Frequently Asked Questions

A question we get most often just might be one you have too.
General Inquiries
A critical but often overlooked area is recovery. Without a recovery plan in place, you risk workout quality, increase frustration, and could eventually contribute to injury. We take a holistic approach to ensure you get what you need to succeed.
Yes! Your muscles don’t care how they got sore; they just are sore! This can be from recovering from injury where your body is compensating, stress from sedentary work, or for those standing on their feet all day. Recovery works for anyone that wants to improve quality of life.
Absolutely. As teenagers grow and develop new skills, the risk of injury may increase as well. By having a recovery plan in place, it not only helps with the quality of their play, they also learn recovery techniques that will last them a lifetime.
If you are not sure which therapy will work best for you, please contact us, or schedule an assessment session to determine the right plan to fit your needs.
Scheduling is always best to do to ensure you have a spot, especially for stretch or massage therapy. For compression and cryotherapy specifically, we do take walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. We are open Mon – Fri from 9am to 7pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.
Yes! We believe that recovery just doesn’t happen with muscle therapy but also by replacing vital nutrients. All smoothies are designed specifically to aid in recovery, and they taste pretty good as well!
Yes. We can design a monthly package that makes the best sense for you. We also have a la cart service if that meets your needs.
We can certainly offer a group rates if that is something you need. Just contact us at info@therecoverylounge.co for inquiries
Yes. We can certainly talk about how we can accommodate your needs. Just contact us at info@therecoverylounge.co for inquiries.
Yes. You can get either a digital gift card online or a physical gift card at our Franklin location. We offer these in increments of $25 or you can customize a gift card as well.
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen at extremely low temperatures (up to -200 degrees Fahrenheit) that converts to gas for short periods of time. During those few minutes, your skin temperature drops to about 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Your core body temperature remains at about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The process of cold therapy is that it moves blood from the extremities to the core as that is the body’s natural defense mechanism. The cold is also sending signals to your brain that triggers endorphins and adrenaline. After the treatment, your capillaries expand delivering super-oxygenated blood throughout the body. This greatly increases the speed of recovery and reduces soreness. The feeling that most experience is “exhilarating” as the blood rushes back.
Benefits of cryotherapy are many:
  • Reduce delayed onset muscle soreness up to 96 hours post-completion
  • Enhance regeneration effects of muscles
  • Increase immunization
  • Reduces arthritic pain
  • Reduces psychological stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Increases joint function
  • May help reduce weight
Sessions generally last no more than 3 minutes
Yes! But that is part of the process. That cold feeling will release endorphins and adrenaline into the body. That is also how it may contribute to weight loss as you burn calories when subject to a cold environment
Our system will go from -80 to -200 but that is not where you start. The cryotherapy unit will feel more like a cold freezer when you step in then we will bring you down to the desired temperature. The last 45 seconds of the 3-minute session will be the coldest. In general, new users start at -130.
Unlike whole body cryotherapy where you step into it like a sauna, our unit will go up to your neck. We can accommodate anyone from 5’0” to 6’9”.
The more skin exposed, the higher the benefit. We recommend getting down to a level of dress that is comfortable for you. For men, that is generally shorts/underwear and for women that is shorts and jog bra, for example. We have robes available for you to wear. We provide gloves and socks to protect your hands and feet. No metal jewelry can be exposed as it will freeze.
There are many. There is always certified employee present. During the session, there is a 30 second countdown timer that must be reset or else the unit will shut down. If at any time it becomes too cold or you feel dizzy, we can pause the unit immediately.
This depends on lifestyle and intensity of training. If you are sore often either due to work or multiple workout days, weekly is best. We recommend cryotherapy on rest days and not too soon after a workout as any sweat/water will freeze! Two sessions a month can also be beneficial as part of your recovery plan. We can talk to you about a plan that makes sense for your particular needs.
Anyone who is pregnant, has severe unmanaged hypertension (BP> 180/100), has a cardiac pacemaker, is actively being treated for cancer, has deep vein thrombosis, acute or recent myocardial infarction, uncontrolled seizures, fever, unstable angina pectoris, Raynaud’s syndrome, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, open wounds or ulcers, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol is advised not to use Cryotherapy
Compression Therapy
Compression therapy is designed to externally compress the limbs and hips in a way that mimics physiology through pulsing compression, gradients, and distal release compression pattern. Feeling much like a blood pressure cuff, chambers will inflate and deflate to help move blood, relieve muscles, and remove lactic acid. Compression can be used on legs/feet, hips/back, and arms/shoulders. It helps you train harder, recover faster, and perform better.
Through these mechanisms, compression therapy maximizes circulation throughout the body to move blood and lactic acid out of your limbs.
Plain and simple, compression therapy is great for the everyday athlete or anyone on their feet all day. It is used to:
  • Reduce swelling of the extremities
  • Prevent the loss of joint mobility
  • Decrease perceived muscle soreness
  • Manage soft tissue injuries as a result of strength or high-intensity interval training
You can book either 30 or 60-minute sessions. Some prefer 60-minute sessions where they use legs then hips for 30 minutes each. 30-minute sessions are great for refreshing the legs or hips due to sitting or standing all day. 60 minutes is preferred for post-workouts.
Compression has a benefit no matter how much or little time you have. As with any therapies, the more often you can use it, the higher the benefit.
If you have a training plan where you are exercising at least three times a week, we recommend a weekly session, preferably after the workout to remove lactic acid. If your schedule doesn’t allow for that, rest days are also a great time as it prepares you for the next workout. If you don’t have a regular training schedule and are simply working all day, at least two sessions a month will help rejuvenate your body.
Compression is really good for just about everyone. If you are sitting on Zoom calls or on your feet all day, compression can help relieve tired hips and legs. If you regular train and/or an elite athlete, compression really will help reduce soreness and increase the quality of your next workout.
Stretch Therapy
Stretch Therapy is not just about increasing one’s range of motion but in making movement more efficient, effortless, and pain free. Stretch therapy uses proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques, along with Trigger Point Release (TPR) and Active Release Techniques (ART). This restores free movement and balance back to the body. Our goal through Stretch Therapy is to discover an individual’s daily habits and routine to get a better understanding of your biomechanics.
By using these techniques, you can:
  • Improve performance
  • Increase range of motion,
  • Aid circulation and potentially improve muscular strength.
We just don’t complete a session and send you on your way. We also educate you on motor habits and, in most cases, give recommendations on movements to help continue to help you feel better.
Massage therapy is great for relieve muscles. Stretch therapy is a more active approach that works on making movement and range of motion more efficient throught targeting specific area that need help. Both may utilize similar techniques but applied in a different way. If you feel you just are sore and need full body relief, please don’t hesitate to schedule a massage session.
No. If you have acute pain, shooting pain, or numbness, you need to consult your phsysican or phsycial therapist. What stretch therapy can do is to augment yoru journey back to fitness once cleared by a physican or phsyical therapist.If you don’t have a regular training schedule and are simply working all day, at least two sessions a month will help rejuvenate your body.
Sedentary occupations that develop tight hips or shoulders and stiff lower back due to or sitting long hours at the desk. Anyone wanting an active lifestyle, whether you are repetitively walking, climbing stairs. Anyone who may be at risk of overuse or compensation from weightlifting, cycling, running, or triathlons.
You will want to wear comfortable clothes that give you the ability to move your body freely.
Stretch therapy is best on rest days and will vary depend on area/degree of deficit. If you have had tight hip flexors for years, for example, a weekly session may be in order to get back into balance then move to a maintenance mode. The first session will be used to determine your goals, area of need, then put together a plan to achieve those goals.
CBD
Short for cannabidiol, it’s a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring substance used in a variety of products for its relaxing and calming effects.
No. Cannabis is made up of two main chemicals, CBD and THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant, meaning upon taking it you won’t feel any mind altering effects. THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant which gets you “high”. Make sure to check your CBD product so it contains no THC.

