Discover the Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a treatment that is popular among athletes, celebrities, and individuals with certain chronic illnesses—it is known to reduce pain and inflammation in the body, and can be effective in dealing with a variety of other issues such as stress, arthritis, and migraines, to name a few.
“Whole Body Cryotherapy is a non-invasive therapy that triggers the body’s natural fight or flight response to accelerate recovery and decrease inflammation throughout the body,” says Kyle Jones, Co-Founder and COO of iCRYO, the leading cryotherapy franchise in the United States. “After just two to minutes of exposure to the extreme cold (three minutes max), you will notice a boost in energy, relief of muscle and/or joint pain, and many other positive benefits. For most guests, we recommend multiple sessions per week to start. This will get your body accustomed to the process and start making the effects more permanent and easier to maintain.”
According to Jones, Whole Body Cryotherapy benefits include:
Decreased Inflammation and Pain. Medical News Today named pain relief and reduced inflammation as two top benefits of cryotherapy in 2017.
Mood Enhancement. The ultra-cold temperatures in whole-body cryotherapy can cause physiological hormonal responses, including the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and endorphins. This can have a positive effect on those experiencing mood disorders like anxiety and depression. One study found that Whole Body Cryotherapy was actually effective in short-term treatment for both.
Improved Sleep. In 2018, this study found that three-minute Whole Body Cryotherapy after training in the evening improves sleep quality in physically active men.
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk