Percussive Therapy! What, Why, How?

You’ve probably heard the phrase percussive therapy or percussion therapy before but may not be sure what it is or how it works. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it may sound.

Percussive therapy is a recovery technique designed to treat soft tissue pain and can be done using a handheld massage tool which delivers pulses and vibrations into the muscle tissue.

It basically works to ease soreness in the muscle by providing self-myofascial release. Myofascial release is a type of massage therapy useful for treating muscle pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps the muscle in the human body. When you use certain muscles during exercise or intense weight training, the fascia tears and this causes inflammation, which is the pain and soreness you may feel. It all sounds very scientific, but really anyone can do it from the comfort of their own home.

Not only is it the perfect therapy for athletes, but anyone who suffers from muscle soreness and immobility issues will massively benefit from percussive therapy. It can also help to improve range of motion and flexibility. Unknown to a lot of people, it can also be used under the feet! If you suffer from any kind of foot pain such as plantar fasciitis, you may want to give percussive therapy a go as the strong pulses get deep into the tissue to ease the soreness. When executed regularly you will be able to feel the benefits!

 

Take a look at the Pulseroll Massage Gun in action on our Instagram page. It’s not as painful as it may look, the 4 speed settings and 6 attachment heads mean you will find something suited to your needs.  

It can be used as fast or slow as you feel necessary, with circular motions or an up and down motion.

Important note: Do not use directly on joints or the neck! Please consult a doctor before use if you have any health issues.

Take a look at our Instagram page for more amazing demos of the revolutionary massage gun! Easing sore muscles, preventing injury, and improving all-round muscle health, the percussion technology used in the Pulseroll Massage Gun is hard to beat! A must-have product to add to your recovery routine!