Month: May 2019

Athletes and Vascular Therapy: Kelsie Ahbe

Welcome to the first in a series of posts highlighting local athletes that compete at the highest level of competition and use the BEMER as part of their training.

Olympic pole vaulter Kelsie Ahbe has made Knoxville her home since 2014 when she moved here to train with 2004 Olympic champion Tim Mack. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she was a two time All-American and runner-up at the 2014 NCAA Championship.  She competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and is a Nike sponsored athlete.

Since integrating physical vascular therapy at Circulation Station into her training strategy Kelsie has had more energy, greater mental clarity and less complaints from nagging injuries of the past.

“I use the technology as a recovery tool in my training as an Olympic & Professional Pole Vaulter. I have found that using the system consistently keeps nagging injuries in check so that I can train at a high level day in and day out. I have also found that taking regular sessions at Circulation Station supports my overall energy levels. There is only so much energy I have in a day and often I am completely spent after my training sessions; however, this unique therapy has helped me stay energized and mentally focused, even on hard training days. I love that the therapy only takes a matter of minutes. It is something that will remain as part of my recovery and performance strategy as I work towards the 2020 Olympics.”

-Kelsie Ahbe, 2016 Olympian and Nike Sponsored Athleted

We are proud to be supporting Kelsie on her path to the 2020 Olympic Games! If you want to experience the BEMER like Kelsie just click the following link and book your appointment now! Book Now!

What Can a Warthog and a Meerkat Teach Us About Stress?

In 1994, Disney released an animated movie about a little lion cub that runs away from home and meets a pair of new friends that teach him their motto, Hakuna Matata. Hakuna matata is Swahii phrase that means, “no trouble or no problems.” Easier said than done.

It’s a busy world and often we find ourselves juggling family, work, finances and other responsibilities that leave us frazzled and frustrated with ourselves. Stress doesn’t just affect your mental health but it also affects your physical health. Stress lead to digestive problems, depression, memory issues, high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke. If you count yourself in the millions of people a year that struggle with managing stress then try the following suggestions:

  1. Physical activity releases endorphins and provides a mental distraction.
  2. Eat a HEALTHY and BALANCED diet!
  3. Get enough sleep. Turn off the screen backlit screens prior to bed and get 7-9 hours per night.
  4. Therapeutic approaches like meditation or physical vascular therapy sessions offeredat Circulation Station can help alleviate and manage existing stress.
  5. Take a BREAK! It’s not always easy to walk away from whatever is the cause of your stress but taking a break by performing a hobby or some other distraction can be helpful.

Try these approaches, book your appointment with the us here and just remember Hakuna Matata!