There are plenty of cryotherapy skeptics out there, and even more misconceptions. There are always new discoveries and ongoing research in the cryotherapy world, so it’s time to address some of these common cryotherapy myths.
Here are some popular cryotherapy myths debunked:
- “It’s a cure-all.” While cryotherapy can have some incredible results, it should not be the only thing to rely on. Recovery is only one aspect of a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to eat well, exercise, and get adequate sleep in order to reach optimal health.
- “Results are guaranteed and will be the same for everyone.” Cryotherapy can help some clients recover, perform, look, and feel better. However, not everyone will experience the same results. Some may not notice any change right away. It’s important to go into a cryotherapy session with an open mind and to discover your own personal results and benefits.
- “It’s only a post-workout solution.” Many people use cryotherapy before a workout or game in order to perform better and last longer. Again, it’s important to discover your own results and cryotherapy uses.
- “It’s too cold.” Yes, cryotherapy chambers can reach temperatures as low as -320°F. However, the cold air in cryotherapy chambers is a dry cold. That means it doesn’t feel like subzero temperatures. Plus, the cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breathe every day. The best cryotherapy facilities take many precautions in order to keep clients safe, including professional supervision and multiple thermometers in order to ensure safe temperatures.
- “It’s only for athletes.” Pros love cryotherapy, but they’re not the only ones. Cryotherapy was made popular recently because of the many professional sports teams that adopted the therapy (Phoenix Suns, Nike Oregon Project, and Dallas Mavericks, to name a few). However, plenty of people are discovering the benefits in their everyday lives. Some clients have even found it to help lessen the effects of chronic pain.
- “It’s just a trend.” Cryotherapy has been around since 1978, and has since been researched and improved upon dramatically over the years. We’re always discovering more research and results, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be outdated any time soon.