Modern-day cryotherapy delivers a whole host of benefits!
What can cryotherapy do for you?
Speed up recovery from injury
Pulled a muscle? Suffering from a more serious injury? In either case, cryotherapy can be used to lessen inflammation, reduce pain and accelerate self-healing. It’s also effective in managing a range of joint and muscle disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Both our localised and whole body cryotherapy effectively treat pain and improves overall wellness. It reduces local and systemic inflammation which is a a major source of pain. It also triggers the release of pain-relieving endorphins. Cold sensors in the skin travel to the brain faster than pain sensors therefore stoping the feeling of pain.
Reduce swelling and inflammation
Cryotherapy is known to increase anti-inflammatory proteins and reduce pro-inflammatory plasma cytokine levels. This all sounds pretty complicated – but when these effects are combined, you’ll notice reduced swelling and inflammation in the body.
Encourage a better sports performance
Cryotherapy can support your training in so many ways. Not only will the treatment encourage recovery and healing post-exercise, it will also boost your energy levels and improve muscle strength, both of which are key to sporting success.
Improve your circulation
Cryotherapy really gets your system moving!
During your cryotherapy session, your body will go into ‘fight or flight’ mode. This will cause your brain to constrict blood flow to the outer layers of the body; instead, your blood will head straight to your core so it can be kept warm. When the session is over, your body will come out of overdrive and will pump all of this nutrient-rich blood straight back out to your skin and extremities, flushing out plenty of toxins and dead cells in the process.
Enhance muscle strength
Cryotherapy encourages faster muscle gain regeneration. As well as increasing muscle strength, the treatment will also help with post-exercise recovery.
Support weight maintenance
Cryotherapy will not cause weight loss per se. A healthy diet and regular exercise are both key to sustained fat loss.
However, after each cold therapy session, your body will need to work harder to reach a normal temperature. Your metabolic rate will increase, and you’ll burn more calories as your system fights to regain body heat. This is how cryotherapy can help you achieve faster results for those who are keen to maintain a healthy weight.
Combat the signs of ageing
By ‘waking up’ your metabolism, stimulating cell renewal and kicking your lymphatic system into action, cryotherapy will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave you with firmer, brighter, younger-looking skin.
The lesser-known benefits of cryotherapy
Cryotherapy can help in the fight against the following:
- Chronic pain
- Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
- Diseases of the central nervous system
- DOMS (the delayed onset of muscle soreness)
- Stiff, sore joints
You can also expect the following after undergoing a series of treatments:
- Tighter, healthier skin
- Improved movement
- Improved sleep
- An increased metabolism
- Reduced cellulite
- Faster surgical recovery