Inflammation indicates the body is trying to heal itself. Whether the result of a physical injury or infection, inflammation can also occur in times of stress or as a reaction to alcohol or toxins. While it is a protective immune response to clear out damaged tissue and initiate cellular repair, it is commonly associated with pain, swelling, and heat.
Acute inflammation, in the case of injuries, generally subsides after the body heals itself. But over time if the body stays in reactive state, it can lead to chronic inflammation seen in conditions like Rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with higher risk of heart disease and cancer.
The use of cryotherapy is a beneficial treatment in instances of both acute and chronic cases as it reduces pain and inflammation throughout the entire body. In the instant minutes during the treatment, blood is drawn to the core, away from the swollen and affected areas. While circulating through the cardiovascular system, the blood is cleansed of toxins and becomes oxygen- and nutrient-rich. Endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins are released into the blood to induce analgesia (immediate pain relief). Once out of the chamber, the oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood rushes back through the body, facilitating the healing process.
Cryotherapy has been shown to reduce the pain associated with inflammation in the joints; routine treatments for patients with rheumatoid arthritis reported significantly reduced pain. Whole-body cryotherapy activates the endorphins that alleviate pain and inflammation; blood tests have shown fewer markers of inflammation in those who had received daily cryotherapy over a 5-day period.
This boost to the immune system allows the body to heal itself naturally, as well as lowers the incidence of colds and the flu. Helping the body to recover, cryotherapy reduces the negative effects of stress on the body, alleviating depression, anxiety, and fatigue by boosting endorphins and energy.
The way to recover is to Restore.