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Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers

Susan and Mark Stephenson

Susan and Mark Stephenson

At Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers, in Naples, owners Susan and Mark Stephenson offer therapies to individuals seeking ways of recovering from life’s daily stressors. Mark spent eight years as the director of human performance for the U.S. Navy Sea Air Land (SEAL) teams, where his research and development was focused on techniques that could help SEALs recover from high chronic stress. The strategies, which included flotation, cryostimulation and photobiomodulation, led to improved sleep, a decrease in chronic pain, a balanced autonomic nervous system and improved mood.

When the Stephensons determined that they wanted to assemble these strategies under one roof and offer them to the public, they chose Naples. “We want to show everyone that they can go beyond experiencing recovery from their stressors to achieving levels of rejuvenation,” say the Stephensons. Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers recently became an official Blue Zones Project-recognized business.   

Floating

Floating “resets” the body’s chemical and metabolic balance, strengthening its resistance to the effects of stress, illness or injury. Individuals float weightless in 10 inches of warm water that contains 1,000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. “With no light or sound in the cabin, the body and nervous system get a break from gravity, as well as light and sound stimulation. This triggers the parasympathetic response, which is a spontaneous chain reaction throughout the body that dramatically reduces muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen consumption. It’s the body’s natural mechanism for healing and regeneration, and it only occurs during deep relaxation,” says Mark.

For 16 minutes after each float, the water passes through a filtration system that uses UV light and ozone to clean it.

Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy

Non-toxic and non-invasive PBM therapy, formerly known as low-level laser therapy, is the application of red and near-infrared light to injured or degenerative body tissue. On the cellular level, PBM reduces oxidative stress, the underlying trigger for most diseases and degenerative conditions. The NovoThor Whole Body Light Pod is the first device of its kind to use proven, effective wavelengths that evenly cover the whole body at an effective density and dose in just 12 to 20 minutes. It stimulates tissue repair, increases production of cellular energy, and reduces inflammation and pain.

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

WBC is the process of exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures in the controlled environment of a cryogenic chamber for up to three minutes. The nitrogen-cooled cryogenic chamber significantly lowers skin surface temperature, which stimulates receptors and activates a central nervous system response that triggers a release of endorphins and hormones. After the session, the body immediately begins to reheat itself, increase circulation, and decrease inflammation by clearing toxins, lactic acid and metabolic waste. The new supply of oxygenated blood stimulates cellular regeneration. Elite athletes and professional sports teams have adopted WBC treatments for muscle recovery and injury prevention.

Compression Therapy

Patented sequential pneumatic pulse technology synergistically combines three distinct massage techniques—pulsing, gradient hold and distal release—to speed the muscle recovery process, as well as decrease muscle fatigue and stiffness.

Members of National Collegiate Athletic Association programs, as well as the majority of National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League teams; SEALs; and the U.S Olympic Committee use compression therapy to provide relief from discomfort and inflammation due to injury and training.

Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers is located at 2700 Immokalee Rd., Ste. 4, in Naples. For more information, call 239-216-8105 or visit RejuvenateActiveRecovery.com.

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