Cryotherapy, As Old As Medicine Itself! | No Age Gent

Cryotherapy, As Old As Medicine Itself!



Born from nature and made safe and effective through technology, cryotherapy is an innovative treatment that provides many benefits; including beauty, weight loss, athletic recovery, and overall wellness. Articles boast of the treatment’s ability to improve blood circulation resulting in younger, firmer skin and also cellulite reduction. It is also known as the recovery solution for injuries.


I’m writing this blog today from two perspectives. One is from the perspective of the person who is obsessed with health, fitness, and wellness; and will try anything related to anti-aging. The other is from the  perspective of the person who moved to the desert from the east coast, and finds any temperature under 60 degrees absolutely painful. So, when I started to investigate Cryotherapy chambers, I was torn between what I was learning about the benefits versus my fear of the cold (never mind a temperature of -240F). On the west coast, cryotherapy chambers are easily accessible. The cost ranges from $25 specials to $50 for a single session. I had to give this a try and ignore the fear factor (I am excited to say I did it as well as checked out the benefits for myself). I was very fortunate to have chosen a health facility where the staff was very knowledgeable.  They alleviated my fears of dying in there. An important note; every session a staff member stayed right outside the chamber ensuring my safety and coaching me along. The selling point for me was that 48 hours after the Cryotherapy treatment,  when the process of body restoration occurs. Your body returns to a better condition with decreased pain and inflammation. You will also have increased energy. Another benefit is that injuries are improved and healing time is shortened. This is a great treatment for athletes and anyone that has muscle overuse. Was it as bad as I thought it would be? First time the staff did the shortest amount of time. I have to say it was invigorating, and I was proud that I managed to get through the two minutes. The second and third times at the full three minutes were easier. After about a half hour  I did feel a endorphin rush as the cleaner enriched blood flowed back into my tissues. It is a filtration system of sorts for your blood.

Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is an alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs. This treatment involves exposing individuals to extremely cold dry air (below -100 °C) for two to four minutes. To achieve the subzero temperatures required for WBC, two methods are typically used: liquid nitrogen and refrigerated cold air. During these exposures, individuals wear minimal clothing, which usually consists of shorts for males and shorts and a crop top for females. Gloves, a woolen headband covering the ears, and a nose and mouth mask, in addition to dry shoes and socks, are commonly worn to reduce the risk of cold-related injury. The first WBC chamber was built in Japan in the late 1970s. It has been in the US only for the last decade.


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