International burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese hammers out her back pain with a power tool.
The professional dancer suffered some kinks ahead of her Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe tour last year (18) and she was surprised to learn a workshop machine was the answer to her body woes.
“I was going to physical therapy before my tour this (last) summer because I’d had some lower back issues, and my physical therapist pulled out the Theragun, and my life was changed,” she tells New York Magazine. “I got one immediately and even got one engraved. I use it on tour, and everyone passes it around.”
Dita is such a fan of the device, she considers the machine a part of her family, admitting she has even incorporated it into her romance with Disney visual designer Adam Rajcevich.
“It’s a power tool that really gets the knots out. I don’t know about you, but my partner is like, ‘If I have to give you another foot massage …’ But he’s not tired of using the Theragun on me,” she smiles. “It’s not one of those ‘back massagers’ that’s meant for something else either. It’s the real deal percussive therapy.”
In addition to finding the Theragun for back pain, celebrated fashionista Dita, 46, also came across some life-changing wardrobe information last year that has changed her lounge style forever.
“I was in London recently performing at the Palladium, and stayed with a girlfriend, Fiona Leahy, who’s the one I always look to for fashion inspiration,” she recalls. “One night she came out wearing this cashmere onesie, and I liked it so much I took a picture of her wearing it and put it on Instagram. The next thing you know I had one, too.
“With all the things I wear for work – the belts and corsets – nothing feels better than putting on a cashmere onesie at the end of the day. It’s become my most treasured piece of clothing, because it feels like a holiday. I never thought of myself as a onesie kind of gal but it’s pretty chic and streetwear-ready.”
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