Why is cryotherapy so effective? It stimulates the body to release hormones that reduce pain and inflammation naturally. The three minute procedure was originally designed for treatment of arthritis but has now become popular with athletes for faster recovery. The anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent choice for anyone suffering with chronic pain and inflammation.
It works this way. Air that is chilled with liquid nitrogen surrounds the body causing a series of natural protective reactions. Blood from the extremities is temporarily drawn to the core of the body. The brain releases norepinephrine which reduces inflammation and provides a metabolism boost that lasts for hours. The endocrine system releases extra endorphins which stimulate metabolism, boost the immune system, reduce pain and stimulate a feeling of exhilaration.