Cryotherapy Benefits: 3 Ways to Freeze Away Pain

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Posted: 7:38 PM, Jan 22, 2018

What is cryotherapy, and what are the benefits? Cryotherapy has been used by athletes for recovery and pain management for years. Now it’s grown in popularity as a viable option for the average person. But is it right for you? We’re stepping into the cryotube to find out why being cool is what’s hot. Cryoworld Therapy owner Sean Swaringer tells us three things we need to know about the science of being cool.

1. What is Cryotherapy?

First off, what exactly is cryotherapy? “Very simply stated, cryotherapy is a cold body session that you go to for two or three minutes,” Sean explains. “It cools down your skin temperature, causing what they call a vassal restriction.” When you step into a cryo-chamber, the temperature drops to minus two hundred sixty degrees, and the freezing air circulates around your body.  “Blood goes from your extremities to your core to protect your heart, liver and lungs," Sean adds. It’s at this point that the body begins to heal from this deep freeze. “As soon as you get out, your blood warms back up – sending oxygen, nutrients and enzymes to the areas of your body that's inflamed.”

 

2. The Benefits of Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy can be used to relieve muscle pain and promote faster healing from athletic injuries. In addition to treating the damaging inflammation caused by intense exercise, Sean’s cryo-business also treats clients with ailments like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. 

"That's the best thing about cryo,” Sean shares. “It seeks out the areas that are inflamed in your body, which makes us know immediately if it's working and if you're feeling any effects from the cryotherapy."

 

3. Cryotherapy Can Be Used for Targeted Treatments

Cryotherapy can work wonders as a spot treatment on various parts of the body. “Localized cryotherapy is just for a specific area on their body that they want to concentrate on to make that inflammation go away faster.” And according to co-owner Vanessa Swaringer, another place it’s being used for is on the face. “It helps to close up pores, [and] helps to speed up the collagen production in your face.” The cost of the treatments start at $25 for a local session, and $65 for a whole body.

 

Being cool is what’s hot!

 

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