Reduce Your recovery time!
I have accumulated some of the most powerful passive recovery tools available on the market. These tools have been proven to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and expedite recovery.
mPulse 3 in 1 Infrared Sauna
Only Sauna on the market to provide all three infrared wavelengths in one unit. The different wavelengths, individually and in combination, provide an array of different health benefits and when the wave is pulsed, it can travel deeper into tissues. mPulse saunas got their name because the LED pulsate for optimal benefits.
The three wavelengths include:
Near Infrared: Near infrared (NIR) is the shortest infrared wavelength. Scientific research shows that when delivered at the vital wavelength of 880nm, without extreme heat or light, NIR promotes skin renewal, cell health, wound healing, and tissue growth.
Mid Infrared: Mid infrared (MIR) is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue where inflammation occurs. MIR helps expand blood vessels and increases circulation so more oxygen can reach injured areas of the body. This reduces pain and speeds the healing process.
Far Infrared: The longest wavelength, far infrared (FIR), reaches deepest into the body, where toxins are stored. A recent paper by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) notes that, although FIR is invisible, “the body experiences its energy as a gentle radiant heat which can penetrate up to 1.5 inches (almost 4 cm) beneath the skin.” As a result, FIR can affect the formation of molecular bonds and improve health at the cellular level. Some far infrared saunas have been clinically shown to raise core body temperature nearly 3 degrees, which leads to a truly detoxifying sweat, lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure, supports weight loss through waistline reduction.
Normatec Compression System
A Dynamic Compression System designed for recovery and rehab. It uses compressed air to massage, move fluid, enhance blood flow, and speed recovery. The Normatec Pulse massage pattern employs three key techniques to maximize your recovery.
Pulsing: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
Gradients: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, the PULSE and PULSE PRO can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.
Distal release: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
Wireless Compex Electrical Muscle Stimulator:
This portable device contains NINE! Training programs to assist in every aspect of your training and recovery.
Endurance: increases muscle capillarization (blood flow) and establishes a working regimen for oxidative power of endurance muscle fibers. Targets slow-twitch muscle fibers.
Resistance: Builds muscle size, strength and density, optimal for toning muscles. Targets both slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers.
Strength: Targets fast-twitch muscle fibers. Increases sheer strength and works the muscles at maximum power with less risk of injury to joints and tendons and virtually no cardiovascular or mental fatigue.
Explosive Strength: For developing short bursts of power without the traumatic or violent movements associated with conventional training.
Active Recovery / (Training Recovery): Produces a muscle twitch to clear lactic acid, increase blood flow, promote muscle relaxation and enable a faster recovery from muscle soreness and fatigue. This program is best used right after a training session.
Recovery Plus® / (Competition recovery): Does not contract the muscle. Produces a very low constant frequency to induce a gentle muscle contraction and vibration to increase the blood flow. This program should be used after training sessions and competitions.
Massage / (Muscle Relaxation): The Compex Massage program produces gentle muscle twitches, like a massage, to facilitate recovery from muscle fatigue and to help recover muscle strength after training sessions and competitions.
Potentiation: Warm up muscles faster without psychological, muscular or cardiovascular fatigue.
If you still have questions about the different therapies, you can dive a little deeper into what each one of them are all about.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
This is the perfect modality to insert into your preventative recovery routine. It addresses areas that are becoming overly tight because of training and competition and takes care of those issues before they lead to injury!
You can be doing all the right stuff for recovery, but if you’re not moving well it’s like taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back. If you’re not addressing the underlying movement mechanics, it’s only a matter of time until the system fails. Fixing those issues with functional movement will ensure that all the recovery work isn’t in vein!
Sometimes an injury or inflammation is just to much to handle on your own. Especially if you’re on a timeline of needing to get back to training or competition. If that’s the case, working one on one with a provider that does Sports Acupuncture is your best bet!