4 reasons to try cryo therapy
Cryotherapy improves the function of the immune system and decreases stress levels. One way it does this is by stimulating norepinephrine release which can increase the cells in your body that kill invaders!
The extreme cold exposure causes to the body to turn up its metabolic rate in order to produce heat (for up to 42 hours), causing the body to ‘burn’ up to 800 calories. Another ‘survival reaction’ to the extreme temperatures is the release of endorphins that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cryotherapy can drastically improve joint disorders such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Athletes are using whole body cryotherapy to recover from injuries and improve their performance.
Skin exposure to temperatures -160 degrees Celsius triggers the systemic release of anti-inflammatory cytokines, and decreases circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. This internal response decreases inflammation in all areas of the body.