TokFit T2 massage gun is one of the best massage guns on the market. It has found a way to marry its great specifications with affordability. The main goal for TokFit is to soothe sore muscles, reduce tension in muscles and repair strained muscles for better performance in athletes and other users.
This fascia massage gun works using vibrational and percussive massage therapy.
How do Massage Guns Work?
The main objective for having massage guns is to deal with muscle soreness that comes from competitive sporting or intense fitness workouts. Massage guns treat pain with percussive movements of the massage head on the sore muscles.
However, there is an underlying theory that explains how massage guns treat pain. It is known as the pain gate theory. This pain gate theory basically tricks your nervous system by sending targeted nervous impulses at the nervous system in the perfect frequency.
These impulses simply weigh in on the nervous systems stimulation and response to pain reaction chain and trick the nervous system into believing that the pain has compounded thereby making it react faster.
The pain gate theory in the easiest terms tricks the nervous system into believing that muscle soreness feels a lot worse than it actually is and then makes it react faster to neutralise the pain.
Percussive Massage Therapy
Percussive massage therapy is a new field in massage therapy that treats people who experience soft tissue pain. It uses short duration pulses targeted to the area of injury. This pulse generates more blood flow to the region and accelerates repair of the damaged muscles as well as the growth of muscles in the body. This form of massage therapy is highly beneficial to the body even beyond muscle repair. It increases drainage flow in the lymphatic system, reduces tension in muscles and breaks down internal scarring from surgeries.
Features of TokFit T2 Massage Gun
TokFit comes in a great pack with dimensions of 12.99 * 9.06 * 3.94 inches is made up of one massage gun host, 6 different massage heads, one adapter, one manual and one storage box. The TokFit massage host including the head doesn't weigh more than 2.2 lbs. In all the massage gun isn't a heavy contraption at all.
· Massager Size: 9.45 * 6.69 * 2.82 inches
· Package Size: 12.99 * 9.06 * 3.94 inches
· Package Attachments: 6 massage heads
· Massage gun host *1
· Adapter *1
· Manual *1
· Original Storage Box *1
· Product Weight: 2.2lbs
The battery that comes with the TokFit T2 massage gun is made of lithium-ion. With a battery capacity of 2400mAh, you can enjoy being massaged for about 8 hours as long as the battery is charged to full capacity under a voltage of 24V 1A. You don't have to wait so long for this massage gun to charge to it's full capacity either because it takes a maximum of 2 hours and lasts for 8 hours. It has a great durability designed so you can enjoy the experience.
· Battery type: Lithium ion
· Capacity: 2400mAH
· Voltage: 24V 1A
· Charging time: 2 hours
· Battery life: up to 8 hours
TokFit performs at a high level even while being affordable for most people. It is fast with a revolutions per minute of 1200 - 3200, which divided into 20 speeds. The stall force is 60 - 80 lbs and one of TokFit's best features, its low noise level, is below 60db. Many reviewers have acknowledged that its low noise level makes massaging even more enjoyable. The 6 heads of the TokFit massage gun are varied and carry out different functions, each one geared towards soothing sore muscles and producing the best massage experience.
· Stroke Length: 12mm
· Stall Force: 60 - 80 lbs
· RPM: 1200 - 3200 rpm
· Noise: below 60db
4. Different massage heads
· Big Ball Massage Head
The big ball attachment is the main massage head. It is used for a total body muscle relaxation massage. It can be used on any part of the body for a general massage.
· Bullet Massage Head
This massage head, shaped like a mini bullet is perfect for working on the muscles and tissues in the joint. Its design and semi- pointed heads are perfect for the directing pulses of vibrations into the knee.
· Shovel Type Massage Head
The shovel-looking massage head is designed to work on the muscles in the lumbar cervical vertebrae.
· Flat Head
Just like the rounded head, it is perfect for all parts of the body.
