At HighKey Balance, we take a holistic approach to helping athletes recover from muscle soreness and fatigue. Fatigue causes muscles to lose glycogen and water while also losing function in some cases. Recovery requires the restoration of these resources. While not every athlete requires medical care for recovery, there are a variety of skilled therapies that can boost recovery and speed it up. Below are a few ways HighKey Balance can help athletes with muscle recovery.
Infrared Sauna Treatment
Infrared heat therapy uses infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly and penetrate at the cellular level where toxins are stored. This treatment is a great way for athletes to relax muscles and return them to their normal state after being stressed. Infrared saunas are also an appropriate option for athletes who have suffered from muscle strain or tear in the past because they allow for deep heating of tissue without pain caused by external heat sources, such as very hot rocks.
SportStretch is a therapist assisted manual therapy performed on a mat or table. This stretch program can be used as a recovery exercise or a warmup for athletes before or after activity. Stretching helps athletes recover because it restores range of motion that has been lost due to fatigue or injury. By increasing the elasticity in muscles, athletes are able to do movements with more power and less effort.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole body cryotherapy uses nitrogen vapors to lower the temperature of the entire body. This treatment is used for athletic recovery because it reduces pain and inflammation, allowing an athlete to return to activity faster than usual. These treatments are becoming increasingly popular among professional athletes because they can be done in as little as three minutes at a time.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that has recently become well known outside the realm of professional sports. Cupping uses glass or plastic cups to create suction on certain areas of the body, which allows for blood flow and lymph drainage in the affected area. Athletes use cupping for injury recovery because it stretches tissues without putting strain on already injured.
Contact HighKey Balance Today!
If you want to recover from muscle soreness and fatigue, HighKey Balance offers a variety of treatments that can help you get back on your feet. From Cupping Therapy, Cryotherapy, SportStretch, and Infrared Sauna Treatment, we have the option for you. Contact us today and get your recovery on track!