by Dr. Karissa Walton, Founder & Medical Director, The Mobile Health Doc
When thinking about self-care, one may think of a relaxing spa day, getting in a good workout or immersing in nature. Unfortunately, many forego these activities on a regular basis due to the time commitment involved.
What if, instead, you could spend just 2-3 minutes on something that benefits both the body and mind?
One highly effective and efficient form of self-care is Whole-Body Cryotherapy. During this treatment, the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures (about -200° F) for a limited time, typically no more than 2-3 minutes.
This cold exposure causes your body to immediately redirect blood flow away from painful and/or swollen joints. This therapy then activates natural anti-inflammatory and repair processes that promote faster healing. It also triggers the release of certain endorphins that have a calming effect on the body and mind.
This is a great option for individuals who live an active lifestyle and want to recover faster, as well as those who desire to be more active but are limited by chronic pain. Whole-Body Cryotherapy is a very effective treatment for boosting metabolism, improving circulation and repairing sore muscles. This can be helpful for sports recovery, weight loss and overall performance.
- Reduces pain & inflammation
- Reduces psychological stress
- Reduces recovery time post-surgery or athletic event
- Improves antioxidant levels
- Improves immune function
- Improves joint mobility
- Improves metabolism & energy levels
- Improves skin tone
Medical Conditions that may benefit:
- Anxiety & depression
- Metabolic syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis & psoriasis
Seek a medical provider trained in Whole-Body Cryotherapy to see if this is a good option for you. It’s time to be good to yourself and “chill out” for a few minutes so you can enjoy the wide-ranging benefits to your body!