“Longevity” has become something of a buzzword in the health and wellness space. So what is it?
Longevity is, by definition, a long life or existence. When we talk about longevity as it relates to health and wellness, specifically, we are referring to the length of your years when your body and mind are as healthy, fit, and high-functioning as possible.
There are several components that make up your general well-being, including stress, mood, sleep, energy, detoxification, focus, memory, and more. Keeping these areas strong and thriving will help you not only feel better on a daily basis, but also build the foundation for a long, healthy life.
At PALM Health, we have a selection of Vitality Sessions that specifically target those areas of your well-being, providing benefits for your stress, mood, sleep, energy, detoxification, focus, memory, and more.
1. Reduce Inflammation and Boost Endorphins with Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a rejuvenating cold therapy that was originally designed to treat individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and is now considered beneficial for anyone. Cryotherapy has an anti-inflammatory effect aimed to reduce inflammation everywhere in the body, soothing pain and discomfort in your skin, joints, muscles, organ systems, and more.
Because it releases endorphins, cryotherapy acts as an instant mood-booster and energizer, while also increasing your metabolism, which aids digestion and supports weight management.
2. Relax and Detox with the Steam Room and Infrared Sauna
Best used directly after a cryotherapy session, our steam room and infrared sauna provide a complementary effect. The steam room, which is infused with our custom essential oil mix, uses warmth and moisture to open your pores, stimulate your senses, relax your body, and open up your respiratory system.
The infrared sauna enhances the steam room’s effect by promoting detoxification through your already-opened pores. Infrared heat penetrates deeper into your skin than the heat in a traditional sauna would, expelling toxins from deep within, increasing circulation, relieving muscle tension, and improving cellular health.
3. Breathe and Purify in the Salt Room
Another charm for relaxation, the Himalayan salt room fills the air with ionized salt particles that can soothe inflammation in the lungs, improve respiratory conditions, purify your skin, and promote general relaxation and stress reduction.
4. Sharpen Your Mental Game with Sound Focus
Sound Focus is a service offered at PALM Health that uses ultrasound technology with the goal to improve focus, enhance learning and memory, reduce stress, improve sleep, and promote relaxation.
Ultrasound waves are sound waves at a higher frequency beyond what you are able to hear. Those ultrasound waves bypass the auditory system and go straight to your brain, where they are designed to promote deep calm, relaxation, and clarity.
Sound Focus has two different sound sequence settings: one that is geared more towards focus, enhanced learning and memory, and mental clarity; and one that helps more with calmness, sleep, and stress.
5. Relieve Pain with the BioMat
Another great way to get your fix of infrared heat, the BioMat is a medical-grade heating pad that delivers far-infrared rays and negative ions to your body. The heat penetrates 3-8 inches deep, improving circulation, relieving muscle soreness and tension, and easing stiffness.
The negative ions promote serotonin and neutralize free radicals, helping with alertness, fatigue, and cell function. Plus, the BioMat is an incredibly relaxing experience.
6. Increase Energy and Speed Up Recovery with the PEMF Mat
Similar to the BioMat, the PEMF mat is a mat you lie down on, but this one isn’t heated. The PEMF mat uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy to deliver pulses of low-level electromagnetic energy to the body. This helps to clear blockages in your body’s ion flow and encourage more efficient communication and healing between cells.
The PEMF mat can be useful for injury recovery support, alleviating fatigue, decreasing stress, sharpening mental clarity and focus, and overall anti-aging.
Between stress, energy, mood, brain function, and more, all six of these Vitality Sessions at PALM — when used consistently over time — can really make a difference in your day-to-day well-being and your longevity.
If you are relatively young and healthy, it may seem like thinking about your longevity isn’t a priority. But, on the contrary, longevity is cultivated throughout your life, and starting when you’re younger and healthier is worth your time and energy to help mitigate future health issues. This is what we call preventive lifestyle medicine.
That being said, it’s never too late to start working on your longevity. Regardless of your age, consistent and frequent use of our Vitality Sessions can help you start working towards greater well-being, which will only benefit your health in the long run.
If you are already a Total, Intensive, Executive, or Lifestyle member at PALM, great news! Unlimited Vitality Sessions are included in your membership, so you can start working towards greater well-being and longevity right away.
Not a member? Connect with a Navigator to learn more about our different membership options to see which path is best for you.