The first time you hear about the innovative cold therapy called cryotherapy, it might seem intimidating. However, the therapy has countless potential benefits for your health and wellness. At APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, cryotherapy specialist Pete Kaminskas guides you through treatment in the practice’s cryo sauna. For more information about cryotherapy and its effects, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.
Cryotherapy is an innovative wellness treatment that uses freezing temperatures to facilitate therapeutic processes in your body. During a cryotherapy session at APMI Wellness Center, Pete supervises you as you stand in a safe nitrogen gas therapy chamber for 2-3 minutes.
During your time in the chamber, the temperatures range from -190℉ to -256℉. These extremely cold conditions cause cold receptors in your body to activate, which leads to the release of endorphins and an increase in the circulation of oxygen-rich blood.
This powerful reaction has numerous benefits for your health and can help treat injuries and inflammatory disorders.
You may need several sessions to experience optimal benefits from cryotherapy. Pete evaluates you before the treatment and estimates the number of sessions you may need.
If you don’t want to spend 2-3 minutes fully submerged in a cryotherapy chamber, Pete offers two different forms of cryotherapy at APMI Wellness Center:
The CryoFacial uses extremely cold temperatures on your face to reduce pore size and puffiness. It tightens your skin and stimulates collagen production in a 10-minute session.
With local cryotherapy, you can target specific areas of your body with the cold temperatures in order to increase circulation and reduce pain.
Cryotherapy can do more than just increase circulation and alleviate inflammation. After 1-10 sessions in total, you can experience:
All of these effects occur because of your body’s instinctual survival mechanism that it uses when exposed to extremely cold temperatures.
In addition to cryotherapy, APMI Wellness Center offers these other wellness treatments to help you look and feel your best:
An infrared sauna heats your body from within using purifying infrared light instead of the heated chamber of a traditional sauna. The benefits include a boosted metabolism, better circulation, and relief from tension and pain.
Spending a lot of time in the sun can have harmful effects on your skin, like skin cancer. Too much sun exposure can also affect the way your skin looks. With sunless spray tanning, you can enjoy a year-round bronze glow without subjecting your skin to damage.
To book a consultation for cryotherapy and other wellness treatments, call APMI Wellness Center or schedule online today.