I had the pleasure of partnering with Palm Beach Boxing for a Cryotherapy session. This type of therapy is rising in popularity and has a lot of health benefits. It was my first Cryotherapy session. We shot a promotional video showcasing their Subzero Cryotherapy Chamber.
My First Cryotherapy Session
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is where a persons skin is exposed to temperatures of -166 to -274° Fahrenheit. The person is exposed to these temperatures anywhere form 90 seconds up to 3 minutes. When exposed to these temperatures, it activates the body’s natural response to extreme cold. The skin increases collagen production, regains elasticity, and vasoconstriction to keep the body’s core temperature even.
Cryotherapy Health Benefits
If done regularly Cryotherapy has a lot of health benefits. It will vary from person to person, as everyones body reacts differently to treatment.
Cryotherapy health benefits include;
- Relieve pain
- Accelerate healing
- Reduce Inflammation
- Aid recovery time after intense physical activity
- Improve chronic skin conditions
- Burn calories and aid weight loss
Palm Beach Boxing offers a variety of cryotherapy services that include whole body cryotherapy, spot treatment cryotherapy, and cryofacial sessions. For my first cryotherapy session, I did the whole body cryotherapy.
There are certain safety procedures that you have to follow prior to having a Cryotherapy session.
These safety procedures include,
- Remove all jewelry and body piercings prior to entering the chamber
- Wear cotton gloves, socks, and slippers while in the chamber
Most individuals wear undergarments when entering the chamber. I opted for a one piece bathing suit. I also wore two pairs of gloves, socks, and crocs. When entering the chamber I had to step up. They adjusted the height for me to where my chin was above the chamber. I was in the chamber for three minutes. I rotated my body every so often so that the cool air could circulate all over my body. When I stepped out of the chamber my body immediately adjusted to room temperature. After that, I felt this release almost like a weight had been lifted off my body. It felt amazing.
Overall, it was a great experience. I look forward to doing it again. Although cryotherapy is safe. Consult your doctor prior scheduling a treatment. If you live in South Florida, I highly recommend you go to Palm Beach Boxing and schedule a Cryotherapy session. They are offering $25.00 sessions for a limited time only.
Palm Beach Boxing
2549 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
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