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Ease Working Out From Home Pain With Therabody (Win!)

February 17, 2021

Working out from home? We sure are! But all that fitness, even when done in our living room, has left our bodies a little, well, sore. Enter Therabody (formerly Theragun, rebranded), maker of the Theragun Elite percussion massage device, which is ideal for reducing tension and lactic acid after a workout while improving circulation and range of motion—and ultimately accelerating warm-up and recovery. Whether it’s after a virtual workout, a Peloton ride or even after a jog around the block, Therabody devices allow for a quicker recovery after the effort, but also “comfort” massages to relax the muscles that have been under great strain. We chatted with creator Dr. Jason to get his top tips to set yourself up for success to be your best active self—at home, and beyond. —Vita Daily

Hello Dr. Jason! When and why did you create Therabody (formerly Theragun)?

When I first created Theragun, it was completely selfish—I invented it to treat myself in 2008. I was the first patient using this product to address my pain and then my rehab needs and eventually in my daily routine, from waking up to working out. I eventually took the Theragun to my clinic and started using it on my patients. I was able to see some drastic changes and the effect this new modality had on the everyday person. It grew inside my office and became a requested treatment by nearly every patient. In 2012, I started using Theragun on athletes and discovered its performance enhancing effects and how much these professional athletes loved using Theragun. The demand for Theragun really started to take off in 2013. Through the years this product has helped me connect with my patients and, more importantly, as I shared the product with them, this facilitated a deeper connection my patients had with their own bodies—that is my purpose. At Therabody, our true desire is to relieve your pain and decrease the tension in your body. That is truly what we all come to work to do, every day and it’s what keeps us inspired to grow our portfolio of natural product solutions. Everyone can benefit from using a Theragun and the Therabody ecosystem.

It’s still early in the year, and resolutions to exercise more (even if it’s at home, in a virtual fitness class) are still in full swing; when it comes to sports training or intense physical activity, how can percussion massage, as delivered via Therabody, benefit the body?

Theragun Percussive Therapy has a variety of benefits, whether you are partaking in intense physical activity or not, from aiding in preventing body aches and pains, greatly reducing muscle tension in seconds, increasing mobility and range of motion, increasing blood flow to the area to reduce soreness, tightness and pain, and can assist with accelerating the repair and growth of tissues. Basically, the up-and-down motion that the Theragun makes is called a percussive motion. That motion along with our specifically calibrated frequency and amplitude moves on and off the body having a positive effect on the body, nerves, and body tissue to ease muscle tension and aches. Our devices literally put recovery and tension relief in the hands of those who use it.

We’ve also resolved to work on our stress levels, and practice more self-care in 2021; how can Therabody help?

Percussive therapy utilizes this language of pressure to communicate with your nervous system. When you use Theragun for 2-8 minutes on your body you actually turn off your stress switch and turn on your relax switch. Furthermore, different breathing practices have been shown to regulate this part of your nervous system as well. Turning on our “relax switch,” a.k.a., rest-and-digest (parasympathetic) part of our nervous system allows you to de-stress, relax, heal, recover, sleep and rebuild your body. This is so important because your ability to deal with the next challenge life brings depends on the quality of your rest and recovery. Using Theragun on the areas of your body that are tense will flip on your “relax” switch in your brain and allow you to settle into a great restful sleep. There’s a detailed guided protocol for sleep on our Therabody app.

What are some of the other one-of-a-kind qualities of Therabody devices? What sets it apart from other at-home massage devices?

Theragun is the original, gold-standard handheld percussive therapy device. We created this space in 2008 and grew the space over the last 10 years to what it is now. It’s important for people to know there’s a difference between vibration and percussion. The body responds differently to each. Theragun pioneered percussive therapy which is a deeper more effective mode of recovery and body activation. We pride ourselves in having the highest-quality standards and years of constant innovation and research, in addition to our ergonomics and easy to use features. Our unique combination of amplitude, frequency, and torque makes the Theragun more effective at improving movement and aiding in recovery than any other device available.

