Self Care

Self Care

These are some things that I have used or use to take care of my body over the years. Some are pretty basic and some are a little more “industrial grade”. Feel free to ask me about any of them or even stop by some time if you want to try one of them out before buying them.

THERAGUNS

These are the rage right now and I have mixed feelings about them…everything in moderation…the industry leader is the expensive but hopefully worth it, Theragun. However there probably a hundred different models like the Playmakar. which is often cited as the best bang for the buck percussion tool. Honorable mention goes to the Hypervolt which is somewhere in the middle of the first two. I like buying things from places I know I can return for a full refund, but make sure to check the fine print even if you think you can return things, look for “medical device” exclusions.

R8 Recovery Roller

Get the revolutionary new R8 massage roller and keep your legs fresh, healthy and recovered. The patented technology self adjusts to different leg sizes and targets the quads, hamstrings, IT-bands, gluteus, calfs, shins, hip-flexors and more. 

Remember when I said that some of these are industrial grade? Well this baby is defeintely industrial grade…and I love it. So do a lot of the athletes that I work with. The company website is here: www.rollrecovery.com/r8/

Foot Rubz

OK, first of all, I need to say that for most of you, tennis balls (or any air filled ball) is not going to do the job. They just compress too much and can not provide a therapeutic level of pressure (in my humble, limited and biased opinion). You need tools that are sturdy and dense to provide the pressure that your muscles and tendons need and your nervous system is craving!

This little ball is perfect for working out the sole and arch of your foot and you can always find at least one of these under my desk. It is around $6 on Amazon and shipping is free for Prime Members. I usually have a couple available at my practice as well. 

The ArmAid

This strange looking but beautifully designed device is truly wonderful tool for anyone that has tension in their forearms, like massage therapists and computer jockeys! I use mine all of the time and I absolutely love it. You can adjust the pressure and the hardness of the tool and work at just about any level that you want.

There are several different attachments and it works great on your biceps and triceps as well. There is a lot more information and videos on the company website, so take a look: www.armaid.com

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