Frequently Asked Questions on Cryotherapy

Here are some of the questions that most people ask about cryotherapy and the answers:

– What is Cryotherapy?

FAQs on cryotherapyIt’s a pain treatment that utilises a method of localised freezing temperatures. Your body will be exposed to -110°C temperature. It takes less than three minutes, but the cryotherapy effects are amazing. The cold stimulus typically activates physiological processes in your body. Blood circulation is stimulated, viruses are combated and both your metabolism and immune system get a boost. Your entire body scans itself parts that are functioning poorly and heals itself fast.

– When Can You Benefit from Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is also used as a supporting treatment, and it has proven to be very effective in remedying sports injuries, inflammation, itching and (chronic) pain. Also, it works as a rejuvenation cure that’s effective. The use of cryotherapy is also common after an operation. It accelerates the process of healing plus fights the pain and without the usual adverse side effects of numerous medications. Professional athletes recover faster and perform better when cryotherapy is applied. When the treatment is applied to professional athletes, they recuperate faster and perform better.

– What are the Cryotherapy Risks?

Cryotherapy is known to be a relatively risk-free treatment. Your blood pressure might rise, but that’s temporary. There are several exceptions for which you can’t use the treatment. Protective clothing, like sportswear, swimwear, underwear, earmuffs, headband, headband and gloves, must be properly dry. That’ll prevent you from getting an injury called frostbite.

– Will I Feel Very Cold?

Negative 110˚C temperature seems cold. However, remember the air that is in the chamber is always extremely dry. Thus, you don’t actually feel the cold as unpleasant. Moreover, the process only takes three minutes for you to start enjoying cryotherapy effects, which is quite tolerable for most in practice.

– How Many Treatments Should You Get?

The exact number will depend on the symptoms of the patient. As a standard, we always use the rule of thumb stating that it’s best to start with ten or twenty treatments within a short time. That helps your body to reset and readjust itself. We then generally recommend several treatments every week for maintenance: but not everybody is the same. For instance, if you’re a professional athlete, it’s best if you come twice or once daily to enhance endurance and strength as well as support the recovery from your training. If you are suffering from rheumatism disorder, you should come 2-3 weeks on a daily basis, (or twice per day, if you can). Usually, this results in nine to twelve months of reduced pain.

About CryoAction

CyroAction is the leading providers when it comes to whole body cryotherapy equipment for elite sports. We serve a broad range of sporting disciplines, which has made us to rapidly grow to be the provider of choice to physiotherapists and medical teams. We work with the leading partners in the field, including industry’s leading cryotherapy equipment manufacturers, the largest liquid nitrogen supplier in the UK as well as asset finance specialists. We have an unparalleled range of products plus services to suit everything that whole body cryotherapy needs.