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Massage Gun Australia and how to choose

One of the biggest trends of 2020 has been the massage gun, and you are probably here because there are so many different options when choosing the best massager in Australia. As we get older, or work out we all naturally tend to pick up persistent sore spots, ticks and burrs, and other reasons to look for ways to find relief from muscle pain and tension. When it comes to personal massage gear, the trends come and go. With so many options out there we will help show you why you shouldn't go with a cheap massage gun.

What is a Massage Gun?

A massage gun is a handheld device that delivers powerful vibrations or percussions into a single spot. They are great for safely and effectively breaking up tension and improving blood flow to a specific area. More importantly they help prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. We recommend you check this out as it dives in deeper into the subject. Here, we’re going to help you find the best massage gun Australia that is best suited to your needs and why you should avoid cheap massage guns. 

How to Pick the Best Massage Gun Australia

Having looked at several guides on the subject, we found that most only provide three to four different metrics. But there is more to a massage gun than just strength and price.

Price

The motors these devices use put out a great deal of energy, and they do it while working within narrow mechanical tolerances. That said, it is nearly impossible to build such a motor both well and cheaply. You’ll find the price range for these machines is about $130 to $800. If you are satisfied with a massage gun that will only function for about a year or less, buying the cheapest model might be a viable option. However, if you want it to last and function properly, then you’re likely to spend at least $350. But think of the money you can save on professional massage!

Strength & Settings

The second most important metric is the stroke lengthof the the device. If you are looking to treat an injury that is buried in a deep layer of tissue, then weak vibrations will not suffice. To deliver depth, these devices have to have a longer stroke length. The longer the stroke, the more sophisticated and robust the engineering will have to be. In most cases, high prices and deep vibrations are strongly correlated. At a minimum we recommend that the device deliver atleast 13mm of stroke length and sadly most fail to live up to this. 

The number of available power settings is another important factor to consider. Most massage guns offer a good range of strength settings, but others offer a wider variety of features. Don't be fooled when a cheap massage gun with 10 mm of amplitude states that it has 6 different vibrational settings. This is pointless without proper amplitude.

Accessories

Most massage guns come with a range of different heads. These come in shapes such as a wedge, a cone, two-prongs, a ball, and so on. Different sore spots may require differed shaped heads to treat. The more options you have in this regard, the more likely you are to be satisfied with the device.

Noise

All other factors being satisfactory, a quiet machine might be just a luxury. On the other hand, you may want to use your massage gun while watching TV, reading, or as you drift off to sleep. In that case, the noise factor will be an issue. More expensive products will tend to be quieter.

Power / Battery Life

Imagine how much pain relief you might enjoy after about 30 seconds of massage. Not very much right? Then it’s easy to see why battery life duration is an important quality metric for these devices. The best devices will run between three and five hours, which should be more than enough. Unfortunately, none of these machines are designed to work directly from A/C current. You have to charge the battery.

Warranty

Most devices of this kind will come with a limited one-year warranty. You should be sure to find a device that offers at least a one year warranty. Because prolonged use can cause the motor to break, you should obtain as much warranty as you can afford. The good news is that the Solbasium massage gun comes with a hassle free 1 year warranty. If it breaks during the first year and it's our fault, we'll replace it.

Ergonomics & Ease of Use

When it comes to comfort, the use of soft rubber either everywhere on the grips or key locations can be a big help. When you shop for your first massage gun, try to think about where you will use it, how you will be sitting, and how you expect to hold it most of the time. Of course, these habits may vary or change, but it’s a good start on getting accustomed to using your massage gun.

How The Cheap Massage Guns in Australia for 2021 Stack up Against Solbasium.

The most popular devices in this category tend to be the less expensive ones for obvious reasons. There is wisdom in starting off with a more affordable device and looking for something nicer only if you really love these types of personal massage devices. Just remember that you get what you pay for and it's no different when it comes to massage guns.

Cheap massagers have terrible stroke lengths, have relatively simple designs and are light on features. All in all, it might feel like they are a fair bargain for those who are new to this niche market but don't be mistaken. At the end of the day, we’re confident that you will be disappointed with these devices, and have to purchase another one when they eventually fail.

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The Best Massage Gun Australia Has to Offer

For those of you who are familiar with this technology and know they want quality, you can't go wrong with Solbasium. The specs rival those of $700 models and has the best available ergonomics. Its brushless motor is exceedingly quiet and powerful with a wide range of settings. It comes with four different heads, a charger mount, built in samsung battery, a handy carrying case for attachments and a larger carrying bag. The engineering that has gone into the Solbasium massage gun has answered all of the common complaints people tend to have about lower quality devices. This is a high quality machine, that is built to last with a wide spectrum of settings, and is hands down the best Massage Gun in Australia.

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MASSAGE GUN THERAPY FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY

Massage Gun therapy helps muscles recover faster, speeds healing, and allows you to ramp up your performance to the next level.

Whether you’re a runner, a college athlete, or you perform at the professional level, you give it your all, every time. Unfortunately, sometimes giving your all means damaging the very muscles that power your performance. Recovering from serious physical exertion, whether that’s a football match or a marathon, often means unwanted downtime coupled with pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and other problems that might keep you off your feet for an extended period of time.

The good news is that there is help available. Massage Gun therapy offers a broad range of benefits in terms of muscle recovery, allowing you to be faster, stronger, and deliver better performance than ever before. 

