Hmmm. Let’s see what is on TV tonight. Shark Tank is always a good watch. Wonder what weird businesses they are going to have in the tank. What is this? Cryotherapy? Never heard of it, but it looks interesting. So, you get in a chamber and get hit with -240 degree gas to take away pain and inflammation, that definitely sounds intriguing, but I wonder if it really works. I had been working out for 35 years and was a power lifter and bodybuilder. I had also taken martial arts and played many years of tackle football when I was younger. Basically, I had beaten up my body pretty bad over many years and was looking for anything that would help with my recovery from workouts and my arthritis pain. So, two days after seeing the show I made an appointment at a cryotherapy place in my area and went in. I did four sessions over the next two weeks and I was amazed that my arthritis pain went from about an 8 to a 3 in pain level when I worked out. I also noticed I was sleeping better at night and had a lot more energy after the sessions. Needless to say, I am still doing cryotherapy sessions a year and a half later but the difference is I am doing them in my own salon. I had always been into health and fitness so it was a natural move for me to open up my own facility. We have been open now for a year and have been helping people like myself feel better and live a more active life.
So, for those of you who don’t know what cryotherapy is, it was invented in 1978 in Japan to treat arthritic patients. It has come to the US and is being used by almost all major athletes to recover from training and games. Some of the people using it are, Lebron James, Tony Robbins, Floyd Mayweather, Christiano Renaldo, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Nuggets, Denver Broncos, The Rockets, The Knicks, The Spurs, and the list goes on and on. Cryotherapy is done in a stand up chamber which you get into and liquid nitrogen is converted to a gas and surrounds your body. The temperature in the chamber gets down to -240 degrees which tricks your mind into survival mode. I know it sounds extremely cold but since it is a dry gas it is very tolerable and very safe with no side effects. The body metabolism increases to try to get back to homeostasis and all kinds of beneficial enzymes, anti inflammatory cytokines and a wealth of other good nutrients are released to preserve your organs and tissue. When you step out of the chamber that good, nutrient and oxygen rich blood is circulated through your body and helps to speed up recovery and repairs of any injuries you may have. The sub zero temperatures also take away inflammation in your joints, tendons, and soft tissue which helps to relieve the pain. The body also releases endorphins and adrenaline in the process which gives you increased energy and a feeling of well being and can burn up to 800 calories in the process. Some other benefits that have been reported is that it builds your immune system like cold plunges or cold showers do. It restores the collagen in your skin to reduce wrinkles and brings nutrient rich blood to the surface to give you younger healthier looking skin. It has been used to treat skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema and people have reported that it works to reduce cellulite.
As you can see, cryotherapy is helping a lot of different people with different problems. So, whether you have back pain, tennis elbow, arthritis, or need a boost to your system for training or overall well being, cryotherapy can help you. Was it coincidence or fate that made me watch the Shark Tank that night? I don’t know which it was but I am glad I put it on because it changed my life. Come on in and give it a chance. It helped me and I know it can help you as well.
Ultimate Cryotherapy and Wellness Inc
101 Plaza Real South, Suite B
Boca Raton FL 33432