August 12, 2022
Cryotherapy Before and After: What To Expect From This Exciting Treatment
As cryotherapy has been increasing its footprint in the popular consciousness among people looking for ways to alleviate aches and pains or achieve body restoration, it’s become increasingly sought after. That being said, many people still don’t know about it or have heard of it but aren’t aware of all the benefits or what the treatment entails.
If you’ve been thinking about getting cryotherapy treatments, you may be curious about what exactly cryotherapy is, the benefits, results, risks, and what to expect. The team at CORR is here to guide you through the process and ensure you have the best experience possible. In this blog, we’ll go over what cryotherapy is and what you can expect from this treatment before and after to decide if it’s the right option for you.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy involves exposing the body for a short amount of time to very cold temperatures to create a full-body anti-inflammatory response. This allows for better healing to treat various conditions, either in a targeted area or the whole body, without damaging the surrounding tissue. A patient can choose to do localized or whole body cryotherapy depending on their goals.
Cryotherapy is used to treat, soothe or prevent a number of conditions, including:
- Chronic inflammation
- Mood disorders
- Chronic skin conditions
- Weight loss
- Muscle recovery and endurance
Many athletes utilize cryotherapy frequently to take advantage of the natural healing process it triggers in the body for better recovery and performance. The best way to know if cryotherapy will benefit the condition you’re looking to treat is by consulting with a professional.
Before Cryotherapy Treatment
Cryotherapy is a quick and easy treatment, and there’s not much you need to do beforehand to prepare. However, some things may be helpful to be aware of before your session, so you know what to expect. A professional will perform a body and health examination to ensure the treatment is safe for you to undergo. But if you want to be sure if it’s right for you or have any concerns addressed before making a decision, you can also reach out to a facility and talk to a professional or have a consultation to ease your mind.
Before your session, you’ll be provided with socks, slippers, and a robe, and it’s important to adhere to the following clothing guidelines to continue with cryotherapy:
- No wet or sweaty clothes
- Piercings must either be taken out or covered
- If you’re a woman and decide to wear a bra, make sure it’s wireless
During The Treatment
During your cryotherapy treatment, you will enter an enclosed chamber and remain there during your entire treatment, which lasts 2-3 minutes. You’ll feel a rush of cold air, and while it can be uncomfortable at first for some, it usually gets easier every session. If you’re concerned about the sensations during the session, you can talk with your practitioner about pain management. Sometimes all it takes is a mentality shift to push yourself through the cold for 3 minutes.
After Cryotherapy Treatment
After your session, you may feel relaxed, and the rest of your experience and results will depend on what you’re doing cryotherapy for. In general, many people may experience the following after their session:
- A decrease in inflammation
- Reduced muscle soreness, aches, and pains
- A shorter recovery time
- Reduced fatigue and better sleep
- Improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
How quickly you experience results after your treatment is also variable. Some people experience instantaneous relief after a session, while others have a few sessions before seeing an improvement in their condition.
Your cryotherapy practitioner will help you determine how many sessions you’ll need to achieve optimal results. However, you can also do a one-off session just to experience cryotherapy and its benefits to determine if it’s right for you.
The Bottom Line:
Cryotherapy is an exciting treatment that’s becoming well known for improving various conditions while also helping people optimize their bodies and health. If you’re interested in learning more or experiencing it for yourself, the expert team at CORR is here to help and guide you through the process. Our facility features cryotherapy chambers with two rooms for better temperature control and faster sessions. To learn more, reach out to our team today.