Who would you say Therabody devices are for, and what are your top tips for use?

Theragun doesn’t benefit one person more than another, but the frequency and type of treatment may change based on what type of training you do regularly or problem areas you are experiencing. Our mission at Therabody is to help people reconnect with their bodies. Our devices literally put recovery and tension relief in the hands of those who use it. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom that deals with back pain, a 9-to-5er that deals with tech neck, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete, Theragun is literally for everybody. My number 1 tip is to download the Therabody app, available in the App Store and on Google Play. We have protocols for each body part and many other treatments in the Therabody app—it has protocols for every type of person, regardless of activity level. By pairing the app with your device via Bluetooth, you now have access to a fully customizable treatment, intuitive to what you’re doing. This creates the most consistent, effective treatment possible. The Therabody app is the perfect guide on how to best use your Theragun and optimize the benefits with the correct speed, grip, attachment, and time on different areas.

While we have you, can you tell us a little about Therabody’s Wave Roller? What makes it unique?

Our Wave Roller, a vibrating foam roller, creates a truly whole-body approach through our suite of products. It not only expands our offerings, but it was purposefully designed with an integration of science and engineering to create the most effective foam rolling experience possible. From the density of material to the asymmetrical wave design, the Wave Roller allows for optimal application of pressure, transmission of vibration, durability, and reduction in sound while optimizing the benefits of foam rolling.

Final, personal question: if you were stuck on a desert island, which Therabody device/piece of equipment would you not be able to be without?

Our Theragun PRO!

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Win! A $549 Theragun Elite!

Congrats Chloe O. of Vancouver, B.C., who will receive a $549 Theragun Elite! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

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  1. Carole D

    February 17th, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I would love the Theragun Elite if I was stuck on a deserted Island @carolecreftycorner

  2. Anita d

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:18 am

    I like to go for jobs or do yoga videos. @0206jupiter

  3. Anita d

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:18 am

    *jogs

  4. Deborah C

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Using the elliptical trainer @wishbig13

  5. Christina

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Online hiit workouts!

    @ccuma

  6. Faelina Robinson

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I’ve loved doing yoga at home! 🧘‍♀️ @fuhleenah

  7. Amber olak

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Doing power yoga at home

    @amber_olak

  8. wendy hutton

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:24 am

    for online workouts @wghutton

  9. Emily B

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Online yoga classes
    @emilyisland

  10. Andre Bouchere

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:30 am

    My best home workouts have been with my bands 💪🏼boy could I seriously use this machine! @andrebouc

  11. Scott Ellis

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:33 am

    This would be amazing as the snow that has been coming down lately seems to be finding it’s way into my driveway 😂🤪

    @scottellis9779

  12. Kam

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Going for walks @kkam.van

  13. Christina

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Have been loving the strength and HIIT online workout videos. @christinawestman

  14. Pam W

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I’ve tried to do some yoga and online classes!! @pamlet

  15. Cheryl Germain

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Yoga is my go-to workout at home @cfgermain

  16. Sonia Furstrand

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:11 am

    My favorite way to work out at home has been walking with friends, climbing stairs, and using kettle bells and resistance bands! I’d like to try dance

  17. Lisa

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Online spin classes 🚴🏻🚴🏻🚴🏻
    @jxl@shaw.ca
    Wpg MB

  18. Anne

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I have been loving yoga with Adriene on youtube

  19. Laura D

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Would love to try the Thera Gun to reduce stress.

  20. Angélique

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:42 am

    I love doing kickboxing at home. @angelique.duval13

  21. Jan Vaughan

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:43 am

    I love Yoga @natnails1

  22. Katie MacDonald

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Running @TRX!
    @katiemac80

  23. Rachel C.

    February 18th, 2021 at 10:54 am

    VR rhythm games (Beat Saber, etc.)! So fun!

