Recovery has no limits. Training, work obligations, family activities, and even earth’s gravitational pull weighing down on us are factors that make it important for us to “recover”. The Athletes at Tone House know all too well the importance of recovering from intense physical activity.
Tone House Recovery is an ever-evolving process and includes many different types of modalities and it can be difficult to remember which recovery “toy” or technique to use for what. Each of the recovery methods described below helps abate muscular/fascial tension by increasing circulatory flow, as well as breaking up trigger points and connective tissue adhesions.
Active Release Technique (ART)
ART is a patented, state the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and elbow pain are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Therapeutic Exercise is the systematic performance of movements to enhance athletic performance, reduce the risk of injuries, and optimize overall health. These exercises usually include stretching, neuromuscular education, range of motion, and relaxation training.
The Theragun, created by Dr. Jason Wersland, is a percussive tool meant to help prepare an athlete for training, and/or help an athlete recover post-training. The frequency and amplitude of the Theragun are optimal for muscular, bone, and joint healing in the human body.
The 50lb Pain Pill and the 150lb Mac Daddy
These two rolling tools represent a category of recovery known as “body tempering”. Body Tempering was developed by powerlifter and the first human to total 3000lbs (bench press, squat, and deadlift), Donnie Thompson. Body tempering is based on the premise that adaptation in the body occurs when it is placed under stress. These recovery tools are also strength training tools as they get the athlete out of their comfort zone and push them to evolve with the imposed demands.
The NormaTec recovery boots are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab before or after training sessions. Each 30-minute session uses compressed air to massage your legs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery.
The cold tub is a great recovery treatment option for athletes after training and/or an advanced recovery session. A 5-minute cold tub soak will immediately reduce swelling while flushing toxins out of your body, helping your body recover.
Foam Roller/ Lacrosse Ball/ Trigger Point Ball
These basic tools are essential to any training/ recovery methods. Both the studio and the lounge have multiple rollers and trigger point balls available for athletes to use before and after training. The localized pressure of the roller and trigger point ball helps pump blood into the tissues and freshen up sore spots on the body.
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