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Percussion Therapy FAQs
Percussion Therapy is a breakthrough solution for treating soft tissue pain, tension, soreness, and injuries. Athletes and professionals have been harnessing this powerful treatment for years, and with advances in healthtech, it has finally become accessible for the average consumer!
Percussion Therapy accelerates the growth and repair of tissues by providing concentrated, fast, short-duration energy pulses deep into the tissues of the body. This heavily increases blood flow to the area causing pain relief and an increased range of motion and function.
It also provides a gentle stretch to the muscles and connective tissues improving responsiveness and performance.
How does it actually work?
Tension and muscular imbalance is the root cause of most musculoskeletal pain and can often develop into chronic conditions. The rapid pulses from the percussion device are the most effectively way to quickly release your tension (adhesions), repairing and elongating muscle/tissues while increasing heat and blood in the tissues to lead to faster relief and recovery by catalyzing your body's natural healing mechanisms.
The Happy Gun™ design serves as a tool which allows you harness the 2 physics principles of depth (amplitude) and speed (frequency) to speak in a language your body can understand.
By combining a 16 mm amplitude at scientifically-calibrated frequencies of 30-53 percussions per second, the Happy Gun™ provides the most effective healing and recovery experience over any other consumer device.
😮You get the Benefits of a 60min Massage in 2 minutes!
👍 7x More Effective than Foam Rolling and Massage Balls
⏩ 30x Faster than Massage toRelieve + Repair Muscles
✔️ Accelerates Recovery and Muscle Repair
✔️ Provides Natural Stress Relief
✔️ Increases Blood and Lymphatic Flow
✔️ Activates the Nervous System and Muscles
✔️ Relieves Muscles Spasms and Stiffness
✔️ Clears Lactic Acid to Prevent Soreness
✔️ Increases Oxygen to the Muscle
✔️ Maximizes Range of Motion
✔️ Breaks Up Adhesions (Knots) + Scar Tissue
✔️ Gently Stretches Muscles + Connective Tissue
✔️ Arthritis + Joint Pain
✔️ Shin Splints
✔️ Shin Splints
✔️ Post Surgery
✔️ Numb/Tingling Hands or Feet
✔️ Rehabbing Injuries
✔️ Weight Loss
✔️ Period Cramps
✔️ Muscle Stimulation
✔️ Building Muscles
✔️ Building Abs
✔️ Tight Hamstrings
✔️ Tight Muscles
✔️ Pregnancy Related Back Pain
✔️ Supplement or Replace Stretching
✔️ Loosen Muscles
✔️ Muscle Knots + Trigger Points
✔️ Muscle Soreness + Pain
✔️ Muscle Spasms + Cramps
✔️ Herniated + Bulging Discs
✔️ Carpal + Ulner Tunnel
✔️ Sciatica + Pinched Nerves
✔️ Scoliosis Pain
✔️ Tension Headaches
✔️ Lower Back Pain
✔️ Upper Back Pain
✔️ Shoulder Tension
✔️ Shoulder Pain and Limitation
✔️ Muscle Spasms
✔️ Scar Tissue
✔️ Plantars Fasciitis
✔️ Prevent DOMS
✔️ Tennis Elbow
✔️ Golfers Elbow
✔️ IT Band
✔️ Knee Pain
✔️ Ankle Rehab
✔️ Foot Pain
✔️ Lymphatic Flow
✔️ Replace Foam Rollers
How to Use FAQs
1. Power on your Happy Gun percussion therapy gun before placing it on your body. The power switch is located on the bottom of the handle.
2. Press the button on the back of the barrel to start your Happy Back therapy session.
Level 1 is our Lightouch™ setting. This is for sore, tender, or sensitive muscles.
Level 2 is our Signature Relieflow™ setting. This is for daily relief, relaxation, and recovery.
Level 3 is our Exclusive Hummingbird™ setting. This is to warm up and wake up to activate your fast twitch muscle fibers and your sympathetic nervous system.
Each press will increase the speed of the motor. Adjust to desired speed.
3. When using the Happy Gun, in most cases it is best to allow the gun to do all the work for you by "floating" it along the muscles you are targeting. It is designed to provide you with an effortless deep tissue massage. Use a slow to moderate motion to glide it over the area, applying pressure as needed.
4. Breathe deeply allowing your entire system to relax. Moving you muscle through a range of motion or a gentle stretch will make the percussion therapy much more effective and long lasting.
