Whole body cryotherapy is taking the country by a chilly storm. There are tons of benefits for doing this cold therapy treatment. So, if you want to improve your health, beauty, and fitness, check out these four blogs on the benefits of whole body cryotherapy:
My first cryotherapy session could be described as a scene from a science fiction novel. I was asked to strip down and was given socks, shoes, and gloves. The cryosauna machine, which looks similar to a stand-up tanning booth, was towering in the middle of a room. After I stepped into the cryosauna, I rang a bell and the attendant, Debra, came back into the room.
Then the real experience began.
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (it’s excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging. It’s commonly used as a spot treatment, but at theThermes-Marins, it’s a two-room experience.
If volunteering to go into a tiny room that is -110ºC/-166ºF seems crazy, it just might be. But with benefits including tighter pores, weight loss and a cure for jet lag, I was more than excited to try it.
During the so-called Big Freeze that paralysed parts of the country last week, night-time lows reached -9C. Pah! I’m about to experience temperatures more than 100C lower than that – and while wearing little more than a swimsuit.
The reason? Because chilling out in an oversized deep-freeze – or cryotherapy as it is known to spa-goers – is an extreme pick-me-up. More than that, it is said to work wonders for the skin, can boost your immune response, ease chronic pain, heal nerve damage, and even improve sporting performance.
Whoever thought that walking half-naked into a sealed, icy chamber with a pair of knee-high socks, gloves and ski mask could be good for you? The Japanese, as it happens, who came up with the idea of “whole-body cryotherapy” in the 1970s. But it was Polish scientists who embraced it as a way to relieve chronic pain, helping to popularise it in sanatoriums across eastern Europe.
People are always asking about that cool, new trend amongst celebrities and athletes. “Why are they chilling themselves?” is people’s main question, along with “Why would they purposely get cold?” It should be known that cryotherapy treatment is not just a trend, nor is it done just for the fun of it. In fact, many use the treatment as an awesome remedy for plenty of ailments. We have been searching for a solution for a long time now. Sure, this treatment requires people to get very cold, but the reasons behind that are worth the few minutes of getting chill.
Whole body cryotherapy is a wonderful treatment for maintaining or achieving your health, fitness, and beauty goals. So, give it a chance and see why people are chilling with a purpose!