Real Madrid players including Casemiro, Vinícius Júnior, Marco Asensio, and Toni Kroos use the Theragun PRO massage gun to improve their recovery and prevent injuries. The Wave Roller, Theragun mini, and RecoveryAir PRO are also part of Real Madrid’s recovery protocol.
Competing in La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, and the Copa del Rey in addition to representing their country, the players and officials of Real Madrid are always looking to maximize their performance on the pitch. At the same time, nothing is more important for the players than staying healthy and having a long career.
Official Tech Wellness Partner of Real Madrid
After hearing that Real Madrid had been integrating the Theragun into the team’s recovery routine, Therabody founder Dr. Jason Wersland got in touch with Real Madrid’s Head of Medical Services, Dr. Niko Mihic, and began to implement injury prevention and recovery protocols with him. This is also how Dr. Jason started working with Cristiano Ronaldo.
In December 2020, the partnership was finally formalized when Therabody was named the Official Tech Wellness Partner of Real Madrid. “Real Madrid is celebrated globally for their excellence on and off the pitch, and Dr. Niko is known for implementing some of the most innovative injury and recovery protocols with his players, and I am honored to help him take it to the next level,” Dr. Jason said in the announcement.
“When it comes to caring for and treating athletes, and customizing recovery plans for each player, it is vital that I prescribe industry-leading, innovative, holistic protocols that the athletes can do with me and on their own,” explained Dr. Niko.
“Therabody and Dr. Jason provide science-based research and products that not only optimize training and recovery, but primes these athletes for life outside of the game. We’re thrilled to work with Therabody and Dr. Jason as our go-to wellness experts.”
Los Angeles, California-based Therabody has similar agreements with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern, Arsenal FC, and AC Milan, as well as Liverpool FC’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea FC’s Romelu Lukaku, and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Here is how Real Madrid players implement percussive therapy in their daily routines:
The players hit their quads, hamstrings, and calves with the Theragun PRO for about 15 seconds each. This prepares their fast-twitch muscles for lateral movements and increases circulation.
Back in the locker room, the players use the Dampener attachment for 30 seconds each on their feet, shins, calves, hamstrings, and quads. They then switch to the Wedge attachment to massage their IT bands for around 30 seconds.
About Real Madrid
Real Madrid is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. No club has won the UEFA Champions League more often. They are also the first club in the competition’s history to win the title two and one year later three times in a row.
They also lead nationally with a record 34 La Liga titles. Thanks to their ongoing success and superstar players, Real Madrid is among the most valuable clubs in the world of sports. The club was estimated to be worth $4.2 billion in 2019.
- Thibaut Courtois
- Dani Carvajal
- Éder Militão
- David Alaba
- Jesús Vallejo
- Eden Hazard
- Toni Kroos
- Karim Benzema
- Luka Modrić
- Marco Asensio
- Andriy Lunin
- Federico Valverde
- Luka Jović
- Lucas Vázquez
- Gareth Bale
- Dani Ceballos
- Vinícius Júnior
- Ferland Mendy
- Eduardo Camavinga
- Diego Altube
- Víctor Chust
- Álvaro Odriozola
- Brahim Díaz
- Takefusa Kubo
- Borja Mayoral