A lot of people suffer from both acute and chronic inflammation for years. And though most of them were able to find a treatment that works for them, it’s surprising how a whole body cryotherapy session can work wonders in reducing inflammation. It’s amazing how this non invasive procedure can reduce inflammation in a matter of minutes.
If you’re reading our blogs, you’re probably familiar what a whole body cryotherapy is. In a nutshell, it’s a process of exposing your body to vapours that reach super low temperatures from -120 to -140 degrees Celsius inside an enclosed capsule for 3 minutes.
You probably heard the word inflammation a lot and perhaps, you’ve had it before.. But what exactly is inflammation?
Simply put, it’s your body’s way of fighting against things that can cause harm like injuries, toxins, and infections – attempting to heal itself. Your immune system is triggered when something damages your cells – thus, allowing your body to release chemicals.
There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is often characterised by pain, redness, and swelling. It’s easier to detect and thus, easier to treat.
On the other hand, chronic inflammation is often overlooked because the symptoms are subtler but can range from mild to severe. Some of the symptoms are fever, fatigue, mouth sores, abdominal pain, chest pain, and rashes.
Inflammation is usually caused by infection or injury. Chronic inflammation usually happens when the causes of acute inflammation were left untreated, when you’re exposed to long term irritants, or if you have an autoimmune disease.
Athletes, Inflammation, and Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Though everyone can suffer from inflammation, athletes are more prone to it, since they’re more at risk of injuries. This is the reason why full body cryotherapy is a popular “treatment” for athletes and people with active lifestyle.
Since the cryotherapy treatment supercharges your blood with enzymes, nutrients, and oxygen, a full systemic inflammation will flush back through your body as your body warms up. This can help in decreasing inflammation, boosting energy levels, and repairing muscle tissues.
Aside from reducing inflammation, whole body cryotherapy can also:
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve range of motion and mobility
- Enhances post-surgery recovery
- Alleviates joint pain and symptoms associated with arthritis
- Relieves pain associated with chronic back and neck pain
If you want to start your whole body cryotherapy treatment to deal with inflammation, call us now to make an appointment.