Cryotherapy causes the body to kick in to preservation mode and the brain signals the body to rush blood to the core for protection and continue to function the vital organs, cleansing the blood and increasing body heat (and metabolism). When the treatment is over, the fresh, clean and enriched blood rushes back throughout the body, boosting immunity, cell renewal and natural pain relievers.
Athletes and Cryotherapy
The craze began with sporting teams in 2011, when the Dallas Mavericks, the second-oldest team in the NBA that year, gave all the credit of their first league championship to Cryotherapy.
Dr. Ryan Tuchscherer said that the Denver Broncos “use it with a lot of the guys Sunday morning before they go to the stadium, so about three hours before kickoff we’ll go through and use the cryotherapy unit on them because it cleans out any inflammation, soreness that they have, but it also kind of dumps endorphins back into the body.”
Other athletes that use Cryotherapy are LeBron James, Mike Leake and Usain Bolt. Floyd Mayweather Jr., undefeated boxing champion, swears by Cryotherapy and does sessions before and after fights. The late Kobe Bryant was also a fan of Cryotherapy.