Just the thought of cryotherapy is enough to send shivers down your spine, but you may be surprised by the number of benefits it has!
Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is popular among athletes, celebrities and fitness enthusiasts alike. It involves a short chill session in a Cryosauna which tends to get easier after every session.
But you may be asking “what are the benefits of cryotherapy?” Read on to find out!
Pain Relief (Reduced Inflammation)
Hailed as one of the best benefits of cryotherapy, pain relief is certainly a good reason to give it a try. Many athletes are beginning to find that cryotherapy is a quick and simple way to relieve sports injuries after training sessions by reducing inflammation.
It’s similar to placing an ice-pack on your body when you’ve twisted your ankle. However, cryotherapy covers your entire body, so you can work on all your aches and pains at once.
For chronic pain sufferers, cryotherapy can be a way of getting relief from symptoms for a short period of time. People who suffer from pain because of conditions like arthritis or MS may benefit from cryotherapy sessions.
Improves Mental Health
You’d be forgiven for not immediately associating cryotherapy with mental health. However, there have been a few studies that have linked cold therapy with boosted mental health.
The act of submerging your body into cold temperatures has an effect that releases endorphins and improves mood. For your body, it’s an adrenaline rush that will help to realign your perspective.
Cryotherapy has been said to help with conditions like depression and anxiety. More and more people are having regular sessions because it can benefit the mind and body at the same time.
Although there is little evidence to support the link between weight loss and cryotherapy, many people have claimed they have reached their goal weight because of the treatment.
Regular exposure to cold temperatures can help the body to produce brown fat. This type of fat is known to utilize calories and burn off other types of fat. Although cryotherapy should never be seen as a weight loss solution, it can help in conjunction with other weight loss methods.
Everyone wants their skin to look as good as possible for as long as possible. The temperatures used during cryotherapy can help the skin to stay soft and supple for longer.
It has also been said to slow down the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Although it won’t stop lines and wrinkles from appearing completely, it can make your skin look firmer for longer. It may also prevent existing lines and wrinkles from getting any worse.
Knowing the Benefits of Cryotherapy
The full list of benefits of cryotherapy will be different for each person experiencing it. Just like many other alternative therapies like cupping and dry needling, you won’t know exactly what is best for yourself till you speak to a professional. So come in and see us today and talk with one of our certified and licensed professionals who can help you on your journey to a more fit you!
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