ready for sauna?

NO LOTIONS. NO OILS. NO FRAGRANCES. PLEASE SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE LAB. WE DO NOT HAVE SHOWERS. If you do not have access to a shower before use, please wipe down body surfaces using our chilled essential oil towels.

To prevent acne or skin irritation after use please consider cleansing with our sanitary essential oil towels.

Cold plunge

“Consider doing deliberate cold exposure for 11 minutes per week TOTAL. NOT per session, but rather, 2-4 sessions lasting 1-5 mins each distributed across the week. Again, the water temperature should be uncomfortably cold yet safe to stay in for a few minutes. You can do more, but this should be the minimum to achieve the benefits of cold exposure. You can do very cold, very brief exposures for adrenaline release too, but the 11 minutes is based on a recent study that explored a range of effects and is a good solid, basic protocol for ongoing use.

Huberman, A. (2023, October 8). The Science & Use of Cold Exposure for Health & Performance. Huberman Lab. https://www.hubermanlab.com/newsletter/the-science-and-use-of-cold-exposure-for-health-and-performance

 

“Here is the key: the colder the stimulus (water immersion, shower, etc.), the shorter amount of time you need to expose yourself to the cold. One study showed significant and prolonged increases in dopamine when people were in cool (60°F) water for about an hour up to their neck, with their head above water. Other studies describe significant increases in epinephrine from just 20 seconds in very cold water (~40°F). The good news is that as you do deliberate cold exposure more often, you will be more comfortable in the cold at all times and can start to use colder temperatures with more confidence, just like exercise.

This is the most common question I hear, and it makes sense to ask that. However, it is truly impossible to answer, as some people tolerate cold better than others. The key is to aim for a temperature that evokes the thought, “This is really cold (!), and I want to get out, BUT I can safely stay in.” For some people, that temperature might be 60°F, whereas for others, 45°F.”

Huberman, A. (2023, October 8). The Science & Use of Cold Exposure for Health & Performance. Huberman Lab. https://www.hubermanlab.com/newsletter/the-science-and-use-of-cold-exposure-for-health-and-performance

 

Red light rundown

Red light therapy is the use of light as therapy that involves exposing the skin to red light wavelengths (the longest color wave). This treatment is used to promote healing and reduce inflammation as deep as 2 inches below the skin’s surface.

Red light therapy works by stimulating the production of ATP, which is the primary source of energy for cells. This increase in ATP production can help to accelerate the healing process and reduce inflammation.

Red light therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including acne, rosacea, and eczema. It has also been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving circulation.

Our patients claim red light:

•⁠ ⁠“boosts my mood and allows me to function well and joyfully on minimal sleep.”
•⁠ ⁠“has effectively treated my Lyme Disease.”
•⁠ ⁠“supports my recovery time as an athlete.”

Our therapy is administered through our full-body panels. Treatment times and frequency can vary depending on the individual. Our administrators may help advise suggested treatment protocols based on your goals.

what is Gua Shua?

You may have heard of gua sha, an ancient practice that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves gently scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool to stimulate circulation and promote well-being. In this blog post, we will explore the practice of gua sha in more detail and its potential benefits.

Gua sha is believed to have an amplitude of potential benefits. One of the most commonly reported benefits is pain relief. Gua sha is thought to be helpful for muscle tension, headaches, and migraines. It is also believed to reduce inflammation, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Gua sha is also thought to be beneficial for digestion, immune system function, and overall well-being.

Gua sha is generally considered safe when performed by a trained professional or done at home with a proper tool and technique. It is recommended to consult with a bodywork specialist before trying gua sha, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. As with any alternative therapy, it is important to discuss any potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before trying gua sha.

What is cupping?

Cupping is an ancient alternative therapy that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping is believed to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and overall well-being. In this post, we will explore cupping in more detail and its potential benefits.

Cupping involves the use of cups made of glass, silicone, or bamboo. The cups are placed on the skin, and a vacuum is created inside the cup, which suctions the skin and underlying tissues into the cup. The cups can be left in place for up to 20 minutes, or they can be moved around the skin in a process known as sliding cupping. Cupping can be done on different parts of the body, including the back, legs, arms, and face.

Cupping is believed to have several potential benefits. One of the most commonly reported benefits is pain relief. Cupping is believed to help with muscle tension, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Cupping is also believed to help with inflammation, which can contribute to a variety of health problems, such as asthma, allergies, and eczema. Cupping is also believed to help with blood flow, which can help with healing and overall well-being.

Cupping is generally considered safe when performed by a trained professional. However, there are some risks to consider. Cupping can cause skin irritation, bruising, and discomfort. Cupping should not be done on areas with open wounds, broken skin, or on people with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders or skin conditions.

Cupping is an alternative therapy that has been practiced for centuries. While the scientific evidence is limited, cupping is believed to have several potential benefits, including pain relief, inflammation reduction, and improved blood flow. If you are interested in trying cupping, it is important to find a trained professional and discuss any potential risks and benefits.