How to Recover Faster with the Stryke PRO Massage Gun

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How to Recover Faster with the Stryke PRO Massage Gun

Are you suffering from muscle soreness or adhesions? If you’re wondering how to treat muscle stiffness or scar tissue, the Stryke PRO Massage Gun has got you covered. Thanks to its three speeds, portability and ergonomic design, you’ll be well on your way to a speedy recovery.

What is it used for?

The Stryke PRO Massage Gun helps release muscle tension and soreness for a healthier physique. By applying pressure to adhesions or other scar tissue, the gun helps soften the muscle caused by exercise or injury. Simply stated, it’s an effective piece of equipment to speed up the process of muscle recovery.

The massage gun works much in the same way a traditional massage would. Applying repeated pressure to sore muscles helps release knots and tension. Unlike traditional massage, these guns offer three different speeds to alleviate tension quickly and easily without running out of steam.

What should I avoid?

It’s worth noting that a massage gun is only meant for muscle use. In other words, be careful not to accidentally apply pressure to your bones, such as your spine, during the massage. Doing so accidentally could be painful or even injurious.

How should I use it?

There are a few things to keep in mind before putting the Stryke PRO Massage Gun to the test. Here’s what you need to know ahead of time.

Choose your attachment

To get started, choose an appropriate gun head or attachment for the muscle you’re targeting. Here’s a quick breakdown of each type:

Round ball head

  • Suitable for small, medium and large muscle areas
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Most versatile attachment

Flat head

  • Suitable for medium and large muscle areas
  • Designed for a firmer massage
  • Good for scraping fascial scar tissue

Fork head

  • Two-pronged tip designed for spinal work, Achilles or biceps
  • Appropriate for low back pain
  • Suitable for neck tension below C4

Trigger point head

  • Pointed design targets specific areas
  • Suitable for trigger points, adhesions and concentrated tension
  • Best for lower and upper back, neck and biceps

Choose your speed setting

Unlike other massage guns, the Stryke Pro Massage Gun has three speeds to choose from depending on your muscle area and needs. If you’re just getting started, choose the first or second setting (i.e., slower speeds) to test your comfort level. Be careful to approach sensitive muscle areas with caution.

How long should I use it?

Generally speaking, massage each muscle for 60 seconds or less. It’s a good idea to start off in small increments so as not to overwork the muscle. You can also run the massage head back and forth over the muscle, depending on what feels best. Remember the massage gun is faster than a massage, so you won’t need to spend much time on an isolated area.

How does it feel?

Using the massage gun shouldn’t be painful. You may feel some discomfort during use, which is perfectly normal. However, be careful not to apply too much pressure especially to sensitive muscle areas.

Can I use it to warm up?

The short answer is yes. Some people like using the massage gun to warm up or cool down before or after a workout. It only targets one area at a time as opposed to traditional methods, though it can be useful for areas of extra tension. Whether you use the massage gun for exercise prep or muscle recovery, it’s a practical tool to keep you at your best.

Final thoughts

If you’re in the market for a recovery tool that goes the distance, give the Stryke PRO Massage Gun a go. This small device can work wonders on muscle tension and get you set for another epic workout, not only that, it’s the most powerful massage gun on the market!
Got any questions? We’d love to help. Contact us here to see what this massage gun is all about. We look forward to hearing from you!

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