It’s been a hot summer in Indiana, and thanks to the reality of climate change, sweat-before-you-get-to-your-car degree temperatures don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon. While this may mean more pool days and sunshine for most, it can mean something much worse for an annoyingly large segment of the population. By “something much worse,” I (of course) am referring to heat rash, eczema and a plethora of other forms of Atopic dermatitis that are worsened by extreme temperatures. Speaking from exceedingly personal experience, September’s extension of swimsuit weather is nothing short of unpleasant when dealing with skin irritation on the feet, legs, arms, back, etc. However, there may be glimmer of hope for those of us who have been doomed to a life of overtly sensitive skin; a glimmer originating from nonother than the stainless-steel handle of a cryotherapy tank.
While cryotherapy is often associated with its beneficial effects on the muscular system, its impact goes far beyond that. According to a group of doctors in Finland, cold temperatures are shown “to reduce the conduction velocity of peripheral nervesand the nerve ganglia capacity to synthesize acetylcholine, which is considered a neurotransmitter in atopic pruritus.” If you’re anything like me, you have no idea what that means — let me break it down. Under extremely cold temperatures, aspects of the body’s nervous system become less able to receive signals that cause inflammation. Basically, the cold causes your neurotransmitters to say “no thanks!” and turn in for the day, meaning they won’t be receiving the body’s messages to itch or become inflamed. As great as they are, these findings are nothing short of predictable. Cryotherapy has been used to treat rheumatic inflammation and pain since the 1970s, so its only feasible that the skin would be receptive to these benefits as well.
Cryotherapy’s effect on various forms of Atopic dermatitis go beyond the obvious soothing of pain and inflammation. The aforementioned Finnish study noted that “very cold air has been reported to increase the body’s antioxidative capacity.” That’s great and all, but what do antioxidants have to do with your pesky rash?Evidently, a decent amount! A study published in The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research found that antioxidants may be beneficial in the treatment of Atopic dermatitis. So – for those of you keeping track – cryotherapy boosts antioxidant levels which aid in combatting inflamed skin.
I know what you’re thinking. So cryotherapy can really benefit my joints, muscles, mood AND skin? REALLY? Well, to put it shortly, yes! Cryotherapy has an incredibly wide span of benefits, and though you should certainly consult your dermatologist, ice cold temperatures can play an essential role on your journey to soft, swimsuit-ready skin for the rest of the summer.
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Went to the float tank with a groupon. It was a cool experience. Everyone should try it at least once in their life.
Professional and quality service. Was definitely relaxed after the float tank experience.
Absolute amazing experience/ service they keep me hydrated and ready for practice
Great recovery for athletes
Dr Brinza is wonderful. He has helped me with many issues. He always has a smile and is very knowledgeable. I liked the float and focusing on relaxing. The chryotherapy is quick and easy and has loads of results.
Got me in and out quickly, and explained the session clearly. Immediate relief to a sore shoulder upon completion of the cryotherapy session.
I love it! Felt so relaxing...definitely recommend! Staff is awesome!
Cryotherapy is wonderful for a distance runners sore body. The staff is always super friendly!!
Shannon St John
Was really nice and relaxing❣ Really enjoyed it and felt great after❣ I will definitely be going back❣
Wonderful experience, really helped my daughter recover from a soccer injury. I would highly recommend you give this a try, you will thank me later.
I purchased a Groupon and had my first visit this morning and am already scheduled to return tomorrow for another treatment. The staff was knowledgeable and welcoming and I would highlight recommend giving it a try if you are considering.
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Amie and her staff are incredibly professional and passionate about what they do. Always find time to freeze on my trips back to Indy! #cryotilidieo
Great experience, Andrew was outstanding and professional, I highly recommend this for all athletes
A Wonderful relaxing experience! The sauna helps detoxify and the float bed makes it seem like your floating on a cloud!