We designed the Happy Gun to be the #1 most lightweight, yet deepest percussion massage gun on the market. In turn, this makes it easy to give yourself an effortless deep tissue percussion massage.
Below are videos to illustrate the techniques to access each critical muscle group for the best at home massage you’ve ever had!
Warm Up/Muscle Activation
30 Seconds on Exclusive Hummingbird™ setting (speed 3):
Prior to exercising, you can use the Happy Gun on level 2 or 3 to warm up your muscles, sympathetic nervous system, and fast twitch muscle fibers
Mid Workout/Muscle Reset
15 Seconds on Lightouch™ setting (speed 1):
You can give your muscles a reset from mid workout fatigue. Use the Happy Gun on speed 1 to gently and briefly re-activate your muscles.
Tension and Pain Relief
2 Minutes on Signature Relieflow™ setting (speed 2):
For daily tension and pain relief, use on speed 2 for 2 minutes per area while moving the area gently through a range of motion or performing our Happy Back Method to accelerate results
1 Minute on Lightouch™ setting (speed 1):
It is best to use your Happy Gun as soon as possible before working out. This will greatly reduce the intensity of DOMS.
Most people have a “no pain, no gain” mentality when it comes to releasing trigger points in their muscles. This approach actually goes against neuro-muscular science.
It is important you do not push the gun beyond your pain threshold, there is no need to torture yourself.
The most effective way to release a trigger point is gently and gradually. It is important to respect your nervous systems pain response rather than violating it for the sake of a feeling.
The reason for this is when you receive a massage that is painful, the nervous system automatically triggers its stretch reflex which will cause your muscle to involuntarily contract, therefore defeating the purpose of the massage which is to allow the muscle fibers to relax, elongate, and metabolize.
We designed the Happy Gun to give you an effortless deep tissue massage without having to dig the gun in at all. It provides a 16mm reach into your tissues without applying any pressure whatsoever. This is deep enough to access all the layers of your muscular tissue.
If you feel the need to push, we recommend doing so for a max of 10-20 seconds.
Absolutely! At our practice, we regularly use the Happy Gun™ to help women with lower back pain related to pregnancy. We recommend always starting on speed 1 and working to desired threshold. Massage is one of the best ways to care for your body during pregnancy. Percussion therapy with the Happy Gun is extremely effective in relieving low back pain and sciatica during pregnancy. The application of gentle pressure through vibration can significantly reduce muscle pain and stiffness that comes with all the extra demands of carrying a baby.
Happy Gun FAQs
The Happy Gun was engineered to have the longest lasting battery life in its class:
4 hours of non-stop use on Speed 3 (Exclusive Hummingbird™ setting)
5 hours of non-stop use on Speed 2 (Signature Relieflow™ setting)
6 hours of non-stop use on Speed 1 (Lightouch™ setting)
The Happy Gun charges just like a cell phone. Simply plug the provided power supply into the port on the bottom of the handle and plug into any standard wall outlet. Allow 2 hours for the Happy Gun to fully charge. Your battery will last for 4-6 hours of continuous use.
Every Happy Gun customer gets a full 1 year warranty on the unit. This is a bumper to bumper warranty which includes any defects, issues with charging, or any other mechanical or structural failure. Our warranty is easy and hassle-free.
If you have any issues with your Happy Gun™ percussion massage gun simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a video that demonstrates the issue you are having. Our team will get back to you within 3 business days if we can troubleshoot and fix the issue, or if we need to do a full replacement.
In the case of needing a full replacement on your happy in the percussion massage gun we will ship you a replacement unit free of charge.
Our defect rate is incredibly low (<.03%) which is beyond excellent for a consumer device due to our above standard industrial grade components and manufacturing practices. If you are concerned about the quality of our device, our testing has demonstrated a reliability rate higher than 99.7% other devices on the market.
Customer Service FAQs
If you’re looking to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, Happy Back is here to help! In the 48 Contiguous United States, we offer returns or exchanges within 30 days of receiving your order. All returns bear a 7% restocking fee. Outside of the US, you still have 30 days, but additional shipping charges may apply for returns in addition to the 7% restocking fee.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.
To start a return, you can contact us at email@example.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.
Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.
The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. You should receive your refund within 7-10 business days of the date we receive your return. A 7% restocking fee currently applies to ALL returns.
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