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15 AMAZING Benefits of Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a treatment where we expose our guests to freezing cold temperatures for no more than 4 minutes. 

But how does it really work?

Once inside the cryochamber, our bodies go into fight or flight mode. This causes blood to be sent to the core. Blood is then re-oxygenated and targets areas in need of recovery. The chamber drops the outer layer of the skin 30-50 degrees, in order to receive these AMAZING benefits. Cryotherapy has become extremely popular because of how many of our guest enjoy when the conditions they’re suffering from are recovered! With that being said, Cryotherapy is used by athletes, the elderly, and pretty much anyone seeking recovery and overall, well-being improvements. Take a look at all the wonderful benefits. — Cryo at Wolf (cryoatwolfgtx.com) 

HISTORY

The father of Cryotherapy is man called Dr. Yamaguchi, of Japan. He first started using freezing treatments on his patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1978. Finally, Dr. Yamaguchi noticed a huge reduction in soreness and joint pain following the drastic temperature decrease of the outer layer of his patient’s skin. Dr. Yamaguchi’s patients experienced a release of endorphins as another result of the drastically decreased temperatures, leading to reduced pain, bringing us to our #1 Benefit: 

1. Pain Management

Cryotherapy is an AMAZING way to keep our guests feeling great. It is used for guests seeking ANY kind of pain relief on a daily basis. Soreness, Muscle Pain & Inflammation, are just a few examples of struggles that guests have been able to manage with Cryotherapy. 13 Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy + Side Effects – SelfHacked

2. Recovery & Performance

For our guests who seek a competitive edge, quick & easy recovery, AND top performance, iCRYO is the perfect place. Cryotherapy is used to help guests accomplish all of their goals and recovery needs. Our guests don’t have to be a professional athlete to notice the many benefits of Cryotherapy. So, when they are looking for a faster recovery, decreased tiredness, or increased flexibility, they know where to go!

3. General Health & Wellness

Some of best parts about Cryotherapy is it can literally benefit EVERYONE! Keeping our bodies healthy is important. Strong immune systems, consistent sleep cycles, and healthy skin are all needed in order to keep us going. With that being said, we use Cryotherapy successfully to improve our guest’s overall health. Stronger immune system, better sleep, increased mood, and energy are just a few ways Cryotherapy helps with keeping guest’s bodies happy and healthy!

4. Beauty & Aesthetics

Cryotherapy is used to effectively enhance metabolism, tighten the skin, provide a glowing complexion, and to jumpstart collagen production. Therefore, Cryotherapy is perfect for guests looking for a more youthful look, or solutions to any skin/hair/nails, or metabolism issues!

5. Depression & Anxiety

The freezing cold air used in Cryotherapy causes the brain to release a higher-than normal level of endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels after a session, many guests report enhanced mood and increased energy, thanks to Cryotherapy. 

6. Anti-Inflammatory

Using this cold treatment consistently, Cryotherapy helps cool down inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and arthritis. Chronic pain, redness, swelling, or stiffness are caused by the body’s natural response to an injury. Because Cryotherapy enhances the body’s natural healing mechanisms, it is a highly recommended anti-inflammatory treatment! 

7. Anti-Aging

Once skin is covered by cooling temperatures, Cryotherapy “jumpstarts” the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. This includes increased blood flow, giving our guests a youthful look, and activates collagen production, which is what gives us firm, healthy skin! 

8. Increased Metabolism

After sending your body into “fight or flight” mode, Cryotherapy “tricks” your body sensors into having the same response it would as if you were actually freezing. Therefore, your body works harder to heat and transfer blood, resulting in an increased metabolism and calorie loss. In conclusion, it’s been reported that 500-800 calories are burned during, and after your Cryo session! 

9. Better Sleep

Sleep is an important part of our overall general health and wellness. Most of us know that getting a good night’s rest is important, but not enough of us actually make those eight hours between the sheets a priority. Cryotherapy gives our bodies a melatonin release which allows guests to relax and rest fully throughout the night, leaving them prepared for the next day!

10. Post-Surgery

After surgery, there’s a recovery period where we have to deal with bruising, swelling and the worst of all, pain. This healing process isn’t easy. Cryotherapy has proven to be an exceptional recovery solution that speeds up and manages post-op stress, pain relief from an operation, reduce inflammation, boosting the immune system, and more!

11. Post-Workout

The freezing therapy has been a recovery tool for quite some time in the fields of sports medicine. As Cryotherapy becomes more popular, runners, gym-rats, and sports celebrities, are also adopting it for speedy recovery from exertion, soreness, and other exercise-related symptoms. 

