Happy Friday, y’all! I want to share my recent experience at Sports Cryotherapy of The Woodlands with y’all! Since the New Year I have really been focusing on eating right, working out and taking care of myself. I had heard of cryotherapy but didn’t really know what it meant or all of the benefits until I spoke with Shawna at Sports Cryotherapy of The Woodlands.
Before my cryotherapy. Still a little nervous here.
According to the Sports Cryotherapy of The Woodlands website, “people feel less pain and soreness in their injured or affected areas after Cryotherapy. Whole Body Cryotherapy reduces inflammation, promotes rapid healing and minimizes pain.
Chronic, rampant inflammation throughout the body is aging us and is the precursor to a myriad of diseases, which include heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and diabetes, to name a few.With Whole Body Cryotherapy, the flame through the entire body is reduced and in some instances, put out. The cold Cryotherapy temperatures trigger your body to release anti-inflammatories to be released throughout your blood finding and soothing the affected areas.
Since Whole Body Cryotherapy chills the body, it causes an increase in the basal metabolic rate. A single session of Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to cause the body to burn an additional 800-1000 calories. For weeks after even a single session, the Basal Metabolic Rate as measured by Indirect Calorimetry, has been shown to improve by 200 – 300 calories per day. Without change in diet, this would represent a burn of 2 pounds of body fat per month without diet or exercise.
Now, we have begun to notice that repeated exposure to the Whole Body Cryotherapy results in an elevated metabolism 24/7. Translation, you are burning MORE calories each and every day, regardless of your eating and exercise program or whether you are sitting, standing, lying down or even sleeping, simply as a result of repeated Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments.”
So, yes that negative 232 degrees is correct! It was cold! Seriously, cold. However, it was only for 3 minutes. The sweet staff talked with me and kept my mind off of the fact that I was freezing (at least a little bit).
After the 3 minutes were over, I got dressed and Shawna put me in the compression sleeves. The sleeves help get the blood circulating and it felt like an amazing massage. I loved it.
Since having my twins I have had aches and pains in my back, knees and ankles. I really think cryo is going to help. I’m going to try for a while to see if it helps. I do know that I immediately had endorphin rush and a pep in my step. My mind felt clearer and I felt rejuvenated. I struggle with depression from time to time and I can say without a doubt cryo helped my mood. All of that to say, try it out! Whether your an athlete, trying to lose a few pounds, or need to clear your mind cryo can help! Give the folks at Sports Cryotherapy of The Woodlands a call or a visit for more info!
Have a fantastic weekend, y’all! Thanks so much for stopping by!