28 Mar The Historic Roots of Cryotherapy
The Historic Roots of Cryotherapy
The name”cryotherapy” is drawn from the Greek words cryo meaning cold and therapy, which translates as cure. There are records of cryotherapy being used as early as the 17 th century. Whole Body Cryotherapy is new in comparison. It first emerged in Japan in the late 1970s as an alternative in the treatment of arthritis. Whole Body Cryotherapy was adopted as an improvement over cold water immersion or ice packs. Soon WBC was being used to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia and psoriasis, too. It was also associated with an increase in metabolism and with revitalized skin.
The benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy were introduced in Europe in the 1980s. It is just within the past decade or so that cryotherapy has reached the United States and Australia.
And now this innovative treatment is being offered in New York by Bellmore Cryotherapy. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, clients have experienced a range of reported benefits, including faster healing, increased range of motion and revitalized skin. The introduction of cryotherapy in Bellmore, New York, has brought relief to those who suffer from fibromyalgia as well as arthritis and psoriasis.
In addition to being more effective, Whole Body Cryotherapy has also proven to be much safer and healthier than a traditional ice bath. When you go outside on a bleak winter day, the cold seems to settle in your bones – no matter how many layers you bundle up in. That’s because of the moisture in the air. Imagine what immersing yourself in ice would do!
Whole Body Cryotherapy, on the other hand, is a dry process and, because dry air does not penetrate the body like the wind does on a winter day, Whole Body Cryotherapy is able to use temperatures that are considerably lower than you would experience – even in Buffalo!