Cryotherapy promises pain relief, enhanced energy, and weight loss. It’s also an effective way to speed up recovery following an intense workout or sports injury. The popular treatment involves standing in a special chamber that exposes the body to freezing temperatures. The chilling environment has an instant anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling, boosts metabolism, improves sleep, and makes skin appear younger and smoother.
“Cryotherapy promises pain relief, enhanced energy, and weight loss”
When you step into a cryotherapy chamber, liquid nitrogen is released to reach temperatures as low as negative 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The treatment lasts just two to three minutes, which is just enough time to cool your surface temperature without affecting your body’s core temperature. As your surface temperature plummets, blood and oxygen rushes to your vital organs in attempt to keep your core temperature up. Once you step out of the cryotherapy chamber, the richly-oxygenated blood rushes back to your extremities.
“Cryotherapy is an effective way to speed up recovery following an intense workout or sports injury”
Whole body cryotherapy first emerged in Japan in 1978. It was first used for rheumatoid arthritis but was later adopted in Europe for the use of physical therapy and sports training. Since then, athletes at all fitness levels have adopted the growing technology to provide faster pain relief and help them perform at their best.