3 ways cryotherapy may help you look and feel better

A woman with dreadlocks enjoying Cryotherapy at Restore Hyper Wellnes

Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses extremely cold temperatures. The idea isn’t anything new. For thousands of years, people have used cold water and ice for their benefit.

Today, cryotherapy is a sophisticated method that athletes and the general public use for their medical conditions.

We can categorize cryotherapy into two categories:

Whole body cryotherapy: As the name says, the cold temperature impacts the whole body for a short time. Your first session is 2 ½ minutes. Subsequent sessions can be up to 3 minutes depending on how your body reacts to the cold. We recommend doing whole body cryotherapy 2-3 times per week. Consistency is key to maximizing the effectiveness of this treatment.

Localized cryotherapy: If you have ever used an ice pack after twisting your ankle or injuring your shoulder, then you are already familiar with this treatment.

The only difference is that instead of using ice packs or a bag of frozen vegetables, you use advanced methods to better target pain, swelling, and soreness.

Localized cryotherapy may help your body speed up recovery time, reduce migraine symptoms, promote healing, and reverse the signs of aging.

How does cryotherapy work?

During the cryotherapy treatment, blood vessels restrict, blood rushes away from the extremities and toward your core to protect your organs. This results in an increased level of oxygen and certain proteins.

When you exit the chamber and return to normal temperatures, this enriched blood rushes to the extremities since the body doesn’t feel the need to protect the organs anymore. In this way, cryotherapy may help your body burn fat, increase energy, and help with stress.

Benefits of cryotherapy?

Although people have used cold temperatures and ice for a long time, cryotherapy is still relatively new. Some potential benefits are not yet proven and need more research.

Remember that cryotherapy isn’t a substitute for medical treatment, and it isn’t approved for all conditions. You can do a cryotherapy session without a prescription from your doctor.

Cryotherapy treatment attracts people for different reasons and has many benefits.

Benefits of cryotherapy for the skin conditions

Using sub-zero temperatures may help you to defy signs of aging. The concept is simple. Cold temperatures may stimulate the production of new collagen by killing off the superficial layer of skin cells, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.

One more way cryotherapy may help you to look better is by reducing cellulite and stretch marks. In the same way that collagen may give your skin a youthful glow, it may also reduce cellulite by restoring skin connections.

In addition, people also tend to use cryotherapy as a treatment for scars since it may help your body with keloid and hypertrophic scars.

Since cold therapy may help with your skin, people usually wonder, “Does cryotherapy help with eczema?”

Eczema does not have a one-size fits all solution. For example, some people experience better results with warm weather, while sub-zero temperatures work better for others. For that reason, we recommend that you proceed carefully.

Benefits of cryotherapy for the whole body

One of the biggest reasons cryotherapy has become so popular is because we see more and more athletes (from NBA players to UFC fighters) using it to boost athletic recovery.

However, that doesn’t have to mean that cryotherapy is exclusively sports medicine. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from cryotherapy.

Even people who don’t exercise regularly can use cryotherapy. It may help promote healing, boost athletic recovery, and increase energy.

One more way cryotherapy may benefit you is by helping the body to slim and tone. Of course, you won’t simply see progress in your weight loss journey by using cryo treatments alone, but it will have a different impact.

Exposure to cold temperatures may help your body reduce fat and boost your body’s fat-burning power.

In addition, entering a cryo chamber may help your body increase energy and help with recovery. This can help you to give maximum effort in your workouts without getting slowed down by muscle soreness.

Benefits for the mind

Cryotherapy chambers may be a good solution for those seeking better sleep.

As cryotherapy may help your body boost mood and energy and decrease stress, it may also help you to deal with sleep regression.

Additionally, you will have more stamina for physical activities that you can dedicate to exercise.

The old saying goes, “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” This quote has become a lifestyle for some people since they have found that exercising improves their sleep and helps them cope with stress.

As you can see, cryotherapy sessions may be the right solution for those who don’t have the energy to exercise or do the things they love.


Trying out this ancient practice with a modern approach may result in many health benefits.

Whether you are looking for solutions on how to sleep better, deal with persistent discomfort, boost your body’s natural defenses, or slim and tone your body, cryotherapy sessions may help you with that.

If you are looking for a whole body or localized cryotherapy treatment, call us at (843) 894-3688. We will provide answers to all questions you may have so you can comfortably experience the benefits of sub-zero temperatures.