12. Alzheimer's Disease

According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th largest cause of death in the United States. As the disease progresses, behavioral changes get worse, and brain cells die. While there still is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are treatments that can slow down the symptoms for a limited period of time. Cryotherapy being one of them! 

A paper published in Medical Hypothesis states: “Nowadays, there is a general consensus that vascular alterations, oxidative stress and inflammatory response contribute to the development of AD. Following these mechanisms and tracing the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of Cryostimulation, we postulate that whole-body Cryotherapy might be utilized as a means of preventing AD.” 

13. Migraines

It is no secret as to why Cryotherapy is helping guests who suffer from chronic migraines.  The use of freezing temperatures cools the head and neck shrinking the blood vessels, and finally, reducing inflammation and sensitivity to light. 

14. Bursitis "Tennis Elbow"

“Bursae” are fluid sacs that act as a pillow between bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Once Bursae are inflamed, the result is extreme pain in areas such as elbows, ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, and thighs in a condition called Bursitis. Usually, guests treat this condition at home with ice packs, rest, and painkillers. Medical treatments may require steroids and antibiotics. But thanks to Cryotherapy, guests can be relieved from this pain and inflammation instantly! 

15. Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in USA. Clinical studies are proving that Cryotherapy can benefit men with early-stage prostate cancer. But how does Cryotherapy work to treat prostate cancer? It works by freezing tissue within the prostate gland until the cancer cells eventually die. Prostate cancer – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic 

Although a lot of cancer specialists are convinced how effective this treatment may be, it still comes with a few contraindications. 

Men who are still sexually active, have had previous surgery for rectal cancer or have large tumors that cannot be targeted without damaging surrounding tissue and organs, are not advised to try Cryotherapy.  Doctor’s approval may be neeeded.

Better Options for Pain Management in Port St. Lucie

The Best Way to Treat Pain – At the Root Cause!  Right here at iCRYO Port St Lucie, FL

Let’s start with why we might be feeling pain; stress, injury, hydration levels, disease, and injuries.  Pain is merely a signal much like the check engine light in our car.  When that comes on, we typically do maintenance.  We don’t simply turn off the light.  Historically in society we have been offered a myriad of pain-relieving remedies to do just that, turn off the pain and eliminate the signal.    Americans take more than 30 Billion doses of NSAIDS per year!

How we Treat Pain Today

Some of the most common pain relievers are; Aspirin causes ulcers, Advil causes leaky gut syndrome, Tylenol can cause liver disease, Opiates are highly addictive and the vast array of biological products coming to market have a whole host of other product specific side effects.  What these products all have in common is that they simply mask the pain and are in no way actually addressing the root cause or helping the body to heal in any way.  Masking pain means the issue persists and we actually start seeing the side effects from taking the pain killers.  They are real.  There are actual death rates for Tylenol and approximately 80,000 people end up in the emergency room.  I could write a whole blog about the side effects on this class of drugs, Opiates are highly addictive and kill more than 50,000 people due to overdose in the USA and ruin countless more lives.  In addition to leaky gut, Advil significantly lowers sex hormones in the body and causes 5-10% of all required kidney transplants each year.  To say the least, it’s serious stuff and with 30 billion being swallowed each year we need to start thinking differently about what is best for our health and longevity if we do not change!

A Better Way to Treat Pain – A Non-invasive way to Eliminate Pain and Inflammation

At iCRYO Port St Lucie we have a much Better way.  We offer many different tools to eliminate pain by treating the root cause, enabling the body to heal itself more quickly, and we do not cause any side effects.  We have multiple different technologies that can be used and built into your lifestyle at a very reasonable price with significant benefits.  We have Photobiomodulation, Whole-body Cryotherapy, Local Cryotherapy, PEMF and Infrared Sauna which will all work toward your goal of eliminating the pain but also help the body to heal itself.

