Percussion Therapy

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To some, “percussion therapy” is about playing the drums until your stress goes away. At our Edmonds chiropractic, it’s a legitimate treatment for muscle pain. Try it out for yourself to experience the incredible healing power of simple, vibration-based massage.

Throughout your day, lactic acid tends to build up in your muscles. This can happen either as a result of exercise, or from lengthy periods of immobility. This build-up is the cause of the stiff or aching feeling you get after a workout or after hours in your uncomfortable office chair. Massage is a good way to flush this lactic acid out of your system and restore pain and comfort to your musculature.

In percussion therapy, a special machine is applied to your back to administer a rapid series of taps to your problem areas. The taps send high-frequency vibrations deep into your tissues where the toxic build-up has occurred. Capillaries and lymph nodes are stimulated and, like a thousand drops of rain being shaken from a sodden tree, the acids are purged from your system. In turn, as your blood starts flowing again, your body’s natural pain-relieving endorphins are being circulated in to finish the job.

Percussion therapy will often be offered as a supplemental treatment. It’s easy, it’s safe, and many patients report enjoying lower stress and better sleep cycles after their treatment. Ask your chiropractor if percussion therapy may be an effective treatment for you.