Whole body cryotherapy has been used worldwide since 1979 to enhance recovery for elite athletes, who find it to be a valuable adjunct for speeding muscle recovery and producing a general feeling of well-being. Pro Athletes and athletic teams across the country and around the world use whole body cryotherapy to gain a competitive edge. Now amateur athletes and weekend warriors are adopting the practice to reduce pain and inflammation caused by strenuous exercise.
Instead of icing a sore area, which is uncomfortable and time-consuming, they can simply step into a cryotherapy chamber. Whole body cryotherapy shortens the time required to two-three minutes and increases the intensity, while providing benefits to the entire body. Athletes say they can train harder and recover faster.
Health and Wellness
People who use cryotherapy say the experience makes them feel refreshed and invigorated. Users claim a host of benefits, both physical and mental. Because a cryotherapy session takes just three minutes, it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Application of cold is a well-accepted method for treating inflammation and injury. Some practitioners and therapists have adopted whole body cryotherapy as an adjunct to other types of treatments for a range of symptoms and conditions.