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Welcome to Hook’d! We bring you insights, tips, and deals in fashion, tech, home, and more, via a rotating roster of in-the-know hosts. This week’s episode features Yahoo’s TV style correspondent Chassie Post, on-air personality and Youtuber Kennedy Johnson and TV host and beauty expert Sandra Vergara.
Today, we’re decompressing — body and mind. No matter what type of soreness, stiffness, or restlessness you have, there’s a product at any price point to work through your knots. The hosts tried out four top-rated products to quell every issue from muscle soreness to anxiety.
The Body Back Buddy Massager is just $30, and it’s designed to help ease muscle aches. “It’s a full-body massager and it has these therapy knobs that are used to target knots and aches, and it basically works on every body part,” Sandra says.
The massager can be used for pressure point therapy or to knead out knots. Chassie uses it on her lower back in an up and down motion, while Kennedy tries it out on her neck applying pressure to the muscle that’s in pain.
In a few moments, the Theragun can knead out muscle soreness, stimulate blood flow, and help you recover from strenuous exercise. “It uses percussive therapy, which basically means it pulses pressure into the tissues of the body,” says Sandra. “Now this one is a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 2 minutes. You’re not supposed to use it for a long time.”
This professional-grade tool is something that you should have in your arsenal for all types of recovery.
“My trainer explains to me that the purpose is after you work out, it’s supposed to move the blood back to where it’s supposed to be, circulation, so you’re not tense,” says Kennedy. Sandra agrees, “I gotta be honest, I used that on my leg and it feels really loose.”
This compact Zyllion Shiatsu Massager can go anywhere with you, and can be used on the entire body.
“It massages with heat or without heat, you just push a button,” says Chassie. “One thing I like about it, because it’s a pillow, you can lay down — you can really put it anywhere.” The massager even has a car charger, and your driver’s seat is about to get a lot more luxe. “Imagine sitting in traffic for 45 plus minutes and you have that in your car,” Kennedy adds.
Amazon’s #1 best-selling weighted blanket from YnM comes in 21 colors, five sizes, and 10 different weights. “People get weighted blankets for anxiety, if you’re a bad sleeper, if you toss and turn, it helps you feel more secure,” says Kennedy. Known to help with anxiety, insomnia, and more issues, the weighted blanket helps you relax and lulls you to sleep.
“It’s supposed to be really calming,” Chassie says. “People who love weighted blankets really love them.” Trying out the weighted blanket, Sandra agrees. “I’ve never heard anything like this,” she says. “It looks light but it’s so heavy.”
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