Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, and recovery is an equally important part of the process. Managing and promoting muscle recovery can help you get the most out of your workouts, and one of the best ways to do that is by using a massage gun. These high-tech tools help to minimize muscle soreness and speed up rehabilitation so you can get back to the gym sooner, and feel better when you do.

Like many things, massage therapy became much less accessible during the pandemic, and the market for personal massage guns exploded to fill the void. There are tons of options out there when it comes to shopping for a new massage gun, and finding the best one for your needs can certainly be a challenge. So let’s break down the ins and outs (so to speak) of how these percussive massagers work and why they can be so helpful.

A massage gun uses the force of percussive therapy — also known as vibration therapy — to manipulate your body’s soft tissue. They’re essentially backed by the same extensive scientific research that supports massage therapy as the optimal tool for treating a sore muscle after a workout. From recreational gym-goers to professional athletes and people with chronic pain, a lot of people love percussive therapy from these powerful massagers.

Percussive therapy has been shown to help muscles recover faster while reducing muscle pain, lactic acid buildup and muscle fatigue. It can also help prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. A percussion gun allows you to focus on a certain muscle group or muscle knots for immediate pain relief. It can also improve your range of motion and flexibility, encourage blood flow, help with muscle stiffness and more. Percussive therapy may even help with stress and sleep. Just be careful using a massage gun if you have any injuries beyond a muscle ache from a tough workout. 

Percussive therapy and vibration therapy are two mechanism types offered by massage guns. The lucrative feature of the device lies in its combined application of these mechanisms, whereas the percussion reaches the deeper layers of the tissue, the vibration works on the superficial layers.

The benefits of massage therapy are increasingly highlighted today for speed and training recovery among athletes which is boosting the futher growth of Massage Guns Market. Studies allege sports massage as a medium to prepare athletes for competition. It has hence become a powerful treatment option to improve athlete recovery after competition or even exercise.

Furthermore, massage guns have become the ultimate workout recovery tool backed by its scientifically proven benefits of percussive therapy. In comparison to the strenuous blend of physical manipulation and nutrition recommended for workout recovery, the one-time low-cost and more comfortable option offered by massage guns plays to its market demand. 

Technological advancements is expected to propel the market growth over the next eight years. For instance, HYPERICE’s QuietGlide technology comes with a 90-watt high-torque motor. In addition, the device has five head attachments which work smoothly on muscle knots and is effective for varying levels of muscle soreness and pain. 

Massage Guns Market Size and Forecast (2021-2030) | with Post Impact of Covid-19 by Top Leading Players:

Global massage guns market was valued at US$ 242.63 million in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 561.37 million, growing at an estimated CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period. At present, the market is sharping its presence and some of the key players  are HYPERICE, DMS, Massage Guns, OP E-Commerce, Theragun, Pleno Massager.

Rising demand of these hand-held devices by professional athletes, recreational gym-goers and consumers who are facing chronic pain has the assisted the overall massage guns market growth in recent past and is expected to continue the same trend over the next eight years.

Research suggests vibration therapy improves power development, kinesthetic awareness and muscular strength leading to better muscle performance. Furthermore, such an activity tends to reduce tension in the muscle tendon unit, contributing to an enhanced muscle competence and improved muscular flexibility. This in turn reduces the muscle stiffness and increases blood flow. However, the sheer power of the massager sometimes act as a disadvantage for the users. Deep muscle massage can cause dermal and sub dermal bruising, an acute muscle soreness that lasts for several days, and in some cases, it can also cause nerve damages. In very rare cases, massage can be detrimental to nerve-related illnesses such as shingles and neuropathies.

Integration of massage guns with advanced sensors will duly increase the demand of its usage among the consumers. Rising awareness towards fitness in emerging economies in which manufacturers can duly capitalize and provide advanced equipment that can be used in domestic application is anticipated to propel the global massage guns market over the forecast period.

Manufacturers are designing massagers suitable for both homecare and patient care application. This quality provides users the benefits of a professional treatment which can be redeemed at home. In addition, the massage guns are equally used by therapists to treat patients. As a result, the massage guns market for massage guns by users has witnessed a substantial upsurge recently which is expected to grow further at the highest rate by 2030.

Massage guns are undergoing frequent design structures to better suit the preferences of users.

North America held the largest massage guns market share in 2020 and is expected to continue the same trend over the next eight years. Rising number of massage gun providers in the region along with growing demand of consumers such as coaches, athletes and sports medicine professionals owing to factors such as neurological excitability, anxiety reduction and an improvement in mood condition has infused a positive psychological mechanism. Such a factor is expected to increase the demand for massage guns in the United States region.

In Thailand Massage Guns are considerate durable medical equipment (Medical Device Class I/II). This provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device.

The products of the HYPERICE line are currently on the Thai market. HYPERICE products are Thai FDA approved Class I and II devices. 

Source:  alliedmarketresearch, absolutemarketsinsights,prnewswire Market