Percussion Massage Device (Hypervolt) vs Leveraged Compression Device (Rolflex Pro)

Percussion Massage Device (Hypervolt) vs Leveraged Compression Device (Rolflex Pro)


hi my name’s Nick Bartolotta founder of dynamic contraction technique welcome back to another segment of the dct Academy tonight I’m going to talk about one of my inventions and the difference between percussive massage tools like the hyper volts versus the Rolleiflex which is one of the tools that I’ve developed which is the first compressive leverage based foam roller on the market okay and it’s actually pretty simple the difference between the two is that a percussive massage device a vibration tool is going to have a much larger effect systemically on the nervous system it’s something to be used to help calm down a muscle that’s either overly agitated or firing or cramping it’s also something that you can use to move fluid through a muscle that just worked out and in the clinic I use it all the time after performing dct exercises we tend to have a pretty strong burn leftover in the muscle and if I use the hyperbole for literally five seconds on an area that’s burning stops the burn allows us to move on to the next exercise so this is a very valuable tool I know there’s a lot of different kinds out there you can experiment and test which ones work for you but I do want to tell you the difference between percussion and leverage based massage so a tool like the Rolleiflex here allows you to not just do a neurological trick with the body where you use the percussion to calm the muscle down this actually is it we use to do therapy and specifically it allows you to do Active Release therapy which is one of the most potent forms of massage on the market today so to demonstrate the difference when I adjust the Royal flex to fit a body part like my arm I can place my arm between the two rollers and then I’m in full control of the leverage I’m also in control of where I want to apply pressure very specifically so the center roller is over one of my extensors if I apply that pressure I can then do Active Release which involves me slowly and deliberately contracting the muscle under the pressure and what you’ll feel is that you’re working from the inside out versus a percussive device is working from the outside in so as I work and use my own leverage instead of my body weight or gravity I can be very pinpoint with the therapy that I want to perform so that in and of itself sets compressive leverage based tools in a class of their own when it comes to massage devices now I’m not saying that percussive massagers are not valuable every tool out there has its value I’m just saying that when we use those tools is important to understand right if you use a percussive massage device every day over and over and over again you’re not really going to be releasing long term knots or chronic tension that’s been in the tissue for a long time you’re going to make the body feel a little bit looser you’re going to give the body a little bit more blood to recover faster but therapeutically the muscles not going to really be changing the facts is not going to be changing when you use a tool like the bro-flex or the double-up roller is another leverage based tool that’s on the market today those tools actually create a physiological change to either the FAFSA and or specifically tension that’s within local muscles so hopefully that gives you a little better understanding I use both devices constantly every day usually with with all my patients so if you don’t own a percussive device or the roll-flex or the double-up roller you should absolutely look into it thanks for joining us in this segment of DCT Academy and I look forward to seeing you in the next video

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