What is a Massage Gun?
They are the hottest things in sports recovery right now. they are certainly gaining in popularity among professional athletes and celebrities. Whether you are an athlete or an avid sports fan, you’ve probably heard or come across the term “massage gun”. You may have thought to yourself, “what is a massage gun?”. The term itself sounds intimidating, however these devices have become a stable part of the warm-up and recovery repertoire of athletes, therapists, and chiropractors.
Massage guns, or handheld percussion massagers (terms which we will use interchangeably throughout this article), are designed to aid in the increase of blood flow and the myofascial release process. These handheld devices, use vibration and pulsation to apply concentrated pressure deep into your muscle tissue and promote recovery. This form of deep-tissue massage can work out knots and tension out of the muscles, while also enhancing your range of motion and increasing blood flow. Percussion massagers, when used correctly, can help reduce your recovery time and help relieve pain, tension, and soreness.