Lidl will be selling a range of health and recovery devices this week. The products will be on offer in stores on Thursday 26 January. Among them is a Medisana Massage Gun, which is available at a very attractive price.
The model to be sold by Lidl will cost 159 lei. Prices for similar devices on the market normally exceed the 250 lei threshold.
The device offers six intensity settings and has a battery life of 5 hours. Several massage heads are included in the package, as well as a special pouch for storage and transport.
The manufacturers of these devices claim that they can help reduce stiffness and muscle tension, as well as improve blood circulation in the massaged muscles. They are especially recommended for sports and fitness practitioners who want to recover faster after intense physical exertion.
These machines are very popular and have good ratings in online stores, but many people don’t know that they can be dangerous for some people.
Massage guns are not for everyone
The benefits of these devices are recognised even by experts, but some specialists warn that massage guns are not for everyone.
Michael Fredericson, a professor of medicine and physical rehabilitation expert at Stanford University, talked about them in an interview with Consumer Reports.
According to him, people with low bone density should avoid massage guns, and their use near recent surgery or medical implants (such as a pacemaker) is prohibited.
Furthermore, a massage gun may exacerbate pain if used in an area affected by chronic pain or in areas affected by deep vein thrombosis. Devices should also not be used by those suffering from fibromyalgia. This is, according to Queen Mary, a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood disturbances.
Last but not least, massage guns should be avoided by pregnant women.