Cryotherapy only lasts a few minutes, yet it can produce significant therapeutic benefits, such as reducing inflammation, promoting recovery after athletic activities, and relieving pain. The team at Become MedSpa offers advanced treatment using the best cryotherapy machine on the market. If you have questions or would like to learn how cryotherapy can support your health, schedule a free consultation by calling the office in Woodbury, New York, or using the online booking feature.
Cryotherapy means cold therapy, or using very low temperatures to produce therapeutic results and healing. As its name suggests, during full-body cryotherapy, your entire body (except your head) is exposed to subzero temperatures.
Despite the very low temperature, your skin isn’t damaged because the temperature is produced by dry, cold air that flows over the skin’s surface.
Full-body cryotherapy is administered in a specially designed cryotherapy chamber. You stand inside the chamber, which encloses your body but has an opening that leaves your head outside the chamber. You’re only in the chamber for a few minutes, but a technician stays in the room throughout your session.
When you’re rapidly exposed to cold temperatures, two things happen. First, the cold triggers your body to release anti-inflammatory substances and endorphins, which are natural pain killers. Second, the cold temperature quickly constricts or tightens blood vessels in your extremities, which forces blood into your body’s core to protect your organs.
When you step out of the chamber and return to room temperature, the blood vessels dilate and normal blood flow is restored. This action sends a sudden boost of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood surging through your body.
The health benefits of cryotherapy are the result of increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and the release of biochemicals. In addition to boosting your metabolism and energy, cryotherapy can:
By reducing inflammation in your body, especially in muscles and joints, cryotherapy relieves pain due to problems like fibromyalgia, arthritis, and overuse injuries.
After an intense workout or competition, cryotherapy prevents muscle soreness and accelerates the healing of muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries.
As cryotherapy triggers the release of endorphins, it may help lift depression and alleviate anxiety.
To learn more about the benefits of cryotherapy and how it can boost your overall energy, schedule a free consultation. Call Become MedSpa or book a consultation online. They have the best cryotherapy machine on the market, one that’s capable of producing the coldest temperature to achieve optimal results.