Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy
Hyperbaric chamber therapy is an increasingly popular alternative therapy that may offer a variety of potential health benefits. Hyperbaric chambers provide oxygen-rich environments to potentially help increase the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body, thus providing both preventative and therapeutic benefits. It is speculated that this increased oxygen can help improve recovery from acute illnesses and injuries, as well as chronic health conditions.
Studies have found that hyperbaric chamber therapy can be beneficial for a wide variety of conditions and ailments including stroke recovery, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, traumatic brain injury, sports injuries, wound healing, migraines and other types of headaches, cerebral palsy, autism, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Studies further suggest that a single hour of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can have an immediate and lasting effect on a person’s cognitive functions, improving attention, concentration, memory, and reaction time.
Infrared sauna therapy is growing in popularity as an alternative therapy that offers numerous health benefits. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit electromagnetic waves that interact with your body’s natural infrared energy. As a result, this method of sauna therapy penetrates deep into your muscles and tissues, providing a deep heat that can help with a variety of conditions. The direct heat from the infrared sauna is said to improve circulation, reduce stress, burn calories, detoxify the body, relax sore muscles, improve skin elasticity, reduce inflammation, and help relieve pain such as joint, muscle, and arthritis pain. Research has also found that infrared sauna therapy may help reduce cancer risk, improve heart health, reduce risk of high blood pressure, and reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Cold plunge therapy is a popular alternative therapy that combines cold and hydrotherapy in a single treatment. The therapy is done in a bathtub that is meant to replicate the chilly environment that one might experience in the depths of the sea or freshwater lakes. When submerged, the body is exposed to cold temperatures that can help with inflammation, joint pain, stress and anxiety, improved sleep, increased agility and coordination, and improved overall mental clarity. Studies have also found that taking cold plunges can also help to improve blood circulation and strengthen blood vessels.
PEMF, also known as Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes pulsed magnetic fields to induce electrical currents which work with the body to help restore it to optimal functionality. PEMF is a safe, non-invasive treatment that has been found to potentially decrease pain, reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, reduce stress and anxiety, and potentially contribute to overall cellular health. PEMF can be done using either a hand held unit or a bed-based system, and has been found to potentially help with a variety of chronic health conditions and injuries.
Salt Infusion Room
Salt infusion rooms are an increasingly popular form of alternate therapy that has garnered growing interest in recent years. Salt infusion rooms, sometimes called salt caves or salt rooms, are a type of dry sauna that contain walls and floors made of therapeutic grade salt. In this special environment, individuals can relax, as the natural elements present in the salt act to cleanse and purify the air, and can potentially help to reduce inflammation and stress. Salt infusion rooms can have a number of potential health benefits, such as providing relief from allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, boosting immune system, improving skin health and treat skin conditions like eczema, reducing stress and anxiety, and helping to boost energy levels. Additionally, this type of therapy may help to improve sleep, and reduce symptoms of fatigue and depression.