Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy in Crofton, MD
Cryotherapy is a healing technique that has been around for centuries, with even ancient civilizations using cold immersion as a therapy treatment. With the modernization of cold therapy technology, whole body cryotherapy now offers an extremely effective rejuvenation for your entire body in just a few minutes.
At Maryland Cryotherapy in Crofton, MD, we provide whole body cryotherapy treatments in just three minutes, helping you feel better from the inside out.
What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is similar to taking a sauna—but cold. This extreme cold healing treatment uses temperatures far below zero to assist with pain management, workout recovery, mental well-being, and weight management. Used by professional athletes for years, this technique can help with recovery from injuries, improve performance, decrease inflammation, and leave you feeling younger.
During the treatment, you enter a walk-in chamber that immerses your entire body except for your head in extremely cold temperatures, as low as -250 degrees Fahrenheit. The treatment typically lasts only three minutes, helping alleviate muscle soreness, improve skin, and boost your mood. Those who use it regularly say it gives them more energy, sounder sleep, and a boosted metabolism.
Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy
While whole body cryotherapy has long been used to help athletes and fitness gurus recover from workouts and train harder for competitive events, it isn’t just reserved for the pros. This treatment has benefits that nearly anyone can appreciate, from reducing anxiety and depression to burning calories for better weight management. Health professionals in some countries use whole body therapy to treat arthritis, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, and more. Some of the main benefits of whole body cryotherapy include:
Alleviating Joint and Muscle Pain
If you’re on an intensive training schedule or are recovering from an injury, whole body cryotherapy can help speed up your recovery process and get you back to maximum performance sooner. During whole body cryotherapy, the body is exposed to extreme cold, which increases circulation and sends purified blood, oxygen, and other nutrients to soft tissue. This accelerates healing and reduces pain, often immediately following the session.
Boosting Your Mood
The extreme cold utilized in whole body cryotherapy assists with boosting your endorphins when you step out. This endorphin and adrenaline release can help combat anxiety and depression, leading to an improved mood with repeated use.
Assisting With Weight Loss
Whole body cryotherapy works in two ways to boost weight loss, burning calories during the session and leading to boosted metabolism. During the session itself, you can burn hundreds of calories in just a few minutes. Used over time, the cold helps boost your metabolism and leads to improved weight loss over time.
Tightening Your Skin
Whole body cryotherapy reduces cellulite and stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter skin and a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Whole body cryotherapy even reduces the appearance of blemishes and scars and is known to help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.