mixture of euphoria and relief.
What massage gun should I buy?
When looking for a massage gun its important to find a company you can trust, and a product with good specification. So what does this entail?
Firstly; 'Stall Force' - an engine with higher stall force will allow you to press the device deeper into muscle tissue.
'Amplitude' - people typically believe that higher the amplitude espouses deeper muscle penetration. The truth? Higher amplitude can lead to less rigidity thus, the sweet spot should be around 12mm.
'Attachments' - there should be an attachment for each muscle group. Avoid massage guns that offer attachments for bones - percussion therapy should only be used for muscle tissue.
'Battery life' - of course, a longer battery life enables more massage time, so whats the average daily usage? typically 30 seconds is enough per treatment area so a full massage should only take less than 5 minutes.
Best value massage gun?
For quality, durability, customer service and overall value - the Shavron Massage Gun is the only massage gun to offer a 10-year warranty on their devices.
"Easy to use, helps relax tense muscles with a variety of speeds and different attachments. Great help with my sciatica."
Note: Massage guns can be used by anyone though you should always obtain approval from your doctor if you suffer from any health complications.