Sitting in a subzero full body tank might seem to be an unusual path to improved health, but cryotherapy has become increasingly popular among professional athletes, celebrities, and even the weekend warrior. What’s all the cryotherapy buzz about? Studies have shown that by submerging your body in nitrogen vapors, with artic temperatures ranging from -130ºF to -184ºF may lead to these six key health benefits:
1. Workout Recovery
Most of us have experienced the muscle soreness that develops 24 – 48 hours post-exercise, and if you’re an athlete you must be familiar with ice baths. Cryotherapy shares the same goal as an ice bath. It reduces inflammation associated with exercise and training, leading to faster body recovery, but in half the time of an ice bath. Many professional sports teams like the Denver Broncos, are implementing cryotherapy into their workout recovery methods.
2. Whole Body Wellness
Cryotherapy is an excellent complement to anyone seeking to improve or enhance their wellness routine. Whole body cryotherapy is known to increase energy, improve sleep, and enhance the immune function - a great addition to your healthy lifestyle journey.
3. Weight Management
According to a study published in the Nature International Journal of Science, evidence shows that exposure to cold temperatures could transform the type of fat we form in our bodies from white to brown, which can potentially help us burn off excess body fat. The study shows that brown fat causes our bodies to burn extra calories to keep warm. Although there is no direct correlation between weight loss and cryotherapy, many frequent users have found that engaging in cryotherapy on a regular basis has boosted their metabolism and helped them reach their weight loss goals.
4. Mental Wellbeing
A study published in Science Direct has shown that cold showers 2-3x a week could lead to relief of depression. Similar to cold showers, frigid nitrogen gas used to cool the cryosauna provides you the equivalent mood-enhancing benefits. The subzero air causes the brain to release a higher-than-normal level of endorphins, also known as the “feel-good” hormone. After a session of cryotherapy, many users have reported enhanced mood and boosted energy, due to the increased amount of endorphins and adrenaline levels.
5. Pain Management
Cryotherapy is an enhanced form of icing your injuries. But, instead of focusing on one specific area, it’s a whole body experience. Experts believe that this form of therapy can reduce swelling, which is tied to pain. Cryotherapy for pain relief may be used for sprains, joint pain, tendonitis, and sports related muscle fatigue.
6. Reduce signs of aging
Similar to how cold showers work, cryotherapy applies cold vapor to your skin which closes your pores, in turn preventing essential natural skin oils from being lost. By using subfreezing temperatures ranging from -130ºF to -184ºF, whole body cryotherapy can rejuvenate your natural healing process. This includes stimulating collagen production and an increase in circulation, which is the key to firm, healthy skin.
Will Smith and other celebrities and athletes are utilizing cryotherapy to detoxify their skin and reduce signs of aging.
Start your journey today! Cryoedge Elite offers whole body cryotherapy single sessions, multi-session packages, and monthly memberships. Call us today at (574)-971-6557 to learn more about the benefits of cryotherapy and our service packages.