Are you curious about cryotherapy? Also known as cold therapy, cryotherapy is a treatment that uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue. It is most commonly used to treat several skin conditions, including warts, moles, and skin tags.
In recent years, cryotherapy has also been commonly used as a fat-loss treatment and can burn as much as 800 calories in just one session.
Although cryotherapy has a whole range of uses and benefits, at Feel Good specifically, we use whole-body cryotherapy sessions to enhance your well-being. Our cryotherapy treatments aim to revitalise skin, assist weight loss, elevate moods, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system!
Keep reading below to learn more about what exactly cryotherapy is along with its benefits and risks. We’ll leave out the medical stuff so we can tell you all about the health and wellness benefits instead!
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy at Feel Good is all about health, wellness, and giving your system the boost it needs. It may sound strange that immersing your body in a “cold chamber” at freezing temperatures down to -170 degrees can be good for you. But believe us and our clients when we say, it feels great.
You can check out how our whole-body cryotherapy sessions work here. We’ve listed all the essential steps to get you fully prepared for a cryotherapy session. We also encourage you to call our team if you have further questions after reading through.
Cryotherapy comes in three different forms:
- Liquid nitrogen
- Liquid nitrous oxide
- Argon gas
These substances produce a freezing temperature that skin cells cannot handle. This is why whole-body cryotherapy sessions are kept short and sweet.
How is Cryotherapy Related To Weight Loss?
Although multiple studies are still underway to find more proof of its benefits and how cryotherapy can assist with weight or fat loss, the theory is that when the body is introduced to extremely cold temperatures, it goes into survival mode.
While in survival mode, your body needs to work extremely hard to warm itself up, thus losing hundreds of calories in the process. It’s almost like a heavy gym session, just without the weights.
According to some programs, cryotherapy has shown a 28% reduction of body fat in patients after only four months of treatment! We have found that most clients who are curious about cryotherapy are interested in the weight loss benefits.
What Are The Health Benefits of Cryotherapy?
Here are some other benefits of cryotherapy that are non-medical related and that our clients have raved about:
- Cryotherapy is said to help with muscle soreness, inflammation, and joint pain.
- Cryotherapy is often used by athletes to help speed up the recovery process in times of injury or body duress. The cold reduces blood flow to a particular area which then temporarily reduces nerve activity and relieves pain.
- Cryotherapy is known for improving antioxidant levels in the blood which in turn can treat atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions.
- Cryotherapy has been found to have a positive effect on mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
What Are The Risks of Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is generally considered a safe procedure with few side effects. However, as with any new treatment, you should consult with a professional first.
There is a small risk of frostbite with cryotherapy but our sessions are based on a thorough examination first to avoid any harm. This is more likely to occur if cryotherapy is being used to treat a large area of skin or if the procedure is not done properly. We take extreme caustion and proper measures to ensure you feel safe and are unharmed in the process.
Is Cryotherapy Worth It?
If you’re interested in cryotherapy for its many health benefits, why not give it a shot? Feeling your best is always worth it, especially when the price is so good.
If you are considering cryotherapy, right now, we have a special running where you can get a Cryotherapy session and an LED red light therapy session for just $99! Click here to learn more.