Find out how to use the massage gun on the calf. If you find that calf stretches don’t target the right areas for you, use the massage gun to get to those specific areas.

Watch the video or read more below:

How to Position Yourself

  • Long-sitting
    • i.e. body upright and legs slightly bent so you can get access to the calf

Which Attachment to Use

We prefer these two attachments:

  • The roundhead

  • The thumb shape

How to use the massage gun on the calf. Try the thumb shape to help target specific tight areas.

What should be the setting

  • 8-10 speed (our massage gun goes from 1-20)
    • Remember, if this speed is too uncomfortable, change the speed to suit your preference

How long should I use it for

  • 1-2 minutes

Which area to focus on

  • The outside aspect of the shin
    • Aim for the fleshy part
    • Stay away from any bony areas
  • Important – STOP if there’s any pain

Check out this blog on how to use the massage gun on the foot – or watch the video on YouTube.

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Trying out different exercises is key to improving and maintaining the body’s flexibility, which in turn can help with recruiting muscles efficiently.

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Remember – Listen to Your Body!

Please remember to listen to your body. Get any aches and pains checked out sooner rather than later.


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