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Supercharge Your Recovery with Cryotherapy

Revitalise and Recover with Cryotherapy

When it comes to our health and well-being, we’re always open to trying new things that could give us a boost. Cryotherapy is one of those practices that involves exposing our bodies to freezing temperatures for a short time. But what does it really do and how can it help us? Let’s dive into the world of cryotherapy and find out how it affects our metabolism, fat burning, immune system, pain relief and overall cell health. We’ll also bust some myths and give you the lowdown on what to expect during a cryotherapy session. So, let’s get real about cryotherapy and see how it can potentially make a difference in our lives.


So… What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, involves subjecting the body to extremely cold temperatures to reap a myriad of health benefits. When exposed to cold, our metabolism increases, resulting in a higher calorie burn and increased feelings of hunger. This process, known as thermogenesis, activates brown adipose tissue (BAT) in our bodies. Unlike white adipose tissue (WAT), which stores energy as fatty acids and can contribute to obesity, BAT helps us burn fat and regenerate tissues. By engaging in cold thermogenesis, we can activate BAT and promote the burning of stored fat. This process can aid in weight loss and improve overall tissue health.


Cryotherapy Benefits 

Brown Fat Activation: Exposing your body to cold temperatures, can increase the amount of this unique fat. Unlike its stubborn cousin white fat, brown fat has a special ability—it generates heat! When activated, it supercharges your metabolism and helps you burn calories and fat more efficiently. It’s like having a little internal furnace working to support your weight management efforts.

Adiponectin Release: Also known as the superhero hormone, Cryotherapy gives it a gentle nudge and stimulates its release. Why does this matter? Adiponectin plays a crucial role in breaking down fat and regulating glucose levels. When you have higher levels of adiponectin, you’re reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. So it may just be your secret weapon for better metabolic health.

Boosted Immune System:  Its time to give your immune system a  much needed power-up! this process can enhance the production of immune cells, which are the warriors of your body’s defence system. These immune cells play a vital role in protecting you against infections and maintaining overall health. 

Cell Health: Ready for some cellular rejuvenation? By exposing your cells to cold temperatures, activating pathways that promote cell autophagy. It’s like a natural clean-up crew for your cells—eliminating the damaged ones and supporting the growth of healthier, longer-lasting cells. Say hello to improved cell health and overall cellular function. 

Blood Sugar Regulation and Metabolism Boost: Let’s talk about maintaining a sweet balance. Cryotherapy can help keep your blood sugar levels in check. How? It assists in burning off excess glucose and storing unused glucose as glycogen in your muscles. This double-action helps stabilise your blood sugar levels and gives your metabolism a potential boost. It’s like a dance of balance and energy, supporting your weight management goals.

Hormone Balance:  It can have a nifty effect on your hormone levels, by exposing your body to chilly temperatures, cryotherapy can help regulate hormone production and release. The result? Potential improvements in body composition, increased lean muscle mass, enhanced athletic performance and even better sleep quality. 

Pain Relief:  Cold therapy is known for reducing inflammation and numbing those pesky nerve endings. Whether it’s muscle soreness, joint pain, or the unwelcome presence of arthritis, cryotherapy can help alleviate discomfort and bring you some much needed relief.

Adrenal Function: Get ready for better stress management and energy levels, Cryotherapy is your ally in strengthening adrenal function. By subjecting your body to cold temperatures, it  gives your adrenal glands a boost. Your adrenals are key players in managing stress and maintaining energy levels. It can also assist in strengthening your stress-coping abilities and help you to enjoy an enhanced sense of overall well-being.


Learning to Love the Cold

Many individuals find cryotherapy to be a soothing and invigorating experience. The controlled atmosphere of a cryotherapy chamber eliminates moisture, making the cold temperatures feel more like a refreshing breeze. Additionally, the presence of feel-good music, a spa-like environment, and knowledgeable health professionals contribute to a comfortable and enjoyable session.


What to Expect

TotalFusion, offers Cryotherapy at its Morningside & Springfield locations. A typical session lasts 2-3 minutes, each individual’s experience may vary during this experience.  Trained health professionals will be there to guide you through the process and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the session. After the treatment, you may experience heightened alertness, improved mood, and pain relief. The frequency of cryotherapy sessions depends on your personal health and wellness needs, and recommendations will be provided by the professionals at TotalFusion.

Cryotherapy, with its exposure to cold temperatures, has gained popularity as a powerful tool for promoting health and wellness. By activating brown adipose tissue and stimulating various physiological responses, cryotherapy offers a range of benefits, including improved metabolism, enhanced immune function, pain relief, and hormone balance. Understanding the science behind cryotherapy and dispelling misconceptions can help us appreciate the potential of this therapy. So, whether you’re seeking weight loss, improved athletic performance, or enhanced overall well-being, cryotherapy might be worth considering as an addition to your wellness routine.

Revitalise, recover and enjoy the incredible benefits that cryotherapy can bring to your post-workout healing and overall wellness journey. Embrace the invigorating chill and witness firsthand the transformative effects it can have on your body and mind. Take a step towards a healthier and more vibrant you. Book a Cryotherapy session at TotalFusion at Morningside or Springfield today!