What is Cryotherapy?

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

Faster Recovery

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.

Effects of Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy treatments lower the skin temperature by 30-50 degrees. It causes the brain to think the body is freezing. The brain then triggers a fight-or-flight response and releases endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers, resulting in reduced pain and inflammation.

Cryotherapy benefits for sports and fitness
  • Decreased muscle soreness, pain and inflammation
  • Increased energy and peak athletic performance
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved muscle strength and joint function
  • Faster return to sports training
  • Decreased injury recovery time
  • Decreased fatigue
Cryotherapy changes the game for Tony Robbins in only 3 minutes…

Inflammation is a biological response of tissues and cells to injury and cellular damage, and acts as a protective attempt by the body to remove the distressed stimuli and to initiate the healing process.

The problem is that the receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation; their activation causes the inflammatory reaction.

These chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, accumulation of white blood cells, warming of tissue and swelling. Cryotherapy combats this response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation.


The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cryotherapy can drastically improve joint disorders such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. After emerging from the chamber clients report a pleasant warm feeling throughout the whole body. They say that their joints move more fluidly and that they feel strong and full of energy. This initial positive effect may last up to eight hours.

The immediate effect of skin cooling and analgesia lasts for five minutes, but the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect, where the pains and signs of inflammation as found in blood tests remain suppressed for weeks.

In sports medicine, Whole Body Cryotherapy has gained wider acceptance as a method to improve recovery from muscle injury

Beauty and Skin Health

Cryotherapy is a safe, non-invasive therapy that boosts skin rejuvenation. Cryotherapy can help achieve smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin.

The benefits to beauty and skin health of Cryotherapy include:

  • Clearer skin
  • Less toxins
  • Cell regeneration
  • Less wrinkles
  • Collagen production
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Eczema relief
  • Tighter and healthier skin
  • Stronger and fuller hair and nails
  • Increased metabolism and caloric burn
Immunity and Metabolism

Whole-body Cryotherapy can help boost your immune system. Since the brain reacts to the extreme cold by sending your blood to your organs to protect them, once you leave the Cryotherapy sauna and begin to warm up, the rush of new, circulating blood helps rid your body of toxins. With less toxins in it, your immune system is stronger. Cryotherapy can also affect your metabolism. Whole-body cryotherapy can burn up to 800 calories in each 3-minute session.

