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Benefits of a Massage Gun For Athletes

by daraab kiani July 27, 2022

Whether you’re an athlete in search of the next best recovery tool or just an average gym-goer looking to improve their overall physical health, well-being, and performance, massage guns are an incredible tool.

Since the invention of the massage gun, it has continued to prove effective for both leisurely fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes alike. But how effective are they really?!

In what follows, we’ll be diving into the many benefits of massage guns, ultimately providing you with the necessary information to make the purchasing decision for yourself.

1. Recovery & Repair

While the primary purpose of the invention of the massage gun was convenience and pain management, it quickly became a go-to recovery device for the masses. With just one 5-10 minute session, the recovery benefits associated with the use of a massage fun are profound, similar to that of a standard one-hour deep-tissue massage; think a fraction of the time with the same or better result.

Apart from the evident recovery benefits, the time you’ll save during your recovery routine will drastically decrease. Gone are the days of gruelling stretching sessions and 90-minute massage appointments.

From blood circulation and muscle tissue repair to the relief of physiological muscular tension and stress, massage guns are without a doubt a superior tool for achieving such benefits.

2. Relief from Pain & Discomfort

As discussed above, the primary purpose of its invention was for both convenience and pain management/relief. Whether it’s to target a particularly tight area or to approach the body more broadly, the use of a massage gun has proven through an abundance of anecdotal evidence to do just that; relief and help manage physiological pain and discomfort.

While it’s important to learn how to use a massage gun properly so as to not further exacerbate the pain or discomfort, it’s extremely easy and largely safety-proof. Whether the neck, back, calves, or quads, it’ll be sure to provide instant and prolonged relief from whatever you might be suffering from.

3. Convenience & Functionality

Gone are the days of booking an appointment a month out with your local massage therapist, only to wait in agony for the day to arrive, paying considerable amounts of money for both their time, skill, and expertise…

Well, what if we told you that you can achieve the same relief day in and day out, whenever you want for however long you want at a fraction of the cost and time of one singular massage therapy appointment… With massage guns, it’s not only possible, it’s inevitable.

More accessible and convenient than ever before, not to mention widely functional and easy to use, massage guns have drastically changed the game, particularly as it pertains to the health, wellness, and recovery space.

If you’re not in possession of a massage gun, you’re going to want to strongly consider its initial investment; Any time, any place, as many times as you’d like… Pre-workout, post-workout, before bed, upon waking in the morning, during your lunch break, or even amidst an important meeting!

4. Athletic Performance

Not only are massage guns associated largely with physiological recovery and relief; i.e. the way your body feels. It’s also associated directly with the way that your body performs… In other words, contrary to those who hold the belief that a massage gun is one-dimensional, it’s widely measured by both how you feel AND how you perform, both in the gym, on the playing field, and in life.

For those who don’t believe in the power of the massage gun when it comes to athletic performance, all you need to do is look at the thousands, if not millions of athletes who rely on it on a basis. Increased flexibility and efficiency, improved speed and power, and improvements to one’s overall athletic performance are just a few of the many athletic-related benefits you can come to expect from regular use of a massage gun…

While there are many reasons for these improvements, it largely comes down to the massage gun’s ability to warm up the muscle pre-workout, enhance performance during the workout, and improve the recovery post-workout;it’s a no-brainer!

5. Cost-Efficiency (Comparative to Traditional Massage Therapy)

If you’re budgeting for health and wellness activities such as massage therapy, physiotherapy, gym memberships, and fitness apparel, a massage gun might be the tool for you!

As mentioned earlier, the differences in the cost of a standard one-hour massage therapy session and the relative one-time fixed cost of a massage gun are nothing short of significant. While the one session might be less expensive, it needs to be understood that it’s just one appointment. Over time, the one-time cost of a massage gun far outweighs the upkeep that traditional massage therapy requires.

Once again, it’s a no-brainer…

A Final Word

While these are certainly not all of the amazing benefits of massage guns, they’re of the most commonly reported and prevalent. Other key benefits include stress relief, improved range of motion, reduced soreness and stiffness, and even muscle growth activation and stimulation.

Not to mention the number of unique attachments that comes with a typical massage gun kit, each boasting its own ability to target specific areas of the body optimally.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a regular Joe/Jane, the stressors that our bodies endure on a daily basis are often ignored, however, they’re significant. Not to mention the stressors that our mind endures (much of it shown through physical tension and stress). Notably, the consequences of these stressors are endless should you fail to care for them proactively.

While a healthy lifestyle entails several components, one such component that can’t go unnoticed is recovery. As you’ve learned, one such tool that has proven superiority over most other recovery tools and techniques is a massage gun.

A great way to destress both the body and mind, there’s nothing to date that’s more efficient, effective, and convenient regarding physical therapy than a massage gun; It’s highly worth consideration of investment…

Lucky for you, here at Redge Fit, we’re launching our very own massage gun! Keep an eye out for more surrounding its features and release date…

For now, be sure to explore our website to shop our many fitness and recovery tools!

 

daraab kiani
daraab kiani



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