Percussion therapy accelerates and enhances the repair of the muscle fiber by providing rapid bursts of pressure in concentrated, short-duration pulses deep into the tissues of the body. This enhances the flow of blood to different critical areas, allowing for pain relief and subsequently improving function and range of motion.
It also provides a gentle stretch that in turn enhances flexibility, performance, and physical response.
We have all had that long day at the gym. Sure, after the workout is done, we are left feeling a sense of euphoria. Endorphins are coursing wild through our veins, and we experience the satisfaction that can only come with intense physical exercise.
Our workouts can sometimes be so demanding physically, that often we neglect rest and recovery which should always follow every workout. Enter percussion therapy, which boosts recovery.
Percussion therapy relaxes thickened connective tissue, helps to break down adhesions and internal scar tissue, provides improved circulation in the veins and lymphatic system, enhances flexibility through gentle stretching, and increases range of movement.
What Are the Benefits of Percussion Therapy
Since percussion therapy is utilized to aggressively work and treat deep-tissue muscles, it helps to increase blood circulation and oxygen distribution to various parts of your body, especially on the local topical area. This decreases post-workout muscle pain and cramps, which accelerates the body’s ability to heal and recover.
Not only is percussion therapy great as a post-workout treatment, it’s also used by world-class athletes as a pre-competition warm-up.
Recent studies have indicated that percussion therapy helps treat muscle fibers up to 30-times more effectively than a regular massage. Percussion therapy helps to give balance to a target muscle group as well as tone the muscles in that area, all the while relieving tightness and reducing physical stress on the bones and joints.
C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy Lake Forest specializes in percussion therapy for treatment of deep-tissue muscles. Call our office at 949.446.4460 to schedule an appointment.