Who should use percussion therapy massager?
Treating your deep-tissue muscles with Percussion therapy.
Percussive massage therapy is not a new concept—you have likely seen pulsating self-massagers somewhere before as it can expedite the rehabilitations process of muscles that have been insured due to trauma, disease or surgery. In fact whole body vibrations are long-used by NASA to help prevent bone loss while being in space for astronauts.
Anyways. You may still ask what is the Percussion therapy in the first place. In simple terms, percussion massage therapy is linked to latest innovations in physiotherapy and involves a handheld massager that shocks your targeted areas of the body with rapid pulses of pressure. In essence it is mimicking the therapist doing deep tissue massage using knuckles and elbow's to "strip out" muscle tissue as far down to the bone as possible.
By pulsing the muscle fibers with a gentle wave of pressure, percussion massages is able to alleviate the pain and improve blood flow. Actual scientific concept behind this type of therapy is based on the gate control theory, which holds that a non-painful stimulus (in this case, vibration) can suppress the feeling of pain. These repetitive pulses of pressure provided by percussion massage relaxes muscle tissue in areas where we experience intense stiffness and build up.
Common Injuries & conditions often treated by athletes with percussion massage
- Shin Splints
- Muscle Spasms & Cramps
- Muscle soreness
Since percussion therapy is utilised to aggressively work and treat deep-tissue muscles, it helps to increase blood circulation and oxygen distribution to targeted parts of your body. This decreases post-workout muscle pain and cramps, which accelerates the body’s ability to heal and recover.
In essence, this deep tissue massage technique can be especially effective for:
- People undergoing physical therapy after an injury, trauma or surgery to aid in the breakdown process of scar tissue to accelerate rehabilitation process.
- Training athletes who are considerably harder on their bodies than the average person. They often have stiffness and sore muscles following their workouts and are looking to enhance and improve overall performance and training.
- Someone looking to recover their muscle fibers or revitalise after sitting long hours in the office.