When and How to Use a Massage Gun

When and How to Use a Massage Gun

 If you work out and wish you had a faster and more effective way of recovering from muscle soreness, consider using a massager or massage gun. Massage gun therapy has become very popular with trainers, pro athletes, and celebrities in recent years thanks to the benefits they can offer when recovering after a workout. This is why it’s important to learn when to use a massage gun. 

Massage guns are percussive therapy devices that help to move lactic acid from the muscles worked during your exercise routine. In theory, it is similar to using foam rolling or massage to help muscles recover. However, because of the percussive nature and power of a massage gun, it proves to be even more effective. Percussive therapy also takes less time, which means better overall recovery.

Another benefit of using a vibration therapy device like a massage gun such as the Sonic LX  is the comfort level they provide. This type of massage therapy can be a good solution for those who do not like deep tissue massage, which can be painful for some people. Massage guns and massage gun therapy can provide a similar effect without pain.


For recovery, it is a good idea to use a massage gun as soon after your workout you can. This might be in the gym before you leave, or it might be as soon as you get home. It should be used for around two to three minutes on muscles you worked and that you think will be sore in the following days. This helps prevent muscle soreness by moving the lactic acid out of them so that you can recover faster. You can also treat other muscles when you are using the massage gun, not just the ones that you worked that day. They will only need about 30 seconds of treatment in most cases.

One of the great things about vibration therapy and massage guns is that you don’t have to use much pressure to get results. The percussive force of the machine handles the hard work for you. It is also faster than a traditional massage.

It is possible to use the massage gun for more than just recovering after workouts. Many people are using them to help with their stress and tension, just as they would traditional massage therapy. Again, using the machine for just a couple of minutes on muscles can make a difference in the way you feel. It is even helpful to use right before you go to sleep since it can help you feel relaxed and calm. 


Now that you know when to use massage gun therapy, learn when not to use it. When using the massage gun, make sure that you aren't using it on any injured areas. Whether it is a strain, sprain, tendonitis, or a broken bone, you will want to let the body heal from injury before using a massage gun. Common sense use of the device is important.

There is a range of options from which you can choose. Lifepro also offers usage advice specifically for women. It's time to find a massage gun that you can use today, whether it is for personal use or for clients after you've trained with them.

To find out more about massage guns, check out our article "Everything You Need to Know About Massage Guns" here!



  1. Gray, Kevin. 2019. “Can Massage Guns Really Decrease Muscle Pain? | Wellness | MyFitnessPal.” MyFitnessPal Blog. August 24, 2019. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/can-massage-guns-really-decrease-muscle-pain/
  2. Imtiyaz, Shagufta, Zubia Veqar, and M.Y. Shareef. 2014. “To Compare the Effect of Vibration Therapy and Massage in Prevention of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).” JOURNAL of CLINICAL and DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.7860/jcdr/2014/7294.3971


Joel Gottehrer

Joel Gottehrer is the Co-Founder of Lifepro Fitness and has dedicated his life to helping people transform theirs. With over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and owner of two personal training studios, Joel has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to helping transform lives. After suffering from physical injuries, Joel and his business partner, Abraham Brach, came together with a common goal to alleviate the pain caused by their injuries.

They continued to find themselves disappointed with the results stemming from various products promising to relieve their pain, and with that – Lifepro Fitness was born. Joel's mission is to have a positive impact on millions of lives with the Lifepro brand. Whether it's finding new and innovative ways to help people recover from injuries or developing products to improve overall wellness, Joel is always looking for ways to push the boundaries. Thanks to his commitment to help people live their lives free of pain, Lifepro has been able to do this for thousands of people since its founding in 2017.

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