Cryotherapy is the use of cold temperatures to promote the body’s natural healing and wellness. Its use dates back to ancient civilizations and has long been proven to be an effective method for improving recovery and health. Top athletes across the country have been using cryotherapy for years to recover from injuries quicker, improve performance, decrease inflammation, and feel younger. Now it’s available for everyone.
A full range of cryotherapy treatments are available from local cryotherapy and cryofacials to whole body cryotherapy, which leaves your entire body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We’ve compiled some of the benefits of this effective and fast treatment below.
Accelerate Recovery and Enhance Performance
One of the primary and long-held benefits of cryotherapy is the ability to accelerate recovery following strenuous activity and boost physical performance. During the cold therapy treatment, circulation increases throughout your body, delivering more oxygen and helping remove toxins that have built up in your muscles. Muscles recover up to 50% faster, pain is reduced, and performance gains are multiplied.
Cryotherapy’s weight loss benefits are twofold, acting both during the treatment and in the days and weeks following treatment. During the cryotherapy session, your body can burn hundreds of calories in a matter of minutes, boosting your metabolism to increase your body temperature. Following the session, your boosted metabolism will keep working for you, helping you burn calories faster and lose weight more effectively.
During the cryotherapy treatment, endorphins and adrenaline are released to help your body cope with the extreme cold temperatures. Those endorphins can increase energy levels and help combat anxiety and depression. In a one-session treatment, you’ll likely leave feeling euphoric and have a renewed sense of energy.
Cryotherapy can be used to combat conditions that involve chronic pain, such as arthritis and autoimmune disorders. The cryotherapy treatment helps increase circulation and combat the symptoms of these conditions, leading to pain relief and improved overall wellness. Just three minutes of temperatures as low as -250 degrees Fahrenheit reduces inflammation and pain, releases endorphins, and increases collagen production. Extreme cold activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, helping to reduce reliance on NSAIDs or medications.
Cryotherapy works to tighten your skin and rejuvenate your appearance for a more youthful, radiant glow. Cryotherapy stimulates collagen production, resulting in anti-aging skin rejuvenation such as skin tightening, a decrease in wrinkles, reduction of cellulite, and improvement of blemishes and scars. Cryotherapy speeds up healing and can be used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
With all these benefits and more, it’s easy to see why athletes and non-athletes alike are turning to cryotherapy for improved wellness and health.