Junkyard Training is not just a gym. We are a team of professional trainers and therapists who are ready to assist you in reaching your goals. One of the best ways to help your body perform at its highest capacity is to treat it with a variety of therapies in between your regular training.
Navigating the world of tried and true therapies against new and trendy ones can be a difficult task. But our team believes in providing accurate, science-based information to our community to better assist you. In this way you will be able to take that information and decide on what will work best for your unique set of needs. Today we are eager to shed light on one popular type of therapy: cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy put simply, is cold therapy. Using different methods, areas of the body are exposed to extremely cold temperatures for varying lengths of time. Cryotherapy can be administered to specific areas of the body or you can opt for a full body immersion.
In a full body immersion, you will step into a specifically designed chamber that will enclose your entire body, omitting the head. The chamber will then expose the body tissue to extremely low temperatures ranging from -200-300 degrees Fahrenheit. A session will last only a few minutes.
Specific areas can be targeted with cryotherapy as well. Some common ways you will encounter this is using ice packs, coolant sprays, ice massages, and ice baths.
Some common afflictions that people use cryotherapy to treat include, migraines, joint pain, and mood disorders. For pain related ailments, cryotherapy is excellent at numbing the pain by numbing the irritated nerve causing said pain.
Exposing your body to extremely cold temperatures also elicits a hormonal response. Endorphins and adrenaline are rushed through your system in response to the cold. This in turn, can aid in treating depression among other mood-oriented afflictions by giving you a boost of happy hormones.
Common side effects revolving cryotherapy are numbing, tingling, redness, or skin irritation. These side effects almost always resolve shortly after sessions. However, if they do not subside, it would be wise to contact your physician.
To be safe when considering a new form of therapy, always do your research, consult with your doctor, and follow all recommended procedures.
At Junkyard Training, we are aware of the benefits of cryotherapy for all sorts of individuals. If you are curious about implementing cryotherapy into your routine, why not give us a call? We would love to answer any questions you might have and get you on the road to feeling like your best self.