· U-shaped Massage Head
This U-shaped massage head is good for working on the spine. It is well designed to give your spine the most impactful massage as well as straighten up the kinks in your spinal column.
· Air cushion Massage Head
The air cushion head is designed to shock buffering, suitable for sensitive joints and minor injuries.
Who Needs TokFit?
TokFit is mostly used by athletes who regularly in one way or another work their muscles to soreness. However, another group of major users of this massage gun is fitness trainers. Most fitness trainers end up working their muscles constantly, and getting them strained. A massage gun becomes a must have in their line of work.
But then, it isn't just athletes and fitness trainers who need massage guns like TokFit, there are also lots of smaller groups of people who once in a while need the services of a portable massage gun. TokFit can be used by literally anyone who has muscle pains or needs vibrational therapy. The following groups of people need TokFit.
1. Office Workers
Like I earlier stated, TokFit is for anyone who needs a vibration or percussive massage therapy. This broad group covers athletes, fitness trainers and the random Tom, Dick and Harry on the street which includes business executives and office workers of any capacity that sit in an office all day, day in, day out.
It can't be easy sitting at a desk every day, either hunched over the computer reading figures or looking through files. Whatever demands you to sit at a desk and a chair is bound to give you muscle soreness no matter how ergonomic your chair might be.
So, you need TokFit if you feel muscles strains after a long day hunched over your computer working. A few minutes of a TokFit deep massage would be of great benefit to you, by loosening those bunched muscles on your upper back, shoulder and neck region. Because TokFit is portable, you can even give yourself a mini massage during your lunch break. With TokFit, you don't have to wait for your muscle strain to get so bad you'll need professional help. You can just take care of it on your own.
2. Medical Personnel
Long days and even longer shifts are the bald realities of most medical Personnel as they strive hard to save the lives of people. It isn't unheard of to hear that some nurses work double shifts and an overtime on top. What about doctors who work for hours on end, consulting with several patients?
Surgeons who spend long hours hunched over a patient's body painstakingly carrying out life-saving surgeries. It isn't an anomaly to hear of surgeries that last 10 hours or more with little breaks or no breaks at all.
Such surgeons often leave the theatre bone tired and muscle sore. Although most surgeons regularly work out to ensure that they are able to keep up their endurance, they constantly need massages to keep their muscles limber and ready for longer surgeries.
This is where TokFit comes in. Most surgeons need a few minutes of a TokFit muscle massage right in their offices after an especially taxing surgery or even after a long day. The vibrational therapy session for their muscles is bound to keep them less sore.
Nurses as well could benefit a lot from a muscle massage after long shifts of scurrying from patient to patient and taking readings of their charts.
Consulting doctors need to keep a TokFit massage gun on hand for the days when consulting hours have sapped their strength leaving them sore.
3. Construction Workers
This list can't be complete without mentioning construction workers who carry heavy loads and work for long hours every day straining their muscles. The TokFit massage gun is definitely a must have in their repertoire.
4. Overweight People
There has been an increased positivity in the results gotten from regularly using a TokFit massage gun on overweight people. People who are overweight have discovered that using TokFit helps them reduce their weight by increasing their metabolism rates.
5. Athletes and Fitness Trainers
The most prolific users of TokFit belong to this group. They are athletes who constantly drive their muscles and work them to a point of soreness and sometimes injury. Most athletes constantly need massages because their muscles get sore easily. So also do the fitness trainers and for this reason, they are the biggest users of TokFit.
Benefits of Using TokFit T2
The advantages of using TokFit massage gun range from preventive reasons to treatment reasons for already occurred events. Here are some benefits of using TokFit.
1. Convenience and Cost Effectiveness
Convenience is perhaps the most important benefit of the TokFit massage gun. Before the designing of portable massage guns, everyone who needed to have a massage had to make time out of their busy schedules to visit a masseuse. Either that or make an appointment for a masseuse to come over to their residence for an in-house massage.
