What is Cryotherapy?
Everything you need to know about Cold Therapy
If you have ever been injured, you know how important it is to ice the injury as soon as possible. You may have even been recommended an ice bath. Ice therapy helps reduce inflammation and swelling, speeding up healing time. But what if you could take the benefits of ice therapy to a whole new level? Cryotherapy is a type of cold therapy that uses extreme cold to help improve your health and well-being. This article will discuss what cryotherapy is, the benefits of cold therapy, and how you can start using cryotherapy in your own life!
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a type of cold therapy that uses extreme cold to help improve your health and well-being. The word "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek word "kryos," which means "cold." Cryotherapy can be used for whole-body or localized treatments. Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is when you are exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time, usually two to three minutes. Localized cryotherapy (LC) is when you target specific areas of your body with cold therapy, such as an injury or sore muscle.
Types of Cryotherapy
There are two main types of cryotherapy: whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) and localized cryotherapy (LC). Whole-body cryotherapy is when you are exposed to freezing temperatures for a short period of time, usually two to three minutes. Localized cryotherapy is when you target specific areas of your body with cold therapy, such as an injury or sore muscle.
Whole-body cryotherapy is said to have a wide range of benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving athletic performance, and speeding up recovery from injury. Localized cryotherapy is often used to treat pain and inflammation in specific body areas, such as an injury or sore muscle.
Cold therapy has been used for centuries to help relieve pain and improve health. In the early 1800s, people with rheumatoid arthritis would immerse their hands and feet in cold water to help relieve pain. In the early 1900s, doctors began using ice packs to treat injuries. And in 1978, Japanese doctor Toshima Yamaguchi developed whole-body cryotherapy as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
How Can You Use Cryotherapy?
Probe Chiropractic in South New Jersey offers whole-body cryotherapy treatments in a state-of-the-art chamber. You can read more about our services on our website. If you are interested in trying cryotherapy, you can simply give us a call and schedule an appointment. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cryotherapy and help you decide if it is right for you!