How Can Cryotherapy Help Me?
The buzz about a trending new recovery treatment has grown tremendously over the last few years. This treatment is called Cryotherapy, which means "cold therapy". As far back as any of us can remember, we've been told to apply ice to an area to help it recover. Whether it was an ice pack or ice bath, it helps prevent inflammation and improve recovery time. The same concept has been implemented in cryotherapy. Temperatures in the cryosauna can dip as low as -120 degrees Celsius (-184 degrees Fahrenheit) to -180 degrees Celsius (-292 degrees Fahrenheit). The treatment only takes 3 minutes to complete.
In this blog, we'll discuss the benefits of cryotherapy and how it can improve your overall quality of life.
Benefits of Cryotherapy
Pain management- Cryotherapy has been proven to reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and other chronic pain. It reduces swelling by constricting blood vessels from expanding. During this process, anti-inflammatory proteins in the blood are also increased which aids in pain management.
Workout recovery- Avid gym-goers and athletes were among the first people to reap the benefits of cryotherapy. After a workout, it can relieve muscle soreness and help improve the overall recovery time so you can get back in the gym and feel great.
Mental well-being- Numerous studies have shown that brief exposure to very cold temperatures during cryotherapy creates positive hormonal reactions, such as; adrenaline, noradrenaline and endorphins that penetrate your system and reduce hormones that cause stress.
Weight management- Many cryotherapy users rave about the treatments' effectiveness to boost metabolism and burn anywhere from 500-800 calories in just three minutes. The freezing temperature causes your body to increase its internal temperature by shivering and other fat-burning processes.
*Other benefits include reduced cellulite, healthier hair/nails and skin rejuvenation.
If you have been struggling to overcome any of these physical or mental obstacles, consult with your doctor and see if cryotherapy is an option for you. Once you've been authorized by a medical professional to begin cryotherapy treatments, give CoreFit Wellness a call and schedule an appointment!