CAST YOUR VOTE

Club Recharge is trying to decide which therapy we should add next to the over 95+ therapies that we already have at the club.  These two choices both have been around for over 20+ years and have a large amount of science supporting the claims made by these manufacturers.  The equipment we have at Club Recharge is quite expensive, partially because we select the equipment using a best in class method for its effectiveness & reliability.  Below are the choices that we are asking your opinion on, with a brief description of each technology. 

 

Please cast a vote to help us select which therapy would be best for our members. 

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STEAM BATH WITH OZONE THERAPY

Steam sauna's and Ozone sauna's have many therapeutic benefits to the human body. Below is a brief description of each of the therapies and the benefits you receive from them.

STEAM BATH benefits

Improves circulation

Sitting in a steam bath has been shown to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, particularly in older people.  A 2012 studyTrusted Source found that moist heat, such as that provided by a steam room, can improve circulation by dilating the small blood vessels or capillaries. Blood can then flow more easily and transport oxygen around the body. Steam room therapy has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and keep the heart healthier, as well as help to repair broken skin tissue caused by wounds, such as ulcers.

Skin health

Steam baths may help to remove toxins from the skin, and are popular for improving skin health. Both steam baths and saunas will make a person sweat due to the heat The sweating opens up the pores and helps cleanse the outer skin. Warm condensation will help rinse away dirt and dead skin and has been used in the treatment of acne. However, what a steam bath also does that a sauna does not is help remove the toxins trapped below the skin.

Workout recovery

Often, after a workout, a person’s muscles will feel sore. This pain is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, and it is important to relax the muscles to promote a quick and healthy recovery.  A 2013 study Trusted Source showed that the immediate application of moist heat after a workout helped reduce pain and preserve muscle strength. The heat soothes nerve endings and relaxes the muscles.

Loosens stiff joints

A steam room can also be used before a workout, as it helps to loosen up the joints and increase flexibility, just as a pre-workout warm-up does.  A 2013 study Trusted Source showed that the application of heat to a joint can decrease the force needed to move the joint by up to 25 percent compared to cold application.  Steam rooms can also help reduce joint pain.

Reduces stress

Being in the heat of a steam room can make the body release endorphins, which are known as ‘feel good’ hormones because they help to reduce the feeling of stress in the body.  A steam room can also decrease the level of cortisol, which is the hormone released in response to stress. When the cortisol level drops, people can feel more in control, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

Opens up sinuses

The heat from a steam room opens up the mucous membranes around the body. This will make someone breathe more deeply and easily.  Steam baths will break up the congestion in the sinuses and lungs and therefore can be used to help treat colds, unblock sinuses, and aid breathing.

Burns calories

Steam baths may help to burn calories, although they have not been proven to aid weight loss. When a person is inside a steam room their heart rate increases. If they use a steam room after exercise, then their elevated heart rate can be prolonged. Experts have found that when used alongside a healthy exercise program, the heat generated by the steam room and the sweating it causes can stimulate the body and increase wellness. It is worth noting that there is no scientific evidence to support the belief that using a steam room aids weight loss.

This is because the weight lost after using a steam room is merely water weight and must be replaced by drinking water afterward to avoid dehydration. However, alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan, the use of a steam room can help burn calories.

Ozone Therapy: A Clinical Review

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Ozone Therapy Review

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

The WaveRestore shockwave therapy machine. The device is designed for aesthetic and physiotherapeutic treatments. It is equipped with 5 pieces of different depths of influence and an integrated cooling system, which ensures the most comfortable and accurate treatments.

Zemits W-Pulse shockwave therapy technology uses an electromagnetic source to create energy, which in turn creates ballistic motion through the piece. Shockwaves transmit intense mechanical movements in the tissue, increasing blood circulation, stimulating the formation of new collagen fibers, leading to a positive effect on the collagen structure of the skin as a whole, as well as on the structure of connective tissue. This leads to a decrease in cellulite, and high-energy acoustic waves cause compression of the gas bubbles inside the fat structures (cavitation) and destabilization of the fat structures. Shockwave therapy gives almost instant positive results after the first treatment.

One shock wave therapy treatment usually includes about 2,000 strokes (about 5 minutes with 8 Hz) per area during a session. Most patients require treatments from 3 to 6 sessions. In total, 1 session per week is necessary in accordance with the patient's condition. For the natural healing of the body, a recovery period of one or two days between sessions is necessary.

What problems can be solved:

Body shaping

Connective tissue activation

Cellulite treatment (I-III stage)

Firming and tightening the skin

Stimulation of the lymphatic system

Stretch Mark Prevention

Muscle tone improvement

Joint pain relief