Ice, Ice Baby! Healing with Cryotherapy

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One of my favorite wellness treatments is whole body cryotherapy. It feels so invigorating to go into a super chilled chamber for 1-3 minutes. Not only does it wake you up immediately, it also helps detoxify your whole body, strengthen your immune system, and improve your sleep patterns.

We’ve all experienced cryotherapy at some point. If you’ve ever iced a sore muscle or even taken an ice bath, that’s cryotherapy. Extreme cold has been used therapeutically to reduce inflammation, lessen pain, and accelerate muscle and tissue repair.

Whole body cryotherapy is very similar to ice baths that you see professional athletes doing after practice or a match, but instead of sitting in ice water that’s between 32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, in cryotherapy, your body is exposed to cold air ranging from -200 to -256 degrees Fahrenheit for 1-3 minutes. It’s also dry cold instead of a wet cold, so it’s generally easier to tolerate and safer for the body.

As I’m all about finding ways to simplify your selfcare, spending 1-3 minutes in a cryotherapy chamber every once in a while is more doable than an ice bath. Every few weeks you can find me at any one of Cryohealthcare’s Los Angeles locations. Their West Hollywood location is connected to one of my favorite coffee shops, Emma’s Coffee Co, where you’ll be able to find Just Add Water™ smoothies! 

 

Have you tried cryotherapy before? 

 

XO – Serena

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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