Cryotherapy is a fast growing therapeutic remedy to pain and other ailments. This cryogenic therapy has enabled patients to naturally relieve pain in below subzero temperatures. Liquid Nitrogen is used to create temperatures inside the chamber ranging from 110° Celsius to 130° Celsius below zero. Levels, time and temperatures are determined by the patient’s tolerance in order to further the cryotherapy. The length of time exposed to the below zero temperatures enhances the patient’s quality of the session. Maximum time for any treatment is 3 minutes.
Once the body is exposed to the freezing temperatures, it enters into a Fight-or-Flight mode. The blood and cells are activated to protect your core and organs for the body to survive before going into hypothermia. During this time the body is releasing lactic acid that has built up from exercise or other activities to begin the journey to recovery. Runners and other athletes benefit from cryotherapy due to the ability of reaching deep into the tissue, something that an ice pack or an ice bath cannot do.
Top benefits of the medical therapy include:
- Muscle pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Syndromes
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sleep and anxiety disorders
Cryotherapy speeds recovery time and rejuvenates your cells and circulatory system which typically leads to increased energy. From professional athletes to those suffering from MS (Multiple Sclerosis), many have found relief in the remedy. Cryotherapy has a different reaction on each client and often is better defined with several treatments. “Although this is not a cure for pain, injuries or other diseases, this process allows the body to naturally rejuvenate and act as its own healer,” says James Shields, owner of Cryo Shield and pitcher for the San Diego Padres.
As the cryotherapy business coninues to grow it's apparent that athletes and others in the active communities will represent the majority of customers benefiting from this chilling experience.