Freez Benefit: Health
Cryotherapy and the effects on chronic symptoms
Cryotherapy was initially developed in Japan to reduce pain and itchiness. In addition, it turned out that cryotherapy was also an ideal treatment for pain caused by e.g. MS, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Read more below about the positive effects of cryotherapy if you are looking to improve your health
The benefits of cryotherapy for your health
- Activates the immune system
- Stimulates the blood flow
- Fights depression because of released endorphins and serotonin.
- Reduces pain and itchiness
- Accelerates recovery after surgery
- A temporary rise in temperature during the freez session kills viruses in the blood
Cryotherapy and Psoriasis
Cryotherapy accelerates the regeneration of healthy skin cells and slows down the growth of psoriasis. Freezing regularly has shown to strongly reduce psoriasis outbreaks because the immune system is activated. Itchiness and red skin are reduced significantly. Cryotherapy also helps to treat psoriasis in face and neck: creams cannot be used in those areas while Whole Body Cryo can. Moreover, cryotherapy has no side effects unlike the conventional method of treatment for psoriasis.
Cryotherapy with rheumatism
While Japanese researchers tried to improve the treatment for rheumatism, they discovered the additional benefits of cryotherapy. The effects of the cold for rheumatism patients are astounding. Cryotherapy cannot cure rheumatism but the immune system is strengthened, pain and stiffness are reduced, and a very positive state of mind is induced due to the release of endorphins and serotonin.
Cryotherapy and chronic pain
Muscle- and joint pains are very common. Sometimes they pass quickly, sometimes they are permanent and become chronic. This can occur in many different areas of the body: persistent whiplash pain or lower back pain, but also arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatism and chronic headaches. In most cases there is not much you can do about it, despite all the experiments with different theories. In many of these cases, cryotherapy can really make a difference.
Cryotherapy with fibromyalgia
Just like rheumatism, fibromyalgia cannot be cured yet. Nevertheless, the symptoms of the disease can be reduced, like pain or apathy. Swelling and inflammation can be reduced. Cryotherapy cannot cure fibromyalgia either but it does help to strengthen the immune system. A single session reduces pain and stiffness in the entire body, has an anti-inflammatory effect and improves the state of mind due to the release of endorphins and serotonin.
Cryotherapy coupled with physical therapy
After a Freez session, you will be – temporarily – freed of all kinds of aches and pains. This will make the treatment easier for your physical therapist and will even make their treatment more effective. After all, the patient’s pain threshold will be higher and the body will be more flexible. This may cause you to be able to do certain exercises you could not do before.