Percussion therapy, also known as neuromuscular vibration therapy uses rapid pulses of pressure in a concentrated area to treat the myofascial tissue which enhances the flow of blood to different critical areas, allowing for pain relief and subsequently improving function and range of motion. The percussions of the massage gun also provide a gentle stretch which in turn enhances flexibility, performance, and physical response.
How percussion therapy differs from traditional massage is by desensitizing the surrounding area of a sore muscle by shocking the muscle fiber gradually until the target area is penetrated. This way, with the help of a percussion therapy device, we are able to target specific muscle soreness without noticing a lot of the pain that comes with it.
With traditional massage, human hands may not be able to penetrate those hard to reach areas and thus not take care of the root problem. Furthermore, it is sometimes even too painful to bear. With percussion therapy, you don’t experience the pain, only relief.
Neuromuscular vibration therapy differs from traditional massage by desensitizing the surrounding area of a sore muscle through percussions. The soothing of the muscle tissue enables the treatment of the specific muscle soreness with less noticeable pain and discomfort, thus providing relief. Furthermore, traditional massaging with human hands may not be able to penetrate those hard to reach areas of the myofascial tissue thus not addressing the core issue.
As percussion therapy is utilized to aggressively work and treat deep-tissue muscles, it helps to increase blood circulation and oxygen distribution to various parts of your body, especially on the local topical area. This decreases post-workout muscle pain and cramps, which accelerates the body's ability to heal and recover. Not only is percussion therapy great as a post-workout recovery treatment, it's also used by world-class athletes as warm up mechanism.
Recent studies have revealed that percussion therapy helps treat muscle fibres up to 30x more effectively compared to regular massaging. Percussion therapy helps to give balance to a target muscle group as well as tone the muscles in that area, whilst relieving tightness and reducing physical stress on the bones and joints. The neuromuscular percussion therapy device helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, improves range of motion and promotes circulation.
Percussion therapy is for anyone and everyone who is physically active. Athletes have tons of stiffness and sore muscles following their workouts that it’s a must to alleviate some of that to be able to maximize training. Even if you aren’t an athlete, percussion therapy helps a lot in the repair and recovery of your muscle fibers, which leaves you feeling a whole lot better.
Or perhaps you just have a sore back from sitting too long in front of your desk at the office. Percussion therapy is amazing and really works wonders.