Choosing the right massage gun head attachment is crucial to achieving the best and fastest results.
The ball-shaped massage head is the most commonly used head for massage guns. It can penetrate deep into the muscles, relieve soreness, and can be used on almost all body parts, including the chest muscles, trapezius muscles, latissimus dorsi, buttocks, and muscles in the thighs, such as the hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. The round shape makes it more flexible and allows for a change in massage intensity by altering the angle at which the ball head contacts the muscles. It is particularly suitable for controlling pressure on different body parts, especially around the harder-to-reach edges, such as the curvature around the nasal cavity and elbow.
The round head is usually made of EVA or silicone. PICOOC's massage gun head is made of silicone material, which is more skin-friendly and easier to clean than traditional EVA heads, prolonging the use time of the product.
Its sleek surface can move smoothly back and forth, and the flat round head can cover a wide area of large muscle groups. The large top area ensures even distribution of force and disperses the massage gun's power, making it less intense than the bullet head, and more suitable for a wide audience. The dense, deep massage is ideal for full-body massage and relaxation, and the even pressure helps reduce stiffness and post-exercise pain throughout the body.
In addition to the regular flat head, some technology companies have developed heated massage flat heads. PICOOC heated massage gun uses ceramic materials with excellent thermal conductivity and has developed a rapid-heating massage head with over ten patents. In addition to static heat therapy, it can also provide vibration heat therapy, which helps soothe sore muscles and promote blood circulation. The percussion can also transmit heat to the deep muscles, accelerating muscle recovery and relaxation efficiency, resulting in a better user experience.
The small surface area of the bullet head can easily target hard areas, making it ideal for concentrated massage in precise areas of the body. This attachment provides the most powerful force among all attachments and is an ideal choice for deep tissue massage. If you feel discomfort in deep tissues, trigger points, small muscle areas (such as feet and wrists), or fatigue in the soles of your feet and palms, this is the most appropriate attachment to use. After a long day, using it on the soles of your feet will be very comfortable. The cylindrical massage head can also relax deep muscle fascia, such as the deep vibration massage of the entire hip. However, it is recommended not to use each muscle area for more than 15 seconds.
There are also some massage gun heads that are not commonly used by everyone, such as the fork-shaped spinal head, which is mainly used on both sides of the neck and spine, but be careful not to use it directly on the bone. The pneumatic head is mainly used in soft or sensitive areas, and the spade head, with its narrow and flat shape, is suitable for hard-to-reach areas.
The most important rule for selecting massage gun heads is simple: pay attention to your body's feedback, and don't ignore your feelings. If you feel uncomfortable or in pain, stop using it. If you feel good, it is likely to be suitable.
When using a massage gun, it is essential to choose the appropriate head attachment according to your needs. Usually, we don't need too many accessories because constantly changing massage gun heads can be troublesome. The most important thing is to find the most suitable massage gun head attachment according to your needs.