If you haven't heard of the fascia gun, especially if you are a sports crowd, then you may be "OUT". How hot is the fascia gun? If you search on a treasure, there will be no less than 100 brands. As a product that has only appeared in the past two years, the explosive emergence of various brands is astonishing.
1. Why is the fascia gun so popular?
#Love sports as a way of life also needs to improve the sense of "quality". The links such as equipment wearing and exercise relaxation have become the key links to show the quality of sports.
2. Why is it a "fascia" gun? ?
#Fascia: Attached to the bones and gathered in the joints, it is a tissue that connects joints and muscles. The tendon is tough and strong, and has a restraining and protective effect on the joint muscles and other sports tissues.
#After exercising or exercising, the sympathetic nerves are overexcited, causing the muscles to be too tense when they are static, resulting in fascial adhesions, thus affecting the recovery and growth.
#When the fascia is adhered or injured, the body often experiences discomfort such as muscle stiffness, muscle tissue relaxation, and soreness.
3. Why do you need a fascia gun?
#These extra excitements must be released through fascial relaxation, allowing the above problems to be resolved and alleviated.
#Some deep muscles are difficult to reach with foam rollers or manual massage.
#Humans are innately dependent on tools and need a convenient and effective tool.
4. The principle of the fascia gun?
#Using the force transmission effect, through the vibration principle, the force and vibration are transmitted to the deep fascia muscles.
# Generate 2000-3000 vibrations per minute, and use the gun head to impact the target part of the body to help the muscles and soft tissues relax and recover, and promote blood circulation.
#Not only to solve the vibration problem, but also to consider the noise, stability, and depth of force of the motor.
5. What are the immediate benefits of using a fascia gun?
#Fascia relaxation can effectively comb the myofascia, get stretch, reduce muscle friction, and greatly help joint mobility and muscle extensibility.
#Improve the excitability of the sympathetic nerve, make the muscles easier to enter the working state, and the effect of warming up before exercise is obvious.
#Avoid "too strong", especially for women who love beauty and sports, release these extra excitement through fascia relaxation, allowing muscles to recover quickly.
#Relieve soreness, strike deeply, activate blood and dredge collaterals, which is conducive to the elimination of accumulated lactic acid.
#With dynamic stretching before training and static stretching after training, the muscles of boys will be fuller, and the lines of girls will be more stylish.
#A fascia gun in hand, whether you are a coach or a sports enthusiast, can show your professionalism and temperament.
#Go home and use a fascia gun to massage the parents and the elderly, which is also a way to improve happiness.
6. The choice of fascia gun?
#The principle of the fascia gun is very simple, and the ability to output stable high-frequency strikes is its basic feature. First of all, this need should be met. Some of the highest hitting frequencies can not reach 2,000 times per minute, which can be ignored.
#Choose a cost-effective one. After all, a fascia gun costs two or three thousand yuan, which is not necessary. A large part of it may be used to pay taxes or advertise to the brand; if the price is too low, it can be ignored. You get what you pay for.
#Consideration of product details: noise, power stability and balance, hitting depth, battery life, rubber wrapping, etc.
#Quality service guarantee, choose brands with perfect after-sales and few quality problems.
7. Contraindications to the use of the fascia gun
Do not hit the joints
Joints are important and sensitive parts. The fascia gun is mainly used to relax the muscles and soft tissues. If it is used to hit the joints, it is useless, and this "hard hit" method can easily cause joint damage.
Not suitable for certain areas
Key parts of the body such as the head, parts with thin muscles such as armpits, lower abdomen, parts of vital organs and aorta such as the lumbar fossa, neck, etc. These locations should not be impacted with a fascia gun.
It's not that the longer the time and the stronger the force, the better
It is advisable to use the same part multiple times for a total time of 3-5 minutes, and it should move in different positions according to the muscle texture. Generally, there is no need to apply too much external pressure, and it is good to keep the soreness at 6-8 points.
Use a good quality fascia gun
Many imitation, remanufactured and fake fascia guns on the market are shoddy. Because of their vibration frequency and lack of protection mechanisms, they can easily cause damage, and even cause cardiac arrest and shock in severe cases. There are also some use hazards such as explosions caused by the use of inferior motors and batteries.
Follow professional guidance
For those with a medical condition or previous injury, a doctor, therapist or coach should be consulted.
8. Parts of the body that should not be impacted by the fascia gun
The head contains the five senses, the brain, and various acupuncture points. These are all crispy and sensitive positions, which are crucial parts for humans. What's more, in addition to the protected bones, the head does not have too thick muscles and fascia to relax. Therefore, it is forbidden to hit the head with a fascia gun.
side of neck
These locations are densely populated with blood vessels and nerves, and the carotid sinus is at this location, which is relatively superficial and quite sensitive to external mechanical compression. A little carelessness will produce a cardiovascular reflex, resulting in an instant insufficiency or interruption of blood supply to the brain, and some people may even experience extreme situations such as fainting and cardiac arrest. Pulling is recommended to relax this position.
Shoulders get sore easily, the fascia gun hits well, it’s okay to hit from the rear trapezius, but not the front inside the collarbone. This position has thin muscles, and is the channel through which the cervical spine emits the brachial plexus, as well as a large artery.
Underarm and inner forearm
This is an important location of the brachial plexus, and there are many nerve tissues, which are also relatively weak and sensitive.
where the bone bulges
It is not recommended to hit the spine, ankle, elbow, coccyx and other protruding bones or joints and their surroundings, as it is easy to cause pain and injury.
the knee and its surroundings
The knee is the most prone to sports injuries, but fascia gun strikes are not recommended in and around the knee. There is a common peroneal nerve around the fibular head on the lateral side of the knee joint. In the posterior fossa of the knee, the popliteal artery, the tibial nerve, and the common peroneal nerve all pass from this position.
9, the correct use of the fascia gun
Follow the texture and direction of the muscles
It is recommended to look for some muscle texture maps on the Internet and follow the general direction. For example, the chest muscles are horizontal, and the leg muscles are vertical.
Note that no force is required, so that the fascia gun can withstand the muscles, generate resonance, and enhance the penetration and massage effect.
Don't hit the same position for too long, move and walk slowly, with a certain amount of thrust.
Choose a massage head
Choose the right massage head for different positions.