Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek cryo meaning cold, and therapy meaning treatment. Cryotherapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century.
Professional athletes have discovered whole body cryotherapy as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.
Whole body cryotherapy exposes a person’s skin to temperatures of -150 to -170 degrees Celsius (-238 to -274 degrees Fahrenheit) for a short time (3 minutes or less). At this extreme temperature, the body activates several mechanisms that have significant long-term benefits.
Benefits of Cryotherapy
Increased blood circulation and improved concentration
Boosted immune system
Increased energy and strength = decreased fatigue
Effective sports rehabilitation add-on treatment and faster sports injury recovery
Effective pain management method
Speeds up metabolism
Cryotherapy has proven to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions