Cryotherapy

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The Benefits of Full Body Cryotherapy

Full Body Cryotherapy is a powerful tool to help boost your functional and athletic performance. “Cryo” is Greek for cold, and can be utilized in a number of ways to achieve your fitness goals.

Weight Loss: One of the “coolest” ways cryotherapy has been shown to affect the body is by  burning fat. Cold exposure has been found to rev up your metabolism to maintain your body temperature, and is a great way to increase your fat burning capacity. But it actually does more than that. Cold therapy stimulates a different type of fat cell, brown fat cells. These cells differ from their white counterparts, because they are specifically designed to increase heat generation and are not to store fat. The stimulation of brown fat cells in your body actually increases your overall metabolic rate, making a more permanent change in your body’s ability to burn calories.

Reduce Inflammation: It is a well known fact that cold exposure can reduce inflammation, and has been used in sports medicine and as a home remedy for decades. Inflammatory processes in the body are dependent on temperature, so chilling the tissue that has been made sore can decrease soreness and pain. This is true of a localized pain from an injury like a sprained ankle as well as global inflammation such as from muscle soreness after a hard workout. Some preliminary studies have also shown cryotherapy to be beneficial for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other forms of arthritis.

A study in 2017 actually showed that the reduction of chronic global inflammation from cryotherapy can prevent major diseases such as cancer, dementia, and arthritis. Each of these diseases begins to develop in bodies that are globally inflamed. This global inflammation is disrupted by the cryotherapy, making it a powerful tool to prevent disease.