Massage guns have been gaining popularity for many years now, and for good reason, but how do you know that they work or do they in fact just make matters worse? Well, we are here to give you all the details and to debunk any FAKE NEWS regarding massage guns.
So let’s answer some of the most popular questions, firstly what is a muscle gun?
What is a muscle gun?
A muscle gun, also known as a massage gun, provides percussive or vibration therapy which can replicate the effect of intensive massage therapies. It does this by providing rapid movement and pressure into the body’s muscle tissue. A massage gun works to provide relief for targeted areas in the body.
While the muscle gun may not completely eliminate muscle soreness, it will work to increase blood flow into the affected area. This will help to reduce inflammation and muscle tension.
Whilst there are many massage guns on the market, the Pulseroll massage gun is trusted by Olympians and personal trainers. This leads us nicely onto the next question….
Do muscle guns work?
Do they work? In short, yes, but let’s look into this further….
The Pulseroll massage gun comes with 6 different attachments, each made especially for different areas of the body in order to maximise results. As with everything you do, always make sure you educate yourself on how to use a massage gun. You can look at previous blogs on muscle recovery and our YouTube channel which will detail how to effectively use the Pulseroll massage gun.
Our massage gun has been through various tests and has been scientifically proven to:
- Increase circulation
- To help reduce muscle soreness
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Not only does the muscle gun provide these benefits but it’s also been proven to aid your warm up and cool down routine after exercise.
Are cheap massage guns any good?
As with most things, you get what you pay for. Cheap massage guns are prone to breaking and have a lower power skillset.
However, with the Pulseroll massage gun, you get 6 different attachment heads to ensure you can target specific areas in the right way. This muscle gun is backed by science and, it gets better, when you buy from Pulseroll, you are gifted with a year guarantee for your product!
Do massage guns help with cellulite?
Firstly, cellulite is completely normal and is extremely common, particularly within women. Whilst there isn’t a huge amount of research on this particular area, it is thought that massages can help reduce cellulite as it increases blood flow to this area, and this is exactly what a massage gun does!
Related article: Do massage guns reduce celulite?
How often should I use my massage gun?
We suggest you use your massage gun after your gym session or any exercises to help your blood circulation and to reduce any DOMS. On a particular muscle group, we suggest using the massage gun for 2 to 3 minutes but it is important not to exceed 15 minutes as you do not want to cause any damage to the muscles.
Should I buy a massage gun?
Yes, you should certainly invest in the massage gun as they have a variety of benefits for all ages. Whether it’s to help avoid the risk of deep vein thrombosis or to reduce muscle soreness after a big session in the gym, the massage gun can be a great addition to your exercise routine.
Our Pulseroll massage gun is an investment. By buying a massage gun, you may actually save money in the long run as this will help to reduce your spending on physio and sports massage sessions.
Are massage guns bad for you?
Hopefully this article has helped to debunk any rumours or answer any questions you had regarding massage guns. If you’re looking for a way to aid your muscle recovery and are tired of experiencing DOMS after a workout, Pulseroll has the answer for you.
Check out our range of muscle recovery equipment today.