Whether ordinary people, fitness enthusiasts or athletes, apart from daily work and training,will be fatigue, numbness, pain and other discomforts caused by the long-term maintenance of a state (stationary or exercise). Many have helped their parents massage shoulders,back and legs experience, athletes usually massage and relax after training to recover the activity of muscle.
Lack of exercise can cause muscles to become rigid,but excessive exercise will cause muscle tension,therefore,in order to conveniently relieve these discomforts for people who do not understand massage,muscle massage gun is a good choice.
What is massage gun?
Massage gun, also known as “deep tissue muscle massage gun”, is a soft tissue rehabilitation tool that relaxes the soft tissues of the body through high-frequency impact.
How does massage gun work?
The body of people will be in a tight state after workout. If you do not relax in time, you may feel soreness that closely related to the fascia of body. Therefore, the main function of the massage gun is to repair the fascia through massage and restore the normal vitality of the fascia. The deep tissue massage gun uses its internal special high-speed motor to drive the “massage head”, which generates high-frequency vibrations to the deep muscles to reduce local tissue tension, relieve pain, and promote blood circulation.
Massage gun vibration amplitude
The amplitude ranges from 10 to 16mm, and the frequency ranges from 30 to 50Hz.
Vibration frequency of massage gun
The massage gun transmits its force and vibration to the fascia of the body through high-frequency vibration (2000-3200 times/min),therefore,accelerating the blood circulation of the tissue, relaxing the muscles, and making the tissue relative displacement through resonance,reducing tissue adhesion, restoring the elasticity of muscles and fascia, relaxing the tense and stiff fascia, and relieving some discomfort symptoms of the human body.
Muscle Massage gun benefits
There are many benefits of using a massage gun. It can massage almost the whole body, relieve muscle tension and the symptoms of some chronic diseases.
Injury prevention and rehabilitation
Using a massage gun can improve muscle contraction, stretch muscles and fascia tissues, relax muscles, relieve body tension, accelerate blood circulation, break down tissue adhesion, increase the production of nutrients and fluids, and help quickly repair tissues.
Massage is considered one of the most effective wound healing treatments, it not only accelerates cell regeneration, but also avoids re-injury. The muscle massage gun can promote the recovery and rehabilitation of injuries caused by trauma or inflammation. Good muscle and fascia tissue activity can stabilize and recover injured tissues in a short time.
Release lactic acid
In certain high-intensity exercises,human tissue will be lack of oxygen, and lactic acid accumulates quickly and is difficult to decompose, which may cause fatigue, nausea and muscle cramps.Therefore,using a massage gun can expel lactic acid and other toxins from the muscles, which helps reduce the risk of muscle soreness caused by lactic acid accumulation after excessive exercise.
Lose weight and burn fat
The massage gun can increase the metabolic rate, help burn more calories, and let you get rid of excess fat to weight loss.
Using a muscle massage gun can improve the blood circulation of the muscle tissue, so that the muscles get more oxygen and nutrients, and relieving muscle fatigue and soreness. It is also suitable for the diseases of the spine, shoulders and lower back.
The muscle massage gun can stimulate deep tissues, increase blood flow, activate the vasodilator nervous system, the function of lymph is to remove bacteria and other waste,slower blood flow may not produce enough lymph flow, and excessive movement may produce too much lymph flow. If it is not controlled, it may cause lymphedema, but using a massage gun can maintain homeostasis.
Reduce scar tissue
The muscle massager provides deep tissue massage to help decompose scar tissue, thereby reducing discomfort,Not only used for sports injuries, but also for scar tissue after surgery.
Improve muscle elasticity and activity
The massage gun helps stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, dilates the blood vessels of the skin and muscles, reduces stress, relaxes the muscles, and improves flexibility.
Relieve muscle cramps and stiffness
Massage guns can help relieve muscle cramps and stiffness after excessive exercise. Muscle cramps can also cause muscle ischemia and pain. The massage gun can relax muscles,tendons and ligaments,reducing cramps and discomfort.
There are many other health benefits of using a muscle massage gun, such as: better flexibility, better sleep and enhanced immunity, relief from depression and anxiety, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and tension related to insomnia.
In summary, the massage gun is one of the effective therapy tools to treat most chronic health diseases and relieve pain.
How to choose the best massage gun?
If you want to know the all details regarding how to choose the best massage gun,it is good to know key performance of massage gun.
The motor of the massage gun is equivalent to its heart, which is the core part of the massage gun. The quality of the motor directly affects its lifespan, and a certain impact on the noise level.
The massage gun will make a lot of noise when works.The noise is as small as possible when purchasing,maximum should not exceed 70 decibels, otherwise it is really annoying.
Most of the massage guns on the market are adjustable switch,three switch or more is better. At least there must be low, medium, and high switch. The more switch the better.
