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Services Offered at this Location
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole body cryotherapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that cools the exterior layer of skin with sub-zero blasts of air for up to three minutes. The treatment promotes significant, long-term benefits, both medical and aesthetic.
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Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum (that does not contain harmful UV rays). Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention and regular use has a cumulative effect on the body. Our saunas are specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat.
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Compression therapy uses compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery in the legs and hips.
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Trained medical professionals will prepare and administer customizable intravenous vitamin therapy and treatments aimed at helping the body function at its optimum.
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Injection therapy is a quick and effective way to get the benefits offered by one of our custom cocktails. They only take seconds to administer and the benefits lasts for days.
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The human body is capable of enduring many different environments. But would you strip almost naked and stand in temperatures of –100 to –250 degrees Fahrenheit? That’s much colder than the coldest place on earth… welcome to whole body cryotherapy.
This technique has been used successfully since the beginning of 1970’s and in this time, it has proven its worth thousands of times. Whole body cryotherapy is used in clinical medicine, rehabilitation medicine and even in spa therapy. This brand new machine aims to use the freezing cold to help the body heal itself quicker and can even completely replace the use of drugs in some cases.
So How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work?
While whole body cryotherapy is a very simple physical treatment, it triggers a whole series of events throughout the body. This is because cold-induced simulations which are transmitted by nerves to the central nervous system are stored in different neural circuits. The freezing temperature in the chamber encourages blood to rush from the skin and muscles to the core of the body. As the blood rushes to the core, it circulates in the core for about 2–3 minutes. After the exit of the chamber, the body vessel dilates and there’s a flash of red blood cells throughout the whole body.
This is why the application of whole body cryotherapy can block pain or alleviate chronic inflammation of the joints. It’s also the reason it can be used to adjust the innovation of the muscles, and enhance their performance. It can also be used whenever you need to normalize the level of central activity.
What’s The Process Involved in Cryotherapy?
The process only takes a few minutes. Blood pressure and pulse rate should be checked by the practitioner before each session in the cryo chamber. Extremities such as the hands and feet must be protected. During treatment, the technician and the client should be in constant communication. A session should last about 2 or 3 minutes. The duration of stay in the chamber is closely monitored and recorded by the attendant.
In sports medicine and sports physiotherapy, whole body cryotherapy is gaining importance, whether before or during exercise. Its positive features are welcomed more and more by trainers as well as medical providers. There are three features that stand out.
Performance: cryotherapy can significantly shorten the recovery time after exercise so that the next round of exercise can be started sooner. Training is therefore enhanced with faster recovery.
Performance enhancement to a specific level: This means that use of cryo can improve the rapid power capacity as well as endurance.
Pain Alleviation Effect of cryo treatments: Many clients experience significant reduction of chronic pain after a series of cryo treatments.
The power of cold helps to improve many people’s sense of wellbeing in the long run. With just a few minutes of treatment, your body will be more active than before.
Compression therapy is a form of specialized treatment for individuals suffering from the venous disease. According to health statistics, the disease currently affects more than 30% of women and as much as 20% of men. Though not classified as life-threatening, it is highly discomforting and can disrupt your normal daily activities. Nonetheless, there are special classes of people prone to a higher risk of contracting the ailment. But how can you tell if you belong to this category and how is the therapy administered or what do you expect to gain from this kind of treatment? Here is everything you need to know about this treatment.
Who needs compression therapy?
Primarily, this therapy is used to treat venous disease, and since its course remains unknown, the treatment is recommended for anyone with a history of hereditary varicose veins of their family. The fact that more than 30% of women contract varicose veins in their first pregnancy and as much as 50% in their second means that they also need compression therapy. It is also recommended to sportsmen as well as individuals whose professions demand that they spend a significant amount of their time in a stringent position, either standing or seated.
How is the treatment administered?
Compression therapy involves wearing specially designed boots that compress and release in waves to move blood that is typically trapped in the legs and lower body. It will interest you to know that the entire process not only leaves you ailment free, like massage, you always feel relieved and relaxed after every compressional exercise.
Why should you use compression therapy?
The dangers of varicose veins and venous diseases are more severe that you would probably imagine. In severe cases, the venous disease may have you physically incapacitated and unable to walk. But you can avoid it all with compression therapy. It not only helps you avoid both varicose veins and venous diseases but also helps improve tolerance to stressful conditions affecting leg muscles.
It also helps individuals avoid other blood circulation related complications such as ulcerous wounds. Additionally, its popularity athletes and various other sportsmen in on an upward trend after the discovery that it can be used to help with faster workout recovery. Most importantly, compression therapy affords you the much-needed peace of mind.
How safe is the entire process?
Surprisingly, you only need the compressional boots that suit you best; no tablets or other chemical concoctions needed. That should remove any doubts about the safety and the entire process. However, to achieve tangible results and fast, you need to embark on an aggressive recovery treatment preferably a daily basis type of therapy administration.