Photobiomodulation (PBM):

Light therapy has been shown to have significant biological effects on humans. For example, light therapy is used to manage depression. Several clinical trials have shown that certain wavelengths of light can improve wound healing, decrease temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) pain, and decrease back pain. In these trials, light was directed at the site of pain. The investigators have shown green (LED) light produced antinociception (analgesia) and reversed neuropathic pain associated with several models of chronic pain.   iCRYO Port St. Lucie has the most powerful Photobiomodulation bed on the market and can deliver the efficacious dose (20,000 joules) in just 12 minutes.  Light induces a complex chain of physiological reactions in diseased and damaged tissues to accelerate wound healing and tissue regeneration, increase circulation, reduce acute inflammation, reduce acute and chronic pain and help restore normal cellular function.  Many people have called Photobiomodulation a miracle once they discover it.   The best part about Photobiomodulation is that it also heals the body.  When reactive oxygen species are displaced from the mitochondria, a DNA repair response is triggered and the area is enhanced based on our intended DNA.  I like to call it original factory settings.  The lights combine together to penetrate at different levels in our bodies.  Infrared light penetrates farthest (deeper tissues, organs, and bone), Red’s penetrate the skin (dermal layer and wound healing) and green is a more intense energy that has a lower level of penetration yet may affect surface and wound healing more positively.

Whole-body & Local Cryotherapy for Pain Relief and Muscle Healing

Cryotherapy can help with muscle pain, as well as some joint and muscle disorders, such as arthritis. It may also promote faster healing of athletic injuries. Doctors have long recommended using ice packs on injured and painful muscles. Doing so may increase blood circulation after the ice pack is removed, promoting healing and pain relief.  A study published in 2000 found that cryotherapy offered temporary relief from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. The research found that cryotherapy could reduce the damaging effects of intense exercise. People who used cryotherapy also reported less pain.  Another 2017 study also supports the benefits of cryotherapy for relieving muscle pain and speeding healing.   The main difference between local cryotherapy and whole-body is the ability to target a specific area and ensure the inflammation has completely been eradicated in that one spot, it is more focused.  When inflammation is reduced the blood can flow to the area and deliver much needed oxygen and nutrients previously being blocked by the inflammation.

PEMF Reduces Pain and Helps Heal our Bodies

Our HUGO PEMF delivers an extremely high intensity, short duration electromagnetic pulse combined with several frequencies. We have matts that cover the body for the bottom and the top so that you get a very efficient and comprehensive session.  This results in a magnetic field that penetrates completely through muscles and joints in just minutes, and consequently alleviates pain faster and has long-term benefit on the cells, bones and cardiovascular circulation.   Doing PEMF on a routine basis is extremely beneficial from a health maintenance perspective as it greatly enhances circulation and circulation of our blood is what delivers oxygen and nutrients to all of our cells.   Did you know 24% of our blood is pumped by the heart and the other 76% is pushed throughout the trillions of cells in our body by the electromagnetic energy in all of us.  We need to keep our electromagnetic energy charged in our bodies just like we do our smartphones.   PEMF helps destroy weak or diseased cells and enables the body to build healthy cells much more quickly.  PEMF also triggers cellular exercise which expands and contracts our cell membranes through the session.  This helps remove any trans-fat or impermeability that builds up as we age.  Thus, our cells are more able to absorb the oxygen and nutrition being delivered and we will heal much more quickly.  PEMF is actually FDA approved to heal bone faster!  It also heals depression and the pain associated with it.

Infrared Saunas for Pain Relief

For years, doctors have recommended Infrared saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions.

Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.

Infrared saunas have resulted in effective pain management therapy for many different ailments. Here are just some of the conditions in which infrared sauna therapy has been successfully used for pain relief.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Those who suffer from PAD can experience severe leg pain caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the lower legs, which can get worse with walking. But Japanese researchers found that infrared sauna sessions of just 15 minutes a day significantly lowered pain, and patients were able to walk twice as far without pain. 4

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis often struggle with pain management that comes with hefty side effects. But with sauna therapy, pain relief can be found without negative outcomes. A study has shown that while in the sauna, all patients with these conditions felt significantly better, and at the end of the study, those with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in pain and fatigue while not in the sauna.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body, with particular areas of sensitivity. Studies have shown that not only does infrared sauna use help with natural pain relief during treatment, but even months after ending sauna treatment the pain was still significantly lower.

Emotional Pain

Physical pain is often given much more credit in our society than pain caused by emotion. But medical doctors have begun to understand the real physiological impact of psychological issues. Infrared sauna therapy works for the pain that can’t be seen, too. In the same study of chronic pain patients, researchers also found that patients had a statistically lower anger level compared to those not in the sauna group.

Make a Change Today – We have a Better Way to Treat the Pain and Help Heal the Body

So, from now on consider a new solution for Pain Relief.  iCRYO Port St. Lucie has multiple ways to help you get out of pain and ultimately heal!   We offer awesome customer experience and you can walk in any time.  We will take care of you and we will not cause any side effects while doing so.