Inflammation is a natural process the body undergoes after physical activity but the human body will typically overcompensate for muscle damage by releasing too much inflammation which will cause muscle soreness, slow down recovery, hurt workouts and hamper results.
Our goal at Glace: limit the amount of inflammation that is entering you blood stream by using cryotherapy – cold therapy – to stop white blood cells in their tracks.
We can do this by tricking the brain into fight or flight mode. The nitrogen vapor never penetrates past your skin but because of the ultra low temperatures were using, the brain senses the very cold temperatures through the thermo receptors of the skin cells and in response causes vasoconstriction all over the body which will in turn limit the outpour of inflammation everywhere.
Blood flow is critical for muscle repair and is needed after physical activity, but simple rest will not stimulate as much blood flow to damaged muscles as compression therapy will. The science is that increased blood flow to damaged areas will improve recovery, help workouts, and produce better results.
Our goal at Glace: increase the amount of blood that is flowing towards your damaged muscles by using compression therapy – NormaTec Recovery Systems – to improve your recovery post workout.
We can do this by applying a large amount of air pressure to the legs, arms or hips. The compression therapy acts as a deep tissue massage that will send signals to the brain to increase blood flow a targeted area. Compression therapy before a workout can also warm he muscles up which could help prevent injuries doing training sessions.
Electrical stimulation is the process of sending electrical current to muscles before or after physical activity. These electrical currents can potentially improve muscle contractions that could then transfer over to training. The electric signals will also promote blood flow to the muscle areas that are targeted. It’s believed that the combination of contractions and blood flow are beneficial for recovery and pain management.
Our goal at Glace: send electrical currents directly to muscles by using a tens unit – Marc Pro – to receive damaged nerves and send red blood cells to large muscle groups.
We can do this by tricking the brain into thinking your muscle is undergoing a full forced contraction. The electric currents can’t cause damage but because of the signals being sent to our brain, the brain believes the muscle needs to contract to produce a force and in response red blood cells will rush to the target area. These electric currents can also numb damaged muscle nerves which can then provide a few hours of pain relief.