Cryotherapy is quickly gaining traction as a treatment for inflammation, muscle soreness, skin disorders and weight loss. But what cryotherapy enthusiasts quickly learn after their very first session is that cryotherapy give you an enormous energy boost.
Whether you are fatigued from travel, recovering from a hangover or just plain pooped, cryotherapy works better than caffeine to make you alert and ready to face the rest of your day. If you are having trouble focusing or suffering from brain fog, cryotherapy can help!
How Cryo Wakes You Up
A Whole Body Cryotherapy session lasts only three minutes, but in that time, liquid nitrogen gas cools the cryochamber to as low as -130 degrees Celsius. As the superficial tissues of your body rapidly cool, you go into a sort of temperature shock, causing your blood vessels to constrict to keep your blood from freezing.
Blood and fluids from your surface are redirected to your visceral organs to protect them from cold. Excess fluid and toxins from inflammation are sent to your lymphatic system and kidneys for elimination, while your blood picks up extra oxygen and nutrients.
Because your body recognizes extreme cold as a threat, your heart rate goes up and adrenaline is released in a fight or flight response. As your body begins to warm again, your body senses that the danger has passed. Enriched blood returns to the surface, refreshing your superficial cells, and you body releases endorphins, the same “feel good” hormones you get from vigorous exercise.
Endorphins interact with your brain receptors, leaving you with a positive and energetic feeling. Your brain also gets an extra infusion of oxygen-rich blood that heightens your awareness and helps you feel more focused.
You will leave your cryotherapy session feeling refreshed and energized. Plus, cryotherapy has the added bonus of helping you sleep soundly, so you are more mentally focused the following day.
Other Benefits of Cryotherapy
Besides the energy boost that cryo inevitably gives, there are a number of other benefits to whole body cryotherapy:
- Reduced pain in muscles and joints
- Decreased puffiness in face and around eyes
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Improved immune function
- Elevated metabolism for energy and weight loss
- Better sleep quality
- Improved cognitive function
Many athletes and celebrities make cryotherapy a regular part of their training and beauty regimens because it enhances performance and improves appearance.
Whole Body Cryotherapy in NYC
To schedule a whole body cryotherapy session, contact InVita Cryo NYC in the heart of historic SoHo. Be sure to ask about localized cryotherapy for injury and recovery, and CryoFacial for reduced puffiness and a beautiful complexion. And while you visit, check out our unique menu of treatments and therapies, all geared to keeping you looking and feeling young, healthy and beautiful.