Welcome to PR Labs Recovery Lab! Our facility is dedicated to improving your recovery process with a variety of therapies. Enjoy the deep heat of our Sunlighten Infrared Sauna that eases muscle tension and detoxifies your body. Chill out in the Edge Theory cold plunge pool to enhance circulation and lessen muscle soreness. For the ultimate recovery, try our contrast therapy by alternating between the sauna and cold plunge. It’s your ideal space for recovery, suitable for athletes, active people and anyone looking to support their wellness journey.

Infrared Sauna

PR Labs features a Sunlighten Infrared Sauna as a key aspect of their Recovery Lab, offering numerous health benefits. The sauna’s infrared heat deeply warms muscles and joints, easing tension and aiding in toxin release. With regular use benefits may include improved circulation, reduced muscle soreness, and enhanced relaxation. It can also alleviate joint stiffness and stimulate detoxification, ultimately supporting an active lifestyle and muscle recovery.

Infrared Sauna FAQs

How does the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna differ from traditional saunas?

Sunlighten Infrared Saunas use infrared light to directly heat the body, rather than heating the air like traditional saunas. This gentle, soothing heat penetrates deeply into the muscles and joints, providing a more comfortable and relaxing experience.

Can sauna sessions help with muscle recovery and athletic performance?

Yes, the deep heat penetration from the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna can aid in muscle recovery, reducing muscle tension and promoting flexibility. Many active people & athletes find that incorporating sauna sessions into their routine supports their overall performance and recovery.

Can sauna sessions help with stress relief and relaxation?

Yes, regular sauna sessions can be incredibly beneficial for stress relief and relaxation. The gentle heat from the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna promotes the release of endorphins, leading to an overall sense of calm and well-being.

Are there any age restrictions for using the sauna?

While sauna usage can be suitable for many individuals, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider, especially for children and older adults, before incorporating regular sauna sessions into your routine.

How often should I schedule sauna sessions for optimal results?

The frequency of sauna sessions can vary based on individual wellness goals. Consulting with our experienced staff can help determine an ideal schedule that aligns with your specific needs and lifestyle

What should I wear during a sauna session?

We suggest swimwear, sports bra, athletic shorts or athletic clothing for sauna sessions. Additionally,we advise bringing a change of clothes to ensure your comfort during and after your sauna experience. We provide towels for you.

Contrast Therapy

In our Recovery Lab, we are excited to offer contrast therapy sessions, utilizing Edge Theory cold plunge pool and the advanced Sunlighten Infrared Sauna. Contrast therapy involves alternating between the energizing cold of the cold plunge pool and the soothing warmth of the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, creating a dynamic interplay between temperatures that has been specifically designed to facilitate accelerated muscle recovery, reduced inflammation, and improved overall well-being.
The duration in each setting can vary based on personal comfort and experience. However, a typical session might involve 10-15 minutes in the infrared sauna followed by a 1-3 minute cold plunge. This cycle can be repeated several times within the 60 minute session, but always listen to your body and adjust the times as necessary.

Contrast Therapy FAQ's

How long should I stay in the infrared sauna and cold plunge during a session?

The duration in each setting can vary based on personal comfort and experience. However, a typical session might involve 10-15 minutes in the infrared sauna followed by a 1-3 minute cold plunge. This cycle can be repeated several times within the 45-minute session, but always listen to your body and adjust the times as necessary.

How do I prepare for a contrast therapy session?

It’s a good idea to stay hydrated, eat a light meal a couple of hours before your session, and avoid alcohol. If it’s your first time, you might want to start with shorter durations in the sauna and cold plunge to see how your body reacts.

How is an infrared sauna different from a traditional sauna?

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body directly, providing a deep, penetrating warmth, while traditional saunas heat the air around you which in turn heats your body.

What should I wear during contrast therapy?

It’s best to wear swimwear that you find comfortable. The easier it is for your body to experience the temperature shift, the more effective the therapy will be.

How often should I do contrast therapy?

The frequency can vary depending on individual goals and how one’s body responds to the therapy. It might be beneficial to start with once a week and adjust from there, consulting with a healthcare professional if unsure. Our membership provides the best value for regular contrast therapy sessions.

How does contrast therapy benefit the body?

