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Definition Of Cryotherapy
Definition Of CryotherapyWhat Is It?
Pain and muscle spasms are common responses to injury. Tendons and ligaments are tissues that connect muscles and bones to each other and to other tissues. The basic building material of muscles, tendons, and ligaments is a protein called collagen. Under normal conditions, collagen acts like a rubber band: It stretches when tension is applied (as when we pull a rubber band) and returns to its normal length when the tension is released. However, when the collagen is stretched too far, it tears. In this tearing process, blood vessels are torn and blood cells and fluid escape into the spaces among the muscle fibers. This is sometimes visible on the surface of the skin as a swollen, bruised area.
That’s were we as a therapist, will use this technique to release inflammation during the treatment you receive.


  • Cryotherapy technique were initially used to treat medical conditions with symptoms similar to the discomfort related to sports injuries such as arthritis.
  • Aside from its use for sports injuries, cryotherapy is also thought to be incredibly beneficial in terms of reducing the recovery time from strenuous physical activity.
  • The cold temperatures produced in the cryo chamber or cryosauna can cause the body to hijack as much blood as possible to its core as a preservation method. It’s thought that while there, the blood picks up a boatload of beneficial nutrients and enzymes. When this super supplemented blood makes its way back to the muscles, it’s thought to help ease fatigue.
  • Although little literature about the process is available, it’s been observed that cryotherapy for athletes and average folks, too, may have some metabolism boosting effects.
  • With the exception of some individuals who should not consider cryotherapy because of existing health conditions, it’s thought that there are almost no cryotherapy side effects to be concerned about. However, it’s worth noting that following instructions is imperative. One man forgot that his socks were damp with perspiration before entering the chamber, resulting in external tissue damage!
  •  Whether an ankle injury, neck and shoulder pain, or a long standing problem with an achy hip, Whole Body Cryotherapy results are not necessarily instant. Its benefit in recovery time has been praised, however multiple sessions are often needed for long lasting relief. Typically, between ten and twelve cryotherapy sessions are needed for successful pain relief from sports injuries or long standing joint pain.
  • It’s thought that cryotherapy also promotes the release of endorphins which can also greatly contribute to relief from sports injuries and other physical discomforts.
  • Those with poor circulation and blood pressure problems cannot use cryotherapy chambers. But, for individuals lacking these ailments, cryotherapy can boost circulation and ramp up the body’s detoxification processes throughout the muscles.