5 science-backed reasons why percussive therapy is good for you

1. Prevents Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS happens when you engage in a physical activity that stresses your muscles beyond their usual limit. It’s annoying, dreadful, and could last for 24 to 72 hours after your workout. Percussive therapy could give you a fast remedy.

Vibration therapy, improves muscular strength, power development, and kinesthetic awareness. Also, effectively improves muscle performance which may prevent DOMS.

While vibration therapy and percussive therapy are two different forms of treatment (vibration therapy uses, well, vibration; whereas percussive therapy involves thumping or hammering motions in addition to vibration), their mechanisms are the same.

The vibration causes a motor unit activity that blocks off any muscular damage caused by an eccentric workout. It also reduces the body’s perception of pain by disrupting the pain signals that the brain sends to your body. Thanks to percussive therapy, you don’t have to endure any post-workout pain and stiffness anymore.

2. It improves flexibility.  The vibration also synchronizes your muscle spindles which results in a better range of motion. Once muscles become flexible, they won’t be as prone to injuries and pains as they were before. Your flexibility will also improve your posture and balance. 

3. It increases blood circulation.  Overtraining causes severe muscle paint. But did you know that it’s because lactic acid builds up in your muscles whenever you do an intense workout? This effect can be countered by increasing blood circulation, vibration therapy helps increase blood flow. In sports recovery, the increase in blood circulation minimizes muscle tension and inflammation.

4. It gives way to a better lymphatic flow. Fewer muscle knots and muscle tightness means better drainage in the lymphatic system. When the lymph moves freely, the body can excrete toxins and waste effectively. A better lymphatic system means a healthier immune system and improved metabolism. 

5. It offers quick relief to muscle soreness. The difference in time taken for the execution of the treatment can play a pivotal role. In situations where time is of the essence, vibration can be used.