The various massage heads of a massage gun
If you have decided to buy a massage gun, you will have noticed the different attachments when you unpacked the massager at the latest. The shape is quite different and the product pictures of the massage guns usually show the round flat head because it is suitable for massaging and relaxing almost all parts of the body. But what do I use the other massage heads for?
The flat massage head
The flat massage head has a firm and smooth surface that can be used to massage larger muscle groups, such as the thighs, buttocks, chest muscles or even the calves.
However, the flat massage head can also be used on smaller muscle groups such as the biceps. It is an ideal multi-purpose attachment.
The round massage head
The round massage head is softer than the other massage heads, which is why it is ideal for beginners to get to know the effect of the massage gun. The large surface area also makes it suitable for larger muscle groups, and the round massage head is also an ideal multi-purpose attachment.
If you choose a slower speed, it is also ideal for massaging the neck.
The bullet massage head
The bullet massage head has a firm, tapered surface that allows the impulses to be concentrated on small areas. This makes this massage gun attachment ideal for trigger point massage with a deep effect.
Popular areas of application for this massage attachment are the feet, especially the sole of the foot.
The fork massage head
The shape of this massage head resembles a fork or a U-shape. This makes it possible to leave out gaps during the massage, which is helpful for tendons, for example.
This special massage attachment is suitable for massaging the Achilles tendon, for example, because no pressure is exerted on the tendon itself, but only on the surrounding tissue.
Further notes on the massage heads of the massage gun
There are massage guns with a large number of different attachments that are supposed to be good for very specific muscle groups. Nevertheless, the question arises as to how many of the attachments of a massage gun are really useful for regeneration and relaxation.
With the flat, round, bullet and fork massage head, all muscle groups can be massaged to prepare for sport, to loosen muscles after sport or simply to relax. With the bullet massage head of the massage gun, you can even achieve a deep massage.
If you do not only want to use the hand massager on a few specific areas during a session, but want to massage the whole body, then it is recommended to change the massage attachments for different parts of the body. This is very easy and can be done in a few seconds, so that nothing stands in the way of a soothing massage for the whole body.
How to change the attachments of your massage gun
Note: You should always switch off the massage gun when changing the attachments to avoid injuries.
- Slowly pull the currently inserted massage head out of the massage gun.
- Slowly insert the desired massage head into the groove of the muzzle for use. When these are joined, the insertion of the head is complete.