The Benefits of Hydro Massage Therapy
Feel the burn, then simmer down.
Performance 360’s Hydro Massage Room
Feel the burn, then simmer down
For many, leaving the gym with sore muscles is a badge of honour. You pushed yourself, you felt the burn and now your body is working hard to repair and strengthen those target areas. No pain, no gain, as they say. Fast-forward to a few hours later, and the stiffness sets in. You’re stranded on the toilet after leg day, cursing your trainer again. You think to yourself, “Gee, maybe I should tone down my workout next time, because I’m really paying for it now.” To this, we reply with a hard “NO!” Perhaps it’s not the intensity of your workouts, but the quality of your cool-down.
Hydrate – Refuel – Stretch – Breathe – Massage.
If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of stretching after your workout get up to speed. If you lead an active lifestyle, chances are you already incorporate stretching into your routine. But there is so much more to a post-workout cool-down than stretching alone.
We won’t open the Pandora’s Box of post-workout nutrition and dietary needs. But if you’re new to the topic, here’s a great starting point. Or visit our Chiller Juice Bar for advice and try one of our freshly prepared, tasty recovery drinks.
We will, however, urge you to try the most relaxing, luxurious feature of our fitness club: HydroMassage. Not only does it feel incredible, but having a post-workout massage is proven to reduce lactic acid build-up and even promote cellular processes that contribute to a healthier recovery.
Cool-down by Warming-Up
What is HydroMassage?
HydroMassage is an invigorating, warm hug for your muscles. It’s comparable to soaking in the jets of a hot tub, without the inconvenience of getting wet. Picture yourself sinking into a comfortable, ergonomic, perfectly contoured recliner seat. You can dim the lights, press a button, and the chair itself gives you a thorough, posterior rubdown. Just below the surface of the clean leather exterior, a barrage of water jets will roll their way from your neck to your ankles or vice versa. Your muscles will feel like they’ve been kneaded into supple dough. HydroMassage offers instant relief of tightness, soreness, and even crankiness. Afterwards, you’ll feel a lasting warmth and elevated mood. Your body deserves a reward after all that physical exertion.
Massage for All
Whether you’re a massage therapy enthusiast, or cringe at the thought of someone touching your back, we guarantee HydroMassage will satisfy. It can supplement regular massage therapy if your RMT had to cancel or even if you just want a massage fix between appointments. If you’ve never had a massage because the personal interaction doesn’t appeal to you, HydroMassage requires no chitchat and the only touching happening is between you and the electronic touch-screen. You will be at ease in every way.
Custom Massage at your fingertips
The touch-screen is incredibly intuitive and allows you to easily customize your massage. It’s positioned for ideal visibility and convenience. The type of massage you receive is completely up to you. You can spend your entire session focusing on a single sore spot or you can choose a full-body massage that doesn’t miss an inch. Increase the jets’ pressure or speed for a more rigorous experience. You’ll notice how it stimulates blood flow and hits even the subtle spots between muscle groups. Decrease the pressure or speed if you’d like to completely relax into a drool-inducing trance. It feels like the world melts away. There are Preset Massages, which include: Sore/Tired Legs, Full-Body, Stress and Shoulders, and Sore Lower Back. There are also options for different muscle groups. You can place them into a sequence, which controls where your massage begins, ends, or repeats.
The HydroMassage chair hums a pleasant white noise sound; with the volume being about the same as a hot tub’s jets. Many of our members find it’s a perfect opportunity for playing some relaxing tunes on their headphones or getting lost in an audiobook or podcast. Every part of your experience can be adapted to your preference. Make HydroMassage the grand finale of your post-workout cool-down. Wind-down, warm-up, and treat yourself.
Contact our membership desk to try your first HydroMassage session. You’ll soon be hooked!
If you are intrigued, learn more at HydroMassage’s website.