Percussive therapy is for anyone who has an active lifestyle—professional athletes, CrossFitters, gym rats, and people who just want to push themselves beyond their limit by recovering fast. Specifically, massage guns are best to use when you are experiencing the following common injuries:
Muscle cramps and spasms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Herniated or Bulging Discs
Some athletes also use massage guns during warm-up to “wake-up” the muscles or prepare their body for work-out. But like other treatments, it is wise to consult your doctor first before using a percussive therapy gun, especially if you have existing medical conditions.
STUDIES SHOW THAT PERCUSSIVE THERAPY OFFERS A NUMBER OF BENEFITS.
Unlike in traditional massage, percussive therapy desensitizes the surrounding area of your aching muscle until the pulses penetrate the target area. It reduces the unbearable pain that we tend to experience when the therapist applies too much pressure on our sore muscle. It’s like enjoying the benefits of a deep tissue massage sans the pain. Who wouldn’t want that?