The alternation between heat and cold can improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, enhance the body’s natural healing processes, and invigorate the body. Additionally, the warmth from the infrared sauna can aid in relaxation and stress relief, while the cold plunge can refresh and rejuvenate the body.

Are there any precautions or contraindications for contrast therapy?

It’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider before trying contrast therapy, especially for individuals with cardiovascular conditions, pregnant women, or those with certain medical conditions. It’s also crucial to listen to your body during the therapy and stop if you feel uncomfortable.

Cold Plunge

The Edge Theory Cold Plunge pool at PR Labs is designed to offer a refreshing experience that aids in recovery and boosts overall well-being. Immersing in the cold water induces vasoconstriction, which helps improve circulation, minimize muscle soreness, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and increase alertness and energy. For best results, a 3-5 minute session is advised. PR Labs aims to enhance the recovery process with this innovative cold therapy tool.

Cold Plunge FAQs

How does the cold plunge pool benefit muscle recovery compared to other methods?

The cold plunge pool’s vasoconstriction response aids in reducing inflammation and accelerating the muscle recovery process, making it a highly effective method for athletes and individuals with an active lifestyle.

Can the cold plunge pool help with muscle soreness and fatigue?

Yes, the cold plunge pool’s rejuvenating effects can help alleviate muscle soreness and fatigue, allowing for quicker recovery and improved physical performance.

Is there an age limit for using the cold plunge pool?

While cold plunge pool usage can be suitable for many individuals, it’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider, especially for children and older adults, before incorporating regular sessions into your routine.

Are there any risks associated with using the cold plunge pool?

Generally, the cold plunge pool is safe and well-tolerated. However, individuals with certain medical conditions, such as cardiovascular issues or circulatory disorders, should consult their healthcare provider before participating in these sessions.

How often should I schedule cold plunge pool sessions for optimal results?

The frequency of cold plunge pool sessions can vary based on individual recovery needs. Consulting with our staff can help determine an ideal schedule that aligns with your specific wellness goals and lifestyle.

What should I wear during a cold plunge pool session?

Comfortable swimwear or athletic wear (sports bra, shorts, etc) is recommended for the cold plunge pool session. Additionally, bringing a change of clothes is advisable for your comfort during and after the session. We provide towels for your convenience.

The ideal cold plunge is 3 minutes, but it may take some practice to reach that physical and mental comfort level. It’s a wellness practice, and over time, you’ll perfect it. To maximize cold water benefits, a full body exposure is best – so dip those shoulders! Take some deep, grounding breaths to sink in and let that fabulous rush of happy chemicals wash over your brain and body.

Benefits of a cold plunge

Muscle Recovery

Because cold water restricts blood vessels and lowers your muscle tissues’ temperature, it’s been shown to help combat inflammation. When blood flow is localized, less swelling in damaged areas happens — which is why we put ice on injuries. Less inflammation also means you’re less likely to have delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after a workout or other physical activity, making it a proactive form of care

Immunity

Cold water immersion lowers heart rate, constricts blood and lymphatic vessels, and shunts blood back to your core to maintain its temperature. This sends oxygenated blood to your internal organs and pumps lymph fluid through nodes, flushing out waste and triggering white blood cells to destroy foreign bodies. Also read as: naturally boosted immunity.

Anxiety & Depression

Cold water immersion sends huge electrical impulses from your peripheral nerve endings up into the brain. This alleviates symptoms of anxiety and depression and improves alertness, focus, and cognition. Cold water therapy literally changes the chemistry in our bodies and brains by increasing the production of mood-elevating hormones and neurotransmitters (beta-endorphins, noradrenaline and dopamine

Metabolism

Cold exposure reworks the fat cells in your body. Fat plays an amazing role in our wellbeing, and there are different types of fat that have different jobs within our body. White fat is storage, while brown fat is metabolic. Cold plunge encourages stem cells to form brown fat which will increase your resting metabolic rate and improve your metabolic health.

Metabolism and weight loss often get conflated, which can be harmful to our understanding of wellbeing and relationships to our bodies. Metabolism refers to all the chemical processes going on continuously inside your body that allow life and normal functioning. Weight is a highly individualized aspect of health and we aim to respect it as such.