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Recovery Is A Lifestyle

A July 12 feature article in The New York Times was titled “How to Recover Like an Elite Athlete” and described a hot new lifestyle trend. The writer visited a place called Recover, “which bills itself as New York’s first recovery studio.” Ahem. I just want to say, Welcome New York Times to the concept Read more…


Can Compression Therapy Help Prevent Venous Disease?

If you’ve ever attended a long-form triathlon (“half-iron” or longer), you have probably seen people racing in compression stockings or leg sleeves. I don’t know whether compression socks can make you faster or reduce the pain of a marathon run, but I do know there are significant, proven benefits in compression therapy for muscle recovery. Read more…


Parkinson’s Disease and Photobiomodulation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the part of the nervous system that controls movement. It can lead to muscular rigidity, tremors, or instability. It generally affects people over 50, but there are cases of younger people developing it. The most hopeful thing about Parkinson’s is that it isn’t fatal. According to Read more…


The Four Principal Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

A recent Google search on the phrase “benefits of whole body cryotherapy” yielded more than a quarter million hits. Clearly, people are searching on the web for explanations of what cryotherapy can do for them, and just as clearly, there are people willing to supply the information. I wanted to take the time to describe Read more…


5 Ways That Infrared Sauna Is Different

For countless generations, sauna users have known that a sauna can ease pain and reduce stress. In addition, modern research has shown that it offers cardiovascular benefits similar to what you derive from exercise, that frequent regular use can lower blood pressure, and that some psoriasis sufferers gain relief from having their skin dried out. Read more…



Compression Therapy: Wellness as Well as Recovery?

A video titled “The Physics of Venous Drainage” on the website of the American Venous Forum features Sergio Gianesini, MD, saying, “The calf muscle is considered a peripheral heart that propels the venous blood back to the lungs in order to be detoxified and re-oxygenated.” What an elegant way to describe why running and even Read more…