What is percussion therapy and why it may be right for you
Percussion therapy uses targeted pulses of concentrated pressure into your muscle tissue.
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.
It also provides a gentle stretch that in turn enhances flexibility, performance, and physical response.
What are the benefits of percussion therapy?
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 to rehabilitate both sports injuries and everyday problems.
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.