Capacity of battery
Trying to choose a capacity of battery with more than four hours to avoid the need for frequent charging to affect the experience.
The massage gun has a single massage head, and some multiple massage heads depend on personal needs. If you just need to relax your muscles, you can choose a single massage head. If you want to massage other parts of the body, try to choose more massage heads.
Muscle massage gun application
Massage gun can help people with fasciitis relieve the pain symptoms, and the stable vibration frequency can promote muscle and soft tissue recovery.
The outer of muscles wrapped by a layer of fascia, so that muscle fibers can contract in an orderly direction to achieve a better functional state.After exercise, muscle tension, lactic acid accumulation, hypoxia, especially excessive exercise, the muscle fascia will be swollen or squeezed, causing soreness and discomfort.Muscle massage gun can solve muscle tension and other problems through external physical vibration, similar to the function of ligament stretching, muscle pulling and auxiliary massage after athletes have finished training. Reasonable and correct using of the massage gun can help relieve muscle soreness after exercise.
The use of massage gun have three stage in exercise, warm-up before exercise, activation during exercise, and recovery after exercise.
Using the massage gun to quickly impact the muscles you want to exercise, increase the temperature and blood flow of the muscles, and help achieve the effect of rapid warm-up before exercise.
Using the massage gun can activate the tired muscles again and prepare for the next set of exercises.
The vibration of the massage gun has high and low frequency,more using low frequency for deep muscle, and the low frequency will be slower and longer lasting,high frequency is more suitable for relieving muscle stiffness.
Using the massage gun to to impact the muscles after a long time exercise to help metabolize lactic acid and reduce muscle tension.
How to use massage gun
The big round massage head of the massage gun is generally used for shoulders, buttocks, and leg,the small round head is used for large muscles such as: arms and calves. The massage gun should be used along the texture of the muscles and the direction of the fascia, not just only impact on the sore points of the muscles,while it can not used for the head, cervical spine, spine and other parts with a large number of nerves and blood vessels,Max 3 to 5 minutes for each part.
Using massage gun precautions
Avoid people who are particularly weak or suffering from certain organic diseases: such as: epilepsy, mental illness, and please consult a professional doctor before use it for those who have undergone surgery.
Avoid using the massage gun above the clavicle:It is better not to use the massage gun for massaging clavicle, neck,head and parts with dense nerves and blood vessels.
Avoid using the massage gun in the groin area, which is also densely packed with nerves and blood vessels.
Avoid using the massage in areas with thin skin, such as:the tibia, spine, pelvis, etc.
Avoid people who have done a heart bypass or stent:The powerful vibration of the massage gun may affect the working state of the precision equipment in the body.
Muscle Massage gun FAQs
Q:How long is better to use massage gun?
Some people think that the longer use, the better the effect, but in fact it is not right.Do not need to use it for a long time,The time of using massage gun within 15-20 minutes is better that has been able to relax muscles and relieve pain symptoms.
Q:Who is suitable for using massage gun?
The sedentary crowd:People sitting for a long time will slow down the blood circulation and reduce the oxygen content of the body’s blood, thereby, affecting the body’s soreness and stiffness.This is reason to office crowd who do not exercise a lot will have the same back pain as those who workout regularly.massage gun can help sedentary crowd to accelerate blood circulation and relieve these issue.
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts:When athletes train for a long time, they will often suffer from some issues. If they are not treated in time, they may cause pain. Therefore, many athletes will take a massage gun to relax in time after training or competition. This is also a kind of body treatment,the same goes for fitness enthusiasts.
Older crowd:Many older will bring a massage hammer around so that they can massage when they are uncomfortable. But the force of the massage hammer is not easy to control, if you like,you can use the massage gun instead of it.
People who are recovering from injuries:Some people injured and their muscles need to relax during the recovery period. In this case, a massage gun is help for relieving pain.
Note: Not all people recovering from injuries are suitable. Please consult a professional doctor before use it.
Q:What are the different massage gun heads for?
According to the characteristics of the body muscles,There are four soft massage heads for different parts.
Suitable for massaging large muscle part: such as arms, back, buttocks, thighs and calves.
Suitable for massaging deep tissues such as meridian joints, soles, etc.
Suitable for massage of neck and spine
Suitable for full body relaxation and shaping
Q:Is the higher the speed of the massage gun, the better?
The rotation speed of the muscle massage gun is not as high as possible. Max controlled at 3200 rpm.
Q:Massage gun vs hand pressure massage,which is better?
In terms of muscle relaxation, professional hand pressure massage are effective,the reason is very simple. The masseur has professional massage knowledge and can control the force very well, but the cost is more expensive!
In terms of the efficiency of relaxing muscles,massage gun is better than that.
Muscle massage gun is very suitable for people who regularly exercise or pain,which can reduce muscle stiffness and soreness, increasing blood circulation and keep good healthy.