Ice applied to a sore ankle or overused muscles reduces swelling and helps minimize pain, so it makes sense that whole-body cryotherapy induces this pain-relieving effect all over. Cryotherapy is recommended for those looking to recover after a sports injury, reduce chronic pain and inflammation, and boost overall health and wellness.
What is whole body Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy means “cold therapy,” and it’s a technique in which you submerge your body into a chamber under an extremely cold temperature for several minutes at a time. Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) at Kb Wellness Center involves exposing your body to -226°F for less than three minutes.
Your brain thinks you’re freezing, so it sends out anti-inflammatory signals and releases natural pain relievers. As a result, you get a burst of energy, a flush of metabolic waste from your system, and relief from aches and pains.
What are the benefits of Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy has many health benefits and helps people get relief from a variety of acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Stress and depression
- Atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions
WBC also gives your metabolism a boost, so it may help you burn fat and enhance your weight-loss efforts. The endorphins your body releases during each treatment can also help to:
- Improve your mood
- Improve focus
- Reduce stress
- Increase your sense of well-being
Each cryotherapy treatment helps to rebuild your body and the positive effects of spending just a few minutes in a freezing temperature lasts up to 6-8 hours afterward.