There are many kinds of muscle relaxation equipment are becoming more and more popular, among which massage roller, massage ball and massage gun are the most common in daily life. Physiotherapists remind that these massage equipment do have the effect of relaxing muscle and fascia, but remember not to hit the bone process and blood vessels and nerves, not excessive pain, or to stretch, in order to achieve the best effect without causing harm.
Some massage products are exaggerated
These popular massage tools can really achieve a certain muscle relaxation effect, and the massage roller is suitable for large area; Massage ball can emphasize small range; The massage gun is similar to a massage ball, which is more labor-saving through mechanical vibration.
It is more worrying to see that some products claim that massage roller or massage ball has protuberance, or that massage gun can promote circulation and exercise performance. These are exaggerations.
Stress should be applied at full muscle
After exercise, the muscles are swollen or tightly. Mechanical pressing, rolling and vibration can not only stimulate the mechanical receptors in the muscles and make the muscles relax to a certain extent, but also squeeze some space between the can muscles and fascia to release the adhesion, promote the flow of body fluid and help the muscles contract and slide more smoothly.
It should be noted that these massage tools should be applied at the most full position of muscles, and avoid the bone protrusions and important blood vessels and nerves, to avoid bleeding or nerve damage, such as crotch, armpit, front of neck, eye socket and knee socket.
The massage strength is in the tolerable range
In additional, the massage force should be appropriately, the pain should be within the tolerable range, the feeling should be more and more relaxed, not is getting more and more pain. If too much force will causes excessive pain, it will make the muscle defensive contraction, press but more tight.
If the body parts have severe pain, pain, paralysis, or obvious swelling or depression, the musculoskeletal may have been injured, and massage is not allowed at that time. Professional evaluation and assistance should be sought as soon as possible.
Massage is passive pressing, stretching is active muscle contraction, the two purposes are different, can not replace each other. It is suggested that those who are easy to tense muscles and have poor softness should massage slightly after exercise, and then stretch to promote the contraction and sliding of relaxed muscles.