The Benefits of Percussion Massagers & Muscle Massager Guns

The Benefits of Percussion Massagers & Muscle Massager Guns

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 Is a Percussion Massager?

Percussion massager is a handheld cordless device that applies pulses of concentrated pressure deep into your muscle tissue. 

The form of deep-tissue massage can work knots and tension out of the muscles while improving blood flow and quickly enhancing range of motion.

When used properly, a percussion massager can shorten your recovery time while relieving some of the pain, tension and soreness that comes naturally from intense martial arts workouts.

The rapid pulsations delivered from a percussion massager will soften stiff muscle tissue, and you can target extremely sore muscles by working the surrounding tissue. Eventually, softening and soothing the surrounding tissue will have a relaxing, soothing impact on the sore, overworked muscle.

Many professionals are using percussion massagers to minimize pain and discomfort for patients, but you can buy your own percussion massager to achieve the same results in the dojo, at the gym or while recovering at home.


Percussion Massager vs. Vibration Massager

Percussion massagers hammer down on the surface of your body, sending pulses of pressure deep into your muscle tissue. 

This mimics the pressure that you would receive from the kneading hands of a professional deep-tissue massage therapist. This type of massage is ideal for recovery after an intense workout because of the deep muscle penetration.

Vibration massagers are more superficial because they apply vibrations to the surface of the skin. Those vibrations don't carry deep into the tissue, so they're more like a light massage designed to soothe your mind and help you overcome stress. They can also help relieve pain and general discomfort.

The Benefits of Percussion Massage MUTTUS

The deep muscle stimulation provided by percussion massage therapy can deliver all of the following benefits:

  • 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.


When applied at the right time, percussion massage MUTTUS can also improve performance for athletes, and that includes martial artists. An overview of the research related to massage for sports performance found that massage is effective at delivering the following benefits:

  • Decrease cortisol levels
  • Reduce shoulder and low back pain
  • Improve mood and reduce depression
  • Perception of faster recovery time
  • Improve neck extension
  • Improve shoulder abduction


Various types of massage were used in studies showing these results, but deep-tissue massage delivered from a percussion device may allow you to achieve similar results on your own. Some of these benefits were achieved with consistent use of massage over a period of days, weeks or months.

Owen Qin
Owen Qin


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