Cryotherapy, It’s Not For Everyone!

As most of us have come to know, Whole Body Cryotherapy is a well tested and extremely safe pain and inflammation treatment. Over the last few years, many of the dangers or worries circling around Whole Body Cryotherapy have been proven wrong and is now considered an extremely low-risk treatment.

However, as with any safe, tried and tested treatments and therapies, there are some people that should think twice about using Whole Body Cryotherapy. Before you even start your treatment, a specialist will run through a series of questions and health tests to make sure cryotherapy is a good fit for you.

Contrary to popular belief, any issues such as adversity to the cold or claustrophobia aren’t actually a problem when it comes to Cryotherapy. The door of the Cryochamber is never locked, so you are always in control, and your head is always outside of the chamber, in room temperature air the entire time. So, there’s never actually been a case of any problems or anxiety attacks associated with claustrophobia.

So, who shouldn’t do Whole Body Cryotherapy?

The only time you should steer clear of Whole Body cryotherapy is when you have an underlying health condition, usually associated with cardiovascular or blood-related issues.

During the treatment, your skin’s temperature is lowered by liquid Nitrogen vapour, and this causes an increase in heart rate and fluctuations in blood pressure up to 10 systolic points. For a healthy individual this only has beneficial effects; decrease in inflammation, increased overall health and energy, reduction in pain and swelling. However, for someone with an underlying health condition, it can be potentially dangerous.

You should rethink using Whole Body Cryotherapy if you have any of the following conditions…

  • Pregnant
  • Cold, fever or flu
  • Cold-induced asthma
  • Have an open wound or sore
  • Severe hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Tumour-related disease
  • Acute allergies to cold
  • Peripheral respiratory disease
  • Have a pacemaker
  • Have recently had a heart attack (last 6 months)
  • Severe anemia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Acute kidney or urinary tract infection
  • Arrhythmia
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome

If you have any questions or concerns about your health and being able to undergo a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, then you can ask your health care professional, or contact us directly. We will be happy to answer any questions. You can do so HERE.

If you don’t have any of these health-related issues and are ready to reap the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy,  you can check out our available appointments and learn more about our process HERE.

 

Who Uses Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of pain and relaxation treatments throughout the celebrity world.

The innovative and somewhat unusual method of using sub-zero temperatures to treat a whole host of physical ailments is now being used all over the world and is giving some outstanding results.

Cryotherapy was originally developed to help star athletes with inflammation, muscle tiredness and even whole body recovery after a long game or sporting event.

World-class NBA athletes such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James swear by this all-over Cryotherapy method. They regularly use it to elevate inflammation and pain. The undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. uses Cryotherapy before and after every fight, to assist with faster recovery time and to lower his pain levels.

Cryotherapy can also be used as a localised treatment to treat isolated injuries. This method is commonly used in the lower back, shoulder, ankle or knee. The team of professional dancers on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and NBA teams like the Phoenix Suns often use this spot therapy version of Cryotherapy to heal more specific injuries.

Recently, celebrities such as Christina Aguilera and renowned speaker Tony Robbins have taken a shine to a few other benefits of Cryotherapy. Tony is said to use this freezing treatment to reduce stress, improve his sleep patterns and to help his body function optimally throughout the day.

Christina Aguilera takes advantage of the amazing full body healing and anti-ageing properties that come with exposure to extreme cold. This popular singer even uses Cryotherapy to facilitate in her workout regimes to help her lose weight and keep her body in fantastic shape.

Can I use Cryotherapy?

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an A-list celebrity, star athlete or world famous singer to reap the benefits of Cryotherapy.

Anyone looking to improve their nervous system, elevate inflammation or muscle pain, decrease recovery time from an injury, or to increase their central nervous system response to help maintain a healthier body can use Cryotherapy.

It has even been said that the two-minute treatments can help people recover from extreme jet lag, improve sleep disorders and treat abnormal skin disorders, so this fascinating treatment really is for everybody.

If you feel like Cryotherapy could help you, but you’re not quite sure where to start, then send us a message HERE and we will get right back to you with all the information you need.

On the other hand, if you’re ready to jump right in, you can book your first Cryotherapy session with us by following THIS link.