It seems like something out of a futuristic Sci-Fi movie… Stripping down to the bare essentials and jumping into a chamber that will basically freeze the surface of your skin, all in the name of weight loss. However, there’s a reason that Cryotherapy is fast becoming the go-to treatment for star athletes and celebrities all over the world.
Whole Body Cryotherapy works by passing liquid nitrogen vapor over the skin, causing the surface temperature to drop dramatically. This triggers an immune response in the body resulting in reduced inflammation, decreased pain and an increase in metabolism, something that could help with your weight loss goals.
That’s right, Whole Body Cryotherapy can be a fantastic calorie burner. After a 3-minute Cryotherapy session, your body will burn up to 800 calories, that’s the equivalent of 45 minutes of rigorous cycling! However, it should be noted that sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy alone won’t make you lose weight. These treatments should be used as an aid in weight loss, to be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise regime.
So, how does it work? Due to the freezing cold nitrogen vapor, your brain triggers your body’s survival mode. This results in the secretion of adrenaline and an increase in blood and oxygen to your skins surface, causing a boost in immunity, rapid cell renewal and an increase in metabolism. As your body is tricked into thinking it’s beginning to freeze, it will start breaking down that stubborn brown fat in order to raise your core temperature. Using a large amount of energy like this to heat up the body is what burns those pesky calories.
Following your treatment, for around 8 hours, your body will keep on burning around 2000−3300 Kilojoules of energy. So you can see why, in conjunction with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, Cryotherapy can help you with your weight loss goals.
Not only will Whole Body Cryotherapy assist in burning extra calories, but it will also improve sleep and boost your energy, leaving you in the best possible mindset to do your usual exercise routine. Also, while working out, our bodies can become tired and even injured. As Whole Body Cryotherapy decreases inflammation and pain caused by sports and rigorous exercise, it can help get you back to your workout much quicker, and make those rest days so much more beneficial.
If you’re looking for the magic bullet to miraculously lose weight – then CRYOTHERAPY IS NOT FOR YOU! Some Cryotherapy clinics (rather, some general clinics too) are making pretty astounding claims that you’ll lose weight through Cryotherapy and their modality. These are pretty radical claims. Obviously, there is no such thing as a magic pill. There are no shortcuts!
If you’re looking for an AID in your weight loss plan, to work in conjunction with your current exercise routine and nutrition plan, then Whole Body Cryotherapy is definitely the way to go!! We’ve witnessed hundreds of clients successfully lose their weight, reduce their stress and completely change their lives. While we can’t guarantee a certain % of body fat loss, we can definitely guarantee less inflammation, a better mood, potentially the best night sleep of your life and the BEST FUN (especially if you bring a friend – or two)
We offer a wide range of Cryotherapy treatments, including Whole Body Cryotherapy options. We have fully trained staff and arguably the safest state of the art CryoSauna just waiting to help in your wellness journey. Click HERE for more information and to book your session.