How Does Cryotherapy Work?Cryotherapy or cold therapy is a treatment approach that uses freezing temperatures (usually between -200° and –300° F) to boost the body’s ability to heal itself. You see, our bodies are constantly repairing damaged tissue, and this extreme cold should help speed up these processes. There are two types of cryotherapy:
- Whole Body Cryotherapy – Your entire body resides within a chamber, and only your head sticks out. Then your body is exposed to extreme cold for several minutes to get the health benefits.
- Localized Cryotherapy – A medical professional uses a unique device that administers the cold to a specific area. It can be used to treat joint pain, neck pain, skin conditions, and other ailments.