01/08/2023 by Michael Fink, CMT
Introducing the Precision Percussion, Massage Gun Add-On!
Upgrade your massage sessions with my new percussive massage tool. Implementing a targeted rapid-percussion method, with a professional grade massage gun, releasing muscle tension in problem areas. We'll spend a few minutes warming up your chosen target areas with the percussion tool before getting into the hands-on portion of our massage session.
Let's talk a little bit more about massage guns and how they are useful...
What is a massage gun—and how does it work?
Massage guns (sometimes called “percussive massage treatment” or “vibration therapy,”) are portable, handheld devices that look like a power drill and in some cases, sound like one. Most massage guns come with a variety of interchangeable attachments that allow you to target particular muscles. For instance, smaller, narrower attachments work well on areas like feet, hands, and calves; rounder, wider shapes work well on larger muscle groups such as quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
They work by quickly and repeatedly striking the body, triggering blood vessels to dilate. This action assists in hydrating muscle tissue with blood and can help release knots. The rapdid vibration of the massage gun also works to relax the muscle tension and relieve muscle spasms. These percussion tools provide results. The percussive vibration gets you that rush of blood and separation of congestion in the muscle fibers quite quickly and aids in the manual hands-on work of massage.
What's The Deal with Massage Guns?
There are numerous health benefits of massage guns apart from relaxing the muscles and alleviating aches and pains. Massage guns seem to promote improved circulation speed warmup and athletic-recovery time, increase mobility, and more quickly soften muscle tension when coupled with manual massage techniques.
My chosen massage gun is approved by physical therapists and is professional grade. This tool provides strong vibration that can reach as deep as 10mm into the muscle layer, deeply relieving muscle pain, and allowing your body to relax and speed up the recovery process from workouts as well as from the bodywork we do.
Making massage therapy part of your lifestyle and post-workout routine is a great way to relieve stress and feel better in your body.