WHAT WE DO & WHY IT WORKS.
Recovery Lab was established to help people feel better, perform better and cope better with the demands of physical training programs and the many challenges everyday life throws at us. Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend
fitness fanatic, or simply looking to improve your wellbeing, an effective recovery ritual incorporated
into your weekly health program will boost your training, performance, sleep and overall mood.
Unlike gyms, we focus solely on recovery, so you'll be revitalised and better equipped to deal with the rigours of your training program, work and everyday life. By using our modalities to relax, recover and recharge, you'll be able to train harder for longer, your injury risk and stress levels will be reduced, plus, your sleep and sense of wellbeing will both improve.
Being proactive, rather than reactive, is the key. So, the Recovery Lab philosophy of ‘when you know more, you can do more’, means growth and development is at the heart of everything we do. Not only will you feel better, you'll also understand how and why your performance and wellbeing can be managed, improved and optimised.
You'll be surprised at how good you can feel!
Suitable for all sports or fitness disciplines, all ages and all capabilities, compression boots are an ideal recovery aid right after an intense workout, race or event. Because compression boots promote healthy blood flow, they effectively ease leg soreness caused by everyday activities.
A wide variety of people can use them - from teachers, tradespeople and medical professionals who are constantly on their feet - to truck drivers or office workers who are sitting down most of the day. This technology is based on the latest clinical studies on muscle physiology and sports injury recovery.
Compression not only relieves symptoms of damage to the muscular system, it can tackle the cause of muscle soreness at the source and thereby improve performance. The technology helps to increase the venous return and rapidly accelerates the body’s reabsorption of elements causing muscle fatigue and soreness.
Specific compression can increase circulation at all levels of the venous system, including deep veins, saphenous veins, superficial veins and perforator veins, effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional method of recovery or rest alone. A 30-minute session is optimal when using compression boots.
- Reduces muscle soreness
- Reduces stiffness
- Reduces lactic acid build up
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves overall recovery
- $30 for 30 mins, $50 for 60 min
Infrared saunas function differently to traditional saunas, but the health benefits are just as far reaching. At Recovery Lab, we use market-leading full spectrum saunas that generate the powerful therapeutic energy of near, mid and far infrared rays, with each penetrating the body to a different degree.
Infrared lamps warm the body directly rather than the surrounding air, meaning the heat penetrates more profoundly, but the environment is much more comfortable than a traditional sauna.
Studies have shown that infrared saunas help to ease muscle soreness and enhance recovery from strenuous activity, but the health benefits don’t stop there. People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome have reported beneficial outcomes and other studies found the saunas help to reduce blood pressure.
The relaxing effects of a full spectrum sauna are hugely beneficial to enhanced recovery. Plus, because they operate at lower temperatures than traditional saunas, the heat can be tolerated for longer, allowing more toxins to be released by the body.
- Detoxifies your body
- Improves your quality of sleep
- Relieves sore muscles
- Relieves joint pain
- Improves blood circulation
- Helps achieve clearer, tighter skin
- $30 for 30 mins, $50 for 60 mins
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a science-based training and recovery tool. It speeds up the process of renewing both oxygen and nutrients in the muscles, which helps to flush out toxins and accelerate recovery.
The device works by simulating natural processes. Normally, the brain sends electrical impulses through the central nervous system telling the muscles to contract. Our EMS device replicates the end result, initiating deep muscular contractions and kick-starting the removal of toxins, all without adding stress to tendons, joints or ligaments.
EMS is also effective in pain management and in studies has been shown to improve strength and some sport-specific skills.
- Accelerates recovery
- Pain management
- Reduces muscle damage
- Increases explosive strength
- Avoids training fatigue
- Scientifically proven
- $30 for 30 mins, $50 for 60 mins
Endorsed by world-renowned life coach, author and
philanthropist, Tony Robbins, and with proven efficacy from
numerous case studies, FDA-approved NuCalm holds the only
patent in the world for drug-free balancing and maintenance of
the autonomic nervous system.
Used by a plethora of professional sports people and teams all over the world, NuCalm uses proven neuroscience to calm the mind, improve sleep, reduce stress and improve performance by
giving athletes a mental edge.
The advantages of NuCalm treatment extend well beyond the sport arena and into everyday life. Anyone who needs to recharge, refresh or reboot will benefit from its powerful relaxing effects
where the equivalent of two hours’ sleep is achieved in just 20 minutes.
A treatment involves wearing an eye mask and headphones playing neuro-acoustic tracks designed to relax, while pads attached behind the ears send a micro current stimulation through the body, activating a deeply relaxed state.
- Improves emotional state & sleep quality
- Increases energy levels
- FDA approved. Endorsed by Tony Robbins
- Lowers heart rate & blood pressure
- Enhances immune function
- Lowers stress hormone production
- $45 for 30 mins
Ice bath therapy soothes sore and tired muscles following strenuous training sessions or events by quickly relieving inflammation and delayed onset muscle pain (DOMS).
Immersion in iced water makes blood vessels constrict.
They expand again when you leave the ice bath and this process of constriction and expansion helps to flush toxins from the body. At the same time, oxygen and nutrients rapidly enter the muscles, thanks to accelerated blood flow.
Inflammation is also reduced when the core temperature of the body is lowered, which speeds up recovery. Studies have also shown that cold water immersion can regulate cortisol levels, which mitigates symptoms of depression and sleep-related disorders.
- Flushes out toxins
- Soothes sore muscles
- Boosts immune system
- Relieves inflammation
- Eases fatigue
- Improves sleep patterns
- $30 for 30 mins
Vibration therapy from massage guns assist recovery in a number of ways and is effective in combating pain from
delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), as well as decreasing
lactic acid levels and improving blood and lymphatic flow.
The oscillating head of the gun sends rapid bursts of vibration into muscle tissue, which can reduce muscle inflammation, ease tension and soothe painful areas. Massage and vibration therapy make the muscles more supple and flexible, which can boost their efficiency and improve overall performance.
Although widely regarded as a recovery aid, massage guns can reduce the risk of muscle injuries when used before exercise by ‘warming up’ the muscles.
- Releases lactic acid
- Improves blood flow
- Combats soreness
- Relieves muscle spasms
- Injury prevention
- Improves performance
- Complimentary to all studio clients