Cold Therapy as an Approach to Recovery

Cold Therapy

– or “cryotherapy” – is the practice of applying something cold to the source of pain. While cold therapy is not a new invention, it did not become appreciated until the late 1980’s. For years, cold therapy has been used to reduce pain, swelling and nerve activity using ice, cold packs, and ice baths. In fact, it was originally developed for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Benefits have been refined with great results.

When choosing your option from a variety of choices for recovery, consider not only what you have access to but also what fits into your lifestyle and sounds fun—for instance, yoga won’t calm your muscles or your mind if you feel anxious about getting on the mat. There are several approaches to recovery. Cold therapy ranks very high.

HOW COLD THERAPY WORKS

Ice baths, ice packs, or cryotherapy chambers may reduce pain and swelling by constraining the inflammatory process. Regular use of Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decreases recovery time by up to 50% to improve ability to train, recover and perform.

Olympic marathoner, Dathan Ritzenhein uses cold therapy to bounce back from the final workouts before a big race or if there’s a short period of time between competitions—such as two cross-country races he tackled four days apart last winter.

Adding cryotherapy to your regimen will help keep your body in peak physical shape, The great thing about cryotherapy is that it is for everyone because it’s all natural.

Don’t worry about post-workout fatigue or soreness and take advantage of the accelerated recovery power of Cryotherapy – to get back to your full potential faster than ever before! With your immune system boosted, blood circulation flowing, concentration at its peak and a good night’s sleep you’ll notice results of reduced recurrence of colds, flu, and seasonal allergic reactions along with noticeable improvements in psychological stress, muscle and joint pain, and even skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Try it today. Book Online here:

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