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Percussion Therapy

What is percussion therapy?

It uses a massage gun, such as a Theragun, to apply high-speed percussion, jolts of pressure directly to soft tissue. Massage therapists often use percussion through hacking methods, which is demonstrated here at Manual percussion such as hacking is used to stimulate the muscle and is often used in sports massage as part of a pre-workout massage to warm up and awaken the muscle tissues before an event. The high-speed percussion provided by a massage gun includes additional benefits.

Benefits of Percussion Therapy

According to, the benefits include:

  • Relaxes thickened connective tissue
  • It helps to break down adhesions and internal scar tissue
  • Improves circulation in the veins and lymphatic system
  • Enhances flexibility through gentle stretching
  • Increases range of movement
  • Accelerates and enhances the repair of muscle fiber
  • Pain relief
  • Improved function
  • Enhances performance and physical response

Who should not use Percussion Therapy?

  • Those with pacemakers or defibrillators.
  • Over any area of the body with implants such as plates or screws.
  • Do not use if you have open wounds, bruises, incisions, tumors, or cancer.
  • Do not use if you have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) blood clots.
  • If there is swelling, inflammation or skin eruptions, or unexplained pain present

If you’re interested in trying percussion with your next massage with Zen Is In The Name, text 480-359-7452.

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