What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where suction is used to promote blood circulation, reduce inflammation and increase relaxation. Think of it as a ‘reverse massage’, where the skin is being ‘pulled’ rather than ‘pushed’. Although cupping has been trending lately, the technique goes back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and other Middle Eastern cultures. However, just because something has been around for a while, doesn’t mean it’s safe or beneficial. Click here to read more about cupping therapy, what side effects are associated with the technique, what questions you should ask prior to treatment, and if it’s all really worth it.

 

Cupping Therapy

Tendonitis Stretches: Peroneal Edition

Tendonitis is a medical condition that refers to when a person’s tendon (tissue that attaches a person’s muscle to a bone) is inflamed. It is a common condition that affects people who overuse certain areas of their body, particularly those who complete repetitive motions over a long period of time. Peroneal Tendonitis refers to micro-tears that occur in the tendons that attach a person’s calf muscles to their foot. If left untreated for a long time, Peroneal Tendonitis may be dealt with surgically, but luckily for those with this issue, there are stretches that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Click here for a list of four tendonitis stretches that will have you good as new in no time.

 

Peroneal Tendonitis

How to Use a Foam Roller: Glutes

If you’re feeling tight or achy after sitting or walking all day, try out a foam roller to relieve tension in your glutes. Feeling a bit lost on how to use a foam roller for this area? No problem! Watch the video below for techniques for your glutes. Remember, always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

Massage For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a type of heel pain where the plantar fascia (the ligament that goes from your heel to your toes), is strained over time. This condition typically occurs in athletes, people who walk on hard surfaces over an extended period of time, and in people who have high arches or flat feet. It is a common problem that luckily has several at-home treatments that can significantly reduce discomfort and pain over time. However, if you’re looking for immediate relief, there’s no better way to release tension than by massaging the ligament itself. Click here to learn about massage techniques for Plantar Fasciitis and a video tutorial on how to do it.

 

Plantar Fasciitis

 

How to Use a Foam Roller: Upper Back

If you’re feeling tight or achy after sitting all day, try out a foam roller to relieve tension in your upper back and neck. Feeling a bit lost on how to use a foam roller for this area? No problem! Click here to watch a video for techniques for your upper back and neck. Remember, always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

Foam Roller

Thumper Spring Sale

Spring is just around the corner, and in celebration, the Thumper team is having a 20% off sale for all products on our online store. To take advantage, click on the banners below. But be quick! The Spring sale ends on March 19th at 11:59 pm EST or while quantities last. Happy shopping!

 

Canadian customers, please click on the flyer below:

Spring Sale CAD

 

 

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Spring Sale USA

How to Use a Foam Roller: Legs

Foam rollers are a staple in many gyms across North America. But if you’ve never used one before, it can be a bit intimidating. Watch the video below for different techniques on how to use a foam roller on your legs. Warning! Some areas on your legs may feel a little tender, like your IT band. Always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

Thumper Holiday Sale 2016

To celebrate the end of a wonderful year and to start off the New Year with a bang, the Thumper team is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Sale! Get 20% off all online purchases. But be quick! This offer is only valid from Friday, December 23rd at 4:00 pm EST to Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. Happy shopping and happy holidays!

For Canadian customers, click on the image below:

Holiday Sale - Canada

 

For American customers, click on the image below:

Holiday Sale - USA

Thumper Cyber Monday Sale!

Want to save 20% off on all your favourite Thumper products? Click on the banners below to take advantage of our Cyber Monday sale that’s only valid online! Be quick! The sale only goes on while quantities last. Clearance ends on Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm EST. Happy shopping!

For Canadian customers, please click below:

Cyber Monday

 

 

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Cyber Monday

Thumper Black Friday Sale! Get 20% Off!

Want to save 20% off on all your favourite Thumper products? Click on the banners below to take advantage of our Black Friday sale that’s only valid online! Be quick! The sale only goes on while quantities last. Clearance starts on Wednesday, November 23rd at 4:00 pm and ends on Monday, November 28th at 11:59 pm EST. Happy shopping!

For Canadian customers, please click below:

Black Friday Sale 2016 - CAD

 

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Black Friday Sale 2016 - USA