Percussion therapy accelerates and enhances the repair of muscle fiber by providing rapid bursts of pressure in concentrated, short-duration pulses deep into the tissues of the body. This enhances the flow of blood to different critical areas, allowing for pain relief and subsequently improving function and range of motion.
We have all had that long day at the gym. Sure, after the workout is done, we are left feeling a sense of euphoria. Endorphins are coursing wild through our veins, and we experience a satisfaction that can only come with intense physical exercise.
Our workouts can sometimes be so demanding physically, that often we neglect rest and recovery which should always follow every workout. Enter percussion therapy, which boosts recovery.
It also provides a gentle stretch that in turn enhances flexibility, performance, and physical response.
Percussion therapy relaxes thickened connective tissue, helps to break down adhesions and internal scar tissue, provides improved circulation in the veins and lymphatic system, enhances flexibility through gentle stretching, and increases range of movement.
Since percussion therapy is utilized to aggressively work and treat deep-tissue muscles, it helps to increase blood circulation and oxygen distribution to various parts of your body, especially on the local topical area. This decreases post-workout muscle pain and cramps, which accelerates the body’s ability to heal and recover.
But not only is percussion therapy great as a post-workout treatment, it’s also used by world-class athletes as a pre-competition warm up.
Recent studies have indicated that percussion therapy helps treat muscle fibers up to 30-times more effectively than regular massage. Percussion therapy helps to give balance to a target muscle group as well as tone the muscles in that area, all the while relieving tightness and reducing physical stress on the bones and joints.
Who should use percussion therapy?
Percussion therapy is for anyone and everyone who is physically active. Athletes have tons of stiffness and sore muscles following their workouts that it’s a must to alleviate some of that to be able to maximize training. Even if you aren’t an athlete, percussion therapy helps a lot in the repair and recovery of your muscle fibers, which leaves you feeling a whole lot better.
Or perhaps you just have a sore back from sitting too long in front of your desk at the office. Percussion therapy is amazing and really works wonders.