John Gallucci, Jr. featured in Sports Illustrated

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The Cold Truth: World Cup Players Rely on the Ice Bath's Benefits

By Jeff Bradley

… “The scientific term is vasoconstriction,” says John Gallucci, Major League Soccer’s medical coordinator and author of the book Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Players, Parents, and Coaches. “The idea is to decrease the opportunity of swelling throughout the legs, so they regenerate more quickly. When you’re running around, your circulatory system increases dramatically. And when you stop running and you cool down, between knocks in the game, you want to slow down the blood and make vasoconstriction occur by taking an ice bath. It decreases swelling of the musculature of your body. A lot of running athletes feel that it really helps in their recuperation process.”…

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