Freezing into the Future Cryotherapy


In today's world, we are always looking for ways to enhance who we are, whether it is allowing us to live longer, healthier lives, or just to make us feel better about our appearance. Although controversial, Cryotherapy offers these advancements. Let's take a step back and learn about what cryotherapy is and what it is proven to do.

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is an age old, yet modern concept that utilizes low temperatures in medical therapy. For about three minutes, your body is put in a chamber that is cooled with liquid nitrogen to a temperature as low as -240°F. Although it seems to be a very advanced, and a quite daunting experience, cryotherapy is beginning to become more and more common as people become aware with the benefits it provides.

Yes, it seems to be obvious that most people wouldn't just stick their whole body into a chamber that is freezing cold. What if I told you there was a purpose? What if I said cryotherapy isn't just to freeze your butt off?

Why Try Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy has been proven to provide many extreme benefits to those who have used it. One benefit is that Cryotherapy has been found to reduce inflammation throughout the body. This allows the healing process to occur quicker and in more than one area at a time. Cryotherapy will automatically target the areas that are swollen, bruised, or injured and help those areas heal quicker. Second, many athletes use cryotherapy to help them recover from their activities. Since joint and muscle strength is increased from this therapy, it allows you to perform better because ultimately, your body is stronger and recovers quicker. Cryotherapy releases endorphins that help to relieve pain. It also boosts your energy and metabolism because it requires a lot of energy to reheat your body to its regular body temperature.

Many famous athletes also use cryotherapy to recover and heal. Above is a photo of NBA player Lebron James in a cryotherapy chamber.

The Beauty Benefits

Cryotherapy also has the power to help eliminate acne. Since acne is the inflammation in your skin, the cold therapy can limit any inflammation. By decreasing this inflammation, acne will naturally shrink and eventually disappear.

Cryotherapy can reduce wrinkles so you can look more youthful. This 20-minute procedure involves placing a device containing liquid nitrogen on the nerves that control the muscles which form wrinkles. The liquid nitrogen then freezes the targeted nerves and puts the nerves into temporary hibernation, so the muscles relax and the wrinkles disappear.

"It's one of those really neat technologies that's very simple and it's not harmful to the body, but it does so much for you in just a very short of amount of time. It's going to be in every location you can imagine in the next few years."

-Mary Riley ~ Cryotherapist for Lebron James

Cryotherapy has a variety of advantages it can provide for your body. It isn't just valuable to athletes, but anyone can benefit from this form of therapy. We encourage you to try, as these set of treatments begin paving the way to a healthier future.

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