Theragun rebrands to Therabody and unveils new product ranges

first_img Related Percussive massage therapy specialist Theragun has announced its rebranding to Therabody. In addition to the rebrand, the company is launching a proprietary USDA certified organic CBD (cannabidiol) line, TheraOne, as well as new fourth generation percussive massage devices.The new devices introduce a new proprietary motor, using ‘QuietForce Technology and Smart Percussive Therapy’, and integrate with an updated Therabody app.“With the launch of TheraOne and our 4th generation of percussive massage therapy devices, it was a natural progression for us to evolve into this next chapter of becoming Therabody,” said Dr Jason Wersland, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody.“Since the day I invented Theragun to help me with the pain caused by a motorcycle accident, our mission as a company has been to help others with their muscle tension and soreness, whether it’s for an injury, an ailment or working out. We want our customers to know under certain circumstances there are alternatives to taking pain medication and Theragun has been one of them.”He continued, “Now, with the launch of TheraOne, we are able to offer our customers another natural wellness solution that is not only effective on its own, but also complements our Theragun Percussive Therapy devices. I’m thrilled with this milestone of launching Therabody and how it enables us to help more people. We are just getting started as we continue to develop products backed by science that can further help people feel better, naturally.”To date, Therabody has two divisions: Theragun and TheraOne – with plans to develop and expand into additional sectors in the future.TheraOneTheraOne’s USDA certified organic CBD products are reportedly tested four times prior to being sent to an independent, DEA certified third-party laboratory to verify TheraOne’s test results. Therabody shares the lab results on its website to provide transparency and confidence in the quality of its products. Additionally, TheraOne worked closely with the USDA to become ‘the first brand to garner the USDA Organic seal across its entire product line.’Slated for a summer 2020 launch, all TheraOne products are cultivated, manufactured, and packaged in Colorado, a leading US state with state-level hemp regulation. TheraOne products and formulated ‘using patent-pending Biosorb Technology to maximize the absorption of all the natural benefits the plant has to offer.’TheragunThe Therabody app can control and customize a device’s speed, and users can save their favourite wellness routines directly to pre-sets stored on their Theragun devices for quick and easy access if they are not near a mobile device. All previous Theragun Percussive Therapy models will also be able to be used with the Therabody app.“When we wanted to develop our 4th generation line, we sought to invent the most quiet, yet effective percussive massage therapy device that could be found on the market while not having to sacrifice quality or performance,” said Benjamin Nazarian, CEO of Therabody.“We’ve spent years perfecting and creating our own proprietary motor that would still deliver both results and our signature Theragun feeling. With more than 65 industry leading patents and the first-ever connected percussive therapy device, we truly believe that our consumers will see that we are continuing to raise the standards in not only the percussive massage therapy industry, but the tech wellness space as a whole.”New to the Theragun family, are the Theragun mini and Wave Roller. For consumers on-the-go, the Theragun mini is a portable treatment device, while the Wave Roller with Bluetooth can be used to accelerate a warm-up or aid recovery.www.therabody.comlast_img read more

China reports 2 more H7N9 cases, poultry positives

first_imgProvincial health officials in China today reported two new H7N9 avian influenza cases, along with a death in a patient who was sickened by the virus in January.The latest H7N9 detections include an 88-year-old man from Guangdong province who is hospitalized in critical condition and a 27-year-old man from Fujian province who is hospitalized with a mild infection, according to provincial health ministry reports translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.Fujian province also reported the death, in a patient whose illness was detected on Jan 18 and who died Mar 3, according to the ministry statement.Today’s developments boost the outbreak’s unofficial total to 387 cases and the number of deaths to 120. The latest infections also increase the number of H7N9 illnesses in the second wave to 251, compared with 136 in the first wave.In related developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it received a report on Mar 4 from Hong Kong health officials regarding its latest lab-confirmed case, in an 18-month-old girl who got sick after traveling to Guangdong province.The girl was initially hospitalized on Mar 1, but was discharged 2 days later in stable condition. She was readmitted to the hospital on Mar 4 after lab tests confirmed her H7N9 infection. The WHO said she is asymptomatic, with no fever.Initial investigations into the source of her illness found that she had been in the Guangdong city of Foshan between Feb 5 and Feb 27 and visited a wet market with her mother. The WHO added that further investigations and contact tracing are under way.The WHO also said today on its Twitter account that China notified it of four more lab-confirmed H7N9 cases on Mar 5 and 6 and that one of the patients had a history of exposure to poultry.H7N9 positives in pigeons, chickensIn poultry developments today, China’s agriculture ministry reported its latest test results, with positive samples detected at three agriculture markets, two in Hunan province and one in Guangdong. It described the test results in a report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).At a market in the Hunan city of Liuyang on Feb 19, authorities took 50 samples from chickens, pigeons, and the environment. The only positive samples were from pigeons, and workers destroyed 631 susceptible birds. At a market in Loudi the same day, officials collected 22 samples from chickens, finding two that were positive. Twenty-two birds were culled to curb the spread of the virus.At an agricultural market in Zhuhai, Guangdong, on Feb 23, workers collected 60 samples from chicken, ducks, and geese, of which only six chickens tested positive. Authorities culled 735 susceptible birds.See also:Mar 7 FluTrackers threadFluTrackers human H7N9 case listMar 7 WHO statementWHO Twitter feedlast_img read more

Where will the spending axe fall next?

first_imgThe new justice secretary’s in-tray is bulging. He has already found his department fighting judicial review proceedings; dealing with a drafting error that has rendered new defence costs rules unenforceable; and overseeing the scrapping of a key LSC policy on very high cost cases. The judicial review and the drafting error both relate to the controversial policy of capping at legal aid rates the costs that can be recovered by acquitted defendants who have paid their lawyers privately. The Law Society challenged the legality of the policy in the High Court last week, claiming it did not provide reasonably sufficient compensation for expenses incurred, as is required by statute. Judgment has been reserved. Of course, the policy is not Clarke’s and the defective drafting did not happen on his watch. But it was of course open to him not to defend the proceedings and ditch the policy, accepting that it did not provide sufficient reimbursement. The fact that he chose not to do so means either that he agrees with the policy, which was designed to slash £25m a year from the legal aid budget, or that he has not yet addressed the issue. Meanwhile, the LSC has announced it will be scrapping the litigator’s panel for very high cost criminal cases (VHCCs). Both of those initiatives – capping defence costs awards and the VHCC panel – were key elements of the previous government’s drive to cut spending on criminal legal aid. The VHCC panel will be gone by the middle of July, with nothing as yet to replace it, and if the High Court agrees with the Law Society, the cap on defence costs orders will also go. This will leave the new MoJ with the task of finding other policies to cut legal aid spending, thereby fulfilling Clarke’ pledge to help address the fiscal deficit. Where is there left for the axe to fall?last_img read more