Lehigh Valley Cryotherapy
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is used to help treat a number of chronic conditions, as well as aid in post-workout recovery. Lehigh Valley Cryotherapy offers Whole Body Cryotherapy, which exposes the entire body to extreme cold for a short duration. This exposure activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms and caues your metabolic rate to rise.
How does Cryotherapy work?
Our fully-trained staff will assist you into the Cryotherapy chamber. We will be with you the entire time and will monitor the temperature of the chamber to ensure optimal results. Temperatures in the chamber may reach as low as —140 to -225 degrees Fahrenheit. An average session lasts 2-3 minutes. As your body reacts to the temperature shift, it goes through three phases.
Phase One: Recognition
As the temperature dips, your blood vessels and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood to the core of your body. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system removes toxins and reduces inflammation.
Phase Two: Revitalization
Immediately following your session, your newly filtered blood travels back through your body. Now enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes, your blood warms and enriches your skin and muscles and your range of motion increases.
Phase Three: Restoration
Over the next 48 hours, your body returns to an enhanced state with reduced pain and inflammation and increased energy levels. Recovery time from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.
What kinds of conditions can Cryotherapy help?
Cryotherapy can be used to treat a range of conditions. Benefits include:
Sports & Recovery
Aid in work-out recovery by decreasing muscle soreness, pain, swelling and inflammation.
Enhance energy and endorphin release.
Improves muscle strength and joint function.
Increases testosterone levels in men.
Pain Management & Wellness
Pain relief from rheumatoid diseases and fibromyalgia.
Decrease in muscle soreness, spasms and inflammations.
Alleviates depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, migraines and stress.
Boosts lymph draining and blood circulation.
Burn calories – between 500-1000 calories per session.
Boost your body’s natural metabolism.
Reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Oxygenate the blood and flush toxins.
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Get stronger hair and nails.
Improves skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and discoloration.
Triggers collagen production and skin rejuvenation.
How often does Cryotherapy need to be done?
Everyone is different. At Lehigh Valley Cryotherapy, we will meet with you to understand your goals and needs and create a schedule that will make the most sense for you.
Am I a candidate for Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is safe for most individuals. If you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or vascular issues, please consult with your physician prior to treatment. We will also discuss any questions or concerns at your first visit.
Is Cryotherapy covered by Insurance?
Cryotherapy is not currently covered by most major medical insurances.
Lehigh Valley Cryotherapy offers affordable cash plans. Please call our office for more information.