Cryotherapy is the use of cold temperatures to help aid recovery and is a great alternative to ice baths or ice packs. The Cryotherapy chamber itself looks much like a standup tanning bed. Ice cold air is pumped through the chamber dropping the temperature down to around -240°F. This causes the body to push all of the blood flow towards the vital organs and out of the peripheral muscles and soft tissue. This process is called vasoconstriction. After three minutes in the cold air you step out of the chamber and the body immediately starts to diver the blood flow back to the muscles filling them with nutrient and oxygen rich blood. This process is called vasodilation in the muscles. You now have done the work of an 8 to 10 minute ice bath in three minutes without going through the process of cold, burning, achy, numb (CBAN).
We recommend this therapy to anyone who is looking to speed up recovery time after a workout or prepare themselves for a competition, as well as, anyone who is looking to decrease inflammation due to a chronic inflammatory condition. And the side effects of all of this? Increase collagen production, better sleep, and an enhanced mood!
If you are interested or want to know if you are a candidate for cryotherapy please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation.
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