Restorative Yoga and Muscle Recovery

Even after your workout’s done, the work isn’t over yet. Whether you’ve just crossed the finish line of your first 10k race or you’re carrying your Jello-y legs out of the latest spin class, now’s the time to be smart about muscle recovery. Research shows that athletes recover faster and adapt more quickly to workouts when they follow a post-workout restorative routine, along with good nutrition and enough zzz’s. (And don’t even think of denying that you’re an athlete. We’ve seen your gun show.)

For muscle recovery sessions, we’ve all heard about and experienced the benefits of a hot bath, a gentle stretch, or a soothing body balm to ease hard-working muscles. (We also hear that a plate of nachos has magical restorative powers; unfortunately, we’re not in the business of nachos.) But what about those times when your muscles cry out for something more? With our exclusive collection of workout recovery tools, we’ve got you—and your muscles—covered.

Our Restorative Collection brings together rollers, massagers, pinpoint hooks, and other bumpy, nubbly things to help your body recover and rebuild safely. Our foam rollers have long been one of our best-selling items. Known in technical terms as self-myofascial release, rolling sore muscles over a foam roller eases stiffness by breaking up the unreleased fibers found in muscle knots and increasing blood flow to those areas. For your hands and feet, we’ve created a handy (and colorful!) line of ergonomic tools that bring relief to our hard-working extremities, like the Ultimate Foot Massager and the Hand Therapy Kit. Because your spine is your lifeline, our back massage tools—like the Ultimate Back Reliever and Pinpoint Back Massager—help you stretch your spine and find focused relief for trigger points.

In addition to our handy tools, we offer Balance Balls for sitting, stretching, or as a prop in your restorative yoga practice. There are a million ways to work out, and only a few ways to take care of those hard-working muscles. Be sure you give them the love and recovery they deserve.