WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
Cryotherapy is any treatment that involves the use of freezing or near-freezing temperatures for the purposes of healing.
Cryotherapy is a relatively new type of therapy for athletes, people with chronic conditions, and those seeking general health benefits such as lower inflammation.
The theory for whole-body cryotherapy is that by immersing your whole body in a chamber which get to sub-zero temperatures for several minutes, you could receive a number of health benefits. For a whole body treatment, you will stand in an enclosed chamber or a small enclosure that surrounds your entire body but has an opening for their head at the top (see pictures). The enclosure will drop down to between negative 200–300°F. You’ll stay in the sub-zero temperature air for between two and four minutes. If you have poor circulation it is recommended to wear foot, ear, and hand coverings.
You can get benefits from just one session of cryotherapy, but it’s most effective when used on a regular basis. Some athletes like Lebron James and Floyd Mayweather use them daily during their most rigorous training schedules.
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Cryotherapy invokes a fight or flight survival mode response in the body by cooling down your skin to subzero temperatures for a short period of time. This rapid temperature shift forces the body to focus on activating a number of fight or flight survival mechanisms aimed at ensuring the body’s vital organs survive. It is important to note that this is a perceived threat as the cold itself only penetrates your skin by a few millimeters. The body responds to this perceived threat by redirecting blood intended for the skin’s surface and extremities to its vital organs, helping to insulate them and maintain a stable core temperature. Upon leaving the chamber, the movement of blood back to your extremities is said to have many healing properties. We’ve outlined some benefits below.
The Benefits Of Cryotherapy
Like icing a sports injury, Cryotherapy offers a number of benefits for you and your body, only on a much larger scale through the effective, targeted use of its freezing technology on the areas that need it them most.
- Effectively ease the pain and discomfort associated with a number of chronic medical conditions.
- Speed up your athletic recovery time.
- A positive, long-lasting impact on existing skin conditions.
- Supports the weight loss process and the burning of stubborn body fat.
- Improves blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen & nutrients to bodily tissues.
- Helps the body to eliminate harmful toxins.
- Studies have shown it’s effective in treating delayed onset muscle soreness and inflammation.
Cost is $39/session and packages are available: $600 for 20 sessions $350 for 10 sessions.