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  24. CLC

    February 18th, 2021 at 11:34 am

    yoga at home @callacooper

  25. J. Tam

    February 18th, 2021 at 11:58 am

    My favourite at home workout is yoga! @jcont1234

  26. Priyanca Gopi

    February 18th, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    My favourite home workout is yoga

  27. Arlene

    February 18th, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Yoga @arlene_vsd

  28. Grace

    February 18th, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Youtube workouts (kettlebell), @gpyleung

  29. Beatrix

    February 18th, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    My favourite way to workout from home is following my Beachbody videos. I’ve been set up in my home gym for the past 4 years and I wouldn’t give it up for anything!

  30. Beatrix

    February 18th, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Forgot my handle..oops.

    @foodfitnesslife2020

  31. Susan Boudreau

    February 18th, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    During covid, we bought a home gym and love it! No excuses when it is right there 😉

    wine_lover_2016

  32. Heather Brown

    February 18th, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Vibrating Foam rollers make it unique
    Teragun elite

  33. Shirley

    February 18th, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Yoga
    A.cozified.life

  34. Nisha

    February 18th, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    A few barre classes a week

  35. Michelle L

    February 18th, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    My fave way to workout from home is with @growingannanas – her HIIT workouts videos are inspiring and refreshing! Great music to motivate me as well! And yoga practices and mindfulness exercises with “Yoga with Adriene”. I also get out there for 5-10km runs from home! My IG handle = @mishie_l

  36. Harjit

    February 18th, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    My hubby struggles with knots in his back and I have an old soft tissue injury. I think the therabod product would help both of us. @plumerea

  37. H. Lyn Cichon

    February 18th, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    When you’re in lockdown, you have to be creative with regard to working out. Even though my job is very physical, I still need to release tension and stress and I do so by running my 2 furbabies around the backyard. Of course, doing yoga stretches and the ever present housework keeps me active too. I would so love to win this machine. My whole body aches, not just from work but from the residual tension and stress. Thanks @therabody & @vitadaily.ca 🤞.

  38. Susan Boudreau

    February 18th, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    I would do a father-daughter theme cuz my dad passed when I was 16 ♥️
    @fun_chef_suze

  39. Sara Alfred

    February 18th, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    We’ve been doing our Socacize classes from home. It’s much better in person but it’s great we were able to keep going still! @sara.marie.a

  40. Danielle

    February 18th, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    My favorite way to workout from home has been using the @centrfit App during my lunch hour as a great way to break up my day and force me to get moving before I sit down all afternoon again! 😆

  41. Velma Sandry

    February 18th, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I’m so curious about Wave Roller
    If I were stuck on a desert island, I would definitely want Therabody as I’m sure there would be some work involved so woukd definitely want to heal my body and reduce the tension!
    @VelmaSandry

  42. Roula

    February 18th, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve been using my dumbbells and following YouTube fitness instructors to keep strong mentally and physically!!!

  43. Eula Chua

    February 18th, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    My favourite way to work out from home is doing reps of weightlifting and squats!

  44. Chloe

    February 18th, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Been really enjoying going out for runs and sweating out to YouTube workout vids! @chlozet

  45. Nicole-Ann

    February 18th, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Long walks around my neighbourhood!

    IG: @nicoleann_poitras

  46. Lianne

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Walking @lianne2014

  47. Sandra Rankine

    February 18th, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    I’m doing some great floor workouts but I’d rather be outside playing tennis.

  48. Debbie McBeath

    February 19th, 2021 at 3:45 am

    I work out daily with my yoga mat, doing yoga and various other stretches. Of course, my 3 pets always help! My IG is @mcbeathdebbie.

