Benefits of Cold Therapy - first chapter
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of Cold Therapy
It’s no secret we’re huge cold therapy
advocates; but why does this cool treatment work?
There are plenty of boring science reasons. Extreme exercise can cause a
build up of lactic acid. When left untreated, lactic acid can lead to poor
muscle function and fatigue, extending recovery time and resulting in a world
of pain for you.
Cold Therapy, otherwise known as Cryotherapy, works to reduce swelling
and causes your blood vessels to constrict, which helps drain the lactic acid
from tired muscles. When your body returns to a normal temperature, you get a
‘rush of blood’ so to speak, as oxygenated blood returns to your muscle tissue
and ligaments. Your system thengets to work removing the waste products of
exercise such as lactic acid. IV Vitamin Therapy
By helping reduce the lactic acid content immediately, you’re
fast-tracking your natural recovery process.
What types of Cold Therapy are there?
There are several ways Cryotherapy can be applied.
A good old ice pack directly to the injury if it’s a localised problem
is effective; but it’s difficult to maintain the cold temperature that is
required to enhance the benefits.
Ice massages are successful in getting right into the tissuein which
you’re aware of damage; but they can be difficult to apply yourself and deeper
damaged tissue may not be reached.
Ice baths have been popular with athletes for many years and are
beneficial in reaching problem areas in the whole body. While many athletes
swear by the polar plunge, we haven’t come across one yet that enjoys the
Cryosauna treatments and localised Cryotherapy is the revolutionary
evolution of the ice bath, utilising liquid nitrogen as the cold source. The
treatment is completely dry and comes with a long list of benefits including
decreased inflammation, pain minimisation, faster nutrient delivery, advanced
healing, decreased swelling and reduced damage and muscle spasm.
Cryotherapy is linked to a boosted metabolism, which aids weight loss
and cellulite reduction, and leaves you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
If treating discomfort with a 10–20 minute torture bath doesn’t appeal
to you, a 3-minute Cryosauna session is your answer.