Is cryotherapy treatment right for you? You may have heard the whispers or rumors about the benefits of cryotherapy. We’re here to tell you that there’s some truth behind those claims. There are numerous options for cryotherapy treatments, though two of the most common are localized cryotherapy and whole body cryotherapy. Are you wondering which of these cryotherapy treatments might be right for you? Then keep reading.
As the name implies, whole body cryotherapy is the process by which an entire body is chilled, most often in a chamber of some sort by nitrogen gas, for two to three minutes at a time in order to confer the cryotherapy benefits. Typically in this situation, temperatures drop to -250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Localized cryotherapy, on the other hand, focuses cold temperatures only on a small part of the body. Furthermore, it employs much warmer (by comparison) temperatures, clocking in between -25 – 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This application of cryotherapy tends to last no longer than a minute at a time.
Cryotherapy Treatment – Weighing Your Options
So which method is better? It depends. Whole body cryotherapy is great for relieving all manner of aches and pains after a workout, as it affects the entire body. Localized cryotherapy is superior for dealing with problem spots or injuries, by applying the cooler temperatures where you need it the most. Some added benefits of localized cryotherapy are the safety and comfort provided.
You may also opt for a Cryofacial™, a form of localized treatment directed to the face and neck, ideal to release tension, treat skin disorders and give your anti-aging regimen extra help.
So, what do you want out of your cryotherapy treatment? Are you looking to pinpoint and relieve a specific pain? Are you looking to soothe your entire body at once? Localized cryotherapy and whole body cryotherapy both have their benefits, and you can actually use both in rotation.
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