On today's Dispotech blog, we will talk again about cryotherapy providing our readers with an unusual point of view: that of a former U.S. Marine. To do this, we avail ourselves of the support of an article published on health.usnews.com.
The source article recounts the personal experience of Leasha West, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former combat instructor who served from 1998 to 2002. In the interview, West talks about her gruelling training sessions consisting of walking 15 miles every week with heavy backpacks on her shoulders, feet covered in blisters, leg pain and other physical problems. Although West has chosen to change her life and take up a normal job, she has not changed some of her habits, such as still training hard by swimming and lifting weights. To these sports she has added, over the past three years, morning cryotherapy sessions almost every day. The woman states that she has found the cold therapy to be very beneficial to her. First of all, cryotherapy subsided her back pain and helped to relax the stiffness in her muscles; subsequently, West noticed an improvement in her complexion, faster hair and nail growth, faster metabolism, better quality of sleep, less pain at the onset of pain, greater concentration. In short, the quality of her life has improved significantly.
A cryotherapy session, as it is well known, consists in entering a cabin where one is at very low temperatures for a few minutes; the sensation is similar to that of cold shivers, not freezing - and this is why it is absolutely bearable.
Actually, the benefits recounted by former marine West are exactly the reason why an increasing number of people are now choosing to try cryotherapy. Cryotherapy was initially used only by sportsmen and celebrities, but nowadays it is an affordable treatment and is used not only to relieve muscle pain, but also for weight loss and skin care.
However, it is necessary to emphasise that cryotherapy is not for everyone: it is not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from heart problems, hypertension or neuropathy. In short, before embarking on one or more cryotherapy sessions, it is advisable to consult with your doctor.
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