CrossFit Star Is Promoting Massaging Device That Myobuddy Says May Help MS Patients

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Myobuddy Products has enlisted a rising fitness star to help it publicize its new Myobuddy Massager Pro, a massaging device that can help anyone from an elite athlete to a person with a muscle condition such as multiple sclerosis.

Dakota Rager, who qualified for the national Reebok CrossFit Games competition, is a former Army diver who beat out more than 200,000 men in several regional competitions this year. CrossFit is a workout regimen aimed at improving the body’s normal functional movements.

The Massager Pro takes a multi-pronged massaging approach, including vibration, heat and percussion therapy, or applying tension to the body. The device’s benefits including soothing sore muscles and helping relax tight fascia, or connective tissue surrounding muscles.

Myobuddy started an MS Support Program in May to encourage MS patients to try massage therapy and to advance research on the approach.

The company said some MS patients report that the Massage Pro helps them sleep better by alleviating their restless leg syndrome. They also report that it relieves muscle tension and fatigue, it added.

Myobuddy’s website includes information on how to use the Massage Pro for any muscle group. Those with questions can get answers by emailing [email protected] or calling (844) 696-2833.

Rager (@ragerdakota), who at 5’4’’ and 169 lbs. is built like a fireplug, said he uses everything he can to give him an edge in competitions. If a massage therapy device is powerful enough to help MS patients, then it can help him, too, he has decided.

“I really love the Myobuddy Massager, and have been using it throughout my training,” he said in a press release. “It has the perfect combination of vibration and power and really goes deep to soothe my sore muscles and relax my tight ones after rigorous workouts. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants their muscles to feel and perform their very best.”

At only 25, Rager is already ranked as one of the top 100 CrossFit competitors worldwide. He was just one of 40 men to participate in the Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 3-6.

“We’ve had a lot of highly influential people in the sports and fitness world deliver organic endorsements for the Myobuddy, and we’re extremely grateful for that,” said Lillo Furca, Myobuddy’s founder and CEO. “We’ve spent so much time and energy perfecting our massager to ensure that it delivers optimal results. The testimonies are a testament to our team and to our product.”

The company loves to “hear about how we’re helping people who put their bodies in extreme situations on a regular basis,” he added.

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