Turn on the device. Take your PulsePro Massage gun out of the carry case and hold in the power button until you hear a click (the lights will come on). The device is fully charged if there are three lights that came on.
Select Massage head. Select the appropriate attachment head and firmly press it into the device. For beginners and personal use, it is advisable to use the larger attachments (such as the round ball or broad flat heads). For practitioners and elite athletes, the trigger point head and duel Para spinal head can be used.
Choose the desired intensity: We advise you start with the lowest speed and gradually increase the level as you go. For a lighter massage, if you just want to relax and get the blood moving within the muscle, we recommend the first or second speed
Point the head at the muscle staying clear of any bony and visceral structures.
Move the head along the muscle slowly. Do not rush through the massage. If you encounter an area of pain, hover around that part a little longer. To obtain the best results; place the muscle of interest in a stretched position or move it along its normal range of movement whilst massaging. Slow movements along the length of the muscle is advised. This device delivers an extremely strong percussive force and it is not advisable to use for longer than 5 – 10 minutes in a set area.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
- Massage guns can cause pain. New onset of pain usually means you are applying too much pressure, or the speed is too high. Check that you are applying just the right pressure based on what area of the body you are massaging. It is normal to have a little local tenderness the next day as it is a strong massage. It is advisable to apply heat and muscle gel (such as voltaren gel or similar) to the area after massage.
- Avoid touching nerves. When you feel an electric shock-like pain, stop immediately.
- Do not use a massage gun directly on bony areas, the spine, neck, fractures or wounds.
- Only use them on muscles for complete assured safety. Otherwise consult an expert.
- Do not use a massage gun on an area that has impaired sensation. If you feel you’re not getting precise sensorial feedback, don’t continue massaging that area. Chances are you are doing more damage than repair.
- Do not use massage guns if you are on blood thinners (example: heparin and warfarin) prescription.
- Seek medical advice first before using a massage gun if you have:
- An inflammatory disorder
- Warfarin and heparin prescription
- Muscle strain, varicose veins, ligament sprain, high blood pressure, and conditions affecting blood vessels like thrombosis.
- Do not use device while on charge, this will cause strain on the battery of the device. Safety features might cause your massage gun to automatically turn off.