Cryotherapy has become the latest trend in biohacking treatments. Celebrities and athletes alike have taken to the cryo chamber to improve their mental and physical health and increase performance, but what about the rest of us? Is there really any reason for the average person to consider giving cryotherapy a try?
The Origin Of Cryotherapy
Although it has gained attention for being a beauty treatment of sorts, it originated in Japan in the late 1970’s as a treatment for arthritis, inflammation and muscle recovery.
Today it’s used all over the world to treat a whole host of conditions, but there are four amazing benefits that anyone can experience after just a few sessions in the cryo chamber!
4 Amazing Benefits of Cryotherapy Treatment
1) Younger Looking Skin
When the skin is exposed to the frigid temperatures present in the cryo chamber, the body responds by trying to keep the vital organs warm, which increases blood flow and circulation to the extremities. At that point, the body’s natural healing process has been triggered, which stimulates collagen production. The result is firmer, tighter skin, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2) Weight Loss
A single 3 minute cryotherapy session can burn anywhere from 500-800 calories. Your body responds to the cold by working to increase your internal temperature to warm your core. This uses quite a bit of energy (hence the 500-800 calorie burn) but the real magic happens over time. Ongoing sessions can enhance metabolism by increasing the amount of brown fat in the body. The whole purpose of brown fat is to burn calories in order to generate heat. More brown fat = higher metabolic rate.
- Stronger Immune System
Cryotherapy initially lowers your internal body temperature, which increases blood flow. The increase in blood flow improves circulation, allowing more nutrient rich blood to be transmitted to the vital organs. Better circulation primes the body’s regulatory system, enhancing cell growth and organ function. When the body is able to regulate itself more efficiently, it allows you to recover quickly from illness and injury.
- Less Inflammation
Studies have shown that cryotherapy increases the presence of anti-inflammatory proteins, and decreases the presence of pro-inflammatory proteins in test subjects. Test subjects who had additional sessions experienced longer lasting reduction in inflammatory symptoms.
Cryotherapy has also been shown to reduce exercise-induced inflammation. In fact, using cryotherapy prior to a workout resulted in a reduction in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and recovery time following a workout, and increased mobility.
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