The term cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy.” During this treatment, the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Cryotherapy made its debut in Japan in 1978 and was used to treat severe cases of arthritis. In recent years, it’s become a very popular treatment that celebrities and athletes have sworn by. So, how exactly does cryotherapy work and what are its benefits? Keep reading to find out.
What is Cryotherapy?
We’re pleased to announce that we’re the only practice in the local area to use the state-of-the-art CRYO Science Arctic chamber. While most cryotherapy chambers will allow your head to stick out, this one encapsulates a full-body experience. This means that it will evenly distribute the cold temperatures from head to toe so you can enjoy a safer, more effective experience.
When you begin a cryotherapy session, you can expect to be exposed to liquid nitrogen. This liquid nitrogen will be compressed in a sauna and released as vapor in the air. To protect your extremities, we’ll encourage you to wear socks, slippers, hat or earmuffs and gloves. Your body will be exposed to extremely cold temperatures between -170 to -230 degrees Fahrenheit.
Most patients benefit from cryotherapy sessions 2-3 times a week. If you’re suffering from injury, inflammation, and/or pains, 4 to 5 times may make more sense. Since cryotherapy can help you find relief from pain, inflammation, migraines, mood disorders, and other problems, it comes with no downtime. You can resume work and your daily activities right after a session.
Benefits of Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a versatile treatment with countless benefits. If you’re an athlete or work out on a regular basis, you’ll find that cryotherapy recovers and heals your muscles. Looking to lose weight? Cryotherapy can accelerate your weight loss. If you’re living with a condition like arthritis, osteoporosis, or fibromyalgia, you can find relief through regular cryotherapy sessions.
Cryotherapy can also reduce inflammation caused by injury, relieve migraines, boost your mood, give you more energy, and improve your overall quality of life.
Amazing medical spa! The staff is very attentive to your needs, the establishment itself is clean, magnificent, and has lots of natural lighting. I came in feeling very tired, having low energy, and overall sluggish. I was advised to do the cryo machine and an energy shot. Now I feel amazing and as good as new. Thank you guys for a great experience and helping me!
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about cryotherapy and would like more information about its benefits, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Novique Medical Aesthetics in Doylestown, PA. Call us at 267-899-5020 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!