Articles on sport and health

At the Estepona Hyperbaric Center we specialize in the recovery of athletes with hyperbaric medicine and in increasing sports performance thanks to oxygen therapy.

Sports and hyperbaric oxygenation go hand in hand in many ways. Its applications are evident: recovery from injuries, overtraining, improvements in performance. Hyperbaric oxygen is increasingly a perfect complement for athletes.

In addition, we will talk about cases of athletes, both elite and amateur, who have passed through our center and have received oxygen therapy treatment. We will see how hyperbaric medicine has helped them and what changes they have noticed in their sports performance.

First congress Estepona Yoga Nature

On 13 and 14 July 2019 Estepona will become the Mecca of Yoga with the first congress Estepona Yoga Nature, in which Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona is part.

Today we tell you all about this free event where Yoga will be the protagonist.

What is Estepona Yoga Nature

Yoga Estepona Naturaleza is the first free outdoor congress held in Estepona where, in addition to practicing yoga and other disciplines, the event will be full of activities, areas for children, chill out places and massages to relax, a dedicated space for conferences and also will have a stage where you can enjoy music, dance and scenic activities.

In addition, you will be able to enjoy healthy food, with vegan diets, for everyone.

Activities offered at the Yoga event

Remember that, as mentioned above, ALL activities will be FREE.

For the development of the same, Yoga Estepona Nature will count on:

  • 8 speakers who will plow tips on healthy living.
  • 6 masseurs who will be delighted to offer you that massage you so much need.
  • More than 14 artists who will delight with their art on the pole dance bar, circus shows, theater, dance, dance, live music, ecstatic dance and more.

Schedule of activities

Yoga Estepona Nature Schedule

How to get to Yoga Naturaleza Estepona

The congress will be held in the landscaped park of Playa del Ángel.

We leave you with the map of the event so that you can enjoy the congress in its maximum splendor.

Yoga Nature Estepona Map

From Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona we encourage you to attend this unique Yoga congress on the Costa del Sol. Make the most of it, come with your family, and relax with all the activities they propose us. Let the stress go and spend a weekend remembering where body and soul will be one in harmony.

Golf and hyperbaric medicine

Sports medicine has the following fundamental objectives:

Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of those injuries or conditions arising from exercise on the human body.
Treatment of the rehabilitation of traumatic injuries suffered by athletes.
Physical preparation of the athlete to obtain the maximum performance.

In the physical preparation of golf, the compensation of imbalances and the protection of the spine should be emphasized in order to avoid injuries. The following elements are involved in the practice of golf:

Wrists and forearms, which suffer great stresses in the hits and braked by the weight of the club.
It is the joint most involved, especially in the braking of the swing.
Thoracic musculature, which should stabilize the spine by hitting and braking the turn by rotation.
Adequate foot support, which provides stability and balance, as its lack of control will generate a poor hit.

Hyperbaric oxygen would be indicated in overtraining syndrome, in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injuries, in the post-operative period of joint and muscle injuries and also in the physical preparation of the athlete.

Over training is manifested by asthenia, easy tiredness, weight loss, insomnia, dizziness during exercise, late recovery after exercise and alterations in pulse rate and blood pressure. All these symptoms occur in the late stages of training. Oxygen therapy resolves those disorders that have an ischemic nature, without the need to interrupt the physical workload of the training.

As for the treatment of traumatic injuries, the use of HBO should be initiated early, thus reducing the edema and pain of the acute stage, accelerates recovery and return to active training and improves the consolidation of fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Support to the paratriathlete and open water swimmer Javier Mérida

Centro Médico Hiperbárico has collaborated with the sportsman Javier Mérida in his last challenge, already achieved, since March 3, 2017. Javier complemented his training with sessions in our hyperbaric chamber, which he tells us about in this video.

We are proud of him and delighted to see the application of hyperbaric medicine in sport.