I recently got my hands – or rather my wrist – on a Trion:z wrist band – and you may well be wondering what the hell that means…

Well, a Trion:z (www.trionz.co.uk) is one of those magnetic therapy wrist bands that these days you’ll see being worn by everyone from lard arses like me to some of the world’s top sportsmen and women such as golfer Rory McIlroy and triathlete Michelle Jones.

The theory behind magnet therapy is that when a magnet is placed around a specific joint or body part, more blood is attracted to that area, leading to an increase in oxygen and nutrients, which leads to a faster healing process (where required) or a general feeling of well-being when you’re not injured.

At least, I think that’s the story. I’m not actually currently injured (a rare state of affairs) so I’m not really in a position to say whether the Trion:z is effective in that field (excuse the pun – think about it…) and I’m not one hundred per cent sure whether it’s actually made me feel like a new man, but I have to say that the surf sessions that I enjoyed last week whilst wearing the band were a lot of fun and all the usual aches from old injuries in my back, knees etc. didn’t seem to bother me too much, so maybe all these magnetic rays really do work…

I’m a cynic at heart so would normally be inclined to dismiss magnetic therapy as unproven hocus pocus, but it ain’t doing me any harm wearing my band and if it works for the like of the golf bat wielding Mr McIlroy it’s got to be worth sticking with it and seeing how things go.

Who knows, if I wear it for long enough perhaps I’ll make the British Surfing Team for the 2012 Olympics. What, there isn’t one…?

 

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