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For years athletes have been immersing their bodies in ice baths for rehabilitation purposes, but if sitting in 45 degree water for up to 20 minutes is not quite your thing, you should try Cryotherapy!
While the typical ice bath puts you at risk for hypothermia and can promote skin diseases (and, let’s be honest, can be entirely uncomfortable), Cryotherapy is quite the opposite. While it does help rehabilitate the body, the process is completely dry. It involves exposing the body to extremely cold air (approximately -220 to -280 degrees fahrenheit) for just 2 to 3 minutes. Since the body cannot fight this extreme cold, it takes unique, but beneficial action. Explore all that Cryotherapy has to offer below, and if you decide to give it a shot, let us know how it goes!
Cryotherapy Benefits in Fitness: Unlike ice baths, the muscles do not freeze during Cryotherapy. That said, there’s no recovery time required. After a session, an athlete can jump right back into a workout, which is great for those who train multiple times per day. Other benefits include:
- Decreased muscle soreness pain and inflammation
- Increased energy and peak performance
- Improved muscle strength and joint function
- Decreased injury recovery time
- Improved immune system
- Decreased fatigue
Cryotherapy Benefits on Health: Wellness centers, physical therapists and chiropractors are leading the way in Cryotherapy because it is Holistic and non-invasive. It has been used to treat:
- Depression and mood disorders
- Central nervous system disease
- Degenerative disease of joints and spine
- Muscle pain and inflammation
- Inflammation of tendons, bursa, joint capsules
Cryotherapy at the Spa: Cryotherapy stimulates collagen production, so naturally it’s being added to spa menus as an anti-aging and cellulite reduction service. Since the process of Cryotherapy surges the metabolism and consumes 400 to 800 calories, it is quickly becoming an answer to weight loss as well. Other reported benefits include:
- Stronger, fuller hair and nails
- Less skin blemishes
- Increased libido
- Faster surgical recovery
- A boost in lymph draining and blood circulation