Percussive therapy is a method of inducing blood flow in a rapid manner to soft tissue in muscles, tendons and ligaments throughout the body. With a series of concentrated pulses on one particular spot, it can relax local connective tissue, ease areas long haunted by scars or surgery, and increase the flow of infection-fighting white blood cells. It also elongates muscle fibers while providing relief on joints … which is similar to a really session of stretching.
World-class trainers use percussion massagers on professional athletes all the time. Basketball superstar Kyrie Irving received percussion treatment during the breaks of the 2017 NBA Finals games, in order to prevent and treat cramping. Also, since this type of massage stretches the muscles and connective tissues, it improves the athletes’ overall responsiveness and performance.