Lauren Schmalz

Lauren Schmalz lives in Toronto, Canada. Her areas of interest are in personal and community wellbeing, hospitality and food culture, among many others. She believes in marketing as a form of connection and uses her writing as means of facilitation. When she’s not writing, she’s usually out enjoying the city with her Thai rescue dog or sharing a laugh with friends and family over a good meal and glass of wine.

Lauren Schmalz
theragun pro vs hypervolt plus

How Do the Theragun Pro and Hypervolt Plus Massage Guns Compare?

Handheld massage guns have become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially when getting to the massage therapist has been out of the question. Whether you use percussive therapy or deep tissue massage to relax sore muscles, percussive massage guns are the power tool of handheld massagers. We’ve compared two that consistently top the “best” …

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A Direct Competitor of the Hypervolt: A Review of the Sonic Massage Gun

The LifePro Sonic Handheld Percussion massage gun has been dubbed a copycat of the Hyperice Hypervolt, and the comparison alone to a stellar brand like Hyperice has made LifePro’s Sonic a popular massage gun choice. But as an affordable alternative, how does the LifePro Sonic review in terms of its potential for a powerful massage?  …

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Use These Theragun Techniques for Muscle Relief and Relaxation

The year was 2008. Dr. Jason Wersland had been in a motorcycle accident that caused severe injuries that changed his life. Through his journey to healing, this chiropractor searched for a massage tool that would ease his pain and contribute to faster recovery, but couldn’t find anything available. Out of sheer need, he created his own …

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Is It Okay to Massage a Pulled Muscle? Here’s What the Experts Say

We’ve all pulled a muscle at some point. This can include straining your lower back, tweaking your neck or pulling your hamstring. Some are more serious than others, yet they all involve throbbing, sometimes sharp pain, and need treatment in one form or another.  If you’ve got a mildly strained muscle, the recommendation has generally …

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