Romelu Lukaku uses the Theragun PRO massage gun and other recovery devices developed by Therabody to activate his muscles ahead of a training session or game and enhance his recovery afterward.
“I want to play at the highest level for years to come — I am not slowing down and there’s still so much more I want to do,” Lukaku explained. “Using Therabody’s products and getting proper sleep [is] essential in allowing me to show up [every day] feeling ready to put out my best work and constantly improving.”
The Belgium international has been using Therabody products as part of his warm-up and recovery routines for about three years after meeting Therabody founder Dr. Jason Wersland during the off-season. In May 2021, Lukaku became an athlete ambassador and investor in the Los Angeles, California-based company.
“I have witnessed Romelu’s wellness journey over the years; he is so dedicated to taking the necessary steps to prevent injury, enhance his game, and elevate those around him,” Dr. Jason remarked. “We are proud and thrilled to have him in our corner as an investor and ambassador.”
Lukaku was the second footballer to become a brand ambassador for Therabody after Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. Shortly after, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo would join as well. The company is also working with teams such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich.
Other investors in the recovery and wellness technology company include Lukaku’s former teammates Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City and Marcus Rashford from Manchester United, as well as Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois.
About Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli was born on May 13, 1993, in Antwerp, Belgium. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 and became the Belgian Pro League’s top goalscorer before leaving Anderlecht for Chelsea in 2011.
Despite impressive performances while being loaned out to West Bromwich Albion and Everton, Lukaku didn’t get opportunities to prove himself at his parent club and decided to join Everton permanently in 2014. Three years later, Manchester United signed the Belgium international.
In 2019, Lukaku joined Inter Milan for a club-record fee of 80 million euros and was an integral part of the team that won the Serie A title in the 2020-21 season before completing a move back to Chelsea in August 2021.