Cristiano Ronaldo uses the Theragun PRO massage gun to improve his recovery, prevent injuries and keep performing at the highest level. “My body is my weapon,” explained the 5-time Champions League winner. “To be the best, you need the best recovery. That’s why I choose Therabody.”
Even at 36 years and almost 20 years after his senior debut, Ronaldo is not showing any signs of slowing down. He scored 29 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus in Italy’s Serie A to become the highest goalscorer of the 2020-2021 season. Now the Funchal-born forward is set to captain Portugal at the upcoming European Championship.
Ronaldo is known for his desire for perfection and pays utmost attention to everything related to his training, nutrition, sleep, and recovery. The 5-time Ballon d’Or recipient was first introduced to Therabody in 2017 when company founder Dr. Jason Wersland demonstrated the percussive therapy device to players and staff at Real Madrid.
Dr. Wersland even revealed that seeing Ronaldo use Theragun’s cone attachment on the sole of his foot led him to create a new Theragun protocol. “Cristiano is a lifelong student and has become a master at his craft, always exploring new and effective ways to take care of his body and mind,” said Dr. Wersland.
He became a trusted resource for Ronaldo after his visit to the Real Madrid campus and helped advise the Portuguese superstar on how to get the most out of his Theragun massage gun. In June 2021, the partnership was made official and Cristiano became the latest Therabody Athlete.
He is the second football player to become Therabody ambassador after Liverpool Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and has since been joined in this role by Chelsea FC’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
“I’m honored to support his journey to continuously find ways to be his best and elevate the wellness of those around him,” Dr. Wersland explained. To celebrate the new partnership, Therabody released its largest global ad campaign to date in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Australia, China, and Japan.
Ronaldo will also work with Therabody to amplify the importance of whole-body wellness and educate his community on the benefits of Theragun.
About Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal on February 5th, 1985. He started his professional career at Sporting Lissabon before signing with Manchester United in 2003 and helped the English team win several titles including the Premier League and Champions League.
Real Madrid paid a then-record-breaking fee to sign him in 2009. Ronaldo became the first player to win the Champions League a total of five times there, cementing his status as one of the greatest players in the sport. He is also captain of the Portuguese national team and led them to a European Championship in 2016.
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