Iv Therapy “The Myers’ Cocktail Push”
After traveling the body is depleted. I feel that this line is too long. Exposure to sick travelers, jet lag, poor quality food and dehydration are only some of the factors that combine to leave the body in need of some support. When I am trying to recover quickly I like to “cheat” and start with a “Myers’ cocktail”.
No it isn’t a drink; a “Myers’ cocktail” is a specific combination of nutrients: Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, a complex of B vitamins, and additional Vitamin B6, B5 and B12. The nutrients are blended with sterile water and administered in a syringe. This might sound a little scary but it isn’t uncomfortable and allows for quick replenishment over the course of about 10-15 minutes.
Sauna “Getting out the bad and encouraging the good”
Now there are a ton of benefits of jumping into a sauna for at least 15 minutes. I think the Far-infrared version is the best because it works quickly had has a particularly useful spectrum and low EMF exposure. Many benefits aside, after traveling and aiming to get myself back up and running as quickly as possible I focus on the sauna for a following reasons:
Boosting the immune system
A significant benefits of sauna is that it helps to create a stronger immune system. Spending time in a far-infrared sauna helps to encourage the body to make white blood cells. These white blood cells are a big part of how the body fights against attacking infections and ailments. After nearly 20 hours flying, I want to do everything I can to fight off any bugs I might be bringing back.
Metabolic wastes are eliminated while sweating in a sauna. Your body is built to use a variety of channels to rid itself of wastes and toxins. Sweat glands along with the bowel, tears, lungs, and kidneys are used to move all the bad stuff I picked up along the way out of the system. This can be particularly important as I am trying to wring every ounce of recovery out of my body that I can. Anything I can do to lessen the burden is a good thing.
Colonic Hydration and other Bonuses
Following my time in the Sauna I moved to the colonic. Now, colon hydrotherapy can seem a little scary or even a little taboo for folks but I assure you it is a pleasant experience.
The colonic works on a couple of different levels to help people recover from travel:
- Constipation: Unfortunately traveling can leave your digestive system blocked and you very uncomfortable. One of colonics main benefits is that it cleans out your system and restores your natural regularity.
- Hydration: The colon is one of the most important organs in the body and plays an important part in maintaining healthy digestion as well as eliminating toxins. By keeping it hydrated, it allows natural absorption to occur and overall keeps the body healthy.
- Contributing to proper liver and gallbladder function. Although not as effective as a liver or gallbladder cleanse, colonics still promote better digestion in all you digestive organs. It encourages the liver and gallbladder to purge any toxins you would have picked up on your trip.
Massage fascial release and structural decompression
To wrap things up I booked time with Nava our fascial release guru. Nava is an amazing LMP that works a little differently that most professionals that use deep tissue, Thai, or Swedish techniques.
Fascial release is focused on the fascia that is the living webbing that connects and divides component of our body’s structure. It envelops muscle at every level, separates muscle from muscle, connects muscle to bone and bone to bone, and wraps and connects and divides our viscera. Home to smooth muscle cells, fascia is nervous system-intertwined. Thus, working it gently directly aids the mind.