Are you curious about cryotherapy, but you aren’t exactly sure what it is or how it might benefit you? Cryotherapy, which quite literally means cold therapy, is a technique that exposes the body to very cold temperatures for several minutes in order to produce a positive effect. Let’s take a look at a few of the many benefits of cryotherapy.
Reduce Migraine Symptoms
Migraines are debilitating! Anything you can do to reduce the pain is well worth the effort. By cooling and providing a numbing effect on the nerves in the neck, cryotherapy can help reduce the severity of migraine symptoms. The theory is that this works by cooling the blood that is passing through blood vessels inside your head.
Enhances Weight Loss by Boosting Metabolism
Application of intense cold to the skin triggers a metabolic response within the body called thermogenesis that can last for up to 48 hours following the treatment. This is the same process the body uses in response to hypothermia to increase heat production. This process burns calories, so amping up this process can aid in the weight loss process.
Reduces Joint Pain and Stiffness
Cold therapy reduces inflammation which can have a positive impact on arthritic joints. When the inflammation is reduced pain and stiffness are lessened which can result in improved function. This treatment is usually well tolerated by arthritis sufferers. It can help increase the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs.
Boosts Your Mood
By triggering the release of key neurotransmitters, a cryotherapy session can produce a boost in mood and promote a sense of mental wellbeing. Mental clarity and focus are also enhanced by the release of these neurotransmitters. As more research is being done, it is being found that cryotherapy can even be a beneficial tool in the treatment of certain mood disorders.
Gives Your Immune System a Boost
In response to exposure to intense cold, the body increases the production of certain immune cells. This provides a healthier immune cell population to protect you from illness and disease. These immune cells may even offer some protection against cancer!
If you’d like to experience the many benefits of cryotherapy for yourself, reserve your appointment at Pyara Spa and Salon at our Burlington location today. Give us a call at 781-270-9200 or visit us at 101 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington or 1050 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. You can also book your appointment online. Download our free mobile app available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon to manage appointments on the go.