So, we all know that Cryotherapy is the ice cold therapy taking the world by storm. But for those who are Cryotherapy addicts, and those who are total beginners, there’s one looming question… How often should you do Cryotherapy?
Technically, you could do Whole Body Cryotherapy every single day, as it’s a safe and extremely beneficial treatment. However, many things such as budget, travel, life commitments and location can make it totally unrealistic to undergo this kind of Cryotherapy schedule. A number of sessions you need also depends on why you are doing Whole Body Cryotherapy in the first place. Starting Cryotherapy for pain, injuries or inflammation needs a completely different number of sessions to treatments for sleep loss, weight loss or energy boost.
How often in the beginning?
No matter what you’re stepping into that CryoChamber for, it’s advisable to give you treatment a kick-start’! Most Cryotherapy specialists will recommend you do 5-7 sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy for the first two weeks in order to boost your treatment. Doing a large blast of Cryotherapy in the beginning like this cleanses your body of toxins, boosts your metabolism and sets you up for maintenance sessions in the future.
How many maintenance sessions?
Even after just one Cryotherapy session, you will be feeling more energised, you will burn unto 800 calories, have reduced inflammation and pain, and will feel a surge of endorphins. Having said that, doing Cryotherapy is a bit like going to the gym, if you want optimum results, you have to go more than once, and preferably on an ongoing basis.
How often you need to go will depend on the problem you are trying to treat. A selected injury or recovery from an operation will need a few sessions in a short space of time, whereas if you simply want to increase your overall energy and health, then you should do fewer sessions spaces over more time.
The list below will give you a good guideline of how many sessions and how often you should do Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Overall Energy Boost – 1 to 2 times a week (or whenever you’re needing a pick-me-up)
Inflammation Maintenance – 1 to 2 times a week
Workout Recovery – 2 to 3 times a week (depending on workout schedule)
Recovery for Athletes – 2 to 5 times a week (in season)
Chronic Aches & Pain – 3 to 5 times a week
Recovering from Surgery – 3 to 5 times a week
Recovering from Injury – 3 to 5 times a week
Chronic Illness – 3 – 5 times a week (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia etc)
Please note that the above list is just a guideline. The actual amount of sessions you will need will depend on your personal problem or goals.
To get an accurate schedule of how often you should do Full Body Cryotherapy, you can contact a member of our fully trained and specialist staff HERE.