What is Percussion Massage?
Posted on April 18, 2017
Percussion massage is a breakthrough treatment for soft tissue pain and soreness through the use of a tool that provides rapid, short duration pulses deep into the soft tissues of the body. This innovative tool accelerates the growth and repair of tissues by heavily increasing blood flow to the area. It also causes pain relief and an increased range of motion and function. Percussive massage also provides a gentle stretch to the muscles and connective tissues improving responsiveness and performance.
What are the Benefits of Percussion Massage?
Percussive massage (also called “deep muscle stimulation”) is beneficial in a variety of applications, including:
- Relaxing of thickened connective tissue and fascia.
- Breaking down of adhesions and internal scar tissue, present after injuries or surgery.
- Increased venous and lymphatic circulation.
- Elongating muscle fiber, especially when spasms, stiffness and restrictions are present.
- Increase range of movement by relieving stiff joints.
Who is Percussion Massage Right For?
If you have soft tissue injury or soreness, percussive massage can expedite the rehabilitation process of muscles that have been injured due to trauma, surgery or disease.
Where we are seeing the best results with percussion massage is for recovery from intense sports training. Recent studies have shown that percussion devices cause contractions that are up to 30 times more powerful than normal voluntary contractions. This leads to enhanced muscle strength and improved muscle recovery. Percussive stimulation also improves muscle tone and balance, relieving muscular tightness and reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints. It increases blood circulation to bring more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle, and reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
If you are experiencing muscle tightness, soreness, fatigue or pain… percussion massage is for you.
We have developed a recovery session that we can tailor to your specific needs.
If you would like to request a trial treatment, or if you have questions about this service, contact us HERE.