When and How to Use a Massage Gun

When and How to Use a Massage Gun

Are you looking for a way to relieve sore muscles, ease tension, and boost your recovery after a tough workout? If so, a massage gun could be just what you need! This device has become very popular with trainers, pro athletes, and celebrities in recent years thanks to its benefits when recovering after a workout.

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 foam rolling or massage to help muscles recover. However, because of a massage gun's percussive nature and power, it proves to be even more effective. It also takes less time, which means better overall recovery.

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

Should I Use a Massage Gun Before or After a Workout?

One of the great things about massage guns is that you don't have to use them only for muscle recovery. The percussive force of the machine handles the hard work for you - before and after the workout. Here is how you can decide when to use your therapy massage gun.

When Should You Use A Massage For Recovery?

The best time to use a massage gun for muscle recovery is right after a workout. This is when your muscles are most sensitive and need the most attention. Doing this will help to reduce lactic acid build-up and reduce inflammation. This might be in the gym before you leave or after you get back home. Use it for 30 seconds on the muscle group you think will be sore in the following days. This helps to move the lactic acid out of them so that you can recover faster. You can also treat other muscles using the massage gun, not just the ones you worked on that day.

Should I Use a Massage Gun For Warm-Up?

Studies have shown that using a massage gun for percussive massage treatment for warm-up can optimize your flexibility without losing muscle performance. Warm up your body with light exercises before use to avoid injury risk. Massage each muscle group for 30 seconds, 20-10 minutes before the workout. Stretch gently after the massage session.

You can use the massage gun for more than recovery or warm-up. Many people use them to help with their stress and tension, just like a traditional massage. Again, using the machine for just a few minutes on muscles can make a difference in how you feel. It is even helpful to use right before sleep since it can help you feel relaxed and calm.

How To Use A Massage Gun Properly and Safely

When using the massage gun, avoid any injured areas. You will want to let the body heal from injury before using a massage gun, whether it is a strain, sprain, tendonitis, or a broken bone. Common sense use of the device is essential.

Watch Lifepro video instructions to avoid any injuries and maximize the massage gun's benefits: 

Whether you are an athlete looking for faster recovery or someone who needs an on-the-go chronic pain relief solution, Lifepro has a range of massage gun options right for you. To learn more about massage guns, check out our article "Everything You Need to Know About Massage Guns" here!

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