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Equipment & Protocols

Sunlighten Sauna, Infrared, Sauna

Infrared Sauna

Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Reduce pain, boost mood, enhance sleep, detoxify and smooth your skin with an infrared sauna. Rest, restore and recharge in our spacious, state-of-the-art infrared sauna. Axis Recovery infrared sauna provides FULL SPECTRUM infrared rays, enabling full-spectrum benefits. Look after your body, its the only place you have to live. Enjoy bliss in privacy. Our full spectrum infrared sauna is in its own private room. The sauna is also wheelchair accessible.


Why Axis Recovery

At Axis Recovery, we offer a state-of-the-art full spectrum infrared sauna in a private room. The space is large enough for yourself and up to 2 friends and can be used as a space to stretch, perform yoga poses or lay down if you choose. The sauna is wheelchair accessible.

Our professional and knowledgeable staff will ensure you are fully at ease by showing you the sauna, its features and ensuring you understand the process and benefits.

You will be allocated your own purpose built room for use during your allocated treatment time. The room is complete with a fresh water, cool towels, clothing hooks and a lockable door. Our facilities include a shower, hair drying as well as towels, body wash shampoo and conditioners should you require them.

cold plunge
Plunge Tub, Cold Plunge, Plunge

Cold Plunge

Deliberate cold exposure, also known as DCE for short, is the intentional practice of cold water immersion (CWI). CWI is a form of cold water therapy where people immerse themselves in water at cold temperatures, for example, cold showers, ice baths or swimming in the cold sea.  

Andrew Huberman explains on his podcast ‘Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance’ that “deliberate exposure is an opportunity to deliberately stress our bodies, and yet, because it’s deliberate and because we can take certain steps. We can learn to maintain calm while our body is in a state of stress – and that can be immensely useful when encountering stressors in other parts of life.”

To Increase Energy and Focus

Deliberate cold exposure causes a significant release of epinephrine (aka adrenaline) and norepinephrine (aka noradrenaline) in the brain and body. These neurochemicals make us feel alert and can make us feel agitated and as if we need to move or vocalize during the cold exposure. Cold causes their levels to stay elevated for some time and their ongoing effect after the exposure is to increase your level of energy and focus, which can be applied to other mental and/or physical activities. 


In the short-term, cold exposure increases metabolism as the body has to burn calories to increase core body temperature. The total calories burned from the cold exposure are not that significant. However, the conversion of white fat (energy storage) to beige or brown fat (which are highly metabolically active) can be beneficial for: 

  1. Allowing people to feel more comfortable in the cold (i.e., cold adaptation)

  2. Triggering further and more sustained increases in metabolism

Shivering and The Søeberg Principle

The Søeberg Principle based on deliberate cold researcher Dr. Susanna Søeberg is: To enhance the metabolic effects of cold, force your body to reheat on its own. Or “End With Cold.”

Also, allowing your body to shiver may enhance metabolic increases from cold. Shivering causes the release of succinate from muscles and further activates brown fat thermogenesis. 

Try this protocol to increase shivering, either during or immediately after cold exposure:

Don’t huddle or cross your arms while in the cold or after getting out. Also, don’t towel off. Let your body reheat and dry off naturally. Admittedly, this is tough. Unless doing deliberate cold exposure on a hot sunny day, admittedly, I prefer to take a hot shower and towel dry after cold exposure, but I am no doubt limiting the metabolic effect by doing that. 

Protocol Benefits

● Reduce joint pain

● Lessen muscle soreness

● Boost mental and physical resilience

● Elevate mood

● Boost metabolism

● Increase energy and productivity

● Optimize digestion

● Reduce inflammation

contrast therapy
Plunge, Sauna, Cold Plunge

Contrast Therapy

What Is Contrast Therapy?

Contrast involves alternating heat exposure with cold exposure using water. This practice has risen in popularity for the numerous body and brain benefits. Alternating hot and cold exposure can be achieved in two primary ways, one using only water and another using a hot sauna before cold water immersion.


Contrast therapy is a recovery intervention that produces rapid changes in your circulatory system by triggering increased blood circulation. This is achieved by transitioning between hot and cold water. An essential principle is always starting with heat therapy first and ending with cold therapy.


When you submerge part or all of your body in cold water, it induces the small blood vessels called capillaries to get smaller, a process called vasoconstriction.


Immersing yourself in warm water creates the opposite effect in the circulatory system, causing the blood vessels to rapidly open up, a process known as vasodilation.

solution is to kick start your weight loss, boost immune system & gain a competitive edge. Nourish your body to optimize its ability, naturally. Thanks to some state-of-the-art technology, Axis Recovery is bringing you an effective solution for contrast therapy – Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna followed by Deliberate Cold-Water Immersion.

Science-backed benefits

  • Reduce fatigue

  • Decrease muscle soreness

  • Remove Excess lactic acid

  • Decrease swelling

  • Increased circulation

  • Strengthened immune system

Normatec, Compression Boots, Dynamic Compression, Hyperice

Normatec Compression

Benefits of NormaTec Compression Boots

Using compressed air to massage your legs, glutes, and lower back. Relax, mobilize fluid, improve circulation, flexibility, enahnce recovery with a patented NormaTec Pulse. A deep pressure, relaxing massage. Axis Recovery offers NormaTec compression boots and the hip and lower back attachment.

  • Improve circulation

  • Enhance lymphatic drainage

  • Remove waste products including lactic acid

  • Improve range of movement and flexibility

  • Decrease recovery time

  • Train harder

  • Relax

  • Enhance the benefits of your float and cryotherapy session

Why Axis Recovery?

Our facilities include a relaxed lounge area for the use of the NormaTec system. The space includes TV, magazines, access to Wifi and a power supply for electronic devices to allow you to either completely relax or catch up on emails while you recover. Choose between the NormaTec boots for the legs or the hip attachment to relieve pressure and pain from the quads, hamstrings, groin, IT band, glutes, and lower back.

For the ultimate recovery experience, we recommend adding NormaTec to complement one of the other therapies we offer. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Axis Recovery will be able to assist you to program the NormaTec to ensure you are best meeting your recovery needs.


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