The Theragun Review

The Theragun is a power-tool like piece of fitness equipment used by fitness enthusiasts as a muscle recovery device. Although it looks vastly different from other fitness equipment it’s a powerful gadget in the right hands.

It would be an understatement to say the Theragun has made an impact on people. It has taken the fitness equipment industry by storm. This patent pending tool is fast emerging as one of the best muscle recovery tools used by bodybuilders, athletes, sports people, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and anyone interested in relaxing and loosening tendons and muscles.

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Who Can Use the Theragun?

When the Theragun tool was launched by Dr. Jason Wersland its intended customers were athletes and professional sports physiotherapists who are aiming for speedy muscle recovery. However, it was soon adopted by anyone wanting to alleviate pain, loosen muscles, and also improve blood circulation. Although tagged as ‘muscle management’ equipment its uses extend far beyond what was intended.

Here is How the Theragun Works

The Theragun uses special vibration therapy to produce the desired results. The use of power-tool like design ensures the vibration is fully focused on a single point for maximum benefit. According to the manufacturers, there are enough research data to show that effective muscle management can result in a rapid recovery from injuries and improve the overall performance of the muscles. The Theragun promotes the recovery process by targeting fast and rhythmic vibrations at the affected muscle.

The benefits of using the Theragun are:

  • Reduction in pain
  • Releasing of muscle spasms
  • Restoring of normal muscle and tissue function
  • Increase in lymphatic flow
  • Reduction in buildup of lactic acid in the muscles
  • Faster rehabilitation and reduction in recovery time
  • Improving blood flow
  • Breaking up of scar tissue

The Unique Design of Theragun

At first glance you won’t believe that the Theragun is a fitness tool. The product has a unique, but compact and effective design that makes it portable and easy to use. The multiple settings give the user total control over the machine. Its versatile design allows it to be used on a patient or on yourself effectively. You can adjust the angle and pressure to suit your requirements and skin response.

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For a body massage all you have to do is switch on the device and place it on the body for a few minutes. Or you can use the machine on a specific area of the body. If you’re still not sure how to effectively use the Theragun, you can go through the videos on the company’s official website. You’ll find several videos of sports people using the Theragun for recovery purpose.

The Theragun has an amplitude of ½-inch and has a frequency range of 60 – 65Hz. The choice of frequency is very significant, because the frequency of chronic pain ranges between 5 – 50Hz. Explaining the reason for choosing 60 – 65Hz as the frequency range, the makers of Theragun in its official website have said that the brain is programmed to recognize a higher frequency stimulus. Since the frequency of the device is higher than that of chronic pain, the signals travel faster and the brain gives prominence to the Theragun stimulus, thereby pushing the pain to the background. The result is that we feel less pain while using the Theragun.

Pros/Cons

PROS

CONS

Durable, compact and portable

Expensive

Easy to use

Short battery life

Operates at a frequency range of 60 – 65Hz

Has ½-inch amplitude

Comes with 6 different angles

Rechargeable lithium battery, One full charge lasts up to 20 minutes

 

 

Theragun Review
4.62 (92.38%) 21 votes

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