Let me start by saying, #1- I don't like getting massages and #2 - I'm too frugal to pay for a massage! I'm just a little freaked out by some stranger putting their hands on me. SO I have the perfect solution:
WAHL Deep-Tissue Percussion Therapeutic Massager! I only have to pay once for multiple massages and I don't even have to leave my house! Let me tell you a little bit more about the massager. It is used for relieving pain and fatigue. It is a percussion massager that comes with four attachments (deep muscle, four-finger flex, accupoint, and raised bump). There is also a button that can be used to vary the speed of the vibration. Finally, instead of being operated by batteries this item has an electric cord to plug in!
My Take: So I've been training for this race for only about 4 weeks. The race is only a little over a week away so I've been training pretty intensely. Due to my strenuous workout I've been in some pain (ok so maybe it's just because I'm old but I'd rather blame it on the workouts). My feet and my legs are usually pretty fatigued. I took out my Wahl massager, plugged it in and decided to try it out. The deep muscle attachment was already on so I went with it. Wow! It was awesome on my legs! My husband of course wanted to try it out so I changed to the four-finger attachment for him. We had it on a lower speed and he said it was great on his back. We upped the speed and it still worked great, except for over bony parts...LOL. The booklet says that you can use it on the scalp but my husband hated it on his scalp. He actually said it was kind of painful!
Personally, I loved it. It's going to be great to use after my race. I think I only had two issues. First, it is a little on the heavy side. Second, I'm not sure that I like that it has to be plugged in. I was planning on taking it with me to use after the race but where do I plug it in?? Well, there is a simple solution to the last one. I'll just wait until I get home and then make my husband use it to massage my tired running legs...LOL
Buy it: The Wahl massagers can be purchased from Walmart or their website. The particular massager I reviewed retails for $59.99 or less.
And for those who would love to WIN a Wahl massager then you need to check out their Mother's Day Facebook giveaway. All you have to do is head on over to the Wahl Facebook page from now until May 13 and nominate a mom to win a mom relief package from Wahl, whether it’s your mom, grandmother, wife, daughter, a friend or yourself. To enter simply post a comment explaining why the mom on your list deserves relief…every mom has a story and every story matters. Entries will be judged on their uniqueness and sincerity and the winners will be selected once the contest wraps up on May 13. Stories MUST be submitted before then in order to be considered.Good Luck!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Wahl Massager as a member of Mama Buzz Media. All opinions, photos, and ideas are entirely my own. No monetary compensation was received.