There is one thing most of us don’t take very seriously… MOBILITY. CrossFit is hands down one of the best training programs out there and it is hard. Not just hard in a “Workout” sense, but hard on your body. Muscles get tight and painful. Your bones get stiff and ache. All of this comes with the territory of physical fitness, and if not taken care of, can lead to serious injury. Mobility, stretching, and general care of your body is of the utmost importance.
CrossFit The Club encourages all of our members to utilize the wide range of healing techniques available. Some of the best methods out there include foam rollers, massages, yoga, and cryotharapy. There are also a million online tools to assist you in learning more about the healing process. One of our favorites is Mobility WOD. While you’re here visiting us, take a moment to learn about our recommended healing methods so you can return to your training stronger, fully recovered, and injury free.
Structura Body Therapies isn’t simply a massage. They are MUCH more than that. They utilize what is known as Structural Integration to repair the body. It sounds more complicated than it is. Essentially it is a way of restructuring the physical body. Structural Integration is a system that induces change toward an ordered pattern around the gravitational field. In general, it is a basic ten-hour cycle of treatment that balances myofascial relationships in the body.
CrossFit The Club highly recommends Structura as a way to practice your mobility and repair the body. Our athletes have used them time and again as a means to correct issues that may arise from strenuous physical activity. To learn more about Structura Body Therapies and what they can do for you, please visit them at structurabodytherapies.com or simply call 801-897-8711.
“Working with Structura Body Therapies has been a life-changing experience. They are not only extremely skilled in their practice, but are very educational. I noticed a big difference after the first visit.” – Jon, Ogden UT
As we’ve stated before, CrossFit The Club believes that being active with your mobility and recovery is critical. This keeps you healthy. It helps to prevent injury in athletics or even with common every day movements.
Another interesting type of mobility some of our members use is Cryotherapy. In the past (probably still now, but becoming less and less), ice baths were used by athletes to help with recovery during sporting events. It was proven to affect the body in helping with recovery… But at a cost. When you enter the ice bath, your respiratory levels spike, the lower temp. penetration to the muscles is slow, and of course the obvious… It’s COLD! You also have to stay in the water for up to 10 minutes for full effectiveness. Pretty brutal in our opinion.
Along comes Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy works for pain by eliciting the body’s “fight or flight” response, which stimulates the production of endorphins, thus decreasing the body’s perception of symptomatic pain. Inflammation is a biological response of tissue and cells to injury and cellular damage, and acts as a protective attempt by the body to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. The problem is that the receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation; their activation causes the inflammatory reaction. These chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, accumulation of white blood cells, warming of tissue and swelling. Cryotherapy combats their response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation.
South Ogden is home to Stone Cold Cryotherapy. Visit them at stonecoldcryo.com to learn more, or call 801-479-7458