Vibration therapy began in the 1800s as a way to combat muscle and bone loss. By delivering a constant stimulus to the muscles, it causes them to contact and relax voluntarily, while increasing blood flow, reducing tension and promoting relaxation.
A form of vibration treatment, percussion therapy evolved much later but has expanded in recent years from healthcare settings like physical therapy clinics, chiropractor’s offices and athletic training centers to convenient use at home. Today, multiple handheld percussion devices are available for consumers to use on their own, with varying features and price points.
Given the growing usage and acceptance of this drill-like massage gun, it’s worth investigating what exactly does a percussion device do?