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5 Scientific Reasons Percussive Therapy Actually Works || PROCUSSION Educational Resources


We've all heard the term, but what really is "Percussive Therapy"?

Percussive massage therapy is a technique that utilizes rapid & continuous strokes of percussion to shock muscle fibers. These continuous strokes/vibrations help muscles release tension so you can recover faster, heal more quickly, & much more. These vibrations affect soft tissues deep inside your body, and these soft tissues touch almost every part of your internal system, so the benefits are vast.

Continue below to find out the Top 5 reasons why percussive therapy is the new evolution of self-care!


1. Helps Sore Muscles Heal Faster

Percussive massage therapy helps sore muscles heal faster after a strenuous workout by improving blood circulation. Because blood can move more efficiently through the vascular system, oxygen can too. 

Increased oxygen flow helps lessen muscle cramps which aid in healing and recovery so you can get back to the gym quicker without injury.  




2. Improved Drainage of the Lymphatic System

Similar to the way oxygen moves through the vascular system, lymph travels through the muscular system. Proper drainage of lymph is important because it allows the body to rid itself of toxins and waste. 

When the body is able to excrete these tainted materials, organs function normally and your immune system improves. A healthier immune system means a healthier you. 

One other plus to draining your lymphatic system is a boost in metabolism. An improved metabolism can increase your chances of losing weight when paired with the correct diet & exercise.  



3. Relaxes Thickened Connective Tissues

Connective tissue, or fascia, envelops everything in your body: arteries, bones, nerves organs, muscles. Everything. When this connective tissue tightens, there are aches and pains. 

Fascia cushions what it surrounds and helps keep it safe. When there is an injury, facia helps in repair by creating scar tissue and building an environment that promotes healing. 

Keeping your connective tissues healthy reduces pain in secondary areas if you sustain an injury as well.  

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4. Alleviates Pain From Hardened Muscles

Muscle hardness is one of the top causes of muscle pain. The tension in rigid muscles prevents them from relaxing and causes sharp pain. This pain often makes it difficult for its victims to move.

When you need to use your muscles, your brain tells them to contract. Sometimes your brain tells your muscles to tighten a little bit, sometimes a lot.

When you get stressed, your brain keeps sending signals to your muscles to tighten even if you are not using them. Fortunately, a percussive massage can relax those muscles and stop those signals that keep them tight.  

Keeping your connective tissues healthy reduces pain in secondary areas if you sustain an injury as well.  


5. Surprise: Cellulite Reduction!

Cellulite plagues men and women alike. It is that unsightly cottage cheese looking stuff you get down your legs and arms that just won’t go away no matter how much you work out. 

Cellulite develops when fat cells accumulate around fiber tissues connected to your muscles. The dimpling along your skin is all those fat cells getting pushed up to the surface. 

The light beating from percussive therapy causes these fat cells to break apart reducing the appearance of cellulite. 

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