What Happens With Your Body During Cryotherapy
Applying ice to a sore spot on your body has long been a common treatment method. You can probably remember back to when you were a child and a parent or coach told you to "put ice on it." The term itself means 'cold therapy', however instead of holding ice onto a sore spot cryotherapy takes cold therapy a step further. To fully understand the benefits of whole-body cryotherapy at Atlantic Coast Cryotherapy in Wilmington, you need to first understand what the body does during such a treatment.
Full Body Cryotherapy
Realistically you have likely already performed a form of localized cryotherapy. Localized therapy includes holding ice onto an injury, taking an ice bath, or even using a coolant ointment. Whole-body cryotherapy, also known as WBC, occurs when cold air is applied over your entire body for several minutes. This cold air treatment can drop to several hundred degrees below zero for two to four minutes.
What Your Body Does
During whole body cryotherapy, your body will release a combination of endorphins and inflammatory proteins to help protect your body from the cold. These proteins and endorphins are pushed throughout the entire body through the blood.
Because the change in temperature is sudden, your body will send messages to your brain. When sitting in the sauna your body will pull blood out of your extremities to keep your core warm. Essentially it is supercharging your blood as it keeps everything centrally located. Then, when you step out, the supercharged blood, which is packed full of oxygen and proteins, will surge throughout the rest of your body, delivering endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins to your extremities.
You will feel energized with this surge of oxygen and proteins to the rest of your body. It also helps with boosting your mood. Many people say they experience some of their best sleep following a full boy cryotherapy session. All of this is possible at your local Wilmington cryotherapy service provider.
Schedule a Cryotherapy Session At Atlantic Coast Cryotherapy
The goal of Atlantic Coast Chiropractic and Atlantic Coast Cryotherapy is to help you live your best, pain-free life. Cryotherapy can help you do just that. So whether you're an athlete in your prime or you're a senior citizen dealing with arthritis, you may find cryotherapy is the best treatment option for you. To schedule a one-on-one consultation, call Atlantic Coast Cryotherapy at 910-798-0101.