This completely pain free treatment is done using a massage gun.
What is a massage gun?
As the name suggests, a massage gun looks like a 'gun' but is designed to help in relaxing muscle tightness, pain and improving blood flow. Atheletes also use it before and after training to minimize DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Massage guns offer what's known as percussive or vibration therapy. The result is achieved via the to and fro pulsations.
Massage guns work using the pain gate theory. The theory believes that it is possible to desensitise the nervous system, thereby reducing pain. It can help relax tight muscles, break up scar tissue and adhesions, and minimize muscle soreness and tension.
It's a short treatment that can be done on it's own or incorporated into a deep tissue or cupping massage session for increased effectiveness. Make sure to read through the contraindications before making an appointment.
Each session consists of short sets of 10 - 15sec of vibration therapy. After each set the problem area is assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and then repeated 2 - 3 times as required. The treatment can be performed on most parts of the body from the lower neck to your feet.
The massage gun has different heads and working frequencies, the most comfortable combination for each client is chosen every time, also depending on the area being treated.