Feeling worn down? Maybe your muscles are sore from the workout you did yesterday. Perhaps you’re feeling a little mentally drained from work or the ongoing list of chores that need doing at home. Whatever the reason, everyone needs some recovery time. Time to rest your body and mind so you can recharge those batteries.
According to the Mental Health Commissions of Canada (MHCC), one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, equating to 500,000 employees unable to work every week due to mental health problems or illnesses. Taking some time for yourself and your mental health needs is crucial.
Here at Whole Therapy Lancaster, we are excited to share our newest service with you, the Recovery Room. Our recovery room offers a variety of options for rest and recuperation. From our NormaTec boots to our binaural beats, you’re sure to “get some zen” in our happy place.
What are NormaTec boots?
Created by a physician bioengineer(MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec PULSE massage pattern employs 3 key techniques- pulsing, distal release and gradients-all to maximize your recovery.
A 30-minute treatment of Pulse compression increases blood flow in the lower extremity, possibly making Pulse compression a viable option in the management of exercise recovery including delayed onset muscle soreness.(DOMS).
Peristaltic pulse dynamic compression rapidly enhances acute range-of-motion with less discomfort and time.
What are binaural beats?
Binaural beats are an auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two slightly different frequencies of sound are played into each ear.
- May reduce anxiety and improve mood
- May improve focus, attention, and memory
- May increase creativity and cognitive flexibility
- May help you enter a meditative state
- Linked to improved sleep quality
Booster – Therapy Gun
- Aids with muscular relaxation to help restore movement
- Effective, targeted, warming pain relief of the muscles and joints
- Helps with injury recovery and rehabilitation by applying heat therapy
(after having performed cold therapy for approximately 72 hours after injury)
- Aids muscle warm-up when applied before exercise
Booster Pro 3 offers deep muscle massage for people at any stage of athletic development. It’s so quiet compared to previous versions that you’ll barely notice the sound.
The length of your nap and the type of sleep you get help determine the brain-boosting benefits. The 20-minute power nap — sometimes called the stage 2 nap — is good for alertness and motor learning skills like typing and playing the piano.
What happens if you nap for more than 20 minutes? Research shows longer naps help boost memory and enhance creativity. Slow-wave sleep — napping for approximately 30 to 60 minutes — is good for decision-making skills, such as memorizing vocabulary or recalling directions. Getting rapid eye movement or REM sleep, usually 60 to 90 minutes of napping, plays a key role in making new connections in the brain and solving creative problems.
Give It A Try!
Taking time to rest and recover should be taken just as seriously as the time you are putting in to rehabilitation or sport specific training. Why not get started with Whole Therapy’s Recovery Room? Best of all, this is a free service. Yes, we said free.