Have you ever wondered how massage guns work? It’s a handheld device used on soft tissue that vibrates at a pre-determined frequency. They’re designed for muscle relief but look a lot like something you find in a garage.
But they can be super helpful when it comes to reducing soreness and increasing range of motion.
As I’ve started using mine more frequently, I wanted to learn more about the science of how your body responds to vibrational massage and what’s actually happening.
So if you have a massage gun or just are curious how they work…today’s episode is for you!
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
- How massage guns work
- If percussive massage really makes a difference
- And the most effective way to incorporate them into your self-care
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- Konrad, A., Glashüttner, C., Reiner, M. M., Bernsteiner, D., & Tilp, M. (2020). The Acute Effects of a Percussive Massage Treatment with a Hypervolt Device on Plantar Flexor Muscles’ Range of Motion and Performance. Journal of sports science & medicine, 19(4), 690–694. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7675623/
- Martin, J. (2021, January 20). A critical evaluation of percussion massage gun devices as a rehabilitation tool focusing on lower limb mobility: A literature review. https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/j9ya8
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