How to use fascia relaxation gun correctly

How to use fascia relaxation gun correctly

September 19, 2020

Fascia relaxation gun is becoming more and more popular in sports circles, and it does have its effect on sports relaxation. The use of the fascia gun seems very simple, just hit the body and muscles. But this is not the case. There are many precautions for the use of the fascia gun, and sometimes it can be dangerous if used improperly.

The use of fascia relaxation gun taboo

Don't hit the joints
The joints of the body are important and sensitive parts. The fascia gun is mainly used to relax the muscles and soft tissues. It is useless to hit the joints, and it is easy to cause joint damage. After all, it is a hard collision without buffering.
Not suitable for certain parts
The vital parts of the body such as the head, the parts with thin muscles such as the armpits and lower abdomen, the vital organs and the aorta such as the waist and neck. These positions should not be impacted with a fascia gun.
Not that the longer the time, the greater the intensity, the better
It is advisable to use the same part multiple times for a total time of 3-5 minutes, and walk in different positions according to the muscle texture. Generally, there is no need to apply too much external pressure to keep the soreness at 6-8 points.
Use good quality fascia relaxation gun
In the current fascia gun market, there have been many imitations, remodeled, and even fake fascia guns, all of which are shoddy. Because of its vibration frequency and lack of protection mechanism, it is very easy to cause damage, and even severe cardiac arrest and shock can be caused. There are also some use hazards caused by the use of inferior motors and batteries.
Follow the guidance of professionals
For those who have physical illness or have experienced injuries, they should consult a doctor, rehabilitation practitioner or coach.

Body parts that should not be impacted with a fascia relaxation gun

Heads
The head contains the five sense organs and brain, as well as various acupuncture points. These are delicate and sensitive positions, which are vital parts for humans. What's more, in addition to protecting the bones of the head, there are no too thick muscles and fascia to relax. Therefore, it is forbidden to hit the head with a fascial gun
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Side of neck
Blood vessels and nerves are widely distributed in this position, and the carotid sinus is in this position, which is relatively superficial and very sensitive to external mechanical compression. Slight carelessness can cause cardiovascular reflexes, leading to instantaneous blood supply to the brain or interruption. Individuals may even experience fainting, cardiac arrest and other extreme conditions. In contrast, the relaxation method of stretching is more suitable for this part.

Medial clavicle
Blood vessels and nerves are widely distributed in this position, and the carotid sinus is in this position, which is relatively superficial and very sensitive to external mechanical compression. Slight carelessness can cause cardiovascular reflexes, leading to instantaneous blood supply to the brain or interruption. Individuals may even experience fainting, cardiac arrest and other extreme conditions. In contrast, the relaxation method of stretching is more suitable for this part.


Underarms and inner forearm
This is an important position of the brachial plexus, there are many nerve tissues, but also relatively weak and sensitive.

Where the bone bulges
The spine, ankles, elbow joints, tail vertebrae, etc., where there are obvious bone bulges or joints and their surroundings, they cannot be hit with a fascia gun, which can easily cause pain and injury.
Knee and surrounding
The knee is the most prone to sports injuries, but it is not recommended to use a fascia gun to hit the knee and its surroundings. There is a common peroneal nerve around the head of the fibula on the lateral side of the knee joint. The position of the posterior fossa of the knee, the popliteal artery, tibial nerve, and common peroneal nerve pass from this position.

Correct use of fascia relaxation gun

Follow the texture and direction of the muscles
It is recommended to find some muscle texture maps on the Internet to look at, and then follow the overall direction. For example, generally speaking, the chest muscles are horizontal and the leg muscles are vertical.
Use appropriate force
Note that there is no need to vigorously, use the fascia gun head to hold the muscle position, through resonance, enhance the penetration and massage effect.
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Move slowly​​​​​​​
Don't hit at the same position for too long, move slowly, with a certain amount of thrust.
Choose a massage head
Choose the right massage head for different positions.