At first glance, massage guns can look unusual. However, the massage gun is the new recovery tool you need in your gym bag. Used by pro athletes and rehabilitation specialists, this hand-held recovery tool will soon be a staple in your routine.
Keep reading to find out how a muscle gun works and learn some of our best percussion massage gun tips!
What is a percussion gun?
A percussion massage gun is a hand-held deep tissue tool that uses rapid strokes to stimulate blood flow to the muscles. It’s perfect to use all over the body but particularly on the back and shoulders to relieve pain and improve posture.
A percussion massage gun delivers strong pulses and vibrations into the muscle tissue, promoting better circulation, relaxing the muscles, and easing pain and soreness. It enables you to apply focused pressure similar to that of a deep tissue massage.
You can use to it target specific muscle groups and smaller areas that are particularly causing you pain. It’s such a popular tool with athletes as it is so effective in helping the effects of DOMS.
What are the benefits of using a percussion massage gun?
- Improves circulation
- Helps to break down scar tissue
- Enhances flexibility
- Increases range of movement
- Eases sore muscles
- Improves overall muscle health
They are much better than your standard foam roller!
How to use
When using your massage gun, you can simply choose one of the 6 available attachment heads that feels the most comfortable for you, then place the gun on the desired muscle area and let the pulses do the work.
You should move the massage gun slowly around the muscle area in a circular motion and change the speed setting to suit your needs, with the highest speed reaching 3300 RPM.
It can be used on any area of the body, except directly on joints or on the neck, as this is not recommended for these specific areas. It’s particularly effective on the back and shoulders to improve posture. It is important to remember that you shouldn’t spend too long on one area, we recommend that you spend a maximum of 6 minutes on each muscle area.
Top tip: It can also be used on the soles of the feet to help treat plantar fasciitis!
If you’re looking for an afford percussion massage gun that stands out from the competition, invest in a Pulseroll percussion massage gun today and feel the benefits almost immediately. Visit our shopping hub for more info on our other recovery tools!