  49. Anik Joyal

    February 19th, 2021 at 3:47 am

    My fitness class has switch to online during lockdown. b.class
    @nikkie.me613

  50. Tabby72

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:28 am

    I like to to yoga videos. @tabby_1972

  51. richard lewis

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:54 am

    flexiable

  52. Tania

    February 19th, 2021 at 7:39 am

    I’ve have been running. @candtjeffrey

  53. Jennifer Choong

    February 19th, 2021 at 8:23 am

    On the treadmill at home @mmchoong

  54. Shirley O

    February 19th, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Yoga is my favorite way to work out at home. @shirleyoflynn

  55. Jenna

    February 19th, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Definitely Peloton is my fav workout!

    Instagram handle: @jenna.morcom

  56. Sara Lima

    February 20th, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Ugh, I definitely have let fitness fall off the map. Gym going stresses me out (you know even BEFORE COVID folks weren’t wiping down machines! come one!), and by body is achy and tight. My quads, man! Quads! I’m trying to walk and stretch and roll out, so that’s good right! I’m so impressed because all of the things Therabody is trying to address is so needed for folks! “aiding in preventing body aches and pains, greatly reducing muscle tension in seconds, increasing mobility and range of motion, increasing blood flow to the area to reduce soreness, tightness and pain” I”m here for it!

    Insta: @queridasara

  57. Denise M

    February 20th, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I like doing my yoga videos or finding new yoga online! @dremccrea

  58. Jan

    February 20th, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I’d love to have a TRX system, but for now I follow an exercise app I’ve downloaded. @jan_leeu

  59. Becca

    February 20th, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve been following along to dance videos to keep active at home. @beccagsnow

  60. Alexandra Defreitas

    February 21st, 2021 at 1:02 am

    I use the stairwell!! We have 60 flights in my condo!

    IG @alexandra.the.unicorn

  61. Ray Franklin

    February 21st, 2021 at 9:26 am

    We have been doing Pilates
    My IG handle is @aboutmycommunity

  62. Janet M

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I enjoy yoga at home. @asherares

  63. Alana LeSueur

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:37 am

    My favourite way to work out at home is to walk on my treadmill..that said, the walking belt broke about 2 weeks ago, and while waiting for the replacement belt, I have to now use my stationary bike and it is definitely not as much fun, because I am unable to see the TV from where my bike is. @Diamondchick60

  64. Giannina P

    February 21st, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Following Pamela rief’s workout challenges on Instagram 🙂
    @djpepsidaisy

  65. Taylor

    February 21st, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve been doing online spin classes!

    @taylorquinnmitchell

  66. ANNA NGO

    February 21st, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I enjoy walking around the park in front of my house.

  67. Natalie B

    February 22nd, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Cleaning/home renovations are my current workout routine, lol!

    @furygrrl

  68. Bonnie

    February 22nd, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    I walk on my treadmill and do stretching exercises

  69. Ming K

    February 22nd, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Zumba is my fave workout from home
    @squirmer03

  70. Angelina Artemenko

    February 23rd, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    @angartemenko
    Walking up and down the stairwell in my building. It’s like a stair climber

  71. Tim

    February 24th, 2021 at 3:21 am

    I’ve been mixing it up! Body weight exercises, still cardio, and biking when I can! @someguyinvancouver

  72. Ron H

    February 24th, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Doing lots of bodyweight exercises 💪🏻

  73. Claudia N.

    February 24th, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    I love to follow along to body weight workout videos! There’s no need for special equipment and can be done from the comfort of home!

    IG: @livingforserendipity

  74. Yung L

    February 24th, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Yoga
    @lyungcr

  75. Kellie Walsh

    February 24th, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    I like doing yoga at home. Thanks for the chance!! @kelliewalsh2019

  76. Ting

    February 24th, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Going on my elipticle
    @tk2wn

  77. EMILY

    February 25th, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Workout with Fitness Blender Youtube video. @emilylylingtsai

  78. ROSI

    February 25th, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Doing situpd and stretches @reizenshtein

  79. Nancy

    February 25th, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I like to do at home full body hiit workouts that I find on YouTube!

  80. Marie Anne

    February 25th, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    My fave at home workout is yoga and the cycling bik.e

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