Almost all of us have suffered from a wound or an injury at some point in our lives. Suffering from a wound or injury can be difficult and is usually uncomfortable. It’s often frustrating to wait around while recovering and wanting to get back to your everyday life. You can’t live life to the fullest while you’re injured or ill. Whether you have small or large wounds, chronic or temporary, rehabilitation is probably a top priority after any injury. At Enhanced Wellness, we offer services that can help speed up wound recovery and accelerate healing processes. Of course, your healing process will vary depending on the state of your health before the injury and the quality of your sleep, diet, and exercise habits. But our services can be great tools for you to incorporate into your wellness pursuit as well as your healing process.
Depending on your tolerance for extreme temperatures, alternating between hot and ice cold water can seem invigorating or dreadful. Many of us have heard of using ice packs, icy hot, heat gel, or heat pads for rehabilitation purposes. Combining heat and cold for recovery is known as contrast therapy.
Contrast therapy is a form of treatment that rapidly alternates between hot and cold. You can do it by immersing the body in hot and cold water or applying hot and cold packs. More and more people are becoming avid supporters of contrast therapy, and many athletes swear by it because it helps them heal faster and get back to the game. The roots of contrast therapy date back to ancient naturopathic medicine and have upheld its merit and popularity, and practice today due to its healing properties.
Contrast therapy works by decreasing pain, increasing circulation, and speeding up the healing process. While contrast therapy is mainly known for sports injuries, it is also a beneficial treatment option for chronic or repetitive injuries.
Cold therapy, or Cryotherapy, has tremendous benefits and can help aid in recovery processes. Cryotherapy uses different forms of cold applications to treat sports and other injuries. It can also be used for therapeutic purposes to treat:
- Minor pain and chronic pain
- Minor inflammation from injury
- Pain and swelling from surgery
Cold therapy can also be valuable for workout injuries, which can, unfortunately, happen to anyone who goes to the gym or engages in any form of physical activity. Ice packs can be applied before or after a workout, depending on the nature of the injury. However, Cryotherapy can be most effective when a comprehensive rehabilitation approach is used.
Here are a few ways Cryotherapy can have positive effects on the body to assist in more efficient healing:
- Reduces blood flow to the injured area
- Reduces swelling
- Can act as a numbing agent
- Reduce muscle spasms
- Reduce tissue metabolism
Cryotherapy can reduce blood flow and thus reduce pain, making it a helpful tool for healing. Unfortunately, an acute or minor injury usually results in immediate pain mediated by frigid temperatures. Thankfully, acute injuries like sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations respond well to Cryotherapy.
Compression therapy can be especially beneficial for healing chronic wounds. Compression therapy can be done using compression socks or modalities that apply pressure with air. Here are some of the ways compression can help to accelerate healing:
- It can reduce the healing time of chronic wounds by applying pressure to the injured area and increasing circulation.
- Speeds up muscle recovery by moving toxins out of soft tissue
- It helps increase blood flow and increase oxygen supply to the blood, which allows the body to release exercise-related metabolic waste and lactic acid.
- Can reduce muscle fatigue by constricting muscles and reducing fluid buildup in the muscles
- It can help reduce venous ulcers.
- It helps manage varicose veins.
Compression can help constrict veins and help blood flow more efficiently, vital in healing. Additionally, compression therapy can help restore damaged skin by receiving more oxygen by reducing inflammation.
IV Drip Therapy
Anyone who works out or is familiar with pushing their body to limits for results knows how demanding it can be on the body. We need more nutrients and vitamins to maintain peak performance with intensive training. This is especially true after an injury or if someone has an illness. Workouts are tiring on muscles and, over time, lead to the buildup of free radicals. IV drip therapy can help flush out free radicals and accelerate healing. IV drip therapy will also help rehydrate the body and maintain lean muscle tissues. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins often in the IV drip solution that assist the body in recovery and building lean muscle mass.
Here are some other benefits of IV drip therapy that will be vital during a healing process, especially for athletes:
- Provide immediate and rejuvenating hydration
- Improve athletic performance
- Reduce recovery time and remedy stress on the body from exercise
- Support muscle recovery after rigorous training
- Maintain lean muscle and healthy tissue
- Detox free radicals and waste as a byproduct of training
- It can serve as a pre-exercise boost that increases endurance
If you are pressed for time, be sure to ask about our vitamin push (Fast Vitamin IV), which only takes 60-90 seconds to administer.
Infrared Sauna & Wound Healing
We know that infrared therapy can significantly enhance the skin’s curative properties from science-based evidence. Infrared sauna therapy can be a powerful corrective practice by promoting faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth. Human cell growth is what the body relies on to repair wounds and prevent infections.
Muscle, Cell, and Immune Health
Our infrared sauna therapy can further help stimulate the circulatory system to provide more abundant oxygen to the body’s cells. As a result, more toxins can detox from the cells through the skin’s surface with better circulation. Releasing these toxins aids in muscle recovery and strengthens the immune system.
Our services are available to you for a wellness-oriented, comprehensive approach to accelerate and aid your body’s natural healing properties. Consider pairing any of our recovery services with:
- Red Light Therapy
- NAD Therapy
- Fast Vitamin IV (60-90 Seconds)
- Peptide Therapy
- Contrast Therapy
- IV Drip Therapy
- Infrared Sauna
- Compression Therapy
Give us a call today and get started on your route to Enhanced Wellness!