What Is Contrast Therapy? How Does It Help?+
Contrast therapy, also known as immersion therapy or hot/cold immersion, is a treatment that involves exposing the body to a contrast of temperatures, specifically, extreme heat and extreme cold. Using the concept of vasodilatation (which occurs in the heat) and vasoconstriction (which occurs in the cold), this treatment results in alternating the blood from flowing to the internal organs and extremities, which may help reduce swelling, inflammation, enhance your sleep, improve circulation, relieve depression and provide an overall sense of well-being.
What Is A Contrast Treatment?+
Medical & Sports Massage’s Contrast Treatment includes heat therapy via our clay Hydroculator packs, cold therapy via our Cryotherapy service, and de-inflammation therapy via our sports cupping service (For more information on Sports Cupping, visit the Sports Cupping page on the Services Tab).
How Long Does It Take?+
A Contrast Treatment generally takes no more than 30 minutes. Each rotation of the hot and cold treatments, along with the cupping therapy, should not expose your body to extreme temperatures for long periods of time. To effectively treat your ailments, each rotation takes no more than 10 minutes each.
What Is Sports Cupping? How Does It Help?+
Sports Cupping is the use of traditional Chinese cupping in modern Sports Therapy. It combines the knowledge of physical therapy with the Traditional Chinese Medicine to help athletes recover faster from training as well as improve overall performance. The continued use of this therapy by top athletes such as Michael Phelps, attest to its effectiveness. Sports Cupping helps by increasing the blood flow in specific areas which assist in muscle recovery. It also loosens the fascia, which allows the muscle to move more smoothly and reduces stiffness as well as move the lactic acid out of the muscles to reduce inflammation.
What Are Those Bruises? Will They Hurt?+
Medical & Sports Massage’s cupping therapy uses suction cups that pulls at the muscles. This suction does create approximately 2 inch diameter bruises on the cupping areas which are normal. These will diminish after approximately 2-3 days and should not prevent you from completing your daily activities.
Ionic Foot Detox
Our professional detoxification treatment helps totally purify your body, enabling it to heal itself. As the foot bath relaxes you, it also cleans, enhances, and balances the energy of your body.
Used to enhance both your mental and physical energy, your vitality and stamina can start to increase once our ionic foot bath is complete. Purging your body of all toxins, radiation synthetics, chemicals, and pollutants, we assure you that you’ll feel like a healthier and more alive person once the foot detox is complete.
While being comfortable seated, your body will be detoxified in a tub of warm water. The entire process utilizes positive and negative ions to expel any toxins from your body. Many notice the water quickly changing color according to the kinds of impurities hiding in your body which are being released. So let us help balance your body’s pH levels with our trusted Ionic Foot Detox. We guarantee you like the results, and are satisfied with the way you feel once the process is finished.