Percussion Therapy Has Many Science-Backed Benefits
Studies show that percussion therapy can offer numerous benefits to people dealing with pain and recovering from exercise, sports, work injuries, car accidents, and more. At QualityAcu, we have been providing these and other pain management solutions for ten years and are well aware of the many benefits our patients have experienced.
To learn more about the ways in which it can help, keep reading. Then contact us at 714-532-2827 to set up your appointment.
What is Percussion Therapy?
Percussion therapy is a mechanical vibration that breaks down muscle tension and tightness in its deepest layer. We continuously work the muscle at 2,800 percussions per minute, which helps bring in rich blood and oxygen to the area we are treating.
As a result, your muscles will feel lighter, looser, and stronger. This treatment can help improve flexibility and range of motion, while also increasing proprioceptive muscle function, aka muscle firing. This is genuinely the next-level road to recovery.
Percussion Therapy Can Help Prevent DOMS
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, aka DOMS, can happen when muscles are stretched beyond their limit by physical activity. It most often happens after a strenuous workout and can last for 24 hours to 72 hours.
DOMS is a very painful experience, but percussion therapy is a great pain management strategy, according to an article published in the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostics Research. Researchers found that vibration therapy, such as percussion therapy, can increase muscle strength and help prevent DOMS.
Percussion Therapy Can Improve Flexibility
The same study described above showed that in addition to reducing pain, percussion therapy could help synchronize muscle spindles. What does this mean for you? It improves range of motion, and when muscles are more flexible, they are less likely to be injured, and pain can be reduced. Not only that, but muscle flexibility helps improve posture and balance, too.
Percussion Therapy Increases Blood Flow
When a person’s muscles are injured, it is often because of lactic acid that has built up during an intense workout or via other trauma to the muscles. This can be countered by improving blood flow, as two studies in 2011 and 2014 found. Percussion therapy helps to boost blood flow which in turn reduces inflammation.
Percussion Therapy Improves Lymphatic Flow
When you are dealing with fewer muscle knots and less tightness in the muscles, this results in improved drainage in the lymphatic system. This allows you to more easily excrete toxins and waste, which results in an overall healthier immune system and boosted metabolism. All around, it is a win-win for several body systems.
Percussion Therapy Provides Relief to Muscle Pain and Soreness
Of course, the main reason that people turn to QualityAcu for percussion therapy is that it offers quick pain relief, especially to muscle soreness. It can also help those who are suffering from:
- Herniated/bulging discs
- Shin splints
- Muscle cramps and spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- TMJ syndrome
If you are suffering from any of these or other pain-related issues, we invite you to contact QualityAcu at 714-532-2827 for help at your earliest convenience.