Home' Spa and Clinic : SPA Vol-69 Autumn 2017 Contents SHOWCASE
“ We were looking for a name for the
business that was unique, strong, simple and
meant something to us – we didn’t want it to
“So Koa Recovery it was. It is a family
business that was built from a personal
experience and passion and our name
“Once we started a family I knew that I
wanted to be a role model for my son and
follow my dreams and decided to make my
dreams a reality and get things moving.
“Here I am in my habitat and loving
ever y moment helping people recover.
“ Sarah works as an occupational therapist
but she also has a background in personal
training and as a high-level gymnast.
“ She does all the behind-the- scenes
work when our little one goes to bed;
most of the emails, organising and
Koa is revolutionising exercise recover y and
holistic wellness with a state-of-the-art facility.
“Injury and strain on the body can have
incredibly adverse affect on the mind and
the body’s performance into the future,
not to mention built up tension over time,”
“ The beauty of Koa is that it addresses
possible problems at the heart, with
ongoing promotion of fast and effective
rehabilitation for body and mind.
“Modelled on similar, leading centres
in the US, it is a place of functional zen,
promoting recovery and relaxation in an
incredibly practical use of clinical space.
“Koa uses leading manufacturer of
cryo-saunas and other recovery tech in the
US, mimicking many of the best practices
that have attracted the likes of leading
international athletes including Tom Brady,
Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Stephen Curry
and Simone Biles.
“ These therapies we offer are widely
used in the US for their health and beauty
benefits and have been recognised multiple
times in Vogue magazine and are used
by celebrities including Yolanda and Gigi
Hadid, Elle Macpherson, K risten Wiig,
Mandy Moore, Alicia Keys, Jessica Alba,
Kate Moss and Jennifer Aniston.”
He says it offers an alternative to more
traditional methods of post-exercise
recover y for sore bodies and aching
muscles and a more zen sanctuary to
unwind frayed minds.
Products and ser vices target areas of
concern in a uniquely holistic way:
WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
The skin is exposed to temperatures
below zero for up to three minutes using
According to Shaun, it increases the
body’s ability to train, recover and perform
at its optimal level, as well as:
• Reduce recover y time by 50%
• Reduce delayed onset muscle soreness
• Increase athletic performance
• Reduce swelling
• Enhances the body’s natural ability to
• Improves relaxation and decreases stress
• Assists in managing chronic pain
• Helps decrease sy mptoms of depression,
anxiety and fatigue
• Boosts energy
• Boosts metabolism
For beauty and anti-ageing, it helps:
• Skin to be fresher, tighter, younger,
brighter and healthier
• Reduce cellulite
• Stimulate weight loss
Rugby Sevens player Nick Malouf
recently reviewed his Koa cryotherapy
experience for Rogue Homme modern
men’s online lifestyle magazine/blog:
“I have to admit, when I found out that
cr yotherapy involved getting into a chamber
where the temperature was near on -130°c
I was a little worried. After all, I struggle to
stay in a 14°c ice bath for very long!
“Turns out I had nothing to worry about...
“Being a professional athlete I get plenty
of km’s in the legs, lifts in the gym and
knocks on the body on a weekly basis with
the game being one of the more brutal
sports going around.
“It was a Thursday and I had just come
off the back of a big start to the week
and my body and mind were exhausted. I
desperately needed something to kick me
back into gear.
“I was lucky enough to be invited down
to the fantastic facilities at Koa Recover y.
“I stripped down to my budgies, slipped
on my socks and gloves and entered the cryo
chamber to begin my three minutes in the
freezing cold mist.
“As I poked my head out of the top of
the chamber, I could instantly feel the
hairs start to stand up on my arms and
legs as Shaun mentioned to me that the
temperature on the chamber was sitting at
about -100°c and dropping fast.
“As the seconds passed the chill moved
deeper inside me, Shaun kept checking in
. . . a c c ording Rugby Sevens player Nick
Malouf, who gives treatment a big thumbs up.
. . . using liquid nitrogen. Sounds daunting
but is invigortaing, with myriad benefits ...
The cryotherapy unit exposes skin to
temperatures below zero up to 3 minutes ...
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