Whether you’re brand new to cryotherapy or you’re a seasoned user, there are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to why you use cryotherapy and what it’s doing to your body.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete or suffer from chronic pain in order to benefit from cryotherapy. In fact, many people use it regularly simply to feel better and make the day-to-day stress on the body less intense. Read on for the 3 things you need to know about cryotherapy.
The 3 R’s of Cryotherapy
1. Remove. During a 2-3 minute cryotherapy session, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from your peripheral tissues and toward your core. Inside your core, your body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties in your blood. These toxins and inflammatory properties are what typically makes you feel sore. Removing them from the tissue means you’re less likely to feel soreness, no matter how intense your day or your workout is.
2. Replenish. After exiting the cryochamber, blood flows back to your peripheral tissues. Now enriched with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes, your blood warms the skin and muscle tissue and increases your range of motion.
3. Recover. Cryotherapy is used to help people from all walks of life recover. It can help the professional athlete recover from an intense training session, and it can help the person suffering from chronic arthritis or fibromyalgia recover from the pain these diseases cause. It can even help the everyday person recover from the stress of sitting at a desk all day or chasing after kids.
Make cryotherapy a reality
If you’re an individual looking for a way to recover and feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and relaxed, try out cryotherapy at any of our locations. Give us a call and we’ll help you find a location close to you.
If you’re a coach or recovery business owner and would like to offer cryotherapy to your team, clients, or patients. We’d love to partner with you. Check out our various recovery modalities here (even check out our alternative modalities like NovoTHOR and Normatec).