Cryotherapy is a great choice for athletes and others who suffer from sore muscles. The idea of cold therapy for muscle pain and soreness has long been the standard. Many professional athletes and celebrities have touted the benefits of cryotherapy for relief from sore muscles. Cryotherapy uses the same principles as cold packs and ice baths, but takes half the time and does not involves being submerged in water, meaning you can fit cryotherapy into your busy schedule and be on your way in no time!
Whether you suffer from acute or chronic inflammation, cryotherapy may be able to provide some relief. The use of cryotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation dates back to the 1970s. Multiple studies have shown that cryotherapy may increase production of antiinflammatory proteins in the body. It is important to reduce inflammation in your body because chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of ailments and issues including impaired circulation, decreased mobility, and chronic pain.
Pain & Injuries
Much like the use of an ice pack, cryotherapy uses intense cold to increase circulation and improve healing. The body reacts to the freezing temperatures in a process called thermogenesis. During thermogenesis, the body goes into survival mode by increasing metabolism and constricting peripheral arteries. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing process, reducing the need for medications and other forms of treatment.
The below-freezing temperatures used in cryotherapy can cause the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and endorphins, which result in an increase of energy and overall mood boost. Even just one cryotherapy session can give you a boost in energy. This extra energy can also help you be more active and burn more calories!
The cold environment often has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it a viable treatment option for those with frequent mood disorders like anxiety and depression. The intense cold will trigger your body to release the endorphin norepinephrine, which helps you feel relaxed and relieves stress. Many of our clients report that they feel better both physically and mentally after a session in the cryo chamber.
Cryotherapy is a great addition to your overall health and wellness routine and can improve your sleep. This is because your body tends to sleep better when you are free from aches and pains, and cryotherapy helps to ease those aches and pains. Many people have reported that they sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed on the day after their cryotherapy sessions.
At NOLA Chill we want your experience to be as relaxing as possible. Many of our services are designed to give you a chance to relax and unwind while also improving your overall health and wellness. You can use this time to meditate and practice deep breathing techniques. This is just another way that our cryotherapy and other services are a great addition to your health and wellness routine.
Cryotherapy has also been shown to help with weight loss. Both our Whole Body Cryotherapy and Cryo Slimming services can help you lose weight and tone your body. This is because introducing the body to below-freezing temperatures increases the metabolism and burns calories. Cryotherapy uses thermoelectric cooling to perform cryolipolysis (freezing of the fat) which causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without damage to the overlying skin.The destroyed cells then pass naturally through your body’s lymphatic system. Cryo Slimming is a safe, painless, and non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The effects of cryotherapy can last 5-8 hours after the session, resulting in the burning of up to 600 calories in a single session!
In addition to the health and wellness benefits of cryotherapy, there are also beauty benefits. One of these is an overall improvement in skin tone. This benefit is especially apparent after one of our Cryo Facial treatments. Many clients report a variety of beauty benefits including a more even skin tone, reduced wrinkles and a glowing complexion.
Among the great beauty benefits of cryotherapy are the anti-aging effects. Cryotherapy stimulates the production of collagen in the body which helps to tighten the skin and prevent signs of aging. As a result, the skin regains elasticity and appears both younger and smoother. At NOLA Chill we offer cryo facials which are a great alternative to traditional facials. Unlike traditional facials, which often include harsh chemicals and sometimes painful techniques, cryo facials offer a fast, pain-free way to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin.
NOLA Chill is the go-to place for health and wellness in New Orleans and the surrounding area. We offer a variety of cryotherapy options to help you meet your wellness goals. Open 6 days a week. Schedule your appointment today!