Demystify Massage Gun's
Don't be mistaken...
As we have said before, Massage Gun's or Muscle gun's as they have been more affectionately known as, have been ever more popular over the last few years. Similar to many fitness products out there, the market seems to be flooded with a number of different versions all claiming to be a replacement for your chiropractor or sports therapist.
But, these should not be treated as the only option for Muscle or Joint pain associated with active workouts or lifestyle. It is key to remember that although the Seismic Muscle Gun will support in all the benefits we have listed in our 'Why use Seismic' section - you should take into consideration your level of comfort and if you feel that your injury or pain is beyond the capability of any massage gun, you should consult a professional.
While the Seismic massage guns have many benefits, there are also some risks to be aware of:
- Discomfort: While the majority of people enjoy massage guns, they can be a bit uncomfortable for others. Those with sensitive skin or perhaps those who are more prone to pain may experience discomfort during use.
- Sensitivity: Some report feeling oversensitive after using a massage gun. If this occurs, it may be best to not use it as part of your warm-up routine, and instead save it for post-workout to make the most of the benefits.
- Risk of injury and/or muscle damage: Massage guns do have the potential to cause damage if used incorrectly. This includes applying too much pressure, overuse, or applying pressure to incorrect spots.
- Contraindicated with certain medial conditions: Massage guns are not recommended for those with certain medical conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and certain autoimmune conditions. You should also avoid use if you have certain injuries like muscle strains or broken bones. We recommend you consult with your doctor if you are unsure on whether this is suitable for you.