Cryotherapy: which are cold benefits?

Today we will be talking about cryotherapy, a therapy which uses the benefits of using cold to help our body in many (and at times surprising) ways.

Written Friday, by Emanuele Mortarotti

Welcome back to another appointment with Dispotech news. Today we will be talking about cryotherapy, a therapy which uses the benefits of using cold to help our body in many (and at times surprising) ways. For several years now, cryotherapy has become a common practice: not only by professional athletes, it is also an effective treatment for various ailments. Let's find out more about this therapy together, by referring to an article published on medicalnewstoday.com.

 

No longer a treatment for professional athletes and Hollywood stars: cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is now widely used to treat various ailments. The term cryotherapy refers to any treatment which uses the benefits of cold and ice.

Usually, cryotherapy sessions are carried out in a cabin where you stand for several minutes and at different temperatures, reaching below zero. However, there are also cold therapy machines for facial therapies and others that can only direct the cold jet to certain parts of the body - such as a sore joint for instance.

Resistance to very cold temperatures can be difficult at the beginning of a therapy; however, the body, after several sessions, tends to be more resistant and adapt to the record temperatures reached by the machines.

 

Even if it brings great benefits though, cryotherapy is not for everyone: it is not recommended for pregnant women, children, patients suffering from heart problems and hypertension. In any case, before starting a cryotherapy treatment program, it is good to consult with your doctor.

It is also important to emphasise the fact that each cryotherapy session must be timed accordingly: it is not advisable to stay for long periods of time at such extreme temperatures because it could cause very serious illnesses.

 

Benefits

As mentioned earlier, cryotherapy can be very beneficial to the body. Although it has been commonly practised for several years, many studies and experiments on the subject are still ongoing. The following are some of the benefits that cryotherapy can offer the patient undergoing the treatment:

  • Relief from muscle pain;
  • Weight loss;
  • Reduction of inflammation;
  • Reduction of symptoms related to eczema;
  • Alleviation of anxiety and depression conditions;
  • Prevention of dementia;
  • Treatment of migraines.

 

While research continues, the popularity of this treatment based on the benefits of cold is also growing, receiving an increasing amount of support.

What do you think about cryotherapy? Have you ever tried it? Share your experience on Dispotech.

Emanuele Mortarotti
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