There’s a good quantity of confusion and overlap between percussive and vibration remedy. These are related, however separate, therapies that each apply power to a muscle. Nevertheless, they differ in amplitude, or how deep that power is utilized, in addition to pace. “Vibration remedy is extra of a superficial software,” explains McSweeney, because it usually includes having sufferers sit, stand, or lay on a platform that vibrates. “It’s nice for growing blood flow within the muscle and enjoyable the muscle. Percussion remedy works at a distinct frequency, with a deeper therapeutic software to launch set off factors, break up scar tissue, and launch nerve ache.”
Focused vibration remedy is one other side of the percussion/vibration area, which includes focusing vibrations on a extra particular a part of the physique. It really works at three to 5 instances the pace of percussion remedy, however with a a lot smaller stroke. That quicker fee makes it simpler to direct extra vitality very comfortably, which suggests you need to use it on extra delicate spots—assume the jaw, neck, fingers or Achilles tendon—that wouldn’t take effectively to the blunter power of percussive remedy.
Whereas there may be some crossover between percussive and vibration therapies, largely as a result of various frequencies, amplitudes, and strokes of respective instruments—it is necessary to tell apart the 2. Percussive know-how, within the type of the therapeutic massage gun, is well known as a self-care know-how, whereas vibration gadgets sometimes require a well being practitioner. Nonetheless, “they each have a spot and a therapeutic worth,” says McSweeney.