What Makes Cryotherapy Treatments So Effective

Heal the Body Naturally With Whole Body Cryotherapy

What makes cryotherapy so effective is the temperatures that the body is exposed to during the process. Air that has been cooled to temperatures of -140°C and below are impossible to reach in a normal, outdoor environment. The cooled dry air used by our cryotherapy chamber makes it possible. Cryotherapy has taken the age old concept of the ice bath and combined it with the latest cutting edge technology in order to make the cold more beneficial. With cryotherapy the cold penetrates deeply enough to speed up the muscle recovery process but not deep enough to cause any damage.

Cryotherapy Increases Blood Flow and Heals the Body

When the body is exposed to temperatures as low as those used in cryotherapy it goes into survival mode. This causes blood to rush to the core of the body, circulation to increase, and it causes the body to burn calories in order to stay warm. The external impacts of cryotherapy are just as great as the internal. The most profound benefits include a reduction in signs of aging and an overall improvement in the skin. cryotherapy is able to achieve these results because cold air causes an increase in the production of collagen, the protein that prevents the skin from ageing. Cryotherapy also causes the pores to shrink and an increase in blood circulation which lead to a flawless appearance of the skin.

All About Whole Body Cryotherapy

Do you want to alleviate muscle soreness, improve circulation, or even boost your immune system? With cryotherapy, you can. Practiced in parts of Japan and Europe for more than three decades, whole body cryotherapy involves immersing the body in a chamber where the temperature drops to 200 degrees below zero. After just two to four minutes in the chamber, the treatment is complete.

How Does Cryotherapy Work?

If you’ve ever twisted an ankle, you know that applying something cold to the injury is highly-effective for pain, swelling, and inflammation. The same concept applies here. A whole body cryotherapy chamber is essentially a big cold box, helping to relieve muscle soreness and aid in the recovery of injuries. It has been used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis in Japan since the late 70s.

Is Cryotherapy Safe?

During a cryotherapy session, a person stands in a chamber as liquid nitrogen-chilled air quickly reduces the temperature. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. In fact, it’s the same nitrogen that makes up 78 percent of the air we breathe. Clients are typically provided with socks, slippers, and gloves to prevent discomfort. Whole body cryotherapy is considered safe if you follow time recommendations and provide complete disclosure during pre-screening.

What are The Benefits of Cryotherapy?

Exposing the body to extremely cold temperature for just a few short minutes has been found highly effective in treating chronic pain, fatigue, skin conditions, inflammation, and sports injuries. If you have a pain that just won’t go away, experience the benefits of whole body cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy Induced Athletic Performance and Recovery

For decades, cold therapy has been commonly used as a procedure to relieve pain symptoms, particularly in inflammation, injuries and overuse symptoms.  In sports medicine, Cryotherapy has gained wider acceptance as a recovery modality from muscle injuries by significantly alleviating inflammation after strenuous exercise by inducing an anti-inflammatory effect.

Intense training, overuse and/or insufficient recovery have been known to cause muscle fatigue, injury, and immune compromise. Therefore, achieving the optimal balance between training and recovery is crucial in maximizing performance and avoiding the dreaded “plateau” of any fitness or weight loss program. Which all too often has left many frustrated and unmotivated, as It seems harder and harder to get the energy to lose those last few pounds or crush your strength goals. Cryotherapy can help blow through your plateau to achieve and accede your health and fitness endeavor.

Pre-Workout

Cryotherapy has been shown to burn 500-800 calories per session. This is optimal to help prime your body prior to your workout for increased energy, vitality, metabolic rate and fat burning. Cryotherapy before your workout, race or game can increase your performance as well as aid in a faster recovery.

Post-Workout

Inflammation is a cell and tissue response to insult or injury. Chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, swelling, accumulation of white blood cells and warming of tissue. Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decrease soreness in a post-workout state as well as provide pain relief by constricting the blood vessels. Cryotherapy also elicits the ‘fight or flight’ response, which not only decreases inflammation but also affects your body’s perception of symptomatic pain.

Additional Reported Benefits

  • Decreased muscle soreness
  • Psychological competitive edge
  • Decreased injury recovery time
  • Quicker recovery from workouts, practice, and games
  • Increased blood and lymph circulation
  • Boost immune system

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Alex de Oliveira Body Alchemy

Alex de Oliveira

I gotta say #WholebodyCryotherapy is pretty cool! Haha see what I did there? But seriously, it was my first time, and I have to say it was awesome. Not only is it great for muscle and joint recovery, but it shocks your metabolism at the same time! I felt a immediate difference and would recommend all my client try is for themselves. Thank you  Jeana Kay at @fortlauderdalecryotherapy I will be back for more! #BodyAlchemy #fitness #Cryo #recovery

-Alex de Oliveria

Body Alchemy

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