TokFit has changed all of that. With TokFit's portable massage gun, one can easily have access to a massage even without needing a masseuse. The TokFit massage gun can be easily applied even without the help of another person. Most importantly, you don't need to go out to give yourself a good massage, you can get a professional massage in the comfort of your home.
For cost effectiveness, massage guns can only be bought once after which one can use it for several years depending on how well the machine is maintained. The same cannot be said for one on one regular massages booked with a massage parlor. It is more cost effective to pay for a massage gun only once.
2. Reduces Muscle Tension
After exercising, your muscles are naturally tensed and sore. A stretch after every exercise session does help massage the muscles a bit and prevents muscle cramps. However, it doesn't do as great a job as a massage would. With TokFit, you can reduce the tension in your muscles. The percussive therapy is even more effective than regular massage in dealing with tense muscles.
Percussive therapy isolates the sore muscle in question and treats it. The surrounding area is numbed while the pulsing vibrations are focused on the sore muscles. The deep vibrations targeted to a particular area pulse deeper and deeper until they hit the root of the tenseness and loosen the bunch of muscles. With a massage gun, unlike a regular massage, you don't feel the pain of working out. You only feel the relief of them being worked out.
Also, athletes have been known to release the tension in their muscles before competing with TokFit massage gun. It keeps their muscles limber and flexible while competing.
3. Increases Flexibility
Athletes highly depend on limber and flexible muscles to perform at their best and that is why they, more than any other group of people have several massages. With TokFit massage gun, athletes are able to be at their most flexible before and even after a competition.
The percussive treatment that TokFit massage gun uses to treat muscle soreness is great for loosening up muscles. The constant but targeted vibration given off by the machine stretches the muscles of the body without causing pain.
For fitness trainers, their muscles need to be flexible for better balance and strength levels.
4. Weight Loss and Increased Metabolism
Over time and with constant usage, it has come to light that TokFit helps overweight people in their quest to lose some weight. The benefit of TokFit as it affects weight loss is dual in nature.
Firstly, usage of TokFit increases blood flow and metabolism. With increased metabolism, overweight people burn off fat faster than before.
Secondly, the regular usage of TokFit is great for cellulite disintegration. Cellulite, the clumpy looking substance beneath the skin is caused by fat. The clumps come when these fats attach themselves to the fibres of the muscle and push forward to the surface of the skin. With the percussive therapy of the TokFit massage gun, these cellulite clumps of fat are broken down to reveal a smooth skin.
With the constant pulse of vibration from the massage gun, the cellulite is broken down and redistributed. This makes it easier to work such fat out when exercising.
5. It Softens Clumps of Bruised Muscles and Initiates Faster Healing.
One regular reality of athletes and dedicated fitness trainers is bruised muscles. Often times, these bruised muscles stick together to form clumps or knots. The knots of soft tissues prevent the muscles from gliding easily over each other and movement becomes very difficult if not impossible. These knots become extremely painful for the athlete and make further exercising and competing very difficult. In such instances, a massage gun works wonders.
TokFit can soften these tissues using the percussive therapy. With pulses of vibration being centered on the affected area, blood flow is increased and the clumped tissues soften and dissipate making it easier to heal and easing the pain of the area.
6. Increases Blood Circulation
A whole lot more happens during a massage session with a massage gun. Apart from the almost immediate relief from pain, and the easily felt benefits of the percussive movements of the machine gun, there are deeper activities and chain reactions that occur.
When one uses a massage gun, the fast and powerful percussive movements of the massage gun head on the muscles of the targeted area sets up a chain reaction. One part of that chain reaction has a long term effect on the body.
Massage therapy increased blood circulation in the affected area. With your easy-to-use massage gun, regular massage therapy encourages an increase in blood circulation.
During a massage session, the massage head constantly pulses and pounds the skin in a percussive movement. This pounding softens the knots caused by strenuous exercises and makes it easier for blood to pass through the blood vessels.
