Human movement relies on the ability of your nervous system to smoothly transmit and receive messages between your brain and your body. In particular, the peripheral nervous system is responsible for relaying information to your brain about your body’s position in relation to gravity.
Proprioceptors are microscopic sensory receptors on nerve endings in your muscles, tendons, joints, and inner ear that detect subtle changes in movement. As you move, proprioceptors signal your brain to make adjustments that keep you from falling, and enable you to move in a smooth, coordinated fashion.
Interference with Proprioception
When soft and connective tissues are damaged through injury or inflammation, your peripheral nervous system can be suppressed, and proprioceptors themselves may become damaged. In the process, information channels may become blocked or restricted. This results in inefficient balance and coordination that makes you unstable and interferes with your physical performance.
Some things that may interfere with proprioception include:
- Joint injuries and inflammation that restrict mobility
- Muscle overuse from sports or exercise
- Compression of nerves from inflammation or poor posture
- Mobility limitations during the healing process
Speed Up Healing and Restore Proprioception
Accelerating the healing process can help restore proprioceptors and free up the nervous system to do its job. Cryotherapy is a recovery aid embraced by athletes, dancers and fitness enthusiasts for its ability to quickly reduce inflammation and speed up the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, to promote healing.
Advantages of Cryotherapy include:
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Improved circulation
- Accelerated collagen production
- Advanced cellular function
- Elevated metabolism
- Improved sleep quality
- Enhanced mental acuity
Cryotherapy for Your Active Lifestyle
While some people enjoy a nice long soak in a bath of ice water, most of us prefer to avoid such extreme discomfort. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue with chambers and devices that make the application of cryotherapy quick and easy, with minimal discomfort.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) takes place in a cryochamber where your entire body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures generated by nitrogen gas. As your skin temperature drops below freezing, your superficial blood vessels constrict, shunting blood to your viscera to be infused with oxygen and nutrients, while excess fluid and toxins are moved to your kidneys and lymph system for elimination.
Localized Cryotherapy is performed by a clinician who uses a wand to direct a cooling stream of nitrogen gas to an injured or inflamed body part, concentrating the healing benefits of cryotherapy on the injured area to accelerate healing.
CryoFacial directs the benefits of cryotherapy to the skin of your face, helping to reduce puffiness, heal skin disorders, promote collagen production and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
A cryotherapy session takes only a few minutes, yet its beneficial effects last for hours.
Cryotherapy in NYC
Advanced Cryo NYC in the heart of SoHo is the Big Apple’s go-to clinic for cryotherapy and other healing and rejuvenating therapeutic treatments.
Contact Advanced Cryo NYC today to schedule your cryotherapy session, and be sure to ask about our unique menu of therapies and treatments, all geared to helping you look and feel young, healthy and beautiful.