MuscleGun - what is it, how it works and what are the benefits

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What is a muscle gun and Percussive Massage Therapy and how does it work?

The MuscleGun Carbon is a high powered massage device, using percussive massage therapy which delivers high frequency, repetitive strokes that penetrate deep in to the muscle fibres and surrounding tissue, stimulating the flow of blood and oxygen around the targeted area, almost instantly alleviating muscle tension, tightness and pain.

What does a massage gun do? What are the benefits of using a MuscleGun?

By using a MuscleGun device, the repetitive high powered strokes also help to break down any existing scar tissue, persisting inflammation or muscular swelling.

Furthermore, extracellular fluids such as venous blood and lymphatic fluid are flushed away from the muscle tissue and into the body’s circulatory system.

This drainage of toxic fluid enables muscle fibres to repair quicker and reduce any associated swelling, tension and pain.

The same effect is achieved by a deep tissue massage, which is a very common and well scientifically researched practice.

The benefit of using a MuscleGun device is that it achieves the same results in 5 minutes as a professional masseuse would in 20 minutes, offering instant relief to tight and tired muscles, without the expense or the inconvenience.

Stimulated flow of blood and oxygen

Activating your muscles using percussive massage therapy improves the flow of blood and oxygen circulation around the targeted area. This increased level of oxygen and nutrients directed to the muscle also assists with the drainage of lactic acid and other waste products, as a result promoting faster recovery and decreased risk of injury.

Removing any built up lactic acid, through use of percussive massage, can also eliminate the likelihood of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).

A recent study found that percussive therapy was as effective as traditional massage in preventing DOMS.

How to use a muscle massage gun

1. For muscle recovery and massage, just attach the preferred massage tip to your MuscleGun by simply connecting it to the device.

2. Turn your MuscleGun on by switching the power button on the top of the device (or rear if you are using the Carbon Go)

3. Simply float your device across the muscle group you wish to treat, adjusting the massage intensity levels using the same button at the top of the device (or rear if you using the Carbon Go) and following the light indicators to choose from 5 different speed settings (or 3 if you are using the Carbon Go).

If you have any questions or would like further information on our range of devices, please contact our sales support team at

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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