The MyoMaster Story
MyoMaster was created with one goal: to revolutionize recovery. It’s all based on one radical idea. Recovery has the power to transform performance. It’s not just a love of sport that bought Lottie and Joe together. They were dedicated to developing a revolutionary way of taking care of their bodies and advancing performance. In the years since MyoMaster has been embraced by over 10,000 athletes. This is their story.
With A Frustrated Athlete
Picture this, an England and Harlequins rugby player sidelined from the sport he loved with the 12th major injury of his career. Desperate to get back to playing, he went in search of a solution.
A Revolutionary Device
He was supposed to be using his time off to fit his kitchen but instead he dismantled his drill, welded on a stool leg and started to use it on his calf and feet to see if it would ease the tension in his Achilles. After the first week he was blown away by how quickly his achillies was healing. Little did he know he'd just created the first of many prototypes for the MyoPro.
The Seed Was Planted In The Harlequins Changing Room
The next day, he took his new invention into Harlequins. Initially he was met with the kind of banter you would expect a man holding a stool leg, attached to a drill in a premiership rugby training room to receive. But it didn’t take long for his teammates to start trying, and loving his massage tool. They straight away noticed the impact it was having on their sore post-training muscles. When England player, Kyle Sinckler, grabbed his wallet and asked ‘how much?’ Joe realised he had created something that even the most established athletes could benefit from.
Two Athletes, One Mission
Seeing the difference this revolutionary device made for Joe and his team mates, got Lottie thinking about the transformative impact it could have on everyday athletes as well as professional ones.
She had been running marathons for years and felt there was a huge lack of knowledge and effective products to help athletes really master their recovery. She began to devlop the idea of a product range, developed by athletes and physios using the latest cutting edge technology .
They went on the hunt for a team of incredible engineers to start working on their mission - recovery products that would transform the performance of every athlete they meet.
The Journey Continues...
The MyoMaster range has now been embraced by over 10,000 athletes chasing their dreams, from elite athletes to everyday people doing extraordinary things. Joe and Lottie are passionate about building a community of athletes striving to be better and giving them the tools they need to unlock their best performance and there is no finish line is sight.
Top Quality Products
We know that athletes never settle for second best, which is why all MyoMaster products are designed and produced to the ultimate quality. All our tools come with a 12 month warranty and we’re always here to help you out.
At Affordable Prices
We believe that elite level recovery shouldn’t come with a luxury price tag. We want to empower as many athletes as possible to reach their goals, which is why MyoMaster products are the most competitively priced recovery tools out there.
Supported By Experts
Game changing products designed by people at the top of their game. Team MyoMaster is powered by the knowledge and experience of professional athletes and leading physiotherapists. Together we create cutting edge products you know you can trust.
Enriched By Knowledge
MyoMaster is the home of elite recovery – and that extends far beyond massage therapy. From hydration and sleep, to nutrition and rest days – we’re here to share our expertise and help you build a comprehensive recovery plan, guaranteed to boost your performance.
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Performance enhancing protocol: the 3 most effective recovery strategies to reduce the stress hormone cortisol.
The stress hormone cortisol has a catabolic effect on your muscle tissue, meaning it breaks it down and further reduces anabolic hormones like IGF-1 and GH that actually help muscle growth from being released in the body. It also has a knock on effect on your sleep, your metabolism and even your immune system. If you’re trying to improve your athletic performance, it’s essential to keep your cortisol levels as low as you can - we’re going to look at 3 highly effective ways to keep cortisol levels low. Diet Diet is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your cortisol levels low. In a study titled ‘Associations between Sleep, Cortisol Regulation, and Diet: Possible Implications for the Risk of Alzheimer Disease’ researchers studied the links between cortisol and the diet in relation to the risk of Alzheimer Disease. One of the key findings was that diets high in refined sugar, salt, animal proteins and fats with a low intake of fruits and vegetables resulted in disruptions to our natural cortisol releases, heightening the cortisol response. Whereas the mediterranean diet characterized as being predominantly plant-based foods (i.e., vegetables, fruits, olive oil, legumes, whole-grain cereals, nuts, and seeds) and fish and a low intake of processed foods, dairy products, red meat, and vegetable oils resulted in lower levels of cortisol, inflammation and oxidative stress. Interestingly, this study also identified a number of specific dietary interventions that can reduce cortisol levels including: Flax seeds (specifically Linola 989, the strain with the highest content of lignan) Magnesium (500mg p/day) Creatine (5g p/day) Breathing and Meditation In a study entitled ‘The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults’ researchers took 40 participants and split them into two groups of 20. The first 20 were given intensive training on diaphragmatic breathing techniques and followed an 8 week program while the other did not. They then tested salivary cortisol levels in both groups and the results were remarkable. The group that practiced diaphragmatic breathing had significantly lower cortisol levels than the other group. This can be attributed to a number of factors but namely that by slowing down the breathing process it forces the body in a more calm and relaxed state. There was another very notable result from this study, namely that the group who practiced diaphragmatic breathing saw a significant increase in their ability to concentrate and stay on task vs the group that did not. This demonstrates that the benefits from breathing and meditation goes beyond just a reduction in stress. Talking Stress can be all consuming and comes from every aspect of our lives. If you’re dealing with a lot of stress, one of the best ways to lower your cortisol levels is actually talking to someone about them. Whether that is family, friends or a professional - talking has been proven time and time again to lower feelings of anxiety and induce a more calm and relaxed state of being. Humans have a need for connection, so when we talk it releases oxytocin which dampens down our sympathetic nervous system. In a study published in Physiology and Behavior, researchers found that changes in testosterone after a game of football were directly correlated with how connected the players felt socially to their teammates. Social interaction truly is one of the most important strategies when it comes to reducing our cortisol levels and keeping us performing at our very best.
How Effective are Compression Boots for Endurance Event Recovery?
Compression therapy might improve recovery generally, but does it work for the type of exercise and recovery you want? If that’s endurance event recovery, then the research says yes.
Cold Water Exposure: Recovery Protocol Basics For Performance
Cold water exposure or ice baths, have long been a staple in athletes’ recovery protocols and, more recently, people like Wim Hof have introduced the cold water exposure to the masses.
MyoPro vs Theragun Pro: Which is the Best Massage Gun?
So you’ve decided you want to take your recovery to the next level and get your very own massage gun? Massage guns are premium products, used by professional athletes and fitness fans.
The Static Stretching Protocol that for the rest of your life
Every decade after the age of 30 we lose roughly 10% of the range of motion in our limbs through reduced mobility.
Three Tips to Help You Recover Faster Between Runs
If you’re training for a half marathon or marathon in the next few months then you’re probably starting to ramp up how many times you run a week.
How to Run Properly and Nail Your Form
Are you pushing hard but still wondering why you’re not getting faster or pushing further in your runs? The truth is you might not be nailing your running form.
How to Ease Sore Muscles and Recover After Running
DOMS can be a source of pride in the days after a tough workout or long run, but when you live a busy life it can also rapidly become a hindrance.
What To Do After a Workout
You might think that the moments you’re lifting, stretching and moving are the most important for progress.
How to Use a Massage Gun for the Best Results
The beauty of using a massage gun is its simplicity. But if you’re new to the world of premium recovery or only just considering dipping your toe in, a little extra instruction won’t hurt.
10 Benefits of Using a Muscle Massage Gun
If you’re an athlete or fitness fan who loves to workout then you need a muscle massage gun.