You check as many boxes each day as you can – eating well, exercising, managing your stress levels, work and trying to enjoy a calmer pace in life occasionally. There’s one thing — well, four that you may be missing from your total body wellness routine: spa treatments.
Before you roll your eyes, know that modern upscale spa treatments aren’t just scented bath houses with soft instrumentals. Courted offers spa treatments that aid in your proactive approach to living well and are teeming with health and fitness benefits. Add one or all of the top four treatments for active men to your regimen.
You’re no exercise novice and you know that recovery is an essential part of any workout. We’re always hoping to find methods that are fast, easy and convenient. If you haven’t tried whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), you haven’t yet seen the light. Few athletes actually enjoy the old school ice bath, although we’re talking about very similar benefits.
Cryotherapy is often used to treat muscle injury and accelerate recovery. Benefits of cryotherapy include:
Faster recovery from exercise
Increased anaerobic capacity
By decreasing your core temperature, your body’s systems are essentially shocked, jump starting natural responses within your body. One key response is the increase in oxygenated blood flow to your extremities, aiding in muscle recovery and anaerobic capacity.
Back to the “you’re no exercise novice” point. Your exercise routine is humming, your diet is pretty solid, but what about those parts of your body that aren’t seeing the benefits of diet and exercise? We’re talking excess belly fat, muffin tops, love handles, upper arms, back and even the dreaded double chin. If chiseled is the goal, it’s time to recognize that some areas of the body just won’t get the results you want with just a solid diet and exercise regimen.
CoolSculpting® aids in fat reduction in hard-to-train areas to shape and contour your body. The treatments uses cryolipolysis, a non-invasive treatment that targets and freezes fat cells. After the cells are frozen, your body naturally eliminates dead cells within 2-6 months or more, resulting in reduced fat in the treated area.
This treatment is ideal for active men, because:
Unlike surgical alternatives, CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and requires little to no downtime. That means you can immediately get back to working out.
If you already have the diet and exercise down, this added step can help you really sculpt your body the way you want.
It’s easy to find out if you’re a candidate. Just schedule a consultation with the Courted team to discuss your goals.
Sports Recovery Massage
Of all the treatments we are discussing, massage is the most approachable recovery method. Massage therapy has made significant strides – first being used primarily as a spa treatment or relaxation technique to specific massage types that can have preventative effects like for sports and prenatal massages.
Tailored to sustain and increase athletic performance, the sports recovery massage is used to develop optimal conditioning and facilitate healing and recovery from injuries and intense workouts. The specific techniques involved circulate more blood to muscles that need nutrients and oxygen for repair. Also, by focusing on problem areas, sports recovery massage can break up scar tissue to help with mobility.
Massage therapy can help you destress after a long week at work or some grueling workouts. For athletes especially, it can cleanse your lymphatic system and help you recover from post-workout soreness and muscle usage.
IV Micronutrient Infusion
Despite your varied, nutrient-rich diet, your body may not be maintaining its ideal micronutrient levels. We don’t necessarily need an excessive amount of micronutrients to thrive, but because our bodies don’t produce them naturally, we could use some help in maintaining them, according to the World Health Organization. Common micronutrients found in IV vitamin therapy can include electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and more. All are must-haves for athletes.
During your workout, your body is quickly using up the stored micronutrients, water and energy your body needs. Benefits of an IV micronutrient infusion post-workout include:
Building muscle tissue
Reducing recovery time
Other IV micronutrient infusions offered at Courted aid in increased overall hydration, rejuvenated beauty and skin radiance and improved wellness and health, improving your immune system and energy levels.
Ready to try the top spa treatments for active men?
Massages at Courted at The St. James focus on self-renewal and a proactive approach to living well, making it a perfect addition to an already-established wellness routine.
To learn more about the treatments mentioned and others offered at Courted, visit us online or stop by after your workout. Our rejuvenation and performance recovery services will keep you performing at your peak.