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Whole-body cryotherapy is the practice of exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures (-110 degrees) for a short period of time (3 minutes). Much like exercise and extreme heat (sauna and steam), cryotherapy stresses the body in a hormetic manner, triggering responses that exceed what is needed to compensate for the exposure. Cryotherapy has been shown to improve mental clarity and focus, increase metabolism and immune function, and improve muscle recovery.
The Benefits of Cryotherapy
When performed in appropriate controlled conditions, whole-body cryotherapy is a safe procedure. However, some individuals may experience slight, clinically irrelevant increases in the systolic blood pressure. Patients affected by cardiovascular conditions should clear the usage of the cryotherapy chamber with your Doctor.
Pregnant women and children are advised not to have whole-body cryotherapy. Localised cryotherapy can be an option depending on the area of treatment; however, always consult your doctor before booking an appointment.
Whole-body cryotherapy can facilitate a reduction of systemic inflammation, and lower concentrations of markers for muscle cell damage. Multiple exposures can lead to improvements in recovery from pain and loss of muscle function.
Pro-tip: Try cryo first thing in the morning before your first meeting or even before your gym session! You will be invigorated and ready for anything. Always do cryotherapy prior to using any other equipment or protocol we offer at TH7 BodyLabs.
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What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is short-term exposure (1-3 minutes) to extreme cold ranging from -80 to -120 degrees Celsius. Localised and whole-body cryotherapy is designed to provide optimal results depending on what an individual is looking for.
Once inside a cryotherapy chamber, gusts of cryogenically cooled air will envelop the body while keeping the skin completely dry. This exposure to cold air triggers the body’s survival mode response, providing pain relief by slowing blood flow to inflamed or painful areas and redirecting it towards the vital organs.
Formed from nature and made safe and effective through technology, the use of extremely cold air has become a popular wellness treatment that plays a vital role in reducing inflammation, promoting skin rejuvenation and accelerating muscle recovery.
What You Should Know Before Your Cryotherapy Treatment
Before jumping straight into our whole-body cryo chambers, you’ll want to first familiarise yourself with the treatment process. Cryotherapy treatments are a unique dry-cold experience that kick starts the body’s natural process of recovery.
Depending on the type of cryotherapy treatment(s) you’re undergoing, it’s always important to be hydrated and ensure your skin is completely dry. If you attend your appointment after working out or sweating, it is best to towel off before beginning your session.
Protective clothing will be provided to limit cold exposure to sensitive areas. Although reaching extreme levels of cold, cryotherapy is not at all painful.
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Experience the wonders of our whole-body cryo chambers that can assist your body to heal, grow and strengthen both inside and out. Interested? Book a session at our Brisbane Cryotherapy clinic now!
Can I take a shower after cryotherapy?
Showering, swimming or bathing after your treatment is perfectly okay to do. However, if you've treated a skin condition through localised cryotherapy, it is best to leave any kind of blisters intact with a simple dressing for protection.
How often should you do cryotherapy?
The frequency of your sessions is dependent on what you're using cryotherapy for and the types of benefits you're looking to get. Regular sessions can be done as often as once a day.
Like all treatments, maintaining results will require regular visits to our cryotherapy machines to experience the maximum benefits.
Is cryotherapy better before or after a workout?
Whether it's pre- or post-workout, cryotherapy has its benefits for both. Clients who do whole-body cryotherapy before a workout will feel a surge in energy and strength. Those wanting to return to the gym at full capacity with little downtime and reduced soreness benefit most from treatment after a workout.
Because of its ability to speed recovery after a workout and boost energy levels before, choosing the time of your session is all a matter of personal preference.
What happens to your body after cryotherapy?
When exiting a cryotherapy chamber, you'll immediately start to feel alive and energetic as your entire body temperature returns to normal. Endorphins are released and blood vessels dilate, which may result in a slight tingling sensation. Within minutes, anxiety eases and joint and muscle pain will subside.
What should I avoid after cryotherapy?
Depending on the type of cryotherapy treatments you undergo, aftercare will differ. Alcohol consumption should be avoided. Using a sauna or steam room are the best way to warm up after a cryotherapy session.
When treating skin conditions or a lesion through localised cryotherapy, it's important to avoid direct sun and the use of creams. Because localised cryotherapy reduces inflammation and starts the process of developing new skin cells, there is no need to further treat the wound.