Cryotherapy for athletes helps in relieving pain, aids in overall body recovery, reducing swelling of injuries among others. That not only applies to athletes but also to the rest of the population in general.
However, many athletes are apprehensive about using cryotherapy as a means of healing their injuries although it really works positively with every body type.
These are some benefits of using cryotherapy as a means of pain management and healing of injuries in the body:
- Cryotherapy is comfortable
As opposed to ice baths, applying cold compressions with ice packs and cold therapy methods cryotherapy doesn’t need to engage the athletes’ hands. Cryotherapy uses the pressure method to apply cold compressions on injuries and after doing intense workouts. The package doesn’t include using your hands thus giving the athlete the freedom to perform other tasks. The fact that this method is allowed to penetrate deeply into the injury means that its effects will last longer. Therefore, cryotherapy method is more comfortable as compared to others in the market.
- Cryotherapy is effective
Cryotherapy is the use of extreme temperatures to heal the body. The method started being used in 1978 in Japan. During that time it was successfully used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Over the years the effectiveness of Cryotherapy has continued to be proven through its success rate. Cryotherapy assists in reducing the swelling of injuries and it also successfully assists in slowing down metabolism in cells. This automatically assists the athletes’ body to recover quickly. The extreme temperatures that the method uses assist in slowing nerve activity. In addition to this, it reduces the swelling and relieves the pain. Moreover, the entire process of cryotherapy is safe and it doesn’t have any side effects.
- Cryotherapy is convenient
Cryotherapy for athletes can be used to do more than just healing injuries and pain management. The method can also be used effectively to soothe sore muscles after every practice session. However, to effectively use it to heal an injury you have to use it consistently. In addition to this, cryotherapy allows the athlete to resume to their routine during the healing process.
Benefits of CryoAction to the Whole Body
CryoAction can be used for the whole body by use of cryotherapy chambers. The process involves treatment of pain by exposing the whole body to extremely cold temperatures in the specific chambers. This process effectively controls and relieves pain in multiple places in the body and it can also be used to treat some cancers.