Get Out of Overdrive, Reverse the Stress
Our body’s energy-making systems require proper oxygenation to remain in balance and to work synergistically. When they are not properly oxygenated, they are put in a chronic stress mode that the body then responds to, not always optimally.
Take a (20-minute) restorative break, the environment inside of the CVAC Pod is an easy place to de-stress.
Mechanical exercise trains the body to take in more oxygen and use it to fuel the body and the brain. Unlike mechanical aerobic exercise, our adaptive conditioning allows and promotes recovery while training the body to efficiently utilize available oxygen. The body’s ability to utilize oxygen is an essential part of recovery.
Accumulation of stress can cause your nervous system to constantly be in “overdrive”, with consequences such as difficulty in relaxing, focusing and sleeping. Worse yet, chronic stress takes its toll on physical and mental health. Physical and mental recovery/restoration require energy, the CVAC Process supports your body in this time when energy stores have been depleted.
The CVAC System™ provides adaptive conditioning routines in a low-pressure environment and allows for each person, no matter their level of fitness, to breathe easier, more efficiently.
Lower pressure means the air is thinner, less dense—this lower density encourages the body to take fuller, more efficient, perhaps deeper breaths.
Why does better breathing make a difference?
The body is used to having a certain amount of oxygen to stay in balance, so we constantly cycle changes in pressure to evoke a nurturing stress, giving the body a chance to adapt.
The adaptive conditioning routines encourage restorative breathing because they are enrolling the lymphatic system, which includes the lungs and the liver. By enhancing lymphatic flow you are helping the liver with its processing and cleansing of the blood it then releases to your brain, organs, joints and tendons.
Lymphatic mobilization involves forces exterior to the body acting on inner-body processes. Traditional strength training or resistance training and physical activity cause your muscles to push or pull against a force. Massage is a series of pressure and release. In a CVAC conditioning routine, cycled air pressures cause waves of tension and resolution (contraction and release), not centrifugal or centripetal force.
Improving Physical Conditioning with the CVAC Process™
Good physical conditioning is a primary component of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and it is well understood that certain adaptations stimulated by aerobic activity have a dramatic effect on all of the body’s energy-making systems.
When a person can breathe more effectively, the amount of energy that their body and mind have available to them is increased, and the performance of their body and brain are supported and improved by lymphatic and glymphatic flow.
The CVAC (Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning™) Process enables restorative breathing by enrolling the lymphatic system, which includes the lungs and the liver. By enhancing lymphatic flow and blood circulation, you are helping the liver with its processing and cleansing of the blood it then releases to your brain, organs, joints and tendons.
One university-based study of the CVAC Process performed with athletes showed great improvement in the athletes’ utilization of oxygen. A placebo-controlled, university-based study with sedentary men using the CVAC Process for 10 weeks resulted in improved blood glucose levels similar to the results of a traditional exercise program. Their counterparts, who received a placebo, did not achieve similar improvements.
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2 High Altitude Medicine & Biology. September 2013, 14(3): 263-272
What happens inside the CVAC Pod?
A natural, low-pressure environment that supports better breathing is created. Dynamic inflow and outflow of fresh, filtered air provides changes in pressure and varies the density of the air. The body is challenged with the increased effort required to adapt to this dynamic ever-changing environment without the joint stress and physical exertion that can be associated with mechanical physical activities.
How safe is the CVAC Process?
People at all levels of fitness have taken CVAC Sessions totaling many thousands of hours. Ear-clearing techniques are learned prior to CVAC Sessions to reduce the chances of any ear discomfort.