Right Use FAQs
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
The three main fundamentals of AIS are that it requires the active participation of the client, isolates muscles individually for maximum safety and lengthening, and utilizes a succession of two-second-long stretches. It works with the natural laws of movement not against them.
During your first visit with a Windhawk Therapist, you will receive a full evaluation. During this evaluation your therapist will identify structural imbalances in addition to tissue hypertonicity. Your therapist will then determine the best treatment plan for you. Our therapists use a combination of Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial release and AIS based on your condition to get bet results for you. Our focus is on lengthening the tissue the most comfortable way however the end goal is to get you to a point where you can do the stretching on your own. Our job is to teach you how to help yourself.
Whether you are having work done on your upper body or your lower body, you will want to be wearing something easy to move in. Typically a T-shirt, workout pants and tennis shoes are the most comfortable.
Although it depends on the individual, most people usually feel a difference after their first visit.
Yes. The techniques we use help to create more joint space. More joint space means less friction and pressure and therefore less inflammation and irritation. Also, our therapists identify and correct structural imbalances that you may not be aware of that directly create the symptoms you are experiencing.
Either one or 1.5 hours. Preferably 1.5 if both our schedules permit.
Every body is different. Factors depend on how your body responds and how quickly and correctly you learn how to do the stretching and strengthening exercises provided specifically for you. Typically most clients feel a positive difference after the first visit. And continuation of ‘homework’ and 4-6 follow up visits result in a significant positive difference or correction of one symptom. From there, a re-evaluation is appropriate to assess what to do next.
Far Infrared Sauna (FIR Sauna)
Since your comfort and modesty is most important, what you wear is completely up to you. However, since the sauna is in a private room and will be reserved for only you when you make an appointment, most people choose to go in the nude. There are clean white towels draped throughout so there is no need to bring anything.
FIR Saunas heat objects not the air around you, which typically makes it significantly more comfortable than a conventional sauna which heats the air. Far-infrared is a part of the solar spectrum penetrating the body up to 1 1/2 inches. It is responsible for photosynthesis and can generate 2 – 3 times the sweat volume using much lower temperatures over that of a conventional sauna. It’s very healing and has a tremendous amount of benefits. Some of the benefits include: stimulates immune function, relieves muscle spasms, increases elasticity in collagen tissues, stimulates endorphins or happy hormones of the brain, and kill organisms like bacteria and parasites. More important, it penetrates tissues, detoxify cells, and improve lymphatic flow. This is a perfect adjunct therapy to Active Isolated Stretching.
The first visit is 15-20 minutes and session duration will increase up to 30 minutes. People with certain medical conditions may experience a slightly short session for their comfort.
Between 105-120 degrees. Typically the first visit begins at 110 degrees. People with certain medical conditions or personal preferences may begin at a lower temperature of 105 degrees.
Most oxygen bars bubble the oxygen you breathe through fragrances and colors, which can actually be harmful to your lungs. While it may do the job to eliminate a hangover and improve mental clarity; the most exciting benefits come when breathing oxygen is combined with exercise. We keep it simple…no artificial fragrances or colors. Our oxygen is just oxygen. We will always encourage your to take advantage of our Oxygen Training where you can breathe while you exercise. Studies show it can improve your endurance and stamina as well as your VO2 max. As well, experts say that it beats the altitude training.