Now that gyms are finally back open, many of us have thrown ourselves back into hard-hitting, full-body workout routines. But, while you might be eager to improve your fitness, overdoing it can put intense strain on your body, leading to tired and sore muscles.
Relieving tension and soothing aches and pains after exercising is an important part of any fitness regime, so if you’ve found yourself struggling post-workout, a percussive massage device could be the perfect solution.
Known to work wonders at treating knots and sprains, the tools are designed to provide targeted pressure that can help relieve sore muscles in the 24 to 72 hours following exercise, known as delayed onset muscle soreness (Doms).
According to the NHS, Doms can occur when you start a new exercise programme, change your exercise routine, or increase the duration or intensity of your regular workout.
But that’s not all. As well as helping you recover more quickly, these devices can also be used before a workout to help improve your range of motion; as part of a rehab programme to help you get back to full fitness after injury; and even to help you relax before going to sleep.
There is, however, one slight drawback – percussive massage guns are notoriously expensive, with many setting customers back hundreds of pounds. Luckily, we’re always on the hunt for a great fitness deal and have come across a seriously impressive saving of £260 on Physion’s pro massage gun, which has a five-star rating.
Plus, if you enter the APRIL20 code on the brand’s website, you can save an extra 20 per cent.
Ready to beat muscle soreness? Read on to find out more about the Physion pro massage gun.
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Physion pro: Was £349.95, now £71.96, Onephysion.com
Designed to relieve tight muscles, soreness and stiff backs, the Physion pro massage gun accelerates blood and lymph circulation to warm up muscle tissues and improve elasticity, leading to reduced muscle fatigue, soreness and spasms.
The tool uses repetitive strokes that penetrate 15mm deep, 40 times a second, to help release deep tension and exert up to 65lbs of force. There’s also six different shapes of massage head that can be used on different parts of the body, and a digital screen so you can accurately control how much power is exerted.
The brand states that the tool is also super silent when in use and has a powerful battery that delivers up to eight hours of non-stop massage. The gun also comes with a travel case and a charger, meaning you take it with you wherever you go.
In case you needed more convincing, Physion’s pro massage gun has a five-star rating from hundreds of satisfied shoppers who have attested to its abilities, with one person writing: “Simply amazing. This product is what I needed for my muscle pain.”
If you miss out on this particular deal, you will find plenty of other top-rated models in our round-up of the best massage guns, including the Recovapro lite mini, which currently has £100 off (£159, Recovapro.co.uk).
After putting the gadget to the test, our reviewer said it was one of the most lightweight models they tried.
“Gentle, quiet and with a smaller range of attachments than some models,” they said, “it’s an ideal massage device for anyone who wants to use a gun for everyday aches and pains rather than athletic performance.”
Available in a range of colours including pure white, space grey, rose gold, sky blue and midnight black, the gun’s appearance is sleek and contemporary, with our tester praising “the fresh design of this super lightweight device”.
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