There are few things you can do that benefit your whole body. Eating well, sleeping well, and exercise are at the top of the list. So is whole body cryotherapy, which can help you perform optimally and is linked to improved pain relief and recovery. And if you’re exercising or moving well, you’re likely sleeping better and reducing sleep disorders, too!
Whole body cryotherapy at either of our two Indianapolis locations will plunge the air temperature around your body to -200 – -300ºF. The air stays cool and envelops you for 3 shorts minutes and during your body natural healing mechanisms gets activated. And because you stay dry through the whole session, this method of therapy is far more comfortable and sustainable than cold water immersion, ice packs, or ice baths.
Whole body cryotherapy benefits
Cryotherapy can improve your mood and mood disorders
It sounds like science fiction, but the extreme cold during a whole body cryotherapy session incites your body to release adrenaline, noradrenaline, and endorphins — all the “feel good stuff” your body releases during exercise, relaxation, or for pain relief.
And because these endorphins make us feel good, they can have a positive impact on your mood.
Reduce dry and itchy skin with cryotherapy treatment
The cold temperatures from cryotherapy has an impact on our pores and skin. Your body’s natural response to blood circulation during cold temperature exposure is to tighten up, otherwise known as goosebumps.
As your body readjusts to room temperature and oxidative stress, antioxidants and other skin-treating, blemish-fighting immune system responses flood back into your blood vessels and skin cells.
Reduced inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis
Inflamed joints and rheumatoid arthritis patients often benefit from physical therapy treatments to keep joints moving and prevent stiffening. The chronic pain they feel is relieved by whole body cryotherapy in their hands, hips, knuckles, knees, and feet.
Whole body cryotherapy might be one of the most affordable, helpful, and long-lasting relief for arthritis and reducing arthritic pain. Medical facilities have been treating localized pain points with localized cryotherapy, cold treatment, and creams that stimulate extreme cold for years. Whole body cryotherapy does more in a fraction of the time.
Chronic pain and chronic inflammation therapy for athletic recovery
Athletes are some of our most frequent cryotherapy clients. Athletes have been suffering through time in an ice bath for years, but whole body cryotherapy introduces a host of benefits in a fraction of the time. It reduces chronic fatigue, incites muscle recovery responses, releases anti-inflammatory proteins to decrease inflammation in legs, calves, and arms, and a host of other health benefits.
Occupational therapy and sports medicine treatments often pair well with body cooling and other therapy program treatments. Together, they provide temporary relief from muscle soreness, increase in oxygenated blood levels, increased energy, quicker muscle regeneration and muscle healing, and can reduce injuries for many athletes with consistent cold therapy. The benefits of cryotherapy and medical science for athletes continues to undergo many studies, often finding new physiological hormonal responses.
Fibromyalgia pain relief
Consistent cryotherapy session and exposure to extremely low temperatures whole body cryotherapy has subjectively been shown to help fibromyalgia sufferers regain quality of life, often for months.
Unlike rheumatoid disease, fibromyalgia is a disorder that leads to severe muscle and bone pain that causes fatigue and subsequently disrupts sleep. Fibromyalgia patients with muscle pain who step into a cryo chamber, continue taking their prescribed medications, and follow their doctor’s other adjunct treatment and aggressive physiotherapy report feeling better over the entire body and tell us they don’t mind the cold air one bit considering the improvement in their mobility afterward.