Stiff muscles, persistent pain, an overall feeling of discomfort? Your muscles get put under a lot of strain during a long day of work behind your desk or after a solid workout. A good massage is the best way to get your muscles supple again. And for that you don’t always have to go to a masseur. There are pocket-sized masseurs with which you can get started on your own, such as a massage gun! With a massage gun you always have a masseur nearby.

Massage guns have different positions, with which you can perform all types of massages, from a superficial massage for relaxation to a deep massage for treating trigger points.

What does a massage do to the muscles?

After a massage you feel a lot better. The massage activates the blood flow in your body, allowing more nutrients to be transported to the cells and waste products such as lactic acid to be removed. Lactic acid is produced by muscles during exercise and must be disposed of to prevent you from pain afterwards. But if there are ‘knots’ in the muscles (trigger points, a bundle of muscle tissue that sticks together so that the tissue no longer moves smoothly), then the lactic acid accumulates.

The muscle in question feels heavy and tired and you can even get muscle pain. With a massage you remove the knots from the muscles, so that the lactic acid can be removed and the muscles become supple again.

The main benefits of a massage summarized

• It promotes blood flow, allowing nutrients to go to the muscles and removing waste products.

It makes the muscles supple.

• It gives a boost to the resistance.

It gives peace, relaxation and a good feeling.

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