Benefits of the Theragun
In general, the Theragun has been known to:
Increase blood flow
Break up scar tissue
Decrease lactic acid
Release muscle spasms
Increase lymphatic flow
Improve range of motion
Improve body awareness
Make recovery more efficient and effective (which is one of the reasons patients have gotten their own
For large muscle groups like glutes and quads.
For pinpoints and small muscle groups.
For shoulder blades, IT bands, scrapping and flushing.
For trigger points and lower back.
A more targeted option for overall use.
For tender or bony areas and overall use.
What is a Theragun?
The Theragun is a massage device that looks (and sounds) like a power drill that uses percussive massage therapy to treat muscle soreness and relieve pain. The tool has increasingly been used by (and found effective for) everyone – from professional athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between.
What is percussive therapy?
Percussive therapy, also known as percussion therapy, is a form of soft tissue manipulation intended to reduce muscle soreness and increase range of motion. It is a deep muscle treatment that delivers rapid and long vertical strokes into the muscle, causing neuromuscular response.
The Science Behind the Theragun
The Theragun is designed to “talk with the nervous system” using three key combinations:
Amplitude: How deep does it go? (The Theragun goes 16mm)
Frequency: How quickly does it pulse? (The Theragun uses 2400 pulses per minute on high and 1750 on low speed)
Torque: How much pressure until it stalls out? (The Theragun delivers up to 60 pounds of force! Not that you need to, or should be, pressing that hard!)