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Cryotherapy: The Growing Treatment Phenomenon of Athletes

Updated: Feb 14

Social media posts are popping up like crazy: Franck Ribery, Michael Phelps, Gareth Bale, LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather all standing in metal tubes with their heads popping out, surrounded by white mist.

What is This Mysterious Mist?

It is part of a treatment known as Cryotherapy, which we proudly offer as one of our many spa options at S2G Medical Spa. Cryotherapy, better known as “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. Clients can choose between an isolated area for treatment, say legs, or a full body exposure. Either of which can be done in one single sitting. However, the infamous chambers that athletes like Michael Phelps use, are for whole body treatments. For more localized solutions, Cryotherapy is best administered through ice packs, ice massage, coolant sprays, ice baths, and even through probes administered directly into tissue.

The theory for whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is that by immersing the body in extremely cold air for several minutes, you could receive a number of health benefits. The individual will stand in an enclosed chamber or a small enclosure that surrounds their body but has an opening for their head at the top (as seen on social media). The enclosure will drop to between negative 200–300°F. They’ll stay in the ultra-low temperature air for between two and four minutes.

Sounds crazy right? Trust us, we know, but it really does work. People leave feeling healthier and happier. What more could you want?

That’s why Cryotherapy is a growing phenomenon and has been highly recommended by its customers. Don’t believe us? Look at just some of the benefits it can provide:

Benefits of Cryotherapy Treatment:

● Decreased Muscle Soreness

● Decreased Joint Pain

● Reduces Migraines

● Helps Treat Mood Disorders

● Treats Skin Conditions

Above all else, Cryotherapy is extremely convenient. As you can control the area of the body and for how long the body is exposed to the cold temperatures.

Still not convinced? Give us a call today!