Numerous studies have shown that Cryotherapy is an effective pain management and recovery treatment method for athletes. Athletes often took towards Cryotherapy to assist them in speeding up recovery time.
From increased blood circulation, to boosted energy and strength as well as pain management; there are a variety of reasons as to why athletes are looking towards Cryotherapy both before and after their competitions and training sessions.
All athletes will sustain an injury throughout their career. Whether it be a minor, or major injury, each athlete can really benefit from Cryotherapy treatments.
So, if you’re an athlete who likes to keep on top of their injury management, or is looking for some other benefits to cryotherapy, then consider these three facts next time you’re looking towards treatment options.
Faster Recovery & Performance
Professional athletes turn to Cryotherapy as the ultimate way to both speed up muscle recovery after exercise and significantly reduce delayed onset muscular soreness (DOMS). By exposing the body to extreme cold temperature for a short period of time the rate at which oxygen-rich blood flows through muscles in the body is significantly increased. This is both a safe and natural way to reduce inflammation, accelerating the healing process of damaged soft tissue and sore joints.
Cryotherapy is not only beneficial for athletes but also weightlifters, bodybuilders and regular exercisers as it helps speed up muscle recovery allowing you to reach your peak performance and achieve your goals.
Improved Alertness an Reaction Times
Cryotherapy can give you a competitive advantage over your competition as it helps to increase your responsiveness and fight mental fatigue. Cryotherapy causes the release of catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline) as a reaction to the cold temperature, which can significantly increase energy levels.
Athletes have used cryotherapy before competitions to boost their reaction times, energy levels and improve their overall performance. Many report to feeling more alert, reactive and refreshed following cryotherapy.
Assists in Pain Management
Following an injury, it’s normal for athletes to experience strong pain and signs of inflammation.
Cryotherapy can assist with this healing process as it exposes your body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time, to then decrease and redistribute those fluids, allowing circulation to improve, and oxygen-rich blood to flow through to the muscles.
Both the Cryosauna and spot treatments for specific trouble areas can be great for injury management in athletes.
So if you’re an athlete who is looking for alternate treatments for their pain management, or ways to boost their performance; then a Cryotherapy session is just what you need!
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