In these unprecedented times it has become increasingly important to start thinking about our own health and wellbeing. It is time to put health (both physical and mental) first even if only for a short period.
Taking care of your mental, physical and emotional health must be taken seriously and become part of your daily routine to help maintain balance in your life. We know from many thousands of research studies and tried and tested techniques that there are many ways to help us achieve this. Massage, reflexology, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga and pilates (the list is endless), are all aimed at helping us become/stay healthy, relax or de-stress.
Our greatest passion at the Edge is to help people and wellbeing is at the forefront of what we do. Not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well. With the introduction of our new wellbeing room we can now offer this on a greater scale. With the addition of Red Light Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Compression Therapy and Meditation Rooms to help our clients improve their overall wellbeing.
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers concentrated natural light to your skin and cells.
Our cells need natural light to function, just like they need water and nutrients from food. Unfortunately, most people don’t get as much natural light as they need for optimal health (the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors).  Red light therapy allows you to supplement the light you get from your environment with concentrated wavelengths of infrared and near infrared light at home.
Red light therapy works by enhancing your energy production at a cellular level. Healthy, natural light stimulates the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, and enhances the cellular respiration process that makes ATP (adenosine triphosphate) energy. Humans make ATP every day, and it fuels everything we do. The more energy our cells can make, the better our bodies look, heal, feel, and perform.
Red light therapy has also been found to enhance blood circulation, reduce the body’s inflammation, encourage antioxidant production and skin regeneration.
The deep heating from the infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and the deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibres are heated.
One of the biggest health benefits of an infrared sauna is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals.”
Sequential intermittent pneumatic compression increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body’s reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. Specific levels of compression measured in mmHg, increase circulation at all levels of the venous system, Deep Veins, Saphenous veins, Superficial and Perforator veins, effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.
• Improves circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
• Helps relieves muscle pains
• Releases of nerve compression
• Regular use leads to improvements in pain, stiffness, range of motion and overall function of the joints.
• Improved circulation helps pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
Evidence shows your mind and body are intricately connected — in fact, thousands of genes have been identified that appear to be directly influenced by your subjective mental state
Along with eating a healthy diet, getting a variety of exercise and ensuring proper sleep, meditation is a daily life-giving practice I highly recommend
Meditative practices have been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, cortisol and heart rate and optimizing LDL cholesterol, as well as improving your overall stress level
Specific types of meditation, such as those focused on attention control, emotions and theory of mind, have been shown to have positive effects on your brain.