Mainly adults (and animals!) can use CBD. Children are usually not advised to take it unless they have medical conditions such as autism or epilepsy. Adults are okay to use it as long as it does interfere with any medications you are taking. We recommend you consult with your doctor before taking CBD if you are on any medication.

Yes you read it correctly, dogs and cats can use CBD. It can also help them with many things such as anxiety,stress, and joint health. Just make sure before you give your furry friend that there is no THC in the product, as this can be very harmful to the animal.
CBD has a wide variety of benefits. One of the most widely recognized benefits is pain management. Another great benefit it has is helping to reduce anxiety as well as sleeplessness. Additional benefts are that it may reduce acne, could benefit heart health, and has been shown to help cancer patients.
There are a couple things you should look at before buying CBD. One of the first is to make sure it has been third party tested. A lot of brands claim to contain a certain amount of CBD when in reality it’s less than stated. With that you should check for dosage amount. Some products are isolate, while others are broad/full spectrum. If you take isolate you may need more than broad spectrum. This is due to the entourage effect. You also wanna make sure it has been checked for purity. If it is quality CBD it should have a QR code that takes you to lab results.
This all depends on your goal and why you are taking it. If you don’t want to ingest it you can apply it topically. This also helps you get a more localized release. Another method is edibles or tinctures. These are taken orally and take about an hour to start working. While they do take significantly longer to start feeling effects, they do last for about 4-5 hours long.

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