PERCUSSION THERAPY: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Read on to learn all about this relatively new, at-home recovery method AND find out how you can win your own massage gun from Fitness World!
In our very humble opinion, there’s absolutely nothing better than a good massage after a workout or a long day at work. No kids, no stress – just 60-90 minutes of pure bliss!
Unfortunately, most of us either can’t afford a daily massage or simply don’t have the time. That being said, new technologies have recently emerged that has given massage lovers and athletes everywhere a way to reap the benefits of a massage without having to leave your home. One of these being the enigmatic and much sought-after percussion therapy method.
Percussion therapy has garnered a huge cult following in the last few years from both celebrities and athletes touting it as THE way to relieve muscle pain, increase flexibility, accelerate muscle recovery – basically everything except paying your taxes for you.
So, what exactly is percussion therapy? And is it worth the hype?
Well, keep reading. We’re about to let you know the ins and outs of percussion therapy AND how you can enter to win your very own massage gun with Fitness World!
What is Percussion Therapy?
Percussion therapy is a specific type of massage therapy that involves the use of a massage gun to repeatedly pulsate against muscle tissue. The name “percussion” comes from the musical term of a similar movement: rapid, rhythmic motion – but now in massage form.
While, yes, it does sound like a strange way to get a massage – and maybe a bit torturous, it’s actually an incredibly beneficial way to heal a multitude of ailments that can arise from an intense workout, stress, or long periods of rest.
What Does Percussion Therapy Help With?
Traditional massages like Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue have always been popular choices for athletes – as well as everyday people – for their ability to reduce painful muscle contractions, spasms, and nerve compression.
However, with the average price of a massage typically ranging from $45 – $175, regular massages are out of reach for many of us.
Massage Gun: The DIY Professional Massage
In comparison, percussion therapy with a massage gun is a one-time purchase you can use anywhere that provides numerous health and muscle benefits, including:
- Alleviates Post-workout Soreness
- Accelerates Muscle Recovery
- Preps Muscles for Workout
- Increase Blood Circulation & Flexibility
- Prevent delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Who Would Benefit from a Massage Gun?
Just because you’re not Connor McDavid or Jennifer Lopez, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to benefit from a massage gun.
Athletes and celebrities aren’t the only ones who have muscles that get sore (shocking, we know). Anyone who engages in regular workouts, sits or stands for long periods of time at their job, or those who simply love a massage for relaxation would benefit from a massage gun!
If you do suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, or bruise easily, however, this form of massage therapy may not be the best option. Before taking part, it’s important to speak to your healthcare provider or a physical therapist to determine if a massage gun will work for you.
Win a Massage Gun from Fitness World!
Ready to purchase one of these bad boys for yourself? Well, put your credit card away, because Fitness World is now giving away a FREE Hyperice Hypervolt 2 massage gun to one of our amazing members! You read that right! Visit our Give Away Info page below to find out how you can win a massage gun for yourself, plus a fitness prize pack that’ll have you reaching your fitness goals in no time.
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 has an improved ergonomic and lightweight design that helps you move the way you want to. Its patented QuietGlide® technology also means you can use it wherever, whenever without disturbing anyone!
If you’re not sure how to use one, Fitness World has you covered. Come into a club and one of our certified personal trainers can show you how it works and give you tips to best utilize this amazing tool!