THERA°PEARL: Recover like a Pro


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Forty rookies, representing 25 of the 32 NFL teams, descended upon historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California this past weekend to learn the finer points of being a professional athlete at the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere. With minicamp, media tours, learning new and extensive playbooks and relocating to a new city it may feel like a lifetime has passed since walking across the stage and shaking Roger Goodell’s hand on draft day. Luckily, THERA°PEARL was on hand to provide a much-needed reprieve from the overwhelming feelings, pressures and expectations these young men have been bombarded with in the last few weeks.

In between being photographed, videotaped, autographing memorabilia and talking to cameras all day the THERA°PEARL tent was an oasis for players to receive massages, cool down and just relax. An officially licensed product of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), THERA°PEARL helps athletes recover on and off the field with its dynamic capabilities to provide both cold and hot therapy options.

Christine Michael, Matt Barkley, Kenny Stills, Dion Jordan

Pictured above left to right: Christine Michael, Matt Barkley, Kenny Stills, Dion Jordan

Being the new kid on the block can be a bit daunting for anyone. For these rookies, putting your best foot forward to fans, coaches and teammates is important in making the best first impression. So when Steeler RB Le’veon Bell (Michigan State) started developing itchy, red and puffy eyes due to allergies right before trading card photos the THERA°PEARL Eye-ssential Mask came through in the clutch.

Le'Veon Bell

Pictured above: Le'Veon Bell

Other highlights of the Rookie Premiere featured Viking Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee) taking over the DJ turntables, Seahawks Christine Michael (Texas A&M) freestyle rapping and Niners Quitton Patton’s (Louisana Tech) “shower dance.”

While the term ‘rookie’ may define their first year on the job these rookies already know how to recover like a pro.

Muscle Strains & Heat Therapy: Warming up Your Pre-Workout Routine

We have all been there… racing to the gym just in time to make the final class of the day or turning on a workout video at home only to miss the first five minutes while we remember where we misplaced our other sneaker. In either case, it is common for many to jump right into a workout without giving thought to warming up our bodies first.

Stretching may be the most common method to warm up muscles, but if you have sustained any type of chronic injury, then extra measures like HEAT THERAPY may be needed to aid the healing process. A chronic injury is one that has developed slowly and has persisted for a length of time usually due to overuse of a muscle, as opposed to a traumatic incident.

Applying HEAT THERAPY to chronic injuries and taking preventative measures for strained muscles before exercise helps increase the elasticity of joint connective tissues and increases blood flow to the affected area. Devoting time to heat therapy for just 15 minutes before you begin your workout will help relax tight muscles and muscles spasms and future reduce pain and swelling.

Here are some helpful tips on when to use HEAT THERAPY:

  • Pre-workout
  • Chronic injury
  • Strained muscle prevention
  • Tight muscles
  • Muscle spasms

 

 

It is important to note that because heat increases circulation and raises skin temperature, you should not apply heat to acute injuries (rapid onset and short-lived injuries) or injuries that show signs of inflammation – both of which should be treated instead with COLD THERAPY. Additionally, heat should only be used before exercise to warm the muscles, but should be avoided after exercise.

Know when to use ice and when to use heat! Find more info in our Hot/Cold 101 section!