Inflammation No More

#puffy #swollen #inflammation These are not ideal hashtags you want to attach to your latest poolside selfie. So how does a busy Angeleno avoid the pitfalls of too little sleep, too much caffeine, and not enough detoxifying nutrients? Grotto de Sal, obviously.

Reducing inflammation is just one of the many benefits of participating in our state-of-the-art healing treatments. First, let’s understand the leading causes of inflammation.

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.

The Top 5 Reasons for Inflammation are:

  1. Injury – The body uses inflammation to protect itself and eliminate harmful toxins by bringing them to the surface. Sports, accidents, and bumping into things are two of the biggest culprits.
  2. Toxins – Non-degradable pathogens in the air. Hello, smog!
  3. Infections – Viruses and foreign bodies affecting the nervous system. Flu season, anyone?
  4. Obesity – Carrying too much weight on the body. Gulp!
  5. Autoimmune Diseases – The body attempts to heal itself, resulting in inflammation. Thanks, body!

These looks are no way to get stopped by the paparazzi. How about trying out one of Grotto de Sal’s many upscale treatments to soothe that skin. Here are some remedies to calm down inflammation and soften skin.

The Top 3 Solutions for Inflammation at Grotto de Sal:

  1. Cryotherapy –A hyper-cooling process, cryotherapy, offered at luxurious day spa Grotto de Sal in Los Angeles, lowers a person’s skin temperature to approximately 30° F for a period of up to three minutes with the cryochamber set at an extreme cold air temperature of -133°F to -320° Athletes like Kobe Bryant and singers like Ashanti are enjoying the many benefits of cryotherapy. In fact, Ashanti just visited our spa the other day.
  2. Dead Sea Salt Floating Pools – These floating pools provide minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals, to restore and regenerate your aching body, particularly those experiencing inflammation. As concentrated as the Dead Sea itself, Dead Sea Salt floating pools deeply penetrate the skin and soothe the body, relieving stiffness and healing the skin, allowing muscles to relax, and our bodies to recuperate.
  3. Infrared Saunas (up to 160°F) – Detox and release toxins as you cleanse the body. Infrared saunas increase metabolism, relieve muscle pain, improve the immune system, ease joint and muscle stiffness, and improve skin. What’s not to love?! Far infrared waves penetrate deep into our body for a deep heating action, which allows for the body to activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands offer one of only a few mechanisms that the body has to eliminate toxins and since the skin is the largest organ in the human body.

Promoting better health, preventing chronic disease, and reducing pain associated with inflammation in the body, Grotto de Sal knows how to help heal you using state-of-the-art technology. Let the healing begin!

Cryotherapy in Los Angeles: So Cool

Cryotherapy reset your body

 

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a hyper-cooling process that lowers a person’s skin temperature to approximately 30˚ F for a period of up to three minutes.
This is achieved by enveloping the body with extremely cold air at temperatures ranging from -133˚ F to -320˚ F.

Revolutionizing the art of healing

Chiropractors, Wellness centers, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists are leading the introduction of Whole Body Cryotherapy to the U.S. population. Whole Body Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment because it is Whole Body, Holistic, and Non-Invasive. With so many positive effects to the body, extreme cold therapy has no equal for a patient’s wellness plan.

Cryotherapy is a safe and natural pain therapy that can be customized to your needs, goals, and pain issues. 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. Cryotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other management techniques such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Combining treatment techniques enhances effectiveness, maximizes benefits, and provides the best possibility of healing. Chronic pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition, so put your pain to the test with Cryotherapy!

Some additional benefits that have been reported are:

– Assists in a quicker surgical recovery

– Aids in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and osteoarthritis

– Helps the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

– Helps provide relief from nerve pain

– Helps in the reduction of Fibromyalgia pain

– Aids in the treatment of degenerative disease of the joints and spine

– ssists in the treatment of inflammation of tendons, bursae, and joint capsules

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. Whether pain or inflammation is keeping you from your favorite activity or hobby such as sports, biking, running, or gardening, or if you are simply finding yourself less active and more irritable due to chronic debilitating pain and inflammation, then Cryotherapy is your answer.

 

In addition to those already listed above, some disorders that have been treated with Whole Body Cryotherapy are:

 

– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

– Phantom Pain

– Chronic Pain Syndrome

– Muscle Pain & Inflammation

– Depression & Mood Disorders

– Immune System Improvement

– Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

– Central Nervous System Disease

– Psoriasis & Dermatitis

Athletes have been a driving force behind the growth of Whole Body Cryotherapy. Game-time or race success is dependent upon their body’s ability to train, recover, and perform. Whole Body Cryotherapy provides the most effective and convenient treatment that gives these athletes a competitive advantage.