Overall health and wellness benefits of Cryotherapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle pain and inflammation
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Immune system improvement (reduces sickness)
  • Central nervous system disease
  • Degenerative disease of joints and spine
  • Inflammation of tendons, bursa and joint capsules
  • Quicker surgical recovery
  • Inflammation of spine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Boosts testosterone production in men
I have experienced good results and relief from sciatica pain beginning from my first cryotherapy treatment. So far so good!
Bren F.
I believe these sessions are helping me with my pain issues.
Michael H.
Loved the cryotherapy! Very refreshing and relieved muscle soreness!
Katy L.
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Emilylou M.
They actually cared about where I was hurting and gave me suggestions on how to ease the pain I have been feeling since 2018!
Jane K.
Great experience and explanation about cryotherapy!
Elena G.
My son was extremely happy with the services and the young man who assisted us was also extremely helpful!
Cheri I.
Friendly staff, great service, and progressive ways of dealing with my chronic pain.
Karlin C.
Feels incredible!
Lynda W.
I really enjoy how I feel after cryotherapy. The staff is great.
Laynee B.
Because it truly works for helping manage my pain so far! I know there are many benefits from all the different therapies but pain was my main focus! Staff are very friendly and make you feel comfortable during your visits plus you can schedule your appointment online at your convenience.
Beverly H.
I am using cryotherapy almost daily now. I play golf 3 to 5 times each week and need all the help I can get at age 85. It helps me recover and so far have very little back problems. When I am tired and my back is hurting it gives me immediate relief and energy.
Bobby S.
Cryotherapy has already started helping me! I'm telling everyone I know about y'all!
Sheila G.
I love using the infrared bed, sun bed, and the cryotherapy seems to energize me.
Jesse S.
I have bad pain in my leg, but after 1 cryotherapy session l will be out of pain! It does come back after a couple of days which is why l come 2 or 3 times a week, but worth it!
So glad I can get the treatment I need, when I need it and stay local.
Mariann T.
All the modalities offered have been so beneficial in providing health benefits to my body-all over, inside & out! Especially when dealing with body aches/pains, even injuries, the recovery is much faster when coming in for red light, cryotherapy, & compression! And massages! Also, the staff are great to work with~ so kind & helpful!
Melissa E.
(Cryotherapy) always makes me feel better and has helped for several years.
Bobby S.
The staff is super nice and the treatments have been working. I feel less pain.
Anita F.
My son Ryland had an injury and I booked 3 treatments for him. I was blown away by (staff) knowledge and thought it was just for athletes and younger people. I will definitely be a client and have shared this with a ton of people so far. Thank you for your service to this community. We are blessed to have you in such a small community!
Angela B.
The cryotherapy helped my legs and hip recover.
Jayron A.
I brought my grandson for light therapy and cryotherapy. He felt better immediately! I was beyond impressed with the opportunities available!
Caleb M.
Satisfacción guarantee! My body needed that being an athlete- (cryotherapy) helps a lot...
Derreck L.
Compression is helping to reduce swelling in a knee replacement. The cryotherapy and light therapy relieve my swelling and soreness better than anything I've done before. Based on the results I've experienced after knee replacement, I would recommend these services to anyone experiencing joint pain or swelling.
Travis D.
The cryotherapy was very effective in reducing my aching hips. The staff was very helpful and supportive of my needs.
Maura L.
My son felt so much better after his cryotherapy session! We have a hidden gem here in Early Texas that I believe most people don’t know about.
Elijah O.
I was in a wheelchair for 16 months when I was 21, I've had 3 hip surgeries, and my shoulders have dislocated 5 times- so when I say pain, I deal with chronic pain. This place helps me manage my pain. It gives me energy. I have an eight year old boy, by the time I get home I would just collapse on the couch and he'd say "Mom let's go outside and play." I'd say, "I'm so sorry, I can't- I hurt too badly." After I started coming routinely, I'd come home, I'd have energy, I'd go outside and play with him and watch him ride his bike. Not only did it help me with my pain, but it helped me with being able to take care of my child. I highly recommend just giving it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Julie Hahn
The treatments at Innovation Wellness have helped me tremendously with my chronic fatigue, reducing inflammation, and improving my sleep! I think we are very lucky to have this resource in our community, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of it!
Madeleine G.
Innovation Wellness is awesome and the staff is professional and friendly. I have had back pain for 30 years and have not been able to get any relief. I have been coming in once a week for 3 months and use Infrared Light Therapy Bed, Compression Therapy, Vitamin D Bed, and Cryotherapy, and have been pain-free for the first time in 30 years. 
Russell L.
Seven weeks ago I walked into Innovation Wellness with no knowledge that it would help make my life more normal again.  I have been suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, aches and pains, and lack of sleep. I mentally was worn out and felt out of control. Just one week into trying cryotherapy the night sweats and hot flashes stopped completely. Three weeks in I continued to feel better and sleep better and I had less pain all over. Seven weeks now and I can absolutely say everyone who suffers from these annoying life changes should give cryotherapy a try. Innovation wellness has been my game-changer. 
Sandi A.
I used to have extreme knee pain due to Levaquin toxicity. With Infrared Light Therapy and Cryotherapy, I am able to walk and even work out at the gym. Without this therapy, I believe I would still be using a cane to walk.
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Malena L.
Ladies are awesome and friendly! Prices are great and hubby says I look younger! I really love infrared light therapy and cryotherapy!
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Jenora T.
For years I have lived with pain in my back and hips. I’ve tried chiropractic care and tons of aspirin with really no relief. Now I was hesitant about cryotherapy and the light bed when I first heard about it. Then my wife bought me a membership. At first, I was just doing the cryotherapy which helped a little. I did feel good but not completely pain free. Then my wife and the ladies at Innovation Wellness got me to start doing the NovoTHOR light bed. Just after the first week I could see improvements in my pain level and attitude. The more I’ve done the combination of the light bed and cryotherapy chamber, the more it has helped me. Now I have more energy, it doesn’t hurt when I bend down to pick something up off the ground, and when I get up in the morning I can move without pain. It’s the first time since I can remember when I’m not in pain all the time.
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Ryan M.
“My daughter McKenna, a senior at EHS, had 2-3 migraines per month for more than a year. She had immediate relief with Low Level Light Therapy and Whole-Body Cryotherapy at Innovation Wellness Spa twice each week resulting in more than 2 months between migraines. She is now able to fully function at school and extra-curricular activities without fear of frequent incapacitating headaches.”
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