f you have ever gone to the freezer to get an ice pack or the frozen peas to put on a sprained ankle or injured wrist then you have already used cryotherapy in its simplest form.
There are many benefits to cryotherapy, a medical care method that has been in existence since the 1700’s. It has been used in many ways to:
- reduce pain and swelling
- slow down the aging of cells
- improve recovery
- improve health and wellbeing
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) was initially intended for use in a clinical setting to treat patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammation and multiple sclerosis, and although WBC is provided in over 50 European hospitals and medical clinics, the Western system has been slow to introduce the treatment and it has now been implemented in many private studios, health spas and athletic training facilities. This has widened greatly the application of WBC and people young and old are using WBC to rejuvenate their bodies and minds.
Professional athletes have been using cold therapy for decades to speed up muscle recovery after training, and significantly reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) Thanks to recent medical innovations these athletes are turning to Whole Body Cryotherapy instead of the more traditional ice baths.
But this treatment is not just for athletes there are many benefits of this 3-minute treatment for a variety of issues like autoimmune disease and systemic inflammation.
What happens in that 3 minutes?
The treatment consists of exposing individuals to extremely cold, dry air (below -110c) for up to 3 minutes in a Cryosauna.
During the session you wear minimal clothing, you are supplied with gloves, socks and slippers to keep your extremities covered and you wear your own underwear that is completely dry and has no metal.
To achieve the subzero temperatures required for a WBC treatment, cold air which is cooled by liquid nitrogen is pumped into the Cryosauna at a steady and controlled pace.
When your body is exposed to extreme cooling, the blood vessels are constricted and reduce the blood flow to the areas of inflammation. Your body is then able to access and release naturally occurring endorphins, enzymes, neurotransmitters and nutrients that can relieve pain, enhance mood, reduce swelling and inflammation, boost metabolic activity and rid the body of toxins.
Our clients say they experience a multitude of benefits and it is the driving force behind a new lifestyle of wellness.
10 Reason you should consider using Cryotherapy include:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve Recovery
- Increase Metabolic Rate
- Increase Endorphins
- Increase range of motion
- Increase collagen production
- Speed up rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Rebalance hormones
- Improve immune system
As the silly season is upon us and we are going to more events, school is finishing, the Christmas shopping is starting, and life is generally just getting more stressful. This results in your body producing more cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone. When you get stressed you create too much cortisol and that stimulates the release of insulin in your blood. So, your appetite increases, you crave carbohydrates, you eat more of all the things that are bad for you and you create inflammation. So what better time to introduce Whole Body Cryotherapy to your week.
Recent studies have shown that WBC has a positive effect on stress hormones and endorphins.The treatment has shown to decrease stress hormones and cortisol while simultaneously increasing the endorphin know as serotonin. This puts you in to a relaxed state directly after 2 to 3 minutes of cold exposure. But the immediate change is only part of what makes WBC great for stress reduction.
When it comes to stress, there’s no middle ground. If you process stress correctly it can make you stronger, but by internalising stress or processing stress incorrectly, it will make you weaker. WBC is an adaptogen, which can teache you and your body how to handle and process stress correctly in order to make you stronger.
Extreme cold exposure has always been the number one stress from which to survive. So, it stands to reason that by exposing yourself to this stress in small dosages, you’ll learn to process it (and other stressful situations) in a healthy way.
In homeopathy, physicians give you a small dose of the exact substance that makes you sick. This works in a similar way when you get a small does of a very big stressor your body and mind will process this stress fully until you become stronger.
In fact, studies are being done right now in Europe with WBC which shows that extreme cold exposure helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
Our goal here at North Lakes Cryotherapy is to make this powerful, innovate all-natural alternative therapy accessible to everyone.
The entire treatment process is less than 15 minutes, so it is very easy to fit in to your week. Your health is your wealth and you need to find time to take the best care of your wellbeing.
I would like to say thank you to the team at The Redcliffe Peninsula for being such a great supporter of local business and good luck to everyone that enters this fantastic competition.
A safe and happy holiday season to your all
North Lakes Cryotherapy
Phone 0447 015 562