Some of the reported benefits are:

– Decreases Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
– Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
– Increase Energy and Peak Athletic Performance
– Allows for immediate post-therapy sports activity
– Allows more intense and higher volume training
– Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation
– Improves Muscle Strength and Joint Function
– Overall faster return to sports training
– Decreases Injury Recovery Time
– Improves immune system
- Decreases fatigue

Wellness centers, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists are leading the introduction of Whole Body Cryotherapy to the U.S. population. Whole Body Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment because it is Whole Body, Holistic, and Non-Invasive. With so many positive effects to the body, extreme cold therapy has no equal for a patient’s wellness plan.

Treated Disorders:

– Fibromyalgia
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Osteoarthritis
– Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Osteoporosis
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Phantom Pain
– Chronic Pain Syndrome
– Inflammation of the Spine
– Muscle Pain & Inflammation
– Depression & Mood Disorders
– Immune System Improvement
– Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
– Central Nervous System Disease
– Degenerative Disease of Joints & Spine
– Inflammation of Tendons, Bursa, Joint Capsules

As good health is the foundation of all beauty, better health equals greater beauty!

Whole Body Cryotherapy and the process occurring within the body post sessions aid in:

– Cellulite Reduction
– Tighter and Healthier Skin
– Stronger and Fuller Hair & Nails
– Fewer Skin Blemishes
– Increased Metabolism & Caloric Burn
– Increased Libido
– Increased Collagen Production
– Quicker Surgical Recovery
– Treatment of Psoriasis and Dermatitis
– Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation
– Activates Natural Biological Regeneration

The Dead Sea Salt Floating Pools at Grotto de Sal

Deep in the heart of the Jordan Rift Valley, bordering Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea enchants visitors with its rich Dead Sea Salt waters, a miraculous elixir of healing elements, gathered from the ultimate source: Mother Earth. For thousands of years, the salty waters of the Dead Sea have attracted visitors from afar, seeking refuge in its healing properties. Ailing patients from the Western world seek comfort in the curative abilities of the Dead Sea. What makes the Dead Sea Salt floating pools at Grotto de Sal so powerful?

A Vibrant History

Renowned for being one of the world’s first health resorts, and said to have been a place of retreat for Cleopatra and King David, the Dead Sea boasts several distinguishing physical features. People from all over the world flock to this coastal resort, as shown vibrantly on the Dead Sea travel site. Recorded as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world, with a salinity of 34.2%, the Dead Sea is 9.6% as salty as the ocean. As one of the world’s saltiest water bodies, the Dead Sea rests at the Earth’s lowest elevation on land, at 1,407ft (429 metres) below sea level. With a high salt density, swimming in the Dead Sea provides visitors with the famed buoyant sensation of floating in its restorative waters.

Rich in Healing Minerals

The unique physical makeup of the Dead Sea creates a strong potency of vibrant minerals, with the ability to detox and restore the body to its natural balance. Relaxing muscles and relieving aches and pains, the salt contained in the Dead Sea has the power to heal its visitors of a chronic, potentially debilitating physical ailment like arthritis. Visitors from all over the world seek out the comfort and reprieve available in the Dead Sea.

A Health Miracle

Now, in the heart of Los Angeles, a crown jewel in the health community, Grotto de Sal has brought the miracle of the Dead Sea to you. These floating pools provide minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium to restore and regenerate your aching body, particularly those suffering from painful conditions like arthritis. As concentrated as the Dead Sea itself, Dead Sea Salt floating pools deeply penetrate the skin and soothe the body, relieving stiffness, healing the skin, allowing muscles to relax, and our bodies to recuperate. The Dead Sea Salt floating pools reduce arthritis symptoms, such as joint swelling, stiffness, and soreness, offering the strong restorative powers of the Dead Sea itself. At the luxurious day spa Grotto de Sal, clients with arthritis are recommended to soak in these floating pools, followed by a warm Dead Sea mud to be applied to joints, while undergoing a medical massage.

Now Available to You

The Dead Sea Salt floating pools at Grotto de Sal are unrivaled in their privacy and attention to the medical symptoms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. The warmth and buoyancy of the floating pools reduces inflammation and joint pain, common in arthritis patients. More than your average day spa, Grotto de Sal provides a transformational healing experience that can be used as a holistic treatment of the body’s discomfort and pains. A visit to The Dead Sea Salt floating pools restores and rejuvenates the body to a state of comfort and relaxation, utilizing nature’s powerful, ancient remedy.