The touted benefits of a massage gun are pretty impressive – boosted immunity, muscle recovery, flexibility and joint mobility, to name a few.
A massage gun is a handheld device that uses vibration therapy to emulate a technique called ‘tapotement’, where therapists move their hands in a fast
According to sports therapist Willum Ogden, head of medical at Flow Recovery, this stimulation of the nerves promotes several things, including increased blood flow.
PROMOTES BLOOD FLOW“
Applying a massage gun to an area on the body creates a sort of rippling effect along the skin, like waves,” explains Ogden.
ENCOURAGES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Massage guns may help our bodies to fight infection because they give the lymphatic system a boost.
INCREASES MUSCLE FLEXIBILITY
A massage gun can also relieve soreness and stress in the body by releasing tension and fluid deep in the muscles to enhance tissue metabolism.
BETTER JOINT MOBILITY“
Any benefit of using a massage gun on a muscle indirectly helps to improve joint mobility too,” says Ogden.
INCREASES MUSCLE RECOVERY (BY REDUCING DOMS)
DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is that achy or stiff feeling you get after intense, new or unfamiliar exercise.