Hyperice Therapy X Reviews
You might have heard your favorite podcast hosts like Laird Hamilton or Joe Rogan talk about contrast therapy (hot sauna, cold plunge) as a way to speed recovery from injury. Now you can take your recovery to the next level with a portable, cordless, no mess contrast device from Hyperice.
Hyperice isn’t a stranger to the recovery device market, and their latest product pushes contrast therapy in an exciting new direction. The X is an electric knee unit designed to alternate between heat and cold, which is supposed to cause the blood vessels to dilate and constrict, increasing circulation and speeding up healing.
The device itself looks a little like an overgrown hockey sleeve, and my comic book fan side could definitely see this on Sebastian Stan’s bionic right arm. But the X’s aesthetic isn’t the important thing, it’s the way that it works that really sets it apart.
Slip it on your knee and pair it with the Hyperice app, and the X silently gets down to work, alternating between heat and cold at regular intervals. You can also adjust the temperature and schedule on the app, and it’s a great option for anyone who wants to avoid the hassle of swapping between ice packs and heating pads.
The Therapy Wrap provides a safe, convenient and effective cold or hot treatment for your injury. The unique gel maintains optimal temperature for an hour without dripping or freezing, and is machine washable and non-toxic. It’s the same wrap used by Physical Therapists and Chiropractic Clinics. Includes one Medium Universal Therapy Wrap with compression strap and one reusable 4.75” x 6” cold/hot Therapy Gel pack.
The Intellinetix Back Therapy Wrap uses proven vibration technology to stimulate muscles and ligaments, increase circulation, reduce pain and inflammation, and accelerate recovery. The wrap is compact and portable, allowing you to take it with you anywhere – to work, gym, sleep, home, or travel. It operates on a rechargeable battery and comes with three distinct levels of vibration.
Hyperice Hot & Cold Packs
If you’re looking for something a little more advanced than the typical ice pack, check out the Hyperice X. This thermal recovery device is app-controlled and can apply ice-cold or plenty-hot (think heat packs) temperatures to your knees on demand—all nearly instantly and without wires.
The sleeve-like device looks like a knee brace, and has mini perforated puck modules with fans and temperature sensors that sit within it. They’re powered by a rechargeable Tesla battery that attaches to the top of the sleeve.
You connect it to your phone via Bluetooth, and then press a button on the app for cold or hot. At max settings, it can cool down to about -30 degrees Fahrenheit or heat up to around 140 F. It’s used by elite athletes like Blake Griffin, Lindsey Vonn, Troy Polamalu, and more. It’s the latest product from Hyperice, which makes vibration therapy equipment including foam rollers and massage guns like the Hypervolt.
Talkspace is an online counseling service that offers a subscription for messaging-based or live therapy sessions. It also offers psychiatry services and accepts insurance.
When you sign up for Talkspace, you can choose from thousands of licensed therapists and psychiatrists. After you answer a few questions about your health history, lifestyle and other information, the site matches you with a therapist who can best help you.
The platform features profiles for each therapist, with a brief introduction and their credentials. These profiles include their therapeutic approach, specialty areas and years in practice. You can also check out each therapist’s availability and schedule a free consultation to see if they’re a good fit for you.
The teen in our review tried Talkspace, but she didn’t feel a connection with her therapists. She found it difficult to build rapport in her 30 minute appointments and her first therapist seemed distant and disengaged through messages outside of sessions.