Poor blood circulation has a host of side effects and some of them include oedema, which is caused by fluid going down to rest in the extremities of the body, fatigue and muscle soreness.
With regular massage therapy using a massage gun, these side effects would be greatly reduced.
7. Pain Relief and Vibrational Therapy.
One of the major reasons why athletes and fitness trainers get a massage gun is to combat with the constant muscle soreness that they deal with. The lifestyle they live constantly demands that they use their muscles constantly and this results in muscle soreness, tenseness and pain.
The massage gun works with vibrational and percussive therapies both of which have been proven to eradicate pain. Years of study have shown that vibration therapies have a significant and discernable effect on the pain levels.
Vibrational therapy offered by TokFit massage handgun doesn't just deal with pain at a physical level, it works on pain from a psychological level.
A regular low level stimulus on a particular part of the body is a signal that calls for the activation of the neurons that ensure that pain is regulated. When this hormone is activated, pain begins to recede.
Vibrational therapy offered by TokFit massage gun for pain relief works effectively on the following types of pain.
· Pain experienced in the lower back. This pain can be very debilitating as well as limiting for it's sufferer. In many instances, the sufferers of this pain end up unable to work or carry out their normal daily activities. The vibrational therapy is an additional therapy to the major therapeutic treatments they get.
· Muscle soreness. When people talk about muscle soreness, vibrational therapy, and massage guns, it is mostly from a post- exercise point. However, massage guns have been known to prevent muscle soreness when used before an exercise. Several studies have shown that vibration therapy prevents delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It doesn't only do that, it also improves muscle strength and increased blood flow.
· It also helps people with Parkinson's and Multiple Escelerosis to gain a bit of muscle relief.
8. Wards of Muscle Cramps by Releasing Accumulated Lactic Acid
After a long day of exercising especially on days when you try out something new, it isn't so surprising to wake up screaming from a muscle pull. Extreme muscle pulls can severely limit movement during the period it occurs. It is a very painful experience that can be dealt with via immediate massages.
You don't have to deal with this pain, at least not when you have a massage gun. With your massage gun, you can not only resolve the issue of a muscle pull, you can avoid it before it even occurs.
Firstly, with a proper stretching and massaging of the muscles after a rigorous workout, you wouldn't just have looser muscles, your chances of experiencing a muscle pull is really low.
To prevent muscle pull, a before and after massage therapy from TokFit would have the knots evened out and lactic acid easily trained.
9. Improves Range of Movement
After a rigorous workout, the muscles are tense and sore. The pain is a serious impediment to easy movement. Often times in the locker rooms of professional athletes, there are several massage guns and therapists to work on the athlete. This is because constant working of the muscles causes stiffness and pain. In extreme situations, the athlete might not be able to make movements.
Massage guns work hard to provide pain relief which in turn loosens up the knots in the muscle and makes movement easier.
Things to look out for when buying a massage gun
Apart from the more popular brands of hand massage guns; there are a whole lot of hand massage guns on the market. It can be really hard to decide on what massage gun to use with all the varieties out there.
The marketers of these products don't even make it easier in any way and that's because each of them do their utmost best to promote their product as the best in the group.
These flowery words can easily sway your decision and while user reviews can be trusted to give a more accurate idea of the product, it is always better to have a well planned and unbiased system to help you decide what product you should buy.
Without this system, you would hardly be able to buy the massage gun you really need. If you aren't so careful, you might end up getting more than one massage gun because the first one didn't solve your main problem.
Your buying system could always consist of a list. This list should have all the features you are looking for in a massage gun and possibly why just so you don't forget. When these are clearly outlined, you can then go massage gun shopping. Just look out for the following important features.
1. Battery Life
In considering what hand held massage gun to buy, battery life should be a major part of the process. You don't want to get a massage gun that dies down and stops halfway into massage. Such a massage gun would be of no use to you. It doesn't matter if it comes with 6 different massage heads, high power and speed, and comfortable handling. All these other features don't matter if you can't even make use of the gun because it has a poor battery life.
