I wanted to share with you some key points from an article I read recently about the benefits of the percussion massager (a.k.a the "massage gun"). The key points are listed below.
7 Percussion Massager Benefits That Help You Recover Faster and Feel Better
1. Enhanced Athletic Performance
Used prior to workouts, percussive therapy has been shown to increase blood flow, improve flexibility, range of motion, and activate muscles all contributing to improved workouts and a decreased risk of injury.
2. Faster Recovery From Workouts
By relieving muscle tightness following workouts, percussion massage can help to alleviate the stress placed on the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. It will also help to enhance circulation and blood flow bringing increased oxygen and nutrients to the muscle while removing lactic acid and other waste products.
3. Relieve Tension, Soreness, and Body Aches
Prolonged sitting with poor posture can lead to muscle tightness and painful knots in muscles known as trigger points. Percussive massage is effective at reducing muscle tension, eliminating tight knots and decreasing general muscle soreness.
4. Rehabilitation From Injury*
Percussion massage can enhance recovery by improving range of motion and mobility, increasing nerve stimulation and response and by increasing circulation and blood flow. It can also break up scar tissue and adhesion's and has been shown to be 7x’s more effective than a foam roller.
5. Decrease Soreness From Common Conditions*
Exercise, repetitive activities and many activities of daily living can place significant stress on the body leading to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Common conditions in which percussive massage may help to reduce aches and soreness include; tennis elbow, bicep tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, low back pain, and sciatica.
6. Enhanced Sleep
Percussion massage has been shown to have an effect on our central nervous system encouraging deep restorative sleep during which time repair occurs in the body. Improved sleep can lead to an overall increase in vitality and energy.
7. Natural Stress Relief
Percussive therapy has been shown to naturally reduce stress and help you to feel revitalized quickly.
The benefits of Percussion Massage are no longer limited to the professional athlete or physical therapy patient. By helping to decrease muscle tightness and soreness, increase flexibility, range of motion and overall body movement, enhance recovery, reduce stress and improve sleep, Percussive Therapy offers benefits to nearly everyone. At Recovery for Athletes, we want to be your partners in good health and Wellness. We are here to help. If you have any questions about Percussive Massage or the products we offer please do not hesitate to contact us.
*A Percussion Massager should never be used to diagnose or treat an injury. If you are suffering from an injury, talk to your doctor or physical therapist before using a Percussion Massager.
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