Question: Are Percussion Massagers Good For You?

What’s better Theragun vs Hypervolt?

In terms of experience, users report that the Theragun G3PRO provides more of a rough, tough, deep tissue beating, whereas the Hypervolt gives you a somewhat gentler, massage-like experience, while still working out those tough knots..

Are percussion massagers safe?

If you decided to bite the bullet and get a percussion massager/massage gun, here are some tips for safely using it. Avoid using your percussion massager over bony areas (unless you’re using a softer vibrational massager). Try to use the massager over muscles. Don’t press down hard with your massager.

Is Theragun safe to use?

It’s best to consult your doctor before using a Theragun or similar device if you have any injuries or chronic health conditions. Theragun also recommends checking with a doctor if you are pregnant (although Bankston said generally it is safe as long as you don’t use it near the front or rear of your torso).

Can you overuse Theragun?

Theragun will release blood flow, release tension, and activate your nervous system. It ‘warms up’ my fluids and lubricates my muscles with blood and oxygen. The important thing is not to use it too long so you stay in the activation stage.

Can Theragun cause damage?

Muscle strains are usually painful, so you probably won’t be tempted to use your Theragun on a pulled hamstring. But just in case you thought that was a good idea, it’s not — the powerful hammering motion of percussion therapy can further damage your muscles.

Does Theragun break up scar tissue?

Benefits of the Theragun In general, the Theragun has been known to: Reduce pain. Increase blood flow. Break up scar tissue.

Can massage gun cause blood clots?

“When you are using the device or pushing on a muscle during any kind of massage, you’re temporarily cutting off the blood supply,” Snideman explains. “But when you’re done, the body will react and send extra blood to that area. This isn’t a bad thing, but for most people, blood flow isn’t a problem.”

How often should you use a percussion massager?

Treat yourself 2-3 times per day. Prior to workouts or physical activity, float your Theragun for up to 30 seconds to instantly activate and “wake up” your muscles. Reactivate muscles during your workout or any activity by using your Theragun for 10-15 seconds on the muscle group.

What is the best percussion massager on the market?

The Best Percussion Massagers, Right NowHyperice Hypervolt.Hyperice Hypervolt Plus.Hyperice Hypervolt GO.Theragun PRO.Theragun Elite.Theragun Prime.Theragun mini.TimTam Power Massager.More items…•

Can you use Theragun everyday?

A Theragun is ideal if you are going to use it every day, and/or you do fitness alot. If you are wanting a percussion therapy device but do not want to spend a lot of money, buy a lower end one to see if you are going to use it and if you get results.

Does the Theragun actually work?

Percussive therapy doesn’t completely eliminate muscle soreness. But what it does do is increase blood flow to a specific muscle area, which can help reduce inflammation and muscle tension and break up those pesky knots that seem to linger after a hard workout.