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How Neuroglide Therapy Helps You Recover: Frequently Asked Questions
With Neuroglide therapy there are at least two neurophysiological mechanisms that help your body with short-term recovery and long-term recovery.
1. Neuroglide therapy can trigger your body's relaxation response, which generates short-term recovery benefits.
Neuroglide helps your body transition to a relaxed state, what is sometimes called the "rest and digest" state.
This is the state where your body sets to work repairing damaged tissues, delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells, clearing waste and toxins from the body, and modifying neural connections in the brain that are important for learning and skill development.
2. Regular Neuroglide therapy sessions can help to improve “autonomic balance”, yielding longer-term recovery benefits.
The term "autonomic balance" describes your body’s ability to adaptively switch between states of higher attention and arousal (dominated by the sympathetic nervous system), and states of rest and recovery (dominated by the parasympathetic nervous system), on an as-needed basis.
Improving autonomic balance has been shown to improve learning and performance, and reduces vulnerability to acute and chronic stress.
Chronic stress can be viewed as an unbalanced autonomic nervous system.
When chronically stressed your body is spending
- too much time in a state of Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) dominance—a persisting "fight or flight" state, and
- not enough time in a state of Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) dominance—the "rest and digest" recovery state.
To promote long term health, learning and functional performance, our goal is to achieve an optimal balance of SNS and PNS activation, where brief periods of stress are followed by extended periods of rest and recovery.
The term “autonomic balance” is sometimes used to describe this healthy coordination of the SNS and PNS branches of the autonomic nervous system.
It’s important to remember that this balance is really a dynamic coordination between the SNS and the PNS, not a static balance.
A helpful analogy is to think about what is required to drive a car without crashing. The gas pedal is like the SNS—it provides energy and drives the car forward. The brake pedal is the PNS—it slows the car down.
To successfully navigate the twists and turns of a winding road, you have to continually move your foot between the gas pedal and the brake, often making very subtle adjustments to properly control the car.
This is a better model of what adaptive autonomic balance looks like.
To successfully manage the challenges we face, our bodies have to modulate the relationship between the SNS and PNS, continually cycling between stress and rest states in a way that is calibrated to the situations we encounter and the demands that we place upon ourselves.
People who suffer from chronic or acute stress are unable to achieve this optimal cycling between stress and relaxation.
Daily use of the Neuroglide Back/Neck Pad can help to trigger your natural relaxation response, providing regular opportunities for your body to rest and recover.
Eva Medtec conducted a pilot study to determine what effect the Neuroglide Back/Neck Pad had on sleep quality and recovery.
Participants used a wearable device to monitor standard physiological measures of healthy stress response, relaxation and sleep quality, including:
- RHR—resting heart rate
- HRV—heart rate variability
- REM sleep
- Deep sleep
- Light sleep
- RECOVERY—calculated as RHR + HRV + Sleep
During the test period, the participants first used the device for seven days to set a baseline reading, then they used the Neuroglide Back/Neck Pad for 30 minutes prior to their regular sleep period.
The results of this study revealed a general improvement in RECOVERY (+14.6%), with a general increase in HRV as well as Deep and REM sleep overall.
The pilot study supports our working hypothesis that using the Neuroglide Back/Neck Pad may increase a person’s parasympathetic response, which is known to promote relaxation that can lead to improved sleep and/or recovery.
Studies like these highlight the exciting potential of Neuroglide therapy stimulating our body’s natural relaxation, pain relief and recovery systems.
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