We're always searching for ways to better ourselves, from self help books to the latest superfoods anything that'll help us be the best that we can be. Most of the time none of these things actually make a difference, so when a friend of mine Shaun told me he was launching a Recovery Space called "Koa Recovery" I was intrigued.
With a state-of-the-art offering of recovery products and services for lovers of exercise and those after a
well-rounded wellness programme, Sydney’s Koa Recovery, Waterloo is changing what it means to repair the body after a hard slog on the field or at the gym.
Their five different products and services target five varying areas of concern in a uniquely holistic way:
- Whole Body Cryotherapy
- Float therapy
- NormaTec compression boots
- Compex Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Range of recovery aids including HyperIce products
My favourite has become the Cryo/FLOAT combo, after 3 minutes in the Cryotherapy chamber your body's relaxed and it's reduced inflammation. Then you're ready for the FLOAT pod, it's a safe and calm space where your body is weightless with no distraction from the outside world.
Everyone that has tried the combination have felt incredible after and enjoyed an amazing nights sleep. So why does this combination work so well?
When you're in the Cryo Machine Our skin reacts to the cold, sending messages to the brain, and it stimulates regulatory functions of the body, assisting areas that might not be working to their fullest potential. When the body's in the Cryotherapy machine, thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain to send the blood to the core to maintain body temperature with a process called vasoconstriction. Toxins are flushed from peripheral tissues and blood is enriched with oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients. The body activates all of its natural healing abilities and releases endorphins for further benefit. As the body warms up again, the enriched blood flows back through the body through a process called vasodilation.
Now that your body's relaxed it's time to hop in the FLOAT pod, it's filled with 500kgs of high grade Epsom salt which not only ensures buoyancy but Magnesium is a primary component of Epsom salt & It is a mineral that the body needs and, unlike other minerals, is absorbed through the skin as you soak in the bath. The mineral helps relax skeletal muscles by flushing lactic acid buildup in the muscles, which may occur during physical exertion, such as a vigorous workout. Magnesium also plays an important role in the absorption of vitamins in the body. It also helps regulate muscle and nerve function. All of these effects significantly influence muscle soreness, which also affects muscle stiffness. You're also sensory deprived with no light or sound, allowing you to clear your mind and gather your thoughts.
Every therapy offered at Koa Recovery is aimed at helping you be the best you, it's not just about rejuvenating your body but also restoring your mind. As owner Shaun Button says “Injury and strain on the body can have incredibly adverse affect on the mind and the body’s performance
into the future. Not to mention, built-up tension over time,” he said. “The beauty about Koa is that it
addresses any possible problem right at the heart of it, preventing – with professionally-administered use of any of the services – any ongoing ailment and promotion of fast and effective rehabilitation for the body and the mind.”
Make the most of Koa Recovery's special offers and book yourself a treatment now, trust me it'll be one of the best things you've done for yourself.
Arrnott Olsen is the Publisher and Editor of Rogue Homme and Kindly shared this story with Sydney Chic.