3 Reasons Why You Need Cryotherapy During Winter Months

3 Reasons Why You Need Cryotherapy During Winter Months

You may be thinking, “It’s getting cold outside. Do I really need to continue with Cryotherapy at this time of year?”

The answer is: Yes!

Cryotherapy is extremely beneficial during the winter months, and you’ll soon see why as you read the 3 incredible advantages we have listed below:

# 1: Cryotherapy Fights Winter Weight

Average weight gain during winter in the United States is 5-10 lbs. And we all know why. Gym-goers lose their motivation to exercise as temperatures drop, especially in Alabama where gym participation (at 10.2%) is lowest in the country anyway. 

Cold weather breeds lethargy, and the temptation to stay indoors with a blanket, hot chocolate and Netflix is hard to resist. And then comes the Holidays with all sorts of seasonal parties, feasts and treats.

When you continue with Cryotherapy sessions throughout winter, you can manage this annual weight gain by burning hundreds of calories in a single session. Cryotherapy also boosts metabolism, which in turn helps you burn more calories all day.

# 2: Cryotherapy Fights Winter Blues

Winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common mood affliction during cold, icy weather conditions. Scientists theorize that shorter days and lack of sufficient sunlight change brain chemicals and bring on feelings of listlessness, depression and boredom that are hard to shift sometimes.

Whole-body cryotherapy has proved to be a very effective treatment to shake off chronic symptoms of the winter blues. Exposure to intense cold for three minutes or less in the cryotherapy chamber causes physiological hormonal responses, releasing feel-good, `happy’ hormones like endorphins, adrenaline and noradrenaline.

# 3: Cryotherapy Promotes Winter Wellness

• Winter means cold and flu season. Controlled exposure to cold air in the Cryotherapy chamber helps to rebuild compromised immune systems at this time and fight off invasive pathogens that cause colds and flu.

• People suffering from arthritic joint pains and stiffness say their condition worsens during winter months. The Arthritis Foundation recommends cold therapy as one of the most effective methods of pain relief, and studies have shown that cryotherapy reduces inflammation and help manage discomforts associated with the debilitating condition.

• The risk of slips and falls increase dramatically when there are icy conditions outdoors. 70% of Americans live in snowy regions, and over 1 million people sustain weather-related injuries during this time of year. As has been well proven by pro athletes over the past several years, cryotherapy deadens nerve endings to numb pain sensations, reduce swelling and muscle spasms and hasten the recovery process.

• Cryotherapy is a great way to detoxify the body during winter as well.

Freezing temperatures put the body in “survival mode”, encouraging the blood supply to flow to the most vital organs to replenish them with more oxygen and nutrients. Once you step out of the cryotherapy chamber, the enriched and less-toxic blood flushes back into the rest of the body, leaving you feeling more energized and invigorated.

Book a cryotherapy session this winter and see what a difference it makes to the way you feel – both inside and out. It may just be the pick-me-up you need to beat the gloom and doom of the weather and make the Holidays a much healthier and happier season this year!

10 Reasons Why You Should Try The Cryotherapy `Cold’ Treatment For Improved Health And Wellness

10 Reasons Why You Should Try The Cryotherapy `Cold’ Treatment For Improved Health And Wellness

Have you ever heard wellness experts talk about the many benefits of taking an ice bath? Exposure to extreme cold for a short amount of time drains lactic acid from tired muscles, reduces inflammation, rejuvenates the skin, the mind and the central nervous system.

Now imagine there is an ice bath on steroids, which exposes your body to temperatures between -238°F to -274°F inside a carefully monitored single-person device for just 3 minutes

That is essentially what Cryotherapy is.

Athletes – from Lebron James and Kobe Bryant to Steph Curry and Floyd Mayweather – have used Cryotherapy to heal pain and relieve muscles and stiff joints in their careers, but the service is no longer a trendy option for celebrities only.

Thanks to specialized spas that are now offering the treatment under professional supervision, Cryotherapy is easily accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy the following results from this quick and enervatingly cold treatment session.

10 Benefits Of Cryotherapy

• The treatment improves overall health and wellness and promotes increased levels of energy.

• The skin tone improves after whole-body Cryotherapy. Skin elasticity is increased. Telltale signs of aging are decreased, as is the appearance of cellulite.

• The anti-inflammatory properties of the treatment addresses skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis.

• Regular treatments with Cryotherapy improve the functioning of the immune system.

• Stress levels are decreased and sleep disorders are improved.

• Increase in metabolic rate aids in weight loss. The body can burn 500-800 kcals for 5-8 hours after the procedure.

• Cryotherapy can help treat migraines by cooling and numbing nerves in the neck area.

• While more research is needed to evaluate its effectiveness, whole-body Cryotherapy is being explored as a means to help prevent Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

• Exposure to extreme cold temperatures also releases endorphins in the body, which triggers a feeling of euphoria and happiness.

• The endorphin rush, in turn, enhances the muscular skeletal system. The release of endorphins alleviates conditions like joint disorder, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

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