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Benefits of Cryotherapy

Chronic Pain and Inflammation

Cryotherapy lowers inflammation and decreases pain sharply short-term and over time. Cryotherapy triggers anti-inflammatory norepinephrine release that reduces short-term pain from injuries. It also makes intensive physical therapy more tolerable for chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and osteoarthritis.

Muscle Soreness and Athletic Recovery

Cryotherapy is used to help post-workout recovery by competitors of all levels from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Cryotherapy is an effective technique to reduce inflammation and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness after a strenuous exercise session. Cryotherapy triggers a natural anti-inflammatory effect, while channeling oxygen and nutrient rich blood to muscles, aiding healing and reduce post-workout fatigue.

Weight Loss and Metabolism

The idea behind cryotherapy and increased fat burning is simple: the body responds to extreme cold by increasing your metabolism to heat up your body, which in turn burns fat through a process called cold thermogenesis. One session can burn up to 800 calories through this process. Cryotherapy can increase your metabolic rate by up to 350% over time.

Health and Wellness

Cryotherapy purifies the blood, increases the body’s nutrient flow, and removes toxins from the system. By increasing the rate at which purified blood circulates through the body, the rate at which soft tissues and joints can heal is maximized. Collagen, the protein behind strong cartilage, joints, skin and hair, also ramps up production after cryotherapy, and collagenase, an enzyme responsible for rapid collagen breakdown, slows down.

Sleep and Mood

Cold exposure produces feel-good endorphins and increases production of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter involved in your sleep-wake cycle and has profound effects on energy, focus, mood and sleep patterns. This may be because of norepinephrine’s role in neurogenesis – the production of new neurons in the brain – which links to improved mood and memory.

Cryotherapy also inhibits the stress hormone Cortisol which can disrupt your healthy blood sugar and sleep patterns. The rise in norepinephrine along with a decrease in cortisol supports a healthy sleep-wake cycle. It’s also possible that the rush of endorphins and subsequent feeling of relaxation is why so many people claim that cryotherapy is their new sleeping drug of choice.

In one study, whole-body cryotherapy sessions 2-3 times a week increased norepinephrine 530% and dopamine, another feel-good neurotransmitter, by 250%

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Chronic Pain and Inflammation

Cryotherapy lowers inflammation and decreases pain sharply short-term and over time. Cryotherapy triggers anti-inflammatory norepinephrine release that reduces short-term pain from injuries. It also makes intensive physical therapy more tolerable for chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and osteoarthritis.

Muscle Soreness and Athletic Recovery

Cryotherapy is used to help post-workout recovery by competitors of all levels from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Cryotherapy is an effective technique to reduce inflammation and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness after a strenuous exercise session. Cryotherapy triggers a natural anti-inflammatory effect, while channeling oxygen and nutrient rich blood to muscles, aiding healing and reduce post-workout fatigue.

Weight Loss and Metabolism

The idea behind cryotherapy and increased fat burning is simple: the body responds to extreme cold by increasing your metabolism to heat up your body, which in turn burns fat through a process called cold thermogenesis. One session can burn up to 800 calories through this process. Cryotherapy can increase your metabolic rate by up to 350% over time.

Health and Wellness

Cryotherapy purifies the blood, increases the body’s nutrient flow, and removes toxins from the system. By increasing the rate at which purified blood circulates through the body, the rate at which soft tissues and joints can heal is maximized. Collagen, the protein behind strong cartilage, joints, skin and hair, also ramps up production after cryotherapy, and collagenase, an enzyme responsible for rapid collagen breakdown, slows down.

Sleep and Mood

Cold exposure produces feel-good endorphins and increases production of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter involved in your sleep-wake cycle and has profound effects on energy, focus, mood and sleep patterns. This may be because of norepinephrine’s role in neurogenesis – the production of new neurons in the brain – which links to improved mood and memory.

Cryotherapy also inhibits the stress hormone Cortisol which can disrupt your healthy blood sugar and sleep patterns. The rise in norepinephrine along with a decrease in cortisol supports a healthy sleep-wake cycle. It’s also possible that the rush of endorphins and subsequent feeling of relaxation is why so many people claim that cryotherapy is their new sleeping drug of choice.

In one study, whole-body cryotherapy sessions 2-3 times a week increased norepinephrine 530% and dopamine, another feel-good neurotransmitter, by 250%

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Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed

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