Although used for centuries as a treatment for soft tissue injury, cryotherapy has only recently gained celebrity status for treating everything from aging skin to medical disorders to athletic injuries and soreness. Hollywood celebrities and elite athletes sing cryo’s praises for its rejuvenating effects and performance-enhancing merits.
Why All the Hype?
If cryotherapy is such a time-honored treatment, what has triggered its sudden emergence as an essential beauty aid and athletic enhancer?
Like many remodeled relics from the past, technology has transformed cryotherapy treatment. Once the domain of ice baths and frozen peas, modern cryotherapy is faster, more convenient and more effective, thanks to technology that utilizes nitrogen gas to rapidly cool the body to sub-freezing temperatures, for just long enough to evoke a healing response.
As the greater populace discovers cryotherapy’s amazing benefits, it is becoming a go-to treatment to elicit a broad range of benefits, including:
- Wellness: Cryotherapy reduces stress, promotes deep restful sleep, helps recovery from jet lag, and increases overall energy
- Health: Cryotherapy is used as a recovery aid in physical therapy, promotes recovery from surgery and enhances athletic performance and muscle recovery
- Beauty: Cryotherapy reverses signs of aging, promotes healthy weight loss, reduces cellulite and increases collagen production for healthier, more youthful skin
Localized versus Whole Body Treatment
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) provides an overall beneficial healing effect, and is great for treating fatigue, muscle soreness, systemic inflammation and more.
Localized cryotherapy zeros in on specific trouble spots. Unlike WBC which treats your entire body in a cryochamber, localized cryo uses a hand-held wand that directs a steady stream of nitrogen gas to a specific treatment area.
Localized cryotherapy is ideal for treating:
- Sports injuries
- Surgery sites
- Skin disorders
- Localized joint and muscle pain
As a beauty treatment, CryoFacial rejuvenates tired puffy sagging skin and promotes collagen production.
Localized Cryotherapy in NYC
If you are lucky enough to live in NYC, cryotherapy relief is just around the corner at Advanced Cryo NYC in trendy SoHo. Whether you opt for WBC or local application cryotherapy, our skilled clinicians are at your service. For an extra beauty boost, ask about CryoFacial, and be sure to check out our unique menu of other treatments and therapies, all designed to keep you looking and feeling healthy, young and beautiful.