In recent years, a new technique of relaxation and treatment has appeared in France: cryotherapy. For three minutes, your body will be locked in a chamber and nitrogen will be released inside. The effect of cold on the body is excellent for a number of reasons that we will see later. Note that the head is not installed in the chamber, otherwise you will not be able to breathe properly, it would even be potentially dangerous.
It is important to go to a salon run by qualified professionals because cryotherapy requires certain know-how and cannot be carried out by the first comer. Not everyone can benefit from cryotherapy, including pregnant women and people with heart problems. You should also avoid taking drugs or drinking alcohol before a session, as side effects can be significant.
The positive effects from a therapeutic point of view
Many physical suffering can be treated or alleviated with cryotherapy. Indeed, during a session, the cold will become intense on your body and consequently, it will calm the inflammations! For example, if you suffer from sciatica, tendonitis, postoperative pain, or any other disease with symptoms related to inflammation, cryotherapy can help you get better! The cold will also regulate your blood circulation and even boost it. Indeed, people with poor circulation tend to have heavy legs, for example, the cold helps improve blood circulation and therefore deflate the most painful parts of the body.
Finally, it should be noted that the cold causes a high production of endorphins, which will soothe the most stressed people and therefore help them regulate their mood and sleep better at night.
The positive effects for athletes
Many athletes resort to what are commonly referred to as "cold bombs" when they injure themselves in the middle of a game. In fact, the intense cold will allow the muscles to be boosted all at once and the pain, if it is inflammatory in nature, will be soothed for a certain period of time.
It can also be useful to use cryotherapy before a major effort, because the muscles will be prepared more quickly for the effort that awaits them.
The positive effects from an aesthetic point of view
Cryotherapy is used by people who want to lose weight quickly. Indeed, the intense cold will push the body to burn calories, a lot of calories! According to people, there is a loss of 800 to 1,200 calories in just three minutes, which means that the weight loss will be fast, especially as the skin will be firmer.
Depending on the region where you live, you will certainly find a professional salon equipped to practice cryotherapy. If you live in the Var, you can for example benefit fromcryotherapy in Hyères.