Don’t Over Do your Massage
I have been over massage before. You can actually cause more damage than good. In this article, I’m writing to help cover everything from how long you should massage, how often you can massage, and how long you should give a massage in one area, and yes, you can over massage and cause damage your soft tissue.
How long can you percussion massage? Theragun recommends for recovery up to 2 minutes per muscle group two to three times a day.
I always say listen to the body by feeling out your body and see what it needs. Sometimes 2 minutes in an area, a muscle will not release, and in some cases, you could spend 30 minutes on a muscle, and it will not release. Not always will you get complete muscle triggers to release every time, especially if you’re new to massage.
It can take several sessions before your body starts to respond positively, so don’t get discouraged if you’re not getting the results you want right away. Depending on how bad your damage is to your muscle, you may need more than one massage session to recover fully. As Theragun percussion massage recommend 2 minutes per muscle up to three times a day as a great recommendation for an extreme case you can give the muscle time to recover by not overworking that particular muscle group not exceeding 2 minutes. You can cause some damage from / massage, breaking down the capillaries and blood vessels, causing more damage to the already damaged muscle group. Always keep in mind how you feel after and before massaging and notice that you should be recovering quickly. If a massage session doesn’t seem to release, you may want to back off and just let the muscle group rest and then come back to it in one or two days.
How Long Should You Use A Percussion Massager
A full-body session should not exceed 15 minutes.
The thumb rule is about 2 minutes per muscle group in about 15 minutes for a full-body percussion massage. We know that many masseuses hired massages go up to it an hour, and even longer. A human performing a hand massage is different from a percussion massage with the same idea but with more impact, no pun intended.
Some people believe that percussion massage gets more work done and a quicker matter than any other type of Massage hand massage foam rolling and trigger point pressure. Depending on the person and the application, this, I believe, could be true. There are so many variables. Still, with a percussion massager, some of these massagers rev up to 3000 RPM.
I don’t know anybody’s hands that move at 3000 RPMs, Haha. Still, just saying you are hitting the tissue with an impact massage when using a percussion massager is why you don’t want to succeed 2 minutes per muscle group.
You are applying a lot of pressure to the nerves and muscles. This is what gives you a quicker recovery time. Instead of spending an hour on a foam roller, you can spend 15 minutes with a percussion massager and get the same results. Now I argue the point to all massage I don’t believe a percussion massager will replace your masseuse or your foam roller; I still use both in their own contacts. I believe that they all have their own place.
There are things that foam rolling can do that percussion massage and a massage therapist cannot, and vice versa. Still, hands down percussion massage is one of the greatest inventions coming to recovery, especially if you want to perform it on your own it has the time, convenience, and portability like nothing else that you can do what that being said, I still use foam rolling as just another tool in the bag, and that’s what I look at percussion massage as well it is another tool in my Arsenal for a speedy recovery.
How Often Should You Use A Percussion Massager
As needed up to 3 times a day/ or next day after a hard workout
Studies have shown that percussion massage after a hard workout can slow down Doms delayed onset muscle soreness. This is a huge benefit to your performance gains, giving you more time and the gym or on the field. It is recommended that you can use percussion massage up to three times a day as needed.
Personally, I like to percussion massage one time a day, and it’s usually the day after my workout, my own personal preference. Still, I feel like letting the body naturally recover for 24 hours and then directly after the 24 hours going in with a percussion massage usually, the next day is when a lot of the muscle soreness sets in, and I like to attack the soreness first thing in the day to me I feel like my strength gains are better by letting the body heal naturally and then eating the soreness and the inflammation away and Recovery the next day just my personal thoughts. There are days when I do powerlifting, and I go for a Max Lift, and I know that I am going to be extremely sore the next day that night I will hydrate with as much water and percussion massage 6 to 12 hours after a hard workout on a Max lift day. I’ve noticed this to give me a better performance on recovery, and even my strength gains, I feel like they’re going up quickly—a good recommendation Estes massage as needed up to three times a day. Just listen to the body.
