Breanna Stewart uses the Theragun PRO and Theragun mini massage guns as well as the RecoveryAir PRO pneumatic compression boots to help her body recover from the daily grind of being a professional basketball player.
“[…] We’re playing WNBA, we’re playing overseas—add in national team stuff and we really never stop,” the two-time Olympic Gold medalist explained. In fact, just five days after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Stewart found herself on a court in Phoenix, Arizona.
And while she was wearing a Seattle Storm jersey this time, the outcome was the same – another victory in a championship game. “Therabody helps keep me consistent and continue to be able to be my best on and off the court. If I don’t recover, then I’m not going to be ready for what’s next.”
A four-time NCAA champion, Stewart realized the importance of listening to her body in order to be successful long before she signed her first professional contract. Now, she hopes to spread her knowledge to amateur athletes and beyond.
“People don’t realize how important recovery is. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a person who works a nine to five, Therabody helps you take care of your body and recover better,” the power forward for the Seattle Storm and UMMC Ekaterinburg said.
Asked about her personal favorites, two devices came to her mind. “The Theragun mini is my favorite device because as I’m traveling all over the place, it’s super convenient to throw in my gym bag or in my suitcase and use it on the go,” Stewart said.
Back at home, the two-time WNBA champion puts on her recovery boots. “RecoveryAir is something that I use literally every day because I want to make sure that my legs are flushed out and fully recovered for when it’s time to perform.”
At Los Angeles-based Therabody, Stewart becomes the first female basketball player in a lineup of athlete ambassadors that already includes the likes of Paul George, James Harden, Tyler Herro, and recently retired Pau Gasol.
About Breanna Stewart
Born on August 27th, 1994, in Syracuse, New York, Breanna Mackenzie Stewart is considered to be one of the best female players in the game. Playing for the Connecticut Huskies, she led her team to four NCAA championships and was named the Final Four’s MOP a record four times.
Selected by the Seattle Storm with the 1st overall pick of the 2016 WNBA Draft, Stewart went on to become the Rookie of the Year and helped the franchise become WNBA champion in 2018 and 2020, both times being named the finals MVP.
With the national team, she won the World Championship in 2014 and 2018 as well as the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020. Lastly, she also became EuroLeague champion with UMMC Ekaterinburg, where she plays during the offseason.