If you’re an athlete, of any level, performance recovery is (or should be) a HUGE part of your lifestyle. One of these recovery treatments is cryotherapy. So what is it? And what are the benefits?
Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold-therapy”, is described as subjecting any part of your body to below freezing temperatures. Whole Body Cryotherapy is a chamber that fills with liquid nitrogen that gets up to -284° (Brighter Performance Recovery only about -160°) that you stand in (with your head out) for a maximum of 3 minutes. Cryotherapy has SO many skin and body benefits. You may be asking yourself why ANYONE would subject themselves to sub zero temperatures, but the benefits are outstanding.
- Accelerated muscle recovery
- Reduces arthritic and other pain
- Treats certain skin conditions
- Decreased muscle soreness and inflammation
- Increased collagen for healthier skin
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Weight loss
- Prevent dementia/Alzheimer’s
And many more!!! You can see now why it’s so popular! Athletes use cryotherapy up to twice a day as a general help to sore muscles and to speed up healing/recovery.
The severe cold penetrates deep into your muscle tissues to help promote all of the above benefits. The weight loss comes in from your body working so hard to warm up afterward. It’s said you can burn up to 800 calories from a single cryotherapy session.
You are required to wear dry undergarments, as well as socks, gloves, and waterproof shoes.