Massage Gun Benefits for Women

What are the woman's common body pains targeted by a massage therapy gun?

Introduction to Massage Guns

Massage guns are well-known as one of the latest inventions. This was first introduced in 2008 and was created to help with the process of muscle recovery. This was also quite popular with most of the athletes since they considered it as one of their favorite devices to take care of their muscle and recovery process, after their long tiring day of workout.

Massage guns are either percussion or vibration massagers. This type of massage therapy has been already scientifically proven to help the muscles to recover faster than the usual by way of increasing the body's blood circulation and reducing muscle aches and lactic build-up while continuing to improve a person's flexibility and wide range of motion.

Consequently, once a person starts using this massage therapy, it can help them in obtaining higher muscle strength and having a relaxed mind, and of course, a well-balanced lifestyle. Every massage gun model works depending on the needs of a person.

What are the good benefits of using a massage gun?

It helps you to improve your blood circulation to the pain area.
It helps you to increase the oxygen supply to the area.
It helps you to reduce the accumulation of lactic acid (after a long day of workout).
It helps you to decrease the occurrence of DOMS aka Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
It is helpful for you in losing weight and burning fats.
It is helpful for you in relaxing both of your body and mind.
It is helpful for you in breaking up your scar tissue.
It is helpful for you in enhancing the range of motion fastly.

Furthermore, if a person accurately and appropriately uses this type of massage therapy, it is proven as so helpful in reducing the stress he is dealing and finally, effective to provide him a better sleep at night.

It benefits wellness

The wellness benefits of having regular massage are well documented. For instance, according to one study, it stated that even a simple weekly massage can help improve sleep at night and thus can reduce the tendency of having anxiety, heart rate, and blood pressure.

For every woman, using this massage therapy is needed most especially if they're battling with all the body pain because of a long day of work or maybe a long day schedule of exercise.

Plus, because of the differences in women's anatomy, some are found suited to any task than others.


What can I do with my massage gun?  

Find a place on your body that feels stiff or is in need of tension relaxation.

Here are a few lists of the most targeted pain that a massage gun can be treated with.

Massage gun helps in easing the musculoskeletal pain ( lower back and neck pain) you're dealing with

This kind of pain always involves the muscular and soft tissue problems such as the trigger points. Most of the research and clinical experience showed that there are therapies that can be used to temporarily relieve the pain caused by so-called trigger points. However, if it's not properly and accurately extinguished, there's a possibility that it would continue causing a problem and normally it would become painful once again.

If you're suffering from any inflamed lower back, you can use the massage guns for treatment, but if you have any of the following conditions it is important to be cautious in using massage guns:


Massage guns help in easing the chronic pain, fibromyalgia and migraines you're battling with. 

Experiencing pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia and migraines are mistaken to have an unknown cause. But much of this long term pain also came from musculoskeletal issues.


Massage guns help in tech neck relief

If you're dealing with some tightness problems in your neck, shoulders, and upper back because of so much spending your time in front of your laptop or if you're using a phone as an established extension of your arm, then massaging out using massage guns can bring some more-immediate relief to you.

Massage guns help for your sore legs and feet

If you have spent standing for a whole day or even just a long run for a few hours straight, for sure you will be experiencing tightness on your legs and feet. Get your massage guns and begin pointing and flexing it, rolling out to your ankles and giving your lower legs even a little bit of squeeze, so that the sore feeling will be changed into a soothing and relaxing feeling.

ACL Tears

Because of the differences in hip structure, most women are likely prone to ACL tears, which are sprains or tears in the ligament of their knees. Massage guns are very helpful to ease this problem.

Plantar Fasciitis

This is one of the common injuries for women. Result of inflammation in their tissue supporting the arch of their foot. This can cause too much pain, which results in so many uncomfortable situations. Running or even just walking would be difficult. Grab your massage gun and start easing the pain through it.

Furthermore, injury from a sport or an accident like fibromyalgia, work-related stress on the muscles, participating in a new activity, chronic fatigue syndrome, flu and colds, and autoimmune diseases also respond to a percussion therapy through the use of massage guns.

What does the science say?

Few scientific studies have been conducted about the usage of percussion massage or oscillating vibrational massage.

According to one study that was published in 2013, it found that penetrating as deep as 8cm into the tissue using oscillation therapy can help people who are dealing with fibromyalgia to reduce the symptoms of pain and fatigue caused by this one and to have an improved quality of life.

Similarly, in another study, it showed that after 3-minute of massaging using the percussive massager gun it helps the warmer areas in the body to increase exponentially.

Another study that was published in 2016, it found that through the usage of percussive therapy in the Achilles region of a person, it showed an improvement in flexibility, reduced the ankle mobility and range of motion through increasing the tissue sliding and reducing the tissue friction.


The Verdict

Massage therapy guns can be beneficial for women, especially if they are used properly and at the correct locations. For any serious injuries, you must consult with your doctor. But for minor tension that comes with working out and to prevent any dangerous injuries, use a personal massage therapy gun to protect yourself well.