You’re intrigued, right? Who wouldn’t be!? But if you’re like us, you want to know more – and we’re happy to help. So below we’ve compiled some links related to the science of the services we provide. Once you’ve experienced ºdegree Wellness, you’ll know the results are real but to assist you along the way, we encourage you to read about the studies behind the results. Then all that’s left to do is book your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
In this article, we look at some of the possible benefits to be had from cryotherapy healing, as well as other facts a person may need to know before they consider it.
The Journal of Clinical Investigation: Recruited brown adipose tissue as an antiobesity agent in humans
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation analysed the effects that colder temperatures had on the body in comparison to a warmer climate. It found that people who spent time in a 17°C room burned more energy than those who spent time in much warmer temperatures.
Another study had similar results. People who slept in colder rooms increased their levels of brown fat, which is said to burn fat and calories, by 42% in comparison to those who didn’t. Their metabolism rate was boosted by 10 percent too.
Cryotherapy’s ability to promote weight loss has also been linked to hormonal boost. A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation found that cryotherapy causes a rush of endorphins such as norepinephrine. This hormone is released when the body realizes that it’s not actually freezing and leaves you feeling refreshed and relieved.
There’s evidence to suggest that cryotherapy can help reduce muscle soreness or in some cases, help to prevent it all together. A 2015 study found that cryotherapy reduced muscle soreness and reestablished homeostasis in the body so that the participants could continue exercising.
Another study discovered that cryotherapy can reduce muscle inflammation by affecting the production of proteins responsible for it.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: An Accurate and Reliable Method of Thermal Data Analysis in Thermal Imaging of the Anterior Knee for Use in Cryotherapy Research
Healthline: Benefits of Cryotherapy
Sports Medicine: The use of cryotherapy in sports injuries
Plastic and reconstructive surgery: Cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring: safety and efficacy of current treatment paradigms
Women’s Health: Saunas Might Actually Be Really Good For You. Here’s Why.
Canadian Family Physician: Far-infrared saunas for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors
Netherlands Heart Journal: Sauna bathing: a warm heart proves beneficial
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Repeated thermal therapy improves impaired vascular endothelial function in patients with coronary risk factors
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: Clinical and Experimental Applications of NIR-LED Photobiomodulation
Journal of Biological Chemistry: Photobiomodulation directly benefits primary neurons functionally inactivated by toxins
Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine: The effects of repeated thermal therapy on quality of life in patients with type II diabetes
Journal of Neurology and Stroke: Near Infrared LED: An Emerging Technology on the Treatment of Stroke
Japanese Heart Journal: Repeated sauna therapy reduces urinary 8-epi-prostaglandin F(2alpha)
Stanford University School of Medicine: Keys to Effective Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery: Effect of NASA light-emitting diode irradiation on wound healing
See clinical studies referenced in the following articles:
Experimental Physiology: A single bout of whole-leg, peristaltic pulse external pneumatic compression upregulates PGC-1α mRNA and endothelial nitric oxide sythase protein in human skeletal muscle tissue.
European journal of applied physiology: Peripheral conduit and resistance artery function are improved following a single, 1-h bout of peristaltic pulse external pneumatic compression
The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: Peristaltic Pulse Dynamic Compression of the Lower Extremity Enhances Flexibility
Lower Extremity Review: Dynamic compression for recovery in athletes
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: Dynamic Compression Enhances Pressure-to-Pain Threshold in Elite Athlete Recovery: Exploratory Study
Clinical Floatation: Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy)