Benefits: Cryotherapy for Fitness Training

Freezing temperatures send the body into a “survival mode,” which causes blood supply to flow to the most vital organs to relay more oxygen and nutrients. Once you leave the cold environment, the enriched and less-toxic blood is flushed back into the rest of the body.

“The whole idea of hot and cold is removing the toxins and allowing blood that doesn’t have those toxins or those inflammatory components into that area.” Dr. Jennifer Solomon, a sports medicine physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, told FoxNews.com. “So their claim of having health benefits or skin benefits to that is the washing away of the bad [blood] and renewing it with good, vital blood.”

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‘Cryotherapy’ freezing treatment may heal injuries, slow signs of aging