What is Cryotherapy?


Cryotherapy is a treatment in which the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a certain length of time. This is done by using ice packs, ice baths or cold chambers, or by using liquid nitrogen. The skin temperature is lowered which causes the skin to send signals to the brain to send blood to the body’s core. This enables the blood to become enriched with oxygen and nutrients which then flows back through the body once it has warmed up. It has been used to treat pain, mental health issues and even to keep skin looking more youthful. As long as the procedure is done properly, there are no lasting side effects, however, there are many benefits.


How does Cryotherapy aid in spa rejuvenation?


There are many anti-aging benefits to having CRYO facials. Treatments use liquid nitrogen to cool the skin across the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. It tightens the skin and can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and shrink the size of pores. Cryotherapy can stimulate the production of collagen, rejuvenating and firming the skin while also reducing any inflammation. It can brighten and improve your skin’s tone as well as the texture. Cryotherapy can also be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis by reducing the inflammation and relieving pain and itching.


What effect does Cryotherapy have on mental awareness?


Some studies show that Cryotherapy can have a positive impact on mental health. It has been very successful in the treatment of both depression and anxiety and may help prevent dementia. The therapy causes a release of hormones such as adrenaline and endorphins which will have a wonderful effect on both the mind and body. Participants may feel a boost in their energy and improvement in their mood right after the treatment – and the feeling lasts. A better night’s sleep may also be experienced following the treatment. It can help with mental alertness and will make it much easier to focus on important tasks.


What are some side effects I may experience?


There are very few minor side effects that can be expected from receiving a Cryotherapy treatment. Some side effects that you may have are tinglingand some redness of the skin. These side effects are all temporary and should resolve within a couple of hours. This makes Cryotherapy a great option due to the number of benefits one can expect. 


Is Cryotherapy a good option for me?


Having Cryotherapy treatments can have a positive effect on both the mind and the body without any long term side effects. Not only can it improve the appearance of your skin, giving you a more youthful appearance but it can also improve your mental health. 


To learn more about Cryotherapy and to schedule your first treatment, reach out to a member of our team today.