A massage gun is a device that helps to improve blood circulation, prevent muscle damage, relieve muscle stiffness and soreness and reduce the level of lactic acid.
What are massage guns For?
Whether you are an avid cyclist or a casual rider, massage is an important task, not to be overlooked. Of course, it would be lovely to have an in-person massage regularly but this isn’t always feasible.
A massage gun gives you the chance to perform self-massage at any time of day or night when you need some relief from sore muscles.
Do massage guns work?
Studies have shown that massage guns will cause the muscle to contract a number of times more than the normal contractions. This contraction causes the muscle to lengthen and strengthen. In time, this will lead to stronger muscles with reduced tightness.
When do you use massage guns?
You can use massage guns either before, after or during exercise. It is a great way to warm up the muscles pre exercise by stimulating blood circulation.
If you decide to take the massage gun with you on your ride then you could use it during. This would be good for helping ease out any sore, tight muscles.
When you use a massage gun after exercise it helps to deliver more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. This helps to reduce any muscle fatigue, spasms, soreness and pain.
Do massage guns work on knots?
Knots can be very uncomfortable. If you are suffering from lots of knots in your muscles then you may benefit from seeing a massage specialist. A massage gun can help to increase blood flow which may help to reduce inflammation and tension. This process can help to break up painful and uncomfortable knots.