As many who are reading this are fitness enthusiasts to some degree, we are all looking to enhance our well-being through exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle.
I, for one, am looking for ways to train my body and help aid in its recovery to be able to do whatever it is I would like to do outside the gym….whether outdoor activities or being in a better state of mind for my family/friends/colleagues.
For most, it takes discipline and dedication with nutrition, sleep, water and overall stress management. However, an area that gets WAY overlooked is mobility (the ability to move more freely and easily).
This blog is not specific in regards to movement in mobility which I highly recommend more and more of us look into some sort of routine outside the walls of the gym.
What I would like to touch on is the awesome benefits of having a massage gun (percussive/vibration therapy). Essentially, massage guns are tools used to provide rapid bursts of pressure into the body’s muscle tissue.
Much like a massage gun, here is a rapid fire of benefits for adding this into your exercise routine pre and post workout.
✅ Helps increase blood flow to a specific muscle area, which can help reduce inflammation and muscle tension (break down knots).
✅ Can be used to warm muscles up that seem to be tight prior to exercise.
✅ Prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) -- meaning your less likely to feel pain or tightness 24 to 72 hours after intense exercise.
✅ Helps improve blood and lymph circulation around the body, which helps produce more oxygen and nutrients into the muscles which speed up recovery.
✅ Reduce stress! Many of us have stress and seem to carry it in the neck/trap region...unbelievable relief from a massage gun (may need to talk to your chiropractor or physician to safely use in this area).
I have currently been using a massage gun for all of these benefits for the past several years. There are not many days that go by that I do not use the gun to enhance my well-being.
Although these massage guns can be pricey, it is hard to put a price tag on your overall health!