As my trip to Thailand quickly approaches (three days... Eeek!), I feel now is the time to introduce you to my newest sponsor, NuCalm, as I will be detailing my experience with them throughout my trip.
I was first introduced to NuCalm by a very good friend of mine prior to my Invicta Fighting Championships debut back in April of 2015. He explained it was essentially a brainwave audio software that would relax my body and mind during fight week. He sent me off on my trip with his audio player, and I was encouraged to listen to it before bed and upon waking every day leading up to the fight.
I highly enjoyed the audio tracks and listened to them morning and night as well as while I was cutting weight in the sauna and bathtub. I prefer relaxing music to keep me calm while I'm cutting weight rather than the hype music many fighters listen to leading up to fight day (perhaps a lingering preference from my massage therapy days, who knows), but I couldn't say for a certainty that I noticed any particular differences between my experiences with my friend's audio tracks compared to my experiences with any other relaxing music I have listened to in the past.
However, fight day arrived and I can say despite what was a high pressure fight, in a high stress scenario, I have NEVER felt more calm or at home in the cage than I did that night. I remember my coach commenting afterwards how he had never seen a fighter more at ease in between rounds or less out of breath. Thinking back on it myself, I can remember feeling almost annoyed at having to take a minute off between rounds, wanting instead to just keep on fighting. At the end of the three 5-minute round fight, I felt I could have easily fought another three rounds having never felt out of breath or fatigued.
A series of unfortunate events have prevented me from competing since then, but when I booked my trip to Thailand a few months ago I began thinking about how brutal the jet lag was after my last trip and one day after sorting through some old photos I found a picture from when I was listening to NuCalm on fight week and I began looking into them further. I reached out to them to find out if their device would help ease the stress of jet lag and it was then that I learned the full extent of what NuCalm is and how it works. I told them about my previous experience with the NuCalm audio tracks and my curiosity of whether there was any connection between the use of the audio tracks and my performance on fight night. I was told that my performance was linked to the relaxation and recovery that NuCalm induces, but that I was only introduced to a fraction of the true NuCalm system.
NuCalm is actually a three part system that combines the audio tracks I was first introduced to, with a relaxation cream that counteracts adrenaline, and micro-current stimulation patches that are placed behind the ear. After my very first use of the complete system there was no denying the powerful effect it had on my state of relaxation. It was like being conscious in a sleeping body. My thoughts wandered calmly, but my body felt heavy in a pleasant way. Once my session ended, I came out of that heavy state of relaxation easily and felt alert and refreshed with no lingering sluggishness.
While I have only just begun my NuCalm journey, I am on my fifth day of using the full system and beginning the very first night I used it and every night since then, I have experienced a notably improved quality of sleep and, even more exciting to me, a significant reduction in the time it takes me to fall asleep.
I have struggled with anxiety for several years now and it usually hits me hardest when I am trying to fall asleep. I'll toss and turn for about twenty or thirty minutes and then fall asleep for perhaps ten minutes before waking up in a state of anxiety over unknown causes that leaves me tossing and turning anxiously for up to an hour or two more. I have tried everything from natural solutions to heavy prescription medications to resolve my anxiety all to no avail. With immense surprise and relief, since starting NuCalm I have fallen asleep within minutes every night and stayed asleep with no anxiety attacks. That alone has me wanting to run through the streets hollering to the world about the benefits of NuCalm.
Since my first conversation with my NuCalm contact several months ago, I have learned much more about the system and everything it can help me with in addition to my improved sleep and jet lag. I am excited to see how it will affect my jet lag and am looking forward to seeing if I experience the same level of mental clarity and physical performance that I experienced back when I first learned about them last year. After learning the numerous benefits I am about to experience, I am almost sad that more people don't know about this system and I am beyond excited to continue using it and detailing my experiences with you in hopes that you may find some relief from their patented technology as well!
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