Below, we’ll walk you through what massage gun therapy is, how it works, and how it is able to deliver a powerful, fast recovery for tired, damaged muscle tissue.

What Is Massage Gun Therapy?

The S1 Massage gun is a portable handheld device that penetrates affected areas of pain with vibrations of pressure. This action comes in varying speeds to soften muscle tissue repairing knots, cramps and stiffness. Designed with a 24V motor this high-powered massage gun with an adjustable arm offers 16mm amplitudes of power, nearly 1.5x more than a standard massager. This means you can experience deeper muscle and tissue penetration during your massage to accelerate muscle fiber repair and the release of lactic acid build-up.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Massage therapy is applied directly to the area where you’re experiencing pain, tightness, stiffness, or other problems. For athletes, this is usually within the muscle tissue itself. However, this therapy can also be used to treat soft tissues, fascia, tendons and ligaments, nerves, and even scar tissue. It works like this:

  • A massage gun is brought into contact with the affected area.
  • The massager stimulates the area very rapidly – so fast that the brain does not register discomfort.
  • The head of the massager is shaped to allow you to apply significant pressure (if necessary) and get deeper into the muscle tissue than is possible with bare hands, even those of a trained massage therapist.
  • The rapid percussive motion desensitises the tissue around the area being treated, meaning that you only experience relief.
  • Even just 30 seconds of treatment with a percussion massager can have powerful restorative benefits for muscle and other tissue
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How Does Massage Gun Therapy Affect Muscle Recovery?

Athletes who push themselves to their limits and beyond face significant challenges during recovery. The most common issue is DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. When you overexert yourself and then feel stiff and sore for days afterward, you’re experiencing DOMS. It’s common for everyone but it’s particularly problematic for those who may just be getting started with physical activity, and those who push themselves past their limits, such as in a competitive sport or similar environment.

DOMS present several challenges for athletes, whether you’re a pro or just running 3 days a week to lose weight and improve your health. These include the following:

  • Pain and Soreness are unpleasant at best, but they can be serious enough that you limit your physical activity until the effects begin to fade. For those just getting started on a weight loss or health journey, that can be devastating. For athletes who don’t have the option of extended downtime, it means ignoring pain signals and pushing themselves beyond their limits, often to the point of causing themselves a serious injury.
  • Stiffness is more than just an uncomfortable feeling. It’s a limitation on your physical capabilities. A stiff muscle is tight and does not stretch as far as it should. That means your range of motion is limited, which affects everything from your enjoyment of an activity to your ability to perform an activity in the first place. For instance, if a runner’s thigh muscles become stiff and store, the mobility will be limited. That shortens their stride and forces them to favour the injured leg, which puts additional stress on the uninjured leg, compounding the situation.

Thankfully, massage gun therapy can address DOMS and help you move forward by ending pain and discomfort, eliminating stiffness, and speeding muscle recovery. Here’s how it does that:

  • Increased Blood Flow: Blood is vital for muscles, but not for the reason that many people assume. Your bloodstream carries vital nutrients and minerals that power muscle activity. It carries oxygen necessary for tissue health and growth. It carries away waste material that would otherwise become toxic. Percussion therapy dramatically increases blood flow to the affected area, ensuring that the damaged tissues have access to the oxygen and nutrients necessary.
  • Rapid Healing: Percussion therapy speeds the healing of damaged tissue, including muscle, but also connective tissue, soft tissue, and even fascia. Faster healing means less down time, reduced pain and stiffness. In short, you’re able to get back up and going in a shorter amount of time, without the pain and limited mobility that would hamper your performance and lead to further injury.
  • Increased Range of Movement: Because percussion therapy is able to relieve stiffness, your range of movement increases. In fact, you may find that after a treatment, you actually have a greater range of motion than normal. This is because in addition to alleviating stiff joints and muscle tissue, percussive therapy can also elongate tissues and soften them, allowing you to ramp up your performance on the field.
  • Breaking Down Problem Areas: Percussion therapy is an ideal treatment option for those with tight scar tissue after an injury or surgery, as well as for those struggling with thickened connective tissue and fascia, adhesions, and other problems. A percussion massager is able to break down this tissue, reducing discomfort and tightness, increasing range of motion, and improving your ability to perform.
  • Improved Lymphatic System Performance: The body’s lymph system does a vital job. It’s responsible for ridding the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted material. However, the system lacks power of its own. There is no heart to pump fluid through the lymph system. Instead, it’s powered by muscle movement. However, blockages can cause build-ups of toxic material in your body. Percussion therapy improves the performance of your lymphatic system, speeds the elimination of toxins and waste, and improves overall health.

Modalities of Treatment: How to Get Massage Gun Therapy

Obviously, massage gun therapy offers some serious benefits. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a fitness enthusiast, or you’re pushing your performance in amateur or professional sports, it can deliver the recovery benefits you need to reduce pain and perform better. There are two treatment modalities on offer.

One is to work with a licensed massage therapist, which is a great option. This allows to not only address pain and stiffness, but also to speak with an expert who understands how muscle groups and other tissues work together.

Your second option is to augment your massage therapy sessions with a high-quality percussion massager. Our S1 Massage Gun is proven to offer even deeper penetration than is possible with your hands, and allows you to take percussion therapy anywhere, from the home to the gym and to the field. The Solbasium Massage Gun fuses cutting-edge technology with an ergonomic design, resulting in an industry-leading solution to improve performance, speed healing, and boost recovery. 

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