Peak performance & skin care. Interview with Greet Claes
Peak performance requires the adjusted physical and mental preparations adapted to meet this level, but the skin –- a large part of the body- - also requires specialist care. What are the most critical factors that can harm the skin in high -level sports ?
NAQI partners with ACPSEM UK
Massage Therapy, Sports Lotions, Rehabilitation Gels
NAQI is proud to announce its cooperation with Physio's in Sport Uk (ACPSEM) for Soft Tissue Courses.
NAQI Massage Lotions
Massage Lotions prevent the negative side effects of the mechanical handling of the skin during a massage. These lotions are hypoallergenic and easy to rinse off using water. NAQI® Massage Lotions are skin friendly oil/water emulsions with liquid crystals and the same pH-level as the skin. They are suitable for various applications and have specially-adapted gliding properties.
How to cope with cold ?
WHAT EFFECT DOES COLD HAVE ON THE BODY?
— Interview of Greet Claes, by Wesley Muyldermans, sports journalist & writer—
Our body wants to maintain a constant temperature (homoeotherm). Vital organs, such as our hearts and stomachs, need this to function properly. Our skin has sensitive cold receptors that can detect a sharp drop in skin temperature and pass on this information to the brain. They emit more pulses when cooling down than when warming up and they are also more numerous than heat receptors. Cold receptors are also known as Krause's corpuscles. They can detect cold because they react to tissue shrinkage caused by a drop in temperature. When it’s cold, the blood vessels in the skin contract and blood flow to the surface of our bodies drops. Heat has the opposite effect, as everything opens up to release the excess body heat.