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When Should You Consider Sports Cryotherapy?

Injuries sustained from sports are quite frequent, with the stresses your body endures from a professional or recreational standpoint, the pain that follows is quite intense. Whatever you’re playing, the likelihood of an accident is bound to occur— and it happens to the best of us!

Whether you’re a professional athlete or not, when you’re injured, you want a faster recovery time and cryotherapy is the solution.

 

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy has been around for a long time. You may not realize it, but traditional forms of cryotherapy sustained from sports injuries or any other injuries have been performed using ice packs or cold-water immersion baths.

In most recent years, whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) has become a popular technique to soothe an irritated nervous system, provide pain relief, and reduce inflammation.

What differs from the traditional house remedy is that when you apply an ice pack, you may feel temporary relief— and that’s it. Temporary. However, when you do a sports cryotherapy session, your whole body is exposed to cold temperatures, which releases endorphins— your body’s natural painkillers.

 

The Impact of Sports Cryotherapy

Most athletes find cryotherapy valuable post training because it encourages an accelerated healing process by slowing down the metabolism of the cells. Whether you’re a racer, hiker, pacer, or anything in between, sports cryotherapy will help boost your energy levels to get back out there doing what you love most.

Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses subzero temperatures to soothe an irritated nervous system, provide pain relief, and reduce inflammation. It’s far more effective than an ice pack, and more comfortable than an ice bath, and each treatment only lasts three minutes!

  1. During a whole-body sports cryotherapy session, you will stand in a chamber, or cryosauna, wearing only gloves, socks, underwear, and booties.
  2. The chamber will fill up with a nitrogen vapor to drop the temperature, and your body will be surrounded by the cold that dropped as low as -200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. From there, one of our cryotherapy technicians will walk you through the entire process.

Other benefits of cryotherapy include:

  • Chronic Pain Relief
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Boost Immune System
  • Increased Active Performance
  • Improved Overall Health and Stamina

 

Book a Session at our Active Recovery Center 

Whether you exercise often or have an injury from a recent activity, you will see a tremendous difference in your recovery if you try sports cryotherapy. For those who train hard or have injuries, our team can find a treatment plan that works for you!

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 team includes nationally certified athletic trainers, board certified physicians, and support staff— all who will work diligently to keep you free from injuries and help you recover in between workouts and competitions.

We are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic with normal hours. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus and updates from the CDC closely. We are taking these COVID-19 precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients.

To learn more about our services, visit our sports cryotherapy page or call us at 904-402-4399 to learn more or book a cryotherapy session today!