Muscle massage guns make workouts and playing sports, either as a profession or as a hobby, much more enjoyable. They are usually used in physical therapy either for pre-workout, for recovery, or both, depending on the advice of a licensed physical therapist. They help alleviate muscle soreness after each workout so that you can be consistent in your workout plan and get the expected results. In some scientific studies, they were shown to help prevent muscle damage if used prior to working out.
Almost a necessity for athletes and fitness buffs, muscle massage guns have become widely popular these days. If you’ve just heard of them and are interested in trying one, here’s a quick glimpse of how they work.
- As a handheld device that can be used at home or on the go. Being portable, it can be used just about anywhere. As opposed to going for a massage therapy session where you’ll spend hours at a specific place in town, muscle massage guns can be used anywhere – even at the gym or at the stadium locker room. You can set the speed and the head attachments of the massager depending on your preference.
- Using percussion therapy to promote blood flow. Fluid circulation helps muscles recover from tension and soreness. In most cases, they’re used depending on the user’s preference. However, experts suggest a quick visit to a physical therapist prior to using muscle massage guns to better maximize their effectiveness as users can be advised on what works best for their bodies and conditions.