If you’re reading this, the chances are you’ve been doing some research on massage guns. Well we can confirm that you’ve come to the right place! Maybe you’ve been suffering from muscle pain and are looking for a therapy that actually works? Or perhaps you’re a keen sports activist and looking for a therapy that can aid with your workouts? We know how it is though…you’ll want to find out more in order to check whether a massage gun really is the right choice for you. Yet the chances are time is thin on the ground, and the prospect of trawling through lots of information may not be particularly appealing.
With this in mind, we’ve put together this quick guide to massage guns – find out what they are, the key features of the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun (and how they can help you) and who can use them too. Each section can be read in just a few minutes and can be treated as a ‘stand-alone text’. This way, if you’re after a specific piece of help or advice, you can just scroll down to the section that suits you best.
What are massage guns and how do they work?
Massage guns are handheld devices that apply a technique called percussive therapy to a designated area of the body, helping in the recovery of muscles. Percussive therapy is where pressure is directed into the tissue in quick successive pulses, reaching areas deep within the tissue. This can in turn improve blood flow, helping tissue to recover quickly and reducing any associated pain. Improving blood flow means that more oxygen can be delivered to the pain point, whilst any waste products are directed away from the problem area. Additional benefits of using a massage gun include the recovery of mobility, very useful in cases where movement is restricted due to muscle tension and stiffness. In addition, for those in the sporting world, a quicker recovery time means less time sitting ‘idle’ and not being able to participate in your sport of choice.
What are the key features of the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun?
Our massage gun boasts a number of features that we have a feeling you’re going to love. The Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun features a brushless motor, which means that it can work more effectively whilst the impact of general wear and tear is reduced. It’s also tough, with a stall force of an incredible 50lb (the stall force is how much pressure you can apply to the device before it stops moving) and the strong carry case means you can take it around with you without worrying that it could break. Fun fact: 50lb is the same weight as a small hay bale!
The Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun also has 5 settings that can be used according to the needs of an individual. From gentler settings that are ideal for warming up muscles to settings perfect for treating conditions like Myofascial Release, just choose the speed that you feel comfortable with. There’s even a setting that’s suited to reducing lactic acid which can be a rather painful product of exercising – think how your legs can sometimes feel after a long run…that aching sensation is usually caused by a build-up of lactic acid. Finally, you can also use settings that are able to deliver deep tissue massage to the user, helping to reach areas of both the muscle and connective tissue.
With all this in mind, we think it’s fair to say that the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun can be thought of as versatile, with settings to suit almost all needs. Whilst we’re on the topic of versatility, the 7 head attachments that come with our massage gun mean that you can use the head that best suits your specific complaint. Two of these heads are our Silver Heated Massage Heads which are exclusive to us here at Pinpoint Pro™. We’ve got lots more information on the different massage head attachments in another article on our website, so we recommend you have a read if you want a more in-depth look at this particular feature.
Finally, our massage gun has a rechargeable battery, giving the user a substantial amount of usage in between each charge – up to 4 hours in fact.
Who can use the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun?
Our massage gun can be used by a number of individuals to treat a number of conditions. There’s too many to list them all here, so we’ve tried to break things down into two broad groups – those living with muscle pain and tension and sportspeople.
Many of us live with muscular pain and stiffness which can greatly impact on our quality of life. In some cases, this type of pain is caused by a medical condition and for others it could be due to something simpler, such as old age. If you are looking into using a massage gun for a disease or disorder, we advise you to speak to your GP beforehand.
Playing sports is a common pastime for many of us, but all sports also come with an element of risk. Injuries caused by sports can be unpleasant and frustrating, especially more intensive sports like football, running and martial arts. Using the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun both before and after workouts can serve a dual purpose – to help in warming up the muscles and also after exercising to help the muscles recuperate.
In both cases, our massage gun can be used by a qualified therapist, or alternatively can be operated by the user themselves. This option allows real and effective treatment to be given right in the comfort of your own home.
If you’d like more information on the Pinpoint Pro™ MK1 Massage Gun or any of the features listed here, we’re here to help. You’ll also find other informative articles on our website, so if there’s a topic you want to know more about you should find what you’re looking for there.