How to use a massage gun on tight IT bands

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IT Bands run along the outside of the leg from the hip to the knee and shinbone and can become tight or inflamed with overuse during running or any form of exercise that requires repetitive exertion in the legs. IT band massage can provide relief.

The MuscleGun Carbon’s ability to promote increased local circulation will help relax and release tension to the area in need.

In addition to providing pain relief, performing this regular massaging technique with your MuscleGun will help maintain flexibility and also strength of the lower back and hips.


We recommend using the Ball attachment with your MuscleGun set to speed setting two, gently applying the device with a small amount of pressure, starting from the top of the leg working downwards in a diagonal motion to just above the knee, repeating this for around 2 minutes each leg.

The repetitive strokes produced by your MuscleGun will quickly promote blood flow and oxygen to the area applied, in turn reducing tension, inflammation and pain.

For further and more comprehensive guidance on how to get the very best from your MuscleGun, our innovative wellness app – Deep By MuscleGun has over 40 voice guided massage techniques and is available to download from both the Apple and Google App Stores, free of charge to all our MuscleGun customers.

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Please note, we always recommend that you consult with your doctor or physician before using a MuscleGun when suffering from any underlying medical issues.

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