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Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand

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Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand

Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand
June 27, 2022

Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand

Percussive massage devices, which are sometimes referred to as “massage guns”, have become increasingly popular among recreational athletes for therapeutic use. They use targeted percussive or vibration pressure to stimulate blood flow to the muscles and provide the benefits of a massage in the comfort of your home, including reducing soreness, increasing flexibility, and accelerating recovery.

But do they actually work? Today, we’ll take a look at the science behind these increasingly popular devices.

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