Everything You Need to Know About a Massage Gun
Massage guns are the all-in-one muscle relief favorites for anyone, no matter your lifestyle! Whether you’re sitting in the office or recovering after an intense workout, there are exclusive benefits to using a massage gun habitually. The percussive, repetitive motion of the MyoNetic Mini Massage Gun stimulates the nervous system in a concentrated way, triggering the relaxation of the surrounding muscles and connective tissues.
Here’s the benefits breakdown:
Percussive Muscle Therapy
Massage gun muscle relief is an effective form of injury rehabilitation by speeding up recovery and preventing future re-injury. Percussive massage therapy delivers deep vibrations to relieve pain or discomfort in muscle tissue. The pulses from the massage gun help improve blood and lymph circulation around the body, which enhances oxygen and nutrient production within the muscle. This is speedy recovery, improved range of motion, pain relief, relieves muscle fatigue and soreness. Improved circulation into the muscles tissues helps the injured areas become more flexible and heal quickly. The improved circulation helps break down adhesions and the increased production of nutrients and fluids could help with quick tissue repair.
Making massage therapy part of your lifestyle and post-workout routine effectively relieves muscle strain and stress. Fluids and tension are released within the deep muscles to improve circulation and help boost tissue metabolism.
Lactic Acid Release
Lactic acid forms when the oxygen levels in the body are low and the body begins to compensate for it by converting newly formed lactate into energy. This often happens during intense exercise and the lactic acid tends to build up in the bloodstream faster than it can burn off. This could make you feel exhausted, nauseous and have cramp feelings in your muscles. A massage gun can reverse this, as it helps release lactic acid and other toxins from the muscles to surrounding tissues. This will help reduce the risk of muscle soreness that often comes after a prolonged exertion due to lactic acid accumulation.
Injury Prevention & Pain Relief
By improving muscle contraction with percussive therapy, the muscle is lengthened and strengthened. The main purpose is to help relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body, which would help shorten the muscle recovery time between workouts, as toxic debris is constantly being eliminated to allow the muscles to bounce back within the shortest possible time.
Increases Blood and Lymphatic Flow
Massage guns provide deep tissue massage, which increases the rate of blood flow and stimulates the nerve receptors responsible for dilating blood vessels. The lymph works to remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues and muscle contractions control the flow.
Activates the Nervous System
The nervous system stimulates and regulates the activity of the muscles and maintains the body’s homeostasis. Deep muscle massages help stimulate the receptors of the sympathetic nervous system, releasing tension and helping the muscles relax while improving mobility.
Relieves Muscle Spasms
After an intense workout, relieve muscle spasms and stiffness. A spasm is a result of the muscle lacking proper blood flow. By applying pressure to the muscle, tendons, and ligaments they become relaxed and reduce painful contractions.
Everything You Need to Know:
Gear 1 - Warm up
Gear 2 - Lactic Acid Decomposition
Gear 3 - Deep Tissue Reach
Each massage head can be grouped into two categories: increased blood flow or target trigger points.
Massage Head Breakdown
INCREASE BLOOD FLOW
The go-to massage head for full-body muscle relief. Cover large body surfaces with only a few strokes. Thanks to its large size, it is ideal for any broad muscle area on the body—the least invasive massage head.
USE ON: Legs, Neck, Arms, Back, Abdomen, etc.
INCREASE BLOOD FLOW
The hammer-shaped attachment uses a flat surface to break down dense muscle tissue throughout the body. Due to the flat surface, the spread of the vibration tends to be broader, perfect for main muscles.
USE ON: Pecs, Quads, Back, etc.
TARGET TRIGGER POINTS
Great for massaging trigger points in the body. Pinpoint tight spots and knots for thorough relief. Target hard-to-reach spots.
USE ON: Small Pressure Points, Knots, Ligaments and Tendons.
TARGET TRIGGER POINTS
The 2-pronged fork attachment glides through uneven crevices. This attachment works best with a gliding motion to avoid heavy friction.
USE ON: Trapezius, Neck, Achilles Tendon, Paraspinal Muscles and major Pressure Points.
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