Most of us have probably wished for a new legs after a serious workout. Which workout made you wish for an upgrade? Weights? Running? Biking? A little while back after one of our family bicycle rides with a trailer I wasn’t sure how I remained upright while loading the van with the bike equipment. I do know that I looked hysterical moving around and probably I was the only one not laughing. I stretched, stretched and stretched more, and finally my legs were a bit better, but still stiff enough to make me walk funny.
How do you help your soreness? I’ve heard about a number of natural ways to help it:
- Cherry Juice
- A Cup of Coffee
- Ice Bath
- A Bath with Epson Salt.
- Skin Products with Arnica
Recently I had a chance to try a Hold-Cold Therapy courtesy of Wahl Massagers.
Wahl massagers are the perfect addition to any pain management program. Wahl massagers will help you melt away life’s aches and ailments. Our handheld massagers are easy to use, large enough to alleviate discomfort in major muscle groups and small enough to place right in your hand. Whether it is heat therapy, deep tissue massage, full-body massage or spot treatment, you can always be within reach of relief.
The Hot-Cold Therapy unit we use is designed to relieve pain and fatigue plus has the ability to have heat and cold and includes 4 Interchangeable Attachments.
The manual suggested switching between hot and cold for better muscle relaxation and since my knee gives me all kind of problems lately I decided to dedicate 20 minutes of my evening to it. While it’s obviously expected to change temperature hot to cold and back, it does it really quickly. I mean – really quickly.
I have to note that temperature settings this machine uses are well within comfort level – I didn’t have the feeling of being grilled or frozen at any point of time though it was just enough to do the trick and get my muscles back to working condition.
It’s very light. Usually you would expect something like this to feel like it weighs a tone , after 20 minutes of holding it. Nonetheless, Wahl massager is light and quite easy to handle even for extended periods of time. Yet enough, so even after that time I didn’t get a feeling that I have a brick in my hand. Although I got to use only one attachment there were a few more to choose from.
I recently had a minor surgery and even so I was back on my feet within a week, the physical therapy will still take months. I really hope that WAHL Hot-Cold Therapy product will help shorten my recovery time, so I can get back to my favorite sports.