If you want to start using cryotherapy at home but don’t have the money to spend on sessions at the local cryotherapy center, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can still enjoy the benefits of cryotherapy at home. In this blog post, we’ll tell you how to get started with your own home cryotherapy treatments and how they can change your life in a positive way!
What is cryotherapy?
Most people try cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, for relief from joint pain or to relax tense muscles after an athletic event. Still others may turn to these frosty temperatures to treat insomnia, arthritis or migraine headaches. Some believe that whole-body cryotherapy can be used to help patients recover from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. And there are those who think whole-body cryotherapy helps you burn calories and lose weight faster than normal workouts do.
Where can you find it?
If you want to do cryotherapy on your own, you can buy a chamber on Amazon, like one by Innotech, or create your own. A search for DIY home cryo chamber will get you started. You can also ask your doctor about getting one for free through your insurance policy. Most of them have to sign off on it before you purchase one, so that’s definitely worth doing if you want an easy stress-free cryo experience.
What happens during cryotherapy sessions?
To freeze your body, there are two main forms of cryotherapy you can try: ice baths and whole-body cryotherapy. An ice bath is like a quick dip in freezing water—it’s good for detoxing your skin, relieving joint pain and reducing inflammation and muscle soreness. Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in an enclosed chamber that exposes you to extremely cold air for several minutes—the colder air brings on a range of therapeutic benefits, from increasing energy levels to boosting fat loss.
Is there any side effects to cryotherapy?
Yes, cryotherapy can have side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that you should never use a cryosauna if you have any of these conditions: active skin lesions, open sores or wounds, cancer, recent surgery or injury to your head or neck area, any type of infection in your ear or internal injuries to your head including bleeding into your brain.
While you may be resistant to getting in line for an appointment at your local cryotherapy center, or even paying for one from your own pocket. There are some options that can help you get all of the benefits of cryotherapy without having to pay full price.