"The Stinger by Recoup Fitness provides all the benefits of a traditional Self Myofacial Release (foam rolling) in combination with Cryotherapy (Ice Massage). These two forms of muscle therapy help to decrease inflammation, aid in post workout recovery, and allow specific treatment for areas in need.
By applying the cold steel surface of the stinger the muscle will release metabolic waste products and toxins which become build up in the muscle after exercising. In addition, Self Myofacial Release impacts the Golgi Tendon Organs and allows the muscle to relax. Once the muscle is relaxed the cold aspect of The Stinger allows for a decrease in inflammation.
The Stinger’s unique combination of Self Myofacial Release and Cryotherapy allows for the body to recover faster and decrease the potential for injury. The Stinger has application for many major injuries active people face such as Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Tennis/Golf Elbow and other overuse injuries."
-Rob Van Valkenburgh
Director of NFL Combine Prep/ D1 Head Trainer / Assistant Athlete Director at Purdue
After a workout, day at work, or any type of activity the body needs to repair itself for the next day. It does so with the help of blood vessels that bring oxygen to your muscle tissue while removing waste products of exercise — the most common being lactic acid. Too much lactic acid build-up can cause your muscles to function poorly and will often lead to fatigue. An ice bath will immediately reduce swelling while flushing lactic acid out of your body. When you sit in an ice bath — or when you rub a cup of ice on the muscles you just trained —the cold causes your blood vessels to tighten. This helps drain the lactic acid out of your tired muscles. When you get out of the bath, your muscle tissue warms back up, causing a return of oxygenated blood to help your muscles recover.
- Men’s Health
Myofascial Release (Massage)
Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue.Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia (muscle pain syndrome or migraine headaches.
-Spine and Health