What are the benefits of using a Massage Gun
Massage Guns, these are definitely one of the biggest health and fitness topics talked about over the last decade! But what do they really do?
What this piece of fitness equipment does is, it uses different attachments or heads that pulses at different RPMs (repititions per minute) across your body and muscles. The aim is to stimulate the muscle and activate them the same way a massage would do.
Below is a list of benefits that you will find from using the deep tissue massage gun:
1. Breaks up scar tissue and myofascial release - Working out will involve a repetitive process of breaking down and repairing of muscle fibers. If you've been doing this for a while you would have built up a great deal of scar tissue and toxins that have been trapped within your muscles. With the bullet attachment, it can emulate the thumb of a deep tissue masseuse, therefore releasing all of this bad stuff in your body.
2. Sports and activity recovery after sessions - After every intense session, you would have had lactic acid built up as well as incredibly sore muscles. The massage gun used with the flat head can then replicate a good old massage, helping you recover a lot faster. Which is important when you need to train hard and often.
3. Increase blood flow into your muscle groups - Getting more blood flow into the right areas is vital to recovery as well as overall muscle growth. This is because the blood acts as transporter for nutrients, so you want to make sure those muscle groups are receiving as much of this as possible! Not only for post workout, but you can also use this across the whole body (on the lighter levels for 15 seconds on each muscle part) to warm up your muscles to prevent injuries and get them fired up for your training.
4. Untie knots in your body - This one is applicable to everybody (whether you're training or not). Over time our bodies will tie knots, just like the wires on your headphones or chargers. This then will cause things such as your neck and shoulders to become very tense, which then snowballs onto other parts of your body becoming tight too as a byproduct. You can also avoid any injuries by ensuring your body is completely knot free, as sometimes knots can only be on one side but not the other, making your training imbalanced and potentially dangerous.
I'd highly recommend you check out our MK1 and MK2 massage guns on FitnessHaus. The difference between the two models is that the MK2 will have a screen, increased battery life as well as comes with a handy travel carrier.
But if just need it to do the job at home each evening, I would recommend taking the MK1 model. You can also use this up to 2-3 times a day, up to 15-25 minutes per session too!
Massage gun MK1 - Click here
Massage gun MK2 - Click here