How it Works
WHAT IS DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY?
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, also known as Percussive or Vibration therapy is one of the most effective and widely adopted fields of massage therapies. In general, it can be applied to almost any part of the body, or you can even opt for a full body massage.
Deep Tissue Massage Guns are a great tool for vibration therapy, they provide rapid bursts of pressure into the body’s muscle tissue as its head oscillates back and forth leading to increased blood and oxygen flow to a specific muscle area. This helps reduce lactic acid, inflammation, muscle tension, tightness, and break up those pesky knots that seem to linger after a hard workout. Massage guns are also used before workouts to help warm up and loosen the muscles ahead of activity, and regular use can lead to increased range of motion and muscle flexibility.
Historically, this type of massage has always been performed by professional therapists for $100 an hour, but the massage gun delivers it to you in the comfort of your own home for the cost of 1 session.
DOES IT WORK?
A recent study concluded that vibration therapy and massage (both of which are part of percussive therapy) are equally effective methods to prevent DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) meaning you’re less likely to feel muscle pain or tightness 24 to 72 hours after an intense workout.
Another sign that massage guns work is the growing number of professional athletes that use them on a regular basis both before and after workouts and games. Many physical therapists and doctors also recommend using massage guns regularly to enhance post-workout recovery and stimulate blood flow.