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Lower Leg Self-Myofascial Release with a Lacrosse Ball

Trigger point self-myofascial release with a lacrosse ball is a game-changer. By applying targeted pressure to specific areas of your body, this simple yet effective tool can work wonders in releasing tension, alleviating pain, and enhancing your overall well-being. The Lacrosse Ball: A Love-Hate Relationship The humble lacrosse ball, beloved by athletes, weekend warriors, and […]

Blood Flow Restriction: Unlocking Potential in Athletic Recovery

blood flow restriction

In the world of sports therapy and recovery, innovation is continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. One such innovation that’s been gaining traction is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training. This technique is not only transforming the way athletes recover but also how they train. In this article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of BFR, […]

Is Rest the Same as Recovery?

Is rest the same as recovery?

Exploring the Nuances of Optimal Physical Restoration In the realm of fitness and sports, where grueling workouts and intense physical exertion are the norm, the concepts of rest and recovery often intertwine. However, discerning athletes and fitness enthusiasts understand that optimal recovery involves more than mere rest. It encompasses a delicate interplay of passive and […]

The Power of Parasympathetic: Unleashing Wellness through Nervous System Balance

parasympathic recovery is key to unlocking greater wellness

Did you know that your autonomic nervous system plays a crucial role in your overall well-being? In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to get caught up in the go-go-go mentality, constantly pushing ourselves to the limit. But what if I told you that finding balance and embracing the parasympathetic side of your […]

Sore No More: 4 Science-Backed Methods to Reduce Muscle Soreness and Recover Faster

eccentric contractions can induce more severe DOMS

Are you struggling with muscle soreness that lingers for days after your workouts? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common issue among athletes, but it doesn’t have to be a roadblock to your fitness goals. In this article, we’ll explore four science-backed methods to reduce muscle soreness and recover faster. Understanding DOMS: Causes and […]

Effective Ice Bath Protocols

your ice bath protocol should match your specific goals

Ice baths have a lot of potential benefits for your recovery, performance, and wellness. Use the infographic below to help select the best approach for you. To learn more you can read: Ice Baths: A Guide to Their Rationale and Protocols

Ice Baths: A Guide to Their Rationale and Protocols

ice baths: rationale and protocols for success

Ice baths have been a popular recovery method among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It’s not only a trend on social media, they can actually offer a range of health and wellness benefits. Whether you’re looking to recover from a high-intensity workout, improve your overall health, activate your nervous system before a workout, or boost your […]

From Knots to Nerves: How Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy Are Different

Deep tissue therapy

When it comes to bodywork, these terms are often used interchangeably, but it is important to understand how massage and soft tissue therapy are different. However, these two practices have distinct differences in terms of techniques, focus, and intended outcomes. In this article, we will explore the similarities and differences between massage and soft tissue […]

Cupping Marks: What Are They?

cupping on quadriceps

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends in fitness and wellness, you’ve probably heard of cupping therapy. This ancient form of alternative therapy involves the use of cups to create suction on the skin. Cupping can provide a number of health benefits, including reducing muscle soreness, improving range of motion, and relieving pain. […]

What Are Pneumatic Compression Boots?

athletes use pneumatic compression boots for recovery

Pneumatic compression boots, also known as recovery boots, have become increasingly popular among athletes.  At Vive we use Therabody Air Boots after a long history of experimenting and using several brands. These boots use air pressure to massage the legs and promote blood flow, which can help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. The boots consist […]