Consider a massage gun that either has a long lasting battery or one that comes with interchangeable batteries. Having a long battery life is one reason why TokFit is the best option for a massage gun. Its lithium ion battery comes with a capacity of 2400mAh and lasts for 8 hours non-stop usage. You can't go wrong with TokFit.
The design of the massage gun is very important because of its comfort level. Although most hand held massagers come with a typical axe like shape, there are still quite a lot of variations out there and you'd need to pick one that is the most comfortable for you. You don't want to buy a massage gun that you would be unable to comfortably grip and make use of for long minutes at a time especially with the added vibration and powerful percussive movement.
Some hand held massage guns come with triangular handle designs while others come with bulky handle designs. TokFit has a simple, easy-to-grip handle that makes it very comfortable to wield.
3. Power and Speed
For a hand held massage gun, you want to buy one that can give you all the benefits of a strong percussive instrument. The whole point of getting the massage gun in the first place is to enjoy the benefits of the powerful percussive movement of the massage head on your sore muscles. Power and Speed is therefore one of the most important features to consider when choosing a massage gun.
The speed and power of a massage gun determines how intense or weak the massage would be. These two factors are influenced however by the wattage of the motor. For TokFit that has a high wattage of 24V 1A, you can be sure that the power and Speed is more than suitable for your needs.
Also, in deciding what power and Speed you want, you should remember to pick one that has a comfortable percussive power because some of them like Tim Tam have very strong percussive power and Speed that you might be unable to bear especially on sore muscles.
Percussive Massage guns can be likened to lower drills. They vibrate heavily and also make a lot of noise as they carry out their percussive movements. If you've ever handled a massage gun, you'll definitely understand how loud they can be.
While the noise level isn't such a big deal, it is important to also consider it especially if you don't necessarily enjoy loud drilling-like noises. If that is the case for you, then how noisy your massage gun is should be a consideration for you. TokFit is as great a massage gun as any high profile massage gun just not with all the noise. The noise level is very low recording at below 60dbs. If you enjoy quiet, well vibrating and high percussive Massage guns, then TokFit would be the perfect choice for you.
5. Massage Gun Accessories and Extra Features.
Massage guns come with accessories and you'd have to decide on time what you'd like. Many massage guns only come with one of the heads and not a selection of different heads for different massage spots just like TokFit has.
Nothing is wrong with these other brands that only offer one massage head. There's nothing that says that all massage gun manufacturers and sellers have to include any extra accessories or heads for you. Brands that include such accessories like TokFit do it out of the goodness of their hearts and to provide their customers with an extra token of appreciation. If having a massage gun is something that you'd love to have; then check for those accessories when you want to buy one for yourself.
Also, some massage guns offer extra features that aid in customization of the gun during usage. An example of these customization features includes multiple speed settings, extra massage heads, and rotational heads. For instance, the TokFit massage gun offers quite some extra customizable features. One of them is the adjustable speed. You can always switch from one speed level to another to suit your needs. Also, the adjustable speed feature makes it even easier to hit different muscles and effect healing.
One of the truest ways to judge the true workability of a product is via user reviews. The best way is by using the product of course but there's days, users of products are very vocal about the products they buy and if said products lived up to their reputations.
The user reviews for TokFit all say one thing. TokFit is a great massage gun. The long battery life of 8 hours is one feature that many users say they enjoy. It allows them to have longer hours of massage therapy without being stopped halfway due to a dead battery. Battery life aside, the five extra massage heads that accompany the regular rounded massage head makes it easier for them to target specific areas.
Of all these advantages that TokFit has in terms of features and accessories, the most common advantage of TokFit according to a wide range of users is the affordability. In a market where there are so many expensive big name brands of massage guns which have the same and in some instances even less features than smaller name brands, affordability is key. These big name brands charge a whole lot for massage guns that could compete with the newer brands and even be found wanting. TokFit stands out in such a market for its affordability.