Recovery & Wellness with James Haskell

British rugby legend James Haskell is no stranger to pushing himself to the limit, whether that’s physically or mentally.

Despite retiring from rugby back in 2019, James isn’t somebody who likes to sit still and do nothing. Since professional rugby, James Haskell has been a podcaster, presenter, and professional DJ. He is a best-selling author, published fitness and nutrition books, is a regular motivation and leadership speaker, guests on radio, appears on TV on continues to be a prolific figure in and out of the sporting world.

Recovery and wellness has always played a big part in James’ life. As one of the best-known rugby players and sports personalities in the UK, who played 77 times for England and all over the world with the British and Irish Lions, fitness and a strict exercise routine has always been key to James’ day-to-day and, alongside this, recovery is just as important.

"Routine is everything. It gives you balance in life. If you have some dedication, have some focus, you're able to enjoy life. And so, looking after your diet and nutrition is really important and I think what learned over the last couple of years is that health as well. Actually for my own mental health, and mood, making sure I train and take care of my body is essential"

Using a Lay-Z-Spa for recovery from sport, exercise or training.

Using a Lay-Z-Spa for Recovery

With a dedicated training routine, James explains that he is constantly looking for the next advancement in recovery and the next new way he can look after his body. He came across Lay-Z-Spa whilst looking for something to help him with recovery at home. Knowing that heat treatment and even the use of salts can aid the body with recovery, he set up a Lay-Z-Spa in his garden and used it post-training and after some difficult days.

Rugby player James Haskell using a Lay-Z-Spa for wellness and training recovery.

Using a Lay-Z-Spa for Wellness

Sport and training aside, James Haskell’s current lifestyle means that he is constantly on the go. From touring his podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, late night DJ sets to guest appearances and jet-setting all over the world, life can be hectic and straining on the body and mind, so he turns to his Lay-Z-Spa when he needs to switch off.

"Life balance is so essential. I'm probably busier now than I've ever been. I need to have time to switch off. With balance, you need to dedicate some downtime to yourself. For me it's the perfect place to go and sit with a book. No distractions, no phone. Just you outside, nature, the sun shining."

James Haskell uses a Lay-Z-Spa Hawaii HydroJet Pro™ to maximize his recovery process and to benefit from the HydroJets™ that he can use to target wherever he likes.

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