Feeling stressed out and tight? Are your muscles are screaming for mercy? Are you splayed out on the couch after a grueling hike/climb/workout? A massage therapist can help work out those stress-induced knots. But what if you don’t have the budget or time to see one? Did you know that there's a recovery tool that soothes the ache ASAP and prevents soreness later?
A Medcursor Massage Gun is a cordless state-of-the-art massage device that helps reduce muscle soreness and tension, promote blood circulation, optimize mobility and improve the general condition of the body's musculoskeletal system. It also comes with different massage heads designed to target specific muscle groups.
Research has shown that massage guns can be effective in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and improving short-term muscle length. DOMS can cause muscle soreness for 24 – 72 hours following an intense workout. By utilizing the massage gun on the muscles used in the workout, you can reduce the amount of muscle soreness, therefore aiding in muscle recovery. It loosens up tight and sore muscles and promotes blood flow to the specific area, which can help reduce inflammation and muscle tension.
Even known athlete like Lebron James was seen using a massage gun off the court while taking a breather on the sidelines. Many other athletes and fitness aficionados are also using a percussive massager. So how to use the massage gun properly?
- Choose what attachment you’d like to treat the muscle with. Then turn on the device.
- Gently hold the massage gun to the area you want to treat (shoulders, glutes, hammies, and quads are stellar places to start).
- Breathe deeply as you slowly move the massage gun up and down the muscle.
- Feel free to pause over any areas that feel tense. No need to press down on the knots — just let the device do its thing.