Cryotherapy for Athletic Performance & Recovery
Whole Body Cryotherapy is, essentially, ice baths taken to a whole new level, but more favored by athletes because of it’s shorter treatment (3 minutes) and ability to get back to training within one hour instead of having to recover 6 hours thereafter. It is also drawing considerable attention among athletes, both elite and recreational. In our cryotherapy cryosauna, the ambient temperature is lowered to a numbing minus 180 Celsius or minus 240 Fahrenheit. The cryosaunas were originally intended to treat certain medical conditions, but athletes soon adopted the technology in hopes that super-subzero temperatures would help them to recover from highly strenuous workouts more rapidly and decrease inflammatory issues they experience during training.
Exceptional effects of healing have been observed in the sports traumatology area. Systematic cryotherapy has become an optional method in healing sports related traumas and injuries, and is also applied as a method of biological regeneration for torn muscles and tissues.A study published in 07′ using ice baths found that young men who completed a punishing 90-minute shuttle run and then soaked themselves in frigid bathwater (with the water cooled to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes reported feeling exponentially less sore a few days later than a control group that did not soak. They felt better, but their muscles were almost as damaged as if they hadn’t soaked.