As part of Complementary Therapy Week, Kayley tells us about her experience of using cryotherapy
*Disclaimer: The benefits of therapies is not yet a recognised treatment in the U.K, please speak to your specialist before using Cryotherapy.
I go to cryotherapy. It gives me a boost of energy, a clear mind and makes me feel amazing It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely for me.
Whole body cryotherapy can play a huge part in helping to boost a person’s mood, through reduction in negative hormones. During treatment a person goes into a very small fight or flight response which in turn reduces the body’s’ cortisol levels. Whilst dramatically increasing a person’s serotonin and dopamine levels, this means that after therapy (and for the next 48-72 hours) a person is experiencing extremely low chemical stress. This can lead to improved sleep quality for many people who use the therapy.
During treatment the increase in blood circulation means that there are more enriched nutrients sent to the body’s organs, this in turn means that the body’s regulatory systems are stimulated, this includes the immune system. Which in turn means it’s working to its fullest potential.
On top of this the body’s cellular functions are boosted during and after treatment. This is due to enriched blood being pumped around the body. In short better circulation helps promote efficient cell growth and organ function.