If you're missing out on life because of a nagging injury or chronic pain, you're in luck if you live near the South Bay in L.A.
Based on personal recommendations from the Muscle Activation LA community, here are the 5 best places my clients and I can vouch for to bounce back stronger and faster from injuries and pain.
(As a bonus, all 5 therapies are backed by science and used therapeutically worldwide!)
If you're ready to kick your injuries in the butt today, read on!
1. Massage Revolution, Manhattan Beach
If you love the relaxing benefits of a good massage, you'll be happy to know that massage also help with musculoskeletal recovery and repair. When pressure is applied to the body, the blood vessels are stimulated to dilate, which leads to an increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Especially when your body is in need of rest and recovery, massage can help speed the process by triggering the circulation of essential nutrients throughout the body and the release of stress-reducing endorphins.
The benefits of massage include:
Increased blood flow and circulation
Balanced stress hormone levels
Relief from sore muscles and joints
Deeper sleep and overall feeling of relaxation
Why our clients love Massage Revolution:
Many of their therapists are certified by prestigious massage institutes around the United States. Rest assured you are in good hands. (No pun intended.)
Address: 500 S Sepulveda Blvd #101, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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2. The Solution, Hermosa Beach
Weak and damaged connective tissue require extra vitamins and minerals to heal properly, and the concentrated doses that vitamin IV drips offer are an absolutely supreme way of delivering the building blocks your body needs to recover faster. To truly heal and reverse orthopedic injuries, patients must not only be diligent about doing the proper rehabilitative exercises, but also fueling their bodies with the right vitamins and minerals essential for recovery.
The benefits of vitamin IVs include:
Boosted energy and concentration
Accelerated recovery from orthopedic injuries
Increased immune function
Replenishes nutrient deficiencies
Why our clients love The Solution:
If you're squeamish about needles, you can easily distract yourself by watching any of your favorite shows from the comfort of your recliner as nutrients are mainlined in to your body.
Address: 507 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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3. Float Clinic, Torrance
Flotation therapy is an excellent choice for people recovering from injuries who want to combine the serotonin-releasing effects of deep relaxation with the musculoskeletal benefits of total body sensory deprivation. The high concentration of Epsom salt also provides an instant boost of magnesium (an essential mineral your body needs) to sore and inflamed joints and muscles, which can be beneficial in reducing inflammation and regulating nerve function.
The benefits of flotation therapy include:
Reduced lactic levels in muscles
Increased ATP production
Regulation of stress hormones
Whole body detoxification
Improved sleep and concentration quality
Why our clients love Float Clinic:
Don't worry about taking anything else except your body. The facility provides everything you need for a pleasant relaxing time (i.e. towels, earplugs, shampoo, lotion, cotton swabs).
Address: 1601 Gramercy Ave Torrance, CA 90501
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4. Beach Cities Cryo, Torrance
Cryotherapy has become a staple of the recovery program used by professional sports teams and - for a good reason. Various medical literature shows that by exposing the body to freezing cold temperatures for short bursts of time, cryotherapy can be used to quickly alleviate the inflammatory symptoms associated with acute and chronic injuries. This means less downtime and a quicker return to whole body functioning.
The benefits of cryotherapy include:
Increased blood circulation
Accelerated tissue oxygenation
Decreased inflammation in muscles and joints
Boosted energy, alertness and strength
Reduced arthritic pain
Why our clients love Beach Cities Cryo:
Beach Cities Cryo also offers compression therapy and infrared sauna therapy, two other great toolkits to add to your recovery kit.
Address: 3631 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505
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5. Riviera Health Spa, Torrance
Riviera Health Spa isn't your typical spa with relaxing massages and New Age music. At this spa, you'll find a wide variety of services, including body scrubs, massages, and steam rooms. However, if you want to take your recovery to the next level, you'll need to visit one of their 4 sauna rooms offered, each with unique healing properties.
4 Types of Sauna Experiences offered:
Salt Room: Known to boost circulatory system and metabolism
Jade Room: Known to ease muscle tension and arthric pain
Clay Room: Known to aid in the removal of toxic wastes
Cold Room: Known to regulate inflammation and reduce fatigue
Why our clients love Riviera Health Spa:
The spa is designed as a health destination, so after you visit one of their healing saunas, you can opt for a body scrub, a hot soak, or even a healthy meal at their in-house Korean restaurant.
Address: 3601 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
Photo Credit: Riviera Health Spa
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