Life can be challenging, rewarding, and exhausting all at the same time. It can be difficult to get relax and treat your body the way that it needs to be treated. There are many ways that you can take a break from the monotony of everyday life, and get a breather. One method of revitalizing the body and mind is cryotherapy. This is a type of therapy that reduces the temperature around the body, to effectively drop your body temperature. In some instances, you will be subject to nearly 216 degrees below freezing. There are many benefits that you can experience from a three-minute cryotherapy session:
When you have overworked the tissue in your body, it can become inflamed. Inflammation can cause a lot of pain. You can take medicine and use an ice pack for inflammation, but cryotherapy may give you the same effects in as little as three minutes. The cold temperatures are able to penetrate your tissue and decrease the inflammation through the tissue. This is one of the biggest health benefits to cryotherapy. The ability to decrease inflammation in your body will reduce pain, stress, and allow your body to truly relax.
When your body temperature drops and your skin reaches low temperatures, your body will have to use a great deal of energy heating your body back up. This is a great way to burn calories and jump start your metabolism. Some athletes use cryotherapy to allow them to restart their metabolism and burn calories in an unconventional way.
Reduction In Pain
Chronic pain is unfortunately too common among individuals, and chronic pain can stem from many different problems. Along with inflammation, individuals may be suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or any other general body pain. The stimulation that your body receives during cryotherapy may actually reduce the chronic pain that a person feels after the cryotherapy session. The body is stimulated during the cryotherapy session and has to recharge to get back to normal temperatures. This resetting of body temperature can decrease chronic pain.
Perhaps one of the best experiences obtained from cryotherapy is an increase in your mood. Cryotherapy and the cold can actually cause your body to release serotonin and other endorphins that can make you significantly happier. Serotonin is one of the most important mood hormones in the body and cryotherapy may enable this hormone to be released into the bloodstream.