What are the Benefits?
By lowering your body temperature in a matter of 30 seconds, cryotherapy quickly lowers the amount of so-called post-exertional, pro-inflammatory chemicals, resulting in a drastic decrease of mandatory rest time. Also, prior to any competition, cryotherapy is quite beneficial to the inflammatory control systems and circulatory system, which allows measurable gains in aerobic endurance and muscle strength.
Decrease in joint pain
Quicker recovery from injury
Jumpstart the immune, nervous, vascular, and lymphatic system
Relieves pregnancy back pain, muscle spasms, and cramps
The cold stimulus promotes the breakdown of collagen, to which the body responds by creating new collagen, which in turn increases the elasticity of the skin. Wrinkles are lessened, pores shrink, and the skin feels soft. The nails also become stronger.
The thyroid gland reacts positively to the cold stimulus. After 10 days of cryotherapy, cold showers or swimming in ice water, the body develops an insulation layer. The thyroid gland produces additional thyroxin, which mobilizes fatty acids, causing you to lose weight.
The cold also has a direct effect on the fatty tissue in our bodies. There are two types of fat: white fat cells that can be found mainly around the belly, butt and thighs, and brown fat cells that are responsible for the heating of our system. During a WBC session, the white fat cells are burnt as additional fuel for the heating of the body. In addition, the brown fat cells are stimulated to heat the body, without you having to exercise. This helps you to lose weight.
The cold can also contribute to slowing the aging process and to reducing the chance of developing diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The process also helps some women to fight cellulite.