The benefits that unfold from a cryotherapy treatment can be numerous, from general wellbeing, to potential impacts to skin rejuvenation, and raising the metabolism. One of the most powerful benefits cryotherapy has to offer is its potential to assist in recovery post-surgery or in the course of recovery from an accident. With cryotherapy users also reporting decreases in pain and inflammation, cryotherapy may be a powerful tool to use for those who are in a season of recovery or looking to explore treatments for chronic or incidental pain.
Cryotherapy treatments post-surgery/accident
Surgery in and of itself can be a time of physical pain for individuals, but the time that follows a surgical treatment is crucial to the ongoing potential for full recovery. As our bodies heal, red and white blood cells are called in to duty at the point of injury or surgery, working overtime to ward off infection and increase their lines of defense. As a result, the fluids surrounding those cells may unintentionally get in the way of these blood cells doing what they need to, leading to pressure, stagnation and potentially increased pain levels.
By bringing cryotherapy into the post-surgery/accident recovery process, those fluids can decrease and be redistributed on the back of exposure to extremely cold temperatures in a short window of time. As cryotherapy may improve circulation, unhelpful toxins that surround the point of recovery can be flushed out, creating space for blood that’s freshly rich in oxygen to make its way through to muscles and joints in need. For many, this can provide a safe and completely natural way to decrease inflammation, which can have a direct impact on the body’s ability to successfully heal damaged soft tissues and sore joints.
Treatments for chronic pain
If you’re someone who experiences chronic pain and you’re yet to try cryotherapy, you may find it to be a helpful tool in the combating and alleviation of this pain. Cryotherapy is also a natural form of treatment, so may be complementary to an existing chronic pain treatment plan.
As cryotherapy involves the exposure of your body to extremely cold temperatures in a short period of time, this treatment may help to decrease the nerve transmission signal of pain to the brain, as well as increasing norepinephrine levels and reducing inflammation. Together, this mix of physical responses may lead to an alleviation in the intensity and frequency of chronic pain.
Cryotherapy benefits for arthritis
Arthritis can have painful and debilitating impacts on everyday life for those who suffer with it, and finding treatments that help to soothe the body and relieve pain is of top priority in finding management in the course of everyday life.
The oxygen-rich blood that circulates afresh during cryotherapy treatment may have a noticeable impact on the decreasing of inflammation, which can lead to improved ranges of motion.
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