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How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Benefit the Body?

Whole-body cryotherapy in Wilmington is a treatment that involves skin exposure to temperatures that are between negative 200 to negative 250 degrees F. The skin is exposed to these temperatures for about 3-5 minutes while you are inside a chamber. Although this may seem like a new method of treatment it has actually been used since 1978 by the Japanese for the treatment of rheumatic disease. Current studies have shown that whole-body cryotherapy has a wide range of benefits for several health conditions and issues. Here are just a few of the benefits of whole-body cryotherapy.

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Pain Relief

Whole-body cryotherapy in Wilmington can help with muscle and joint pain as well as promote quicker healing for various muscle and joint disorders. It may also help to promote quicker healing of athletic injuries. One of the most common treatment recommendations for an injured muscle is to apply an ice pack, cryotherapy is simply taking this treatment a step further by treating the entire area that may be affected and in a larger, more generalized manner.

Weight Loss

Although cryotherapy by itself does not cause you to lose weight, it does help to support the weight loss process, because it forces your body to work harder at staying warm, which ultimately helps to burn calories. Some providers claim that just a few minutes of cryotherapy can increase your metabolism all day and eventually you will no longer feel cold because your metabolism will adjust to the cold temperature. Since whole body cryotherapy helps to reduce or eliminate muscle pain, it may make it easier for you to get back into a fitness routine after suffering an injury.

Decreases Inflammation

During a 3 minute session at -240F, blood vessels in your skin, joint, and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from the peripheral tissues and toward your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammation out of the blood.

 After exiting the Cryochamber, filtered blood flows back to the peripheral tissues. Now cleaner and enriched with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes, the warmed blood flows back to your skin muscles and joints promoting healing. Over the next 48 hours the process of restoration occurs and the body returns to a former, and better condition with reduced pain, inflammation, and increased energy levels.

Whole-body cryotherapy can help to reduce unwanted nerve irritation; however, it may occasionally leave the affected tissue with unusual sensations, such as tingling and numbness or you may experience redness and slight irritation of the skin. The side effects of whole-body cryotherapy are mild and typically only temporary.

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If you want to learn more information about whole body cryotherapy or want to schedule a consultation to start your treatment, contact Atlantic Coast Chiropractic in Wilmington. You can call us at 910-798-0101


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