Injuries are inevitable when you’re an athlete. Some injuries are minor while some may require surgery. Many athletes don’t turn to cryotherapy for athletic recovery for three reasons. They aren’t convinced it works, they don’t do it enough, and they avoid it because it’s uncomfortable.
Applying cold to an injury produces two important effects. It helps relieve pain, and it reduces swelling. Cold slows down nerve activity, which reduces the sensation of pain. It also does it without any of the side effects that prescription or OTC medications might cause.
Cryotherapy also helps reduce swelling and allows your body to heal faster. Excess swelling can impede the healing process. Slower cellular metabolism means less cell death and therefore less tissue for the body to repair.
Try it more than once
Every athlete knows that he or she is supposed to apply cold right after an injury occurs. However, all too often this is the only time that athletes do it. Successful application of cryotherapy requires multiple sessions. While this might be inconvenient, it is necessary if an athlete wants to get back to a normal routine as fast as possible.
Regular use of Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decreases recovery time by up to 50%, to improve ability to train, recover and perform. Adding cryotherapy to your regimen will help keep your body in peak physical shape and give you an edge on your opponents.
It is not as uncomfortable as an ice bath
We all know that ice baths are used after workouts but can be some of athletes’ worst nightmares. Athletes usually have to endure an ice bath from 8-10 minutes, sometimes longer. Although the cold is intense in cryotherapy, the air is dry and doesn’t leave the skin wet. It is well-tolerated by those who are not tolerant of the cold. It’s a simple process and only takes three minutes.
A session at Chillcryosauna immediately after exercise has been proven to enhanced muscular recovery by constraining the inflammatory process. This therapy allows for more intense, higher volume training; enabling you to maximize your full potential. The great thing about Cryotherapy is it’s for anyone who wants to perform at their highest level and feel amazing!