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Many massage therapists believe that only their hands should be used during a massage session. Why, when so many tools can effect
benefits for clients and also alleviate the therapist’s own work-related pain? One such tool is the massage gun, a handheld percussive

instrument that can be used for spot treatments and is especially effective for deeper work.


Massage therapists we spoke to say they use a massage gun

for spot treatments, on tissue that needs something extra. “I

use them only for deeper work and they are very effective

when someone is extremely tight, like they have a muscle

contracture that’s really tense,
, it’s almost
a deep vibration and it’s helpful to be able to get in there and

release that deep, tense muscle.” This deep, percussive effect

is achieved because of massage guns’ design: Like a little

jackhammer, it delivers bursts of vibration very rapidly.


A massage gun is a percussive instrument, meaning it puts

vibration into the body. This vibration can help break up adhesions

and simply feels great. For the bariatric client who may not be

entirely satisfied with hands only, for example, a massage gun

provides deep therapy,
Plus, massage guns generally don’t plug in—they use a
rechargeable battery—so a cord won’t drag on the client. “The

customers really like it, they say good things about it,

The client will get so much more out of each treatment [when

a massage gun is used],
We know through
scientific research that percussive therapy provides a longer-

lasting, deeper treatment than manual therapy alone.”

Do you ever experience pain or tightness

in your own body? Have you developed

trigger points in your shoulders, arms or

back? Do your hands or forearms some

times hurt? A massage gun can address

all such complaints. With multiple settings,

a massage gun can be customized for

your desired level of depth and vibration.

It can reach any area of your body and

provide pain relief when you are between

receiving massage sessions. Massage

guns come in various weights with various



Using a massage gun alleviates stress on the massage

therapist’s body, especially when clients ask you to go deeper.

“I’ve been a therapist for nearly 20 years and this is a good

way to save your hands if you have some very dense tension

going on,” . “It’s a great way to save the stress on

your own body.” The massage therapist can choose where,

and for how long, to use the massage gun. “There are multiple

attachments and speeds to allow full control,”

“The gun can get on one area in 10 minutes versus 30 minutes

of therapy.” The Massage Device

features a light, compact design—helpful for the

onsite or mobile massage therapist.
. “Being
a massage therapist is very physically demanding. By simply

incorporating percussive therapy throughout my massages, I

have had the opportunity to work in this field for much longer—

and it allows me to be more effective for my clients.

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