Cryotherapy refers to a type of treatment that uses localized temperatures to freeze irritated nerves. It’s also used to treat conditions such as prostate cancer and abnormal skin cells. During this process, a probe is put next to the affected nerve before dropping the temperature so as to freeze the nerve. This then inactivates the nerve and as result reduces the nerve irritation. This procedure is not only safe but also an effective means of treating nerve irritation. Whole body cryotherapy chambers, on the other hand, are rooms brought to sub-zero temperatures to reduce the body temperature with the aim of achieving certain benefits.
Benefits of cryotherapy chambers
Some of the positive effects of cryotherapy chambers include
· Preventing edema.
· Reducing pain without taking drugs.
· Relieving muscle pain.
· Decreasing muscle spasms.
· Reducing swelling.
· Accelerating recovery time.
Process of cryotherapy chamber treatment
During treatment, your body temperature will be reduced by between 30-45 degrees within 3 minutes inside the chamber. Your temperature will also be measured before and after the treatment to allow the doctor to make proper recommendations for any future treatment. After exiting the chamber you will immediately warm with a full range of motion in your joints and muscles. As compared to ice or water treatment, your joints will not remain stiff for hours. Even if you do like the procedure it will rejuvenate your skin, body, and mind and will leave you much warmer.
Post whole body cryotherapy chamber treatment
After leaving the chamber it’s advisable to carry out cardiovascular movement for at least ten minutes to further promote the warming of the muscles so as to create a favorable circulatory effect to the body. This will ensure that fresh blood is taken to the muscles and stagnant blood is flushed out to prevent inflammation and muscle swelling.
Cryotherapy can be used to treat conditions concerning nerve irritation. Such conditions include rib nerves and nerve growths. Some examples include nerve irritation between the ribs and many other forms of nerve entrapment. While this procedure can reduce nerve irritation, it may leave the tissues affected with sensations such as tingling, numbness, irritation, and redness of the skin. However, these are usually temporary. In many instances, individuals report no side effects. However, when this occur you should see a doctor since they can be unpleasant and have long term effects.
What to do before undertaking a whole body cryotherapy
· You should remove your jewelry.
· Do not go in with any damp cloth of socks.
· Do not touch the walls especially with our bare hands.
· Remove all the lotions and ointments.
· You should wear tube socks, footwear, mask, and ear protection.