Cryotherapy: What to Expect
Sitting in a pool or tank full of freezing cold water may seem daunting, particularly when you do not have an idea of what to expect. It is normal to feel anxious and nervous at the same time if you are trying cryotherapy for the first time. However, people who have undergone it admit that it is 100% worth it. Cryotherapy rejuvenates your entire body and skin, repair tissues, increases energy and provides you with an opportunity to burn down calories in minutes. If you’ve been considering cryotherapy, you are in luck because Atlantic Coast Chiropractic in Wilmington can take you through the entire process. We use state-of-the-art technology to offer you whole-body cryotherapy.
What is Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a type of body therapy conducted by a chiropractor or a qualified cryotherapy expert that warms your core and pushes your blood to the surface of your skin. Your body is exposed to incredibly cold temperatures, around -220 degrees for a few minutes. The whole-body cryotherapy alters the lymph and blood flow. This process also flushes away toxins in your body and helps stimulate healing. It is crucial to speak to your chiropractor and notify them of any medical conditions before starting the cryotherapy treatment.
What happens to your body during Cryotherapy?
Our chiropractor should share everything about the procedure with you before you enter the chamber since the whole process involves resetting your body system. We will provide you with the outfit to put on when entering the cryotherapy chamber. Your body feels like cold airwaves are hitting you simultaneously at different spots. Your legs and hands may feel like pinpricks, while your core does a great job of keeping you warm.
How does it feel immediately when you are out?
The three to five minutes may seem like an eternity in the cold temperatures, but it feels like you are sun-soaked or like you are at a beach paradise immediately when you get out. Hours after the process is complete, you may need to find something to eat because you will feel hungry. This can be explained by the survival mode that your body entered during the exposure to the cold temperatures.
The after benefits?
Unlike other water and ice treatments, the effects of cryotherapy are immediate. Your body experiences a full range of motion and the entire system changes within minutes. Both muscles and joints remain stiff hours afterward. The beneficial transformation, unlike with medications and massages, is long-lasting.
Cryotherapy in Wilmington
Anyone can undergo cryotherapy. The most important thing to remember is to notify your physician or chiropractor about any medical condition that could negatively impact the process. If it's your first time trying cryotherapy, we recommend visiting our Atlantic Coast Chiropractic office in Wilmington and speak to our professional chiropractors. You can also reach us at (910) 798-0101 with any questions or to book your appointment for cryotherapy.