Are you suffering from muscle soreness or tightness?
It’s never a good time to be in pain. Whether you’re trying to recover from an injury, feeling the effects of age, or just need to loosen up after a long day at work, the Theragun can help.
The Theragun is a massage device that looks like a power drill that uses percussive massage therapy to treat muscle soreness and relieve pain. The tool has increasingly been used by (and found effective for) everyone – from professional athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between.
Like many great products and inventions, the Theragun was created by Dr. Jason, a chiropractor by profession, after he suffered a personal injury. He was looking for a way to treat himself between his regular treatments with the aim of getting better faster.
Percussive therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation intended to reduce muscle soreness and increase the range of motion. It is a deep muscle treatment that delivers rapid and long vertical strokes into the muscle causing a neuromuscular response.
Our team at Elevate Fitness has been using the Theragun during workouts as well as after workouts in order to help our Members get into shape faster.
The Theragun is designed to “talk with the nervous system” using three key combinations: amplitude, frequency, and torque. When you put all three of these together, it will result in a top-grade percussive therapy device.
What is percussive therapy? Percussive therapy, also known as percussion therapy, is a form of soft tissue manipulation intended to reduce muscle soreness and increase the range of motion. It is a deep muscle treatment that delivers rapid and long vertical strokes into the muscle, causing a neuromuscular response.
Benefits of Theragun include reduced pain; increased blood flow; breaking up scar tissue; decrease lactic acid; release of muscle spasms; increase lymphatic flow; improved range of motion; improve body awareness; make recovery more efficient and effective (which is one of the reasons clients have gotten their own Theragun for use between sessions).
If these benefits of massage gun therapy aren’t enough to convince you of their merits, talk to one of our personal trainers today about all of the tools we use to aid in workout recovery.