What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy and cold exposure. There’s a growing body of research about the positive benefits these have on the human body. In short, cryotherapy exposes your body to extremely cold temperatures in order to:
- Reduce body inflammation
- Promote healthy weight and fat loss
- Help muscles recover after resistance training
- Help athletes recover from strenuous workouts and training sessions
- Help increase testosterone production and balance hormones
- Help to induce sound sleep at night
- Increase mental clarity
- Increase productivity
- Create a better mood in general
Why Are Some People Skeptical of Cryotherapy Treatment?
While Cryotherapy is relatively new there is solid, tested research showing the incredible benefits that cold exposure provides to the body. People have questions about the efficiency and effectiveness of cryotherapy. Here are the most frequently asked questions:
Does cryotherapy have research to back it up?
Yes, there is. Several entities in Europe have been doing research about full body cold treatment and cryotherapy since the early 1990s.
How does a cryosauna work?
Our Cryosauna removes toxins by safely lowering the temperature surrounding the body to an acceptable range of -200 to -350F, triggering the sympathetic nervous system to respond accordingly. The procedure replenishes the blood with oxygen, while purging impurities and helping to alleviate arthritis and inflammation. The result is a decrease in recovery time by 24-48 hours. Data collected from case studies also shows that cryotherapy can be a viable alternative treatment for migraines, post-surgical rehabilitation and some degenerative diseases.
Our cryosauna was designed with client comfort in mind. Many competitors can usher you into a traditional cryochamber, very few give you the option to heat the body before and after treatment.
How long does a cryotherapy session last?
It takes about 30-45 seconds to get the cryosauna to the optimal temperature for treatment. Then, most full body cryotherapy treatments last two to three minutes.
Is exposing the body to nitrogen dangerous or toxic?
Not at all. Nitrogen, necessary for our survival, makes up 78% of the air that we breathe.
In cryotherapy, the body is exposed to nitrogen indirectly, making it totally safe.
And, there is always an expert technician monitoring you while you are in the cryosauna.
Will I be able to handle the cold?
There is no need to worry about the nitrogen freezing your skin, body, or any of your organs. Since the nitrogen cold is extremely dry, many people don’t even shiver while in the cryosauna. While it is cold, the temperature isn’t unbearable, and the two to three minutes will fly by.
How will I feel after my cryotherapy treatment?
Like many forms of physical exercise, the endorphins your body releases during cryotherapy will make you feel energized and refreshed.
To Sum It Up:
Cryotherapy is a totally safe and non-toxic means of reducing inflammation in the body. It promotes cellular repair and recovery, helping you sleep better at night, and to recover from strenuous physical activity.
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