Originally developed in Japan in the 1970s as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, cryotherapy has since been used across the globe to boost energy, eliminate toxins and combat all kinds of illnesses and injuries.
Whole body cryotherapy treatment differs greatly from traditional ice baths, which have been used for centuries to encourage better performance in athletes. Modern cryotherapy is delivered using dry, cold air, which prevents muscle freeze and eliminates the risk of hypothermia, yet still produces the same incredible benefits.
Generally, cryotherapy can be used to:
- Improve circulation
- Enable muscle strength and function
- Boost energy
- Decrease swelling and inflammation, especially around injuries
- Aid better sports performance
There are also specific benefits to using whole body cryotherapy in the following instances.