We’ve all had those days when it was hard to trek up the stairs or even walk due to muscle soreness and tightness, and sometimes foam rolling and stretching just doesn’t cut it. If you need to up the ante on your recovery routine, The therapy gun will loosen your tightest knots. And in honor of Black Friday, you can score it for $100 off its usual price.

The tool acts as an in-home percussive best massage guns uk treatment, and has become a cult-fave among gym-goers for its ability to relieve tension. It uses targeted, rapid pulses, which helps to induce blood flow to your soft tissues. As a result, you get less muscle tightness and enhanced mobility. According to research, body percussion can lead to better physical and mental health, and one study found that it can decrease the levels of lactic acid in your muscles for up to 48 hours after a workout. “Vibrational therapy can help with pain, muscle soreness or tightness, and recovery,”DPT and owner of APEX Physical Therapy previously told Well+Good. “It can be an inexpensive alternative to massage to help maintain performance by working out knows and preventing the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.”

What is massage?

massage gun is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

• Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

• Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

• Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

• Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

While all of massage therapy gun devices will give your muscles this sort much-needed massage (in two minutes flat, by the way), the Elite has become a fan favorite for a number of reasons. It’s the quietest device in the brand’s collection, and its slender design allows you to take it with you no matter where you are, making it the ultimate partner for every workout. It features an OLED screen and wireless charging capabilities (yay for no cords!), and you can pair it with the Therabody app for a more personalized experience. Thanks to an ergonomic, multi-grip handle, the device allows you to reach all of those hard-to-reach muscle knots, and you can choose between five different speeds to ensure you’re getting exactly the treatment you need. So what are you waiting for? Go get your percussive buddy (for a seriously discounted price) and say goodbye to muscle soreness once and for all.

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