What is a massage gun and why you need one!
A massage gun is a commonly tool today to ease muscle soreness and improve mobility. There are countless brand of massage guns out here in market from the range of £30 -£500. What is a massage gun and what does it do?
Massage gun shares the same theory as a percussion therapy, however the massage gun can target a very specific area if needed. While massage gun are designed to use by anyone, they are particular popular in endurance athletes looking to loosen up the tight and sore muscles after workout. A massage gun mainly promotes the blood flow in certain area for the purpose of reducing inflammation and muscle tension.
DOMS, also known as delayed onset muscle soreness, which normally happens after 24-72 hours of intensive work out. And the main purpose of massage gun is aiming to effectively reduce DOMS by utilizing the massage gun on the muscle which used the most during the work out, it will significant reduce the DOMS and allow you to put full throttle at the next day workout.
A research by Konrad at al was indicating that a five minute of percussion on the muscle which just been through intensive work out will greatly improve the length of the muscle as well as reduce the pain. There has been minimal to no research shown which a percussion therapy or using a massage gun can improve the performance in speed or torque at this stage, but what we do know is depending on your goal for the massage gun and it can effectively reduce the DOMS and stretch the muscle’s length .
Early research suggests that, when performed before exercise, vibration therapy is as effective at preventing soreness as traditional massage in untrained women. Does that mean it’s “effective” at preventing or relieving soreness, period? It’s not clear.
Massage guns increase blood flow, which shuttles nutrients into the muscle while also removing blood that may have pooled in the muscles—a common occurrence, often following long periods of inactivity, that can result in swelling in the extremities. If you use the gun directly after a workout, it may facilitate the removal of metabolites—waste products—associated with exercise, which can cause burning in the muscles.
In addition, there are also other reports indicates which when massage guns are used immediately after workout, massage guns seem to reduce DOMS, vibration therapy can increase range of motion effectively, in another word, when you used massage gun before work out, it can help you access deeper positions, for instance, in crease the range of motion in the ankle helps you to reach a deeper squat position.
National Institute of Mental health has recommended use massage guns performing relaxation exercises to combat stress and also the massage guns are
The benefits of having a massage gun can be concluded as below:
Relieves stress and relaxes the body by releasing tension and fluid deep in the muscles to increase tissue metabolism.
Increases blood and lymphatic circulation, which allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach the muscles.
Encourages healing of atrophied muscles by “waking them up” to allow for faster healing with increased flexibility.
Releases lactic acid build up in the body, often a result of intense exercise.
Stimulates nerve receptors, which cause vasodilation in the skin and muscles to improve mobility.
Breaks up scar tissue by deeply massaging collagen fibers to alleviate pain and relieve constriction.
Enhances the range of motion by creating more flexible joints and reducing the risk of strains and sprains.
Improves overall wellness. Regular use of a Theragun can improve sleep and immunity, as well as reduce anxiety
Here in Master Massage Equipment/Hi5 Wellness, we provide different massage guns from General to Bruning, from big ones with carry case which you can take it everywhere, or small ones which will fits in your pocket!
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