Have you ever iced an ache or pain in order to provide yourself some relief? Try that – but on your whole body!
Although that might not sound particularly comfortable, Cryotherapy is an effective treatment that helps to relieve body pain and promote various health benefits. If you are unfamiliar with the term Cryotherapy, the term cryo- means “icy cold” which plays a pivotal role in this modern form of body therapy.
With those same principles of icing an ache or pain, Cryotherapy utilizes freezing temperatures between -100° C and -140° C (or -148° F to -220° F) in order to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, and even improve athletic performance. As we all know, that post-workout muscle soreness can be brutal, especially for those who train competitively. With the use of Cryotherapy, the brisk temperatures reduce blood flow to the skin and limbs, which allows for your central blood volume to increase and central venous pressure to increase. As a result of less blood pumping through your limbs after a tough workout, limbs will swell less, muscles will deliver oxygen more rapidly, and there is overall less cardiovascular strain.
Amongst these benefits to an aching body, Cryotherapy also helps with:
- Quicker recovery time for painful sports injuries
- Promote weight class
- Relief for painful, chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis
- Improved athletic performance
- Reduced anxiety
With many celebrities backing the effects of Cryotherapy, such as Lebron James and Stephen Curry, it has become a go-to for those who want to upkeep their appearance and improve bodily health. For more information regarding Cryotherapy, or to schedule an appointment here at Vivo Wellness in Los Angeles for your Cryotherapy session, give us a call today! C