Less is better when using a percussion massager. You are bouncing against the soft tissue, and you’re breaking up the muscle fibers, which is good to rid inflammation and let the healing process occur. But too much of a good thing can be bad, so listen to your body and not exceed 2 minutes per muscle group with a percussive massager.
How Often Can You Use A Percussion Massager
2-3 times per day
I don’t usually use a percussion massager more than twice a day. There have been days I’ve used a percussion massager multiple times in a day but never more than twice on one muscle. With this type of massage, there’s only so much that you can do without causing some damage. You have to realize that a percussion massager is literally beating your body up, but this is an excellent thing for getting fresh blood and a tight muscle and releasing the muscle trigger points. You can massage three times a day for most people. I don’t think that will be necessary once a day, and she usually enough. Some of your high-performance athletes train for 5 to 6 hours a day and have multiple training sessions throughout the day, yes, and in that case, maybe you will need two to three times a day. But for most people, one session a day will be plenty.
Where Not To Use A Percussion Massager
I would like to also add we’re not to use a percussion massager. You never want to use a percussion massager on your trachea or your throat or any bony areas of the body.
- nerve ending
- directly on joint
- directly on kidney
Just keep in mind and listen to what you’re feeling. Your body can painfully respond to you, like a shooting burning stinging pain. These types of pains you want to avoid when massaging. You want to be careful around joints and not hit the joint itself and the surrounding area. If you ever hit your funny bone in your elbow, this is a nerve that you want to avoid, and around all your joints, you have nerves that you want to be careful and avoid from massaging.
If at any point you feel a burning shooting stinging type of pain, you’re most likely disturbing a nerve, and this is something to avoid. You want to stay directly off the bone. You’ll know when you had some bone, it is pretty uncomfortable, and there’s no benefit in rattling your bones.
Start at a lower speed, fuel your body out, and find out what feels good for you; you should feel some soreness tightness. Still, it should be a good soreness as kind of like a good deep stretch feels good percussion massage mostly should be a pleasurable experience releasing the tension and the muscle there might be a little pain or stiffness West percussion massage. Still, mostly it should be an excellent feeling has the muscle has being percussion massage releasing your tension and stress has.
Is Percussion Massage Safe During Pregnancy?
My personal opinion is NO. some people say that it is okay to percussion massage while pregnant as long as it’s on certain areas of the body, not near the womb.
Why I believe it is not good to percussion massage while pregnant.
If you want the very best for your baby, I won’t take any chances to use a percussion massager on any part of my body. Percussion massagers are very powerful percussion machines. They deliver an impact, and a frequency, and a vibration that travels throughout the whole body. Have you ever been in a pool above ground pool and been underwater. Somebody be tapping on the outside of the above ground pool ledge you can hear that shock and sometimes actually feel a little bit of it through the water.
You can test this if you have an above ground pool. Take a percussion massager and run it on the outer wall while you’re underneath the water in the above-ground swimming pool. This is some of what your baby could be experiencing when using a percussion massager. Even on the lower parts of your body, the vibration through the muscle through the bones all the way up around through the womb.
There may not be a scientific or significant risk using a percussion massager on your calf muscle when you’re in pregnancy. But I would not do it personally if you want to give your child the best chance possible and development stages. Some people believe singing to a baby and the womb later the baby could have some memories of the songs and experience has indicated that as our development they’re more aware than we know AND IF A undeveloped baby does not know about the outer world or what’s going on the sound and vibration could disrupt the baby and some way I believe. I would not chance it .the loud vibration and noises that the baby could be experiencing could give the baby so stressed and its environment that is really not needed. I would hire a massage therapist if you desperately needed a massage. Still, just like you’re not going to ride a rollercoaster pregnant, I wouldn’t Run a percussion massager on your body while being pregnant.