Read our FAQs to learn more about what we do here at HighKey Balance. Please contact us if you have more questions we can help answer.
Infrared Sauna Q&A
Yes, infrared saunas are safe for most people who are in average health, just like traditional saunas. However, if you’re on medication, have a medical condition, or have an implanted medical device, we advise you to speak with your healthcare provider first.
It depends on your individual needs—we can help you identify a routine that works for you and your goals. Many people incorporate the infrared sauna as a regular part of their recovery plan.
We do not have a shower in our facility, and we actually recommend you don’t shower immediately after your session. That’s because your body will continue to sweat out toxins and burn calories for about a half hour to an hour while your body cools down.
Yes! During a 30-minute session in an infrared sauna, you can burn between 400 and 600 calories.
Cupping Therapy Q&A
No, it’s not. You might, however, feel a bit of discomfort during the treatment.
The marks left by cupping will gradually fade away anywhere between a few hours to a couple of weeks.
To get the maximum benefit from your cupping treatment, drink lots of water, try to keep the area warm by covering it, and rest.
No. Although top athletes worldwide use cupping to help reduce pain and heal sore, tired muscles, anyone can benefit from the therapy.
The back is where cupping is typically performed, but it can also be used to treat other areas of the body.
Massage Therapy Q&A
When you’re an athlete, recovery is just as important as training. Sports massage can help you recover faster, restore your range of motion, maintain your body, and ultimately extend your athletic career.
For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.
Massage can ease the strain you put on your body, even if you’re not a professional athlete. It’s helpful for anyone.
Yes, it can. The high levels of lactic acid that result from anaerobic exercise can be reduced by massage, which helps send oxygenated blood back into the muscles.
SportStretch Therapy Q&A
You can choose either a 25-minute or 50-minute session.
No. SportStretch techniques are designed to do just the opposite—reduce your pain and soreness.
Stretching after physical activity is optimal because it helps your muscles recover from the activity they’ve just done.
Yes. SportStretch is specifically designed to help athletes with their recovery, which is a critical element of performance.
A rush of invigorating, very cold air will surround your body. Because your body stays dry, you will not feel as if you are freezing, but you may find the sensation strange at first.
You can wear your undergarments as long as there is no metal (such as an underwire bra). We provide you with protection for your hands and feet, and your face and head are not submerged.
Yes, it’s absolutely safe—the liquid nitrogen chilling agent never touches your skin. There’s also an auto shut-off timer at 3 minutes, and if at any time you feel uncomfortable, you can step out the chamber’s unlocked door.
Although it’s called whole body cryotherapy, your head remains outside of the chamber, and you have the freedom to move around. You can also open the door at any time if you feel uncomfortable.
Cryotherapy releases your body’s endorphins, and you’ll feel alert and energetic for about six to eight hours. Inflammation will decrease within a few minutes or hours, and your body will feel more flexible. This can last for several hours or days. Some people also experience better sleep after cryotherapy.
Whole body cryotherapy is most effective when done regularly. The number of treatments can vary depending on the results you’re looking for—typically two or three a week are sufficient for most people. For professional athletes in the midst of rigorous training, cryotherapy can be done up to twice a day. Some athletes go daily for 10 days and then twice a month afterward.
Cryotherapy is a ‘dry’ cold applied to the surface of your skin to accelerate healing. It works by slowing the blood flow to the injured area to reduce swelling and pain.
An ice bath is a ‘wet’ cold that’s immersive and penetrates deeper. Because there’s moisture on your body, you’ll feel much colder than you would in the dry cold of a cryotherapy chamber.
Compression Therapy Q&A
Most people find the boots very relaxing, almost like a massage.
Compression therapy is especially helpful after tough training sessions or following high-endurance events. A healthy individual can do the treatment up to 4 to 6 times per week.
If you’ve ever had a blood pressure cuff on your arm, the initial feeling is the same—the compression begins at your ankles and slowly and gradually moves up your legs.
Each person will have their own experience—typically you won’t feel nearly as sore as you were before the treatment. You might also feel lighter on your feet.