Supporting Athletes

Sports Medicine: Healing From Sports Injuries & Optimum Performance

Sano Wellness Center supports athletes of all levels:

  • Professional
  • Amateur 
  • Recreational
  • College, High School, Club and Association level 

 By providing:

  • Injury recovery & prevention
  • Medicinal grade herbal & supplemental support
  • Cranial-Sacral Therapy ~ concussion/trauma recovery
  • Infrared Sauna Therapy
  • Oxygen Chamber Therapy
  • Neurointegrative Therapy
  • BEMER Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Biotransducer
  • Stress Reduction Therapy
  • Pod Therapy

Pod Therapy

Enter the ultimate healthy lifestyle system for overall stress reduction therapy in our light therapy pod. Research has shown that stress reduction therapy for the brain and body decreases inflammation and stimulates detoxification pathways and organs, therefore equipping the body to innately heal.

  • Lymph
  • Red light therapy
  • Infrared therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Salt room
  • Exercise
  • Neurofeedback
  • Hyperthermic therapy

A pod session is a combined stress reduction therapy modality for the brain and body to decrease inflammation and stimulate detoxification pathways and organs, removing barriers for healing. Pod therapy provides the benefits of the following therapies: lymph support, red light therapy, aromatherapy, hyperthermic therapy,  salt room therapy, exercise and optional neurofeedback.

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)

CST primarily facilitates processes that enhance the body’s innate abilities for natural healing. This therapy focuses on removing restrictive forces and obstacles related to the craniosacral system. Enhancing the mobility of the craniosacral system improves the circulation of both blood and CSF to the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland, pineal gland and the cranial nerve systems, among other things.

Improving fluid motion and exchange specifically enhances the functions of the brain; spinal cord; autonomic control systems; visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory sensory systems; motor and motor coordination systems; endocrine system; and the immune system. Less directly, it seems to affect all other body systems; therefore, it is exceptionally useful for most chronic conditions and as a preventive measure.

(Excerpt taken from an article written by Dr. Upledger, founder of Upledger Institute.)

Neurofeedback (NF)

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, pain-free, and drug-free training tool for your brain. This training is similar to how the body responds to exercise, i.e., it “exercises” the brain, which supports timing and activation patterns. Neurofeedback has over 50 years of case studies and scientific publications. The results show better brain function, improving or alleviating symptoms. Currently, neurofeedback is used by thousands of licensed health professionals around the world.

Neurofeedback (QEEG biofeedback) holds the potential for retraining brainwave activity to enhance optimal performance in athletes in various sports. Neurofeedback has been shown to have the potential for quieting the mind to improve performance in archery, for example. It can also be used to improve concentration and focus, cognitive function, and emotional control following concussions and mild head injuries, and it has untapped potential to increase physical balance in gymnastics, ice skating, skiing, and other performance areas.

(Information taken from www.clearmindcenter.com )

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

It has long been known that healing in many body areas cannot occur without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur and often linger at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as circulatory problems, non-healing wounds, and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area, and the body’s natural healing ability cannot function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the client’s quality of life in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions, such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue, have responded favorably to HBOT. In addition, many other conditions have benefited from oxygen therapy, including PTSD, athletic injuries, autism, and MS.

  • Oxygen is vital for healing and fundamental for cellular health and cellular communication.
  • O2 therapy expedites the body’s regenerative processes.
  • Accelerates immune system response and healing.

(Information taken from www.hbot.com )

Reflexes & Brain Balance

Reflexes are foundational in movement and optimal performance. Stress and trauma in-utero and early stage development can hinder one’s ability to integrate critical reflex communication from the brain to the body. Some of the many benefits of reflex integration are improving unstable emotional responses, memory deficits, spatial orientation, comprehension, learning challenges, tendency toward addiction, self regulation and hormone production.

“A brain out of balance is like a symphony out of tune.” – Dr. Melillo

The command center for all body functions is the brain and nervous system. When a brain gets out of balance, injured, toxic or traumatized it gets out of alignment. In order to bring a brain back into balance, we have to assess the dysfunction and strategically target support on all levels to achieve optimal functions.

Nutrition/Detoxification

Nutrition is vital for energy, healing, and optimal performance. Protocols for nutrition at Sano Wellness include customized nutrient balance for the greatest healing benefits. At the same time, practical tools for an integrated lifestyle approach allow for the potential to make lasting changes.

We emphasize the important relationship between nutrient percentages, meal timing and preparation methods that support and elevate other healing modalities. We recommend more than a diet; it’s a lifestyle we want to support.

Lymph drainage supports detoxification systematically and aims to reduce pain by decreasing swelling and muscular fatigue . The lymph nodes and lymphatic system are responsible for filtering foreign matter out of the lymph as well as destroying pathogens. If the lymph nodes become blocked or clogged, severe inflammation can result and the whole system can become toxic due to lack of waste disposal. This toxicity prevents the cells from getting the necessary nutrients.

Detoxification is a vital part of any healing process because it re-establishes free lymphatic circulation throughout the body and can aid in reducing recovery time.

Trauma

Trauma, from a neuroscience perspective, is anything unresolved in the brain and nervous system, creating stress on any varied level(s) spiritually, emotionally, physically, energetically, and chemically. Stress Reduction Therapy, from a biblical perspective, supports the resolution of trauma individually based on applying truth to the individuals’ perception of the unresolved stressor. An example would be fear that is entrained in the mind due to a shock event or trauma, which creates chemicals that negatively impact the brain and body. This causes stress response patterns if not appropriately dealt with in the mind. Replacing fear on all levels with love, for example, can reduce the daily stress in the mind, body, and spirit. Managing one’s mind, especially after an adverse life event, is key to health and healing overall. According to Dr. Caroline Leaf’s neuroscience research, our thinking, feeling, and choosing are what drives our behavior. Negative patterns of stress, fear, sadness, etc., can create a negative internal environment that directly impacts how the whole body functions and takes direction from the autonomic nervous system.
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