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The Benefits of Cryotherapy

In recent years, you may have heard the term “cryotherapy” mentioned and used by athletes, celebrities, fitness professionals, and even your family and friends. So, what exactly is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, or “cold therapy,” is an innovative technology and technique when the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Cryotherapy is a growing trend, and for good reason: it helps the body!

Here are several benefits of cryotherapy:

Pain Management: Cryotherapy can help reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain in the whole body. It is said to help reduce aches and pains.

Recovery: After a workout, cryotherapy helps with reducing inflammation and speeds up the muscle recovery process, even more so than an ice bath.

Mental Health: Cryotherapy surrounds the body with extremely low temperatures, and research has shown that exposing the body to cold temperatures helps release endorphins, which is the “happiness” hormone.

Weight Management: Although there is no direct correlation between weight loss and this type of cold therapy, many cryotherapy users said it has helped them achieved weight loss goals if they do it on a regular basis. A study in the Nature Journal Scientific Reports found evidence that exposure to cold temperatures could transform the type of fat we form in our bodies and possibly even help people burn off excess body fat.

Other health benefits:

  • A decrease in muscle spasms
  • Edema management
  • Reduction of spasticity
  • Relieves pregnancy in back pain, muscle spasms, and cramps
  • Reduction in fever
  • Soothes an irritated nervous system
  • Acute post-surgical conditions management
  • Increase in metabolism
  • Boosts energy
  • Boosts immune system
  • Reduces the metabolism of cells
  • Increases active performance
  • Increases stamina

Looking for Cryotherapy in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you are an active person, suffer from chronic pain or aches, or looking to feel better overall, cryotherapy can be a great solution for you. Cryotherapy is more effective and more comfortable than an ice bath, and each treatment just takes three minutes!

We offer cryotherapy sessions at Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida. During a whole-body cryotherapy session, you will stand in a chamber, or cryosauna, wearing only gloves, socks, undies and booties for three minutes as the chamber is filled with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature. Your body is surrounded by cold air, with temperatures dropping as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the session, the body’s core temperature remains the same while only the skin gets cold. One of our cryotherapy technicians will be there to talk you through the entire experience.

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians and support staff all will help keep you injury-free and actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our cryotherapy in Jacksonville page or call us at 904-613-3241 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today!