Recover With Me
After all the breathing, and moving comes the real magic. Recovery. When we are sweating and working out we are actually adding stress to the system and breaking down tissues in the body (catabolism). The tissues break down and then new tissue cells come lay down and hence muscle growth (anabolism).
In order to grow and build from the breakdown, we must replenish, nourish and sleep. Our nervous systems must be switched on to the parasympathetic state- rest, digest and repair, and nutrients and vitamins must be readily available to supply the energy and proper tools to do the replenishment. Without this, most of your hard work will go down the drain.
Recovery comes in many forms.
Cooking with Casey is a collaborative journey to find the best whole real foods and appropriate combinations for your health, lifestyle and taste buds. I believe we should not have to cut out foods, eat boring, flavorless meals in order to be "healthy". With a few simple ingredients you can whip up your favorite dressings and flavors while improving your gut microbiome, decrease stress, increase nutrient absorption, decrease bloating and gas, lose weight, increase mood and energy, and become self sufficient for a lifetime of sustainable eating. Click here for one of my favorite dressings to whip up in the kitchen.
A well balanced meal made with love and creativity benefits more than just your digestive system. The intention, and self empowerment behind preparing your own meals nourishes the body, mind and soul.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. A stretching technique that involves dynamic movements of contracting and lengthening a muscle for increased range of motion, blood flow, and flexibility. This can be part of a cool down after a workout or a recovery session on its own. Keeping circulation throughout the body ensures oxygen and nutrients can get to each area to ensure active daily healing. Cupping is also used in conjunction with this technique for the ultimate feel good flow.
Cupping. An ancient alternative medicine technique where cups are placed on the body and through suction bringing circulation to the area. Cupping reduces pain, inflammation, aids in healing, creates relaxation and increases cellular repair. Clients have found exponential relief with cupping in conjunction with a breathing protocol and slow controlled movements as we work through old trauma that has resided in the body.
Let's schedule a free consultation to see if we are a good fit to work together!