Alternative Therapies

Why are celebs going crazy for Cryotherapy?

Be it, Floyd Mayweather or LeBron James or Kobe Bryant, these pro athletes are easily recovering from intense training with Cryotherapy.

Setting the tank water to low and sitting in it might sound odd, but the trend, which goes by the name of cryotherapy, is becoming increasingly popular.

From drinking activated charcoal to sips of apple cider vinegar, we have seen all, now there’s a new treatment where, the body is immersed in a minus temperature with nitrogen.

What is Cryotherapy?

It’s called cryotherapy and something which is been used by medical expertsand now in mainstream. The therapy includes reducing the temperatures to -1 to 10 degree Celsius. The colder you get, the more your blood vessels constrict—supposedly ridding them of toxins. Then, when you warm back up, fresh, clean, highly oxygenated blood rushes through your system.

According to researches whole body cryotherapy, it may be recommended for “anyone who wants to improve their health and appearance” — which by my estimation would be just about everyone.

Claimed benefits of cryotherapy

  1. Helps in muscle and pain relief

Cryotherapy can help with muscle pain, as well as some joint and muscle disorders, such as arthritis. It may also promote faster healing of athletic injuries.

Doctors generally recommend using ice packs on painful muscle and injuries which helps in increasing blood circulation and gradually promotes relief. In the similar manner the cryotherapy works. Moreover, it also helps in recovering from a painful sports injury.

  1. Improved mood or reduced anxiety

In a research it was found that a people with depression and anxiety, with the cryotherapy session showed reduced signs of anxiety.

  1. Weight loss

The Cryotherapy treatment directly doesn’t affect weight loss but supports weight loss process. Some cryotherapy providers claim that a few minutes of cold can increase metabolism all day.

  1. Tissue Repairing

Cryotherapy speeds up muscle recovery, reduces tissue damage, decreases inflammation and relieves pain by increasing cellular survival and strengthening the immune system.

  1. Treating aging

Cryotherapy is also used to treat aging and various skin symptoms by increasing cell rejuvenation and collagen levels, reducing signs of wrinkles and tightening the skin.

Cryotherapy does have certain side effects as your body does not enjoy being subjected to such severely low temperatures and will respond accordingly.

Specific side effects depend on the location the probe is used, but in general, all internal uses of cryotherapy will result in pain for a few days once the anaesthetic wears off.

 

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