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Sauna Protocols for Health and Performance

Guest article from Velocity Sports Performance In the pursuit of optimal health and performance, we should first focus on diet, exercise, and sleep. But deliberate heat exposure, specifically through sauna use, may help us achieve our goals. Its another powerful tool we can use. Sauna use has been linked to a myriad of health benefits, […]

How Red Light Therapy Boosts Cell Energy

Photobiomodulation, also known as red light therapy, is a cool science-y way to use red or near-infrared light to help our cells work better! Read more to understand how. Red Light Therapy: Like Sunshine for Our Cells Okay, imagine you’re a plant basking in the warm sunlight. The sun’s rays hit your leaves, and something […]

Reducing Systemic Inflammation for Improved Recovery

Are you eager to optimize your recovery and unlock your full potential? Good news awaits! Reducing systemic inflammation can be a game-changer in your journey towards peak performance and overall well-being. In this article, we will explore the fascinating ways in which taming inflammation can enhance your recovery process. So, let’s dive in and discover […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Science: What Is MyoFascial Decompression Therapy?

myofascial decompression cupping

Myofascial decompression (MFD), also known as cupping therapy, is a form of alternative therapy that involves the use of cups to create suction on the skin. It has a number of benefits for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and overall wellness. Some of the potential benefits of cupping include: Different Types of Cupping There are several different […]

What Is Fascia (and does it really matter?)

fascia

In recent years, fascia has gained popularity in the fields of training, rehabilitation, and recovery. This is due in part to a growing understanding of the important role that it plays in the body. Many people recognize the benefits of targeting the tissue in various types of treatment and training have had an impact. So […]

Recovery Supplements: Magnesium

magnesium supplementation

Magnesium supplementation is common because it works. It is a vital mineral that plays a key role in numerous recovery processes in the body. It is involved in the metabolism of energy, the function of muscles and the health of bones. Despite its importance, magnesium deficiency is common, especially among athletes. Increasing magnesium can have […]

Misconceptions: Ice Baths & Saunas Aren’t Always Recovery

Ice baths aren't recovery.

Today, everywhere you turn, you’ll find ice baths and saunas being promoted for recovery. Instagram, TikTok, podcasts…you cant avoid it. Unfortunately, thinking of these as a method for recovery is a bit of a misconception.  You see, the problem is that they don’t get rid of stress, they actually add it. Defining Stress Stress is […]