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Recovery: The Importance of Versatility


Today’s consumers have varied needs. As a result, it’s important for gyms to offer products that are versatile. This is especially true for recovery products and devices, such as the Theragun by Therabody

“It is important for percussive massage therapy devices to have the versatility to provide pre, during and post-recovery solutions, while having the ability to target specific parts of the body,” said Nick Trosko, the vice president of global business at Therabody.

Theragun’s combination of amplitude and frequency aids in ensuring your members’ bodies are getting the targeted myofascial release necessary to prevent and alleviate stiffness and pain, all while immediately setting their bodies up for movement.

“Having a recovery option where attachments have a unique, intended firmness and shape to ensure the proper treatment in the right area is beneficial,” added Trosko. “These features combined with the ease of switching between attachments and a guided mobile app to help you understand which attachment to use for each recovery protocol are key to getting the full benefit of percussive massage therapy.”

Therabody has seven different attachments for its devices: Dampener, Standard Ball, Cone, Thumb, Wedge, Supersoft and the Commercial Dampener. Each attachment is designed for specific purposes. For example, the Thumb is used mostly for trigger points and the lower back; while the Wedge is perfect for shoulder blades and IT bands. In addition, the Commercial Dampener is precisely engineered to absorb the impact of continuous and repetitive use from a gym environment.

Not only do these attachments make getting the full benefit of percussive massage therapy easier, they are also easy to clean — which is an absolute must in a post-pandemic world.

“Theragun attachments are made with non-porous, closed-cell foam versus hard plastics, allowing for easy cleaning of attachments with disinfectant wipes, which is especially critical during this time,” said Trosko. “It is important to offer a hygienic experience that open-cell foam attachments simply are not able to provide.”

In a post-COVID environment, new health and safety regulations will be implemented to accommodate members’ cleanliness concerns. Therabody has been ahead of the curve on hygiene and cleanliness. The unique design of the attachments means that they do not absorb moisture, oil or sweat.

For the most hygienic Theragun device experience, Trosko recommends sanitizing the attachments after each use by wiping it with a disinfectant wipe to remove any residue, then using a new wipe to disinfect the surface area of the device by wiping all sides in a downward motion. “Alcohol-based cleaning solutions and a microfiber towel may also be used to clean and disinfect the device,” he said. “After using an alcohol-based solution, wipe the attachments with a dry towel.”

In a post-COVID world, having limited touch points in your facility and easy to clean and sanitized surfaces are very important. Theragun’s percussive therapy has been proven to be more efficient and effective than other modalities for warm up and recovery. By having access to utilize the Theragun PRO device in a gym, members can get an effective personal recovery experience in a condensed amount of time without ever having to spend time laying on a mat.

Versatility is more important now than ever. When it comes to easy-to-use, easy-to-clean and adaptable features, your facility is guaranteed to get its money’s worth with the Theragun.

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown is the assistant editor for Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at taylor@peakemedia.com

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