ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CRYOTHERAPY
This is Part of Our Larger Series on Alternative Wellness Therapies, where we will be discussing Cryotherapy, Massage, and Chiropractic.
Cryotherapy (also known as Cold Therapy or Water Therapy) is an umbrella term referring to the application of low temperatures for medical or wellness therapies. For our Reference we will be discussing the noninvasive types used in Spa treatments. However, there are a few different types of Cryotherapy, such as…
- Cryoablation – This is a medical procedure incorporating the use of extreme cold temperatures to destroy diseased tissue. Also, used internally for the destruction of tumors.
- Cryosurgery – Utilized for the destroying diseased or abnormal tissue as well. However, this is typically used externally, such as warts, moles, skin cancer, or other skin issues.
- Non Medical Cryotherapy – This refers to Whole Body Cryotherapy Chambers, Cryotherapy guns for targeted locations of the body, such as muscles and joints, and Cryotherapy wands for facials and beauty.
Some potential benefits for trying Cold therapy is to…
- Recovery from an Injury or Rigorous Exercise.
- Kick-starts the Body’s natural healing process.
- Boosts Metabolism for Weight Loss
- Boosts Levels of Endorphins and Adrenaline
- Mood Enhancement, Lowers Stress Levels
- Reduces Inflammation/Helps flush Lactic Acid from the Muscles
However, this is not a complete list of potential benefits. Some Other users have reported helping with Eczema, and other skin issues, as well as Arthritis, and Premature aging issues.
HOW IT WORKS:
For the Full Body Chamber…
- When you will arrive you will change into the costume the facility has for you.
- You will then be guided into the Machine.
- The machine will reduce the temperature between around -120 to -180 Degrees Celsius. Using a liquid Nitrogen or Electrical system.
- Your blood with rush to your core to keep your organs functioning.
- A treatment will typically last for 1-3 minutes. That’s It, You’re Done!
- For immediate first aid for acute sports injuries.
- Also, used for chronic long term issues.
- Protection of the damaged tissue to prevent further injury.
- Decrease in swelling, constricting the blood vessels.
- Pain relief, by blocking pain signals to the brain.
- Applications include facials, or targeted body parts of the skin.
- Used to slow down the signs of aging, speed up weight loss, and improve complexion.
- Same process as the chamber using freezing temperatures, but uses a Wand for targeting topical areas.
- Can create tighter skin, reduce pore size, leave a glowing complexion.
- Reduction in cellulite/fine lines by stimulating collagen production, & burning of the fat cells.
CAN CBD HELP?
Many people seeking alternative wellness treatments tend to use other all natural, organic remedies, such as Essential oils, CBD Oil ingestibles or topicals, and other healthy options found in nature.
Many users of CBD take it to aid in recovery from exercise or injury. As hemp oil is loaded with a myriad of vitamins and minerals, in addition to Cannabidiol. So it will only help in giving you the nutrients needed everyday for your body to function at its optimal level.
Side Effects that have been reported are minimal at best, and usually temporary. These are typically tingling, numbness, redness, and/or an irritation to the skin. If you have an aversion to cold then this will not be for you.
For medically invasive Cryotherapy then the risks are a bit greater because you are puncturing the skin, even though these are still minimal. More Importantly, it’s always best to discuss it with your Doctor if you have any underlying condition for any use of Cryotherapy.
Overall, Cryotherapy might not work for everyone. But for people who are tired of the routine western medicine “pop a pill” mentality, without addressing the underlying issue, this therapy may be an option. In addition, adding CBD may help with all of your wellness needs.
For many users, Cold Therapy has helped them speed up the healing process from an injury or has helped them in their beauty goals.
As Always, do your due diligence before embarking on any procedure for the best possible outcome, and speak with your Healthcare Professional if you have any underlying medical condition.