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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center & Wellness Center located in Indianapolis, IN

Cryotherapy treatment uses subzero air to infuse your body with remarkable recovery powers. It’s an excellent natural solution for chronic pain and inflammation because the cold air reduces swelling, inflammation, and muscle spasms. At INDY VITAL, a premier wellness facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, experienced physician Cris Vieira, MD, and his team offer both whole-body and localized cryotherapy. Many patients with acute injuries or chronic conditions, like arthritis, say that cryotherapy is the most effective pain reliever they’ve used. Don’t wait to get help – call the office or book your appointment online now.

Cryotherapy Q & A

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a treatment protocol involving short (three-minute) intervals of subzero air exposure. This is an excellent treatment if you’ve been injured or are experiencing chronic pain because it offers powerful pain relief without medication. 

It’s also popular for many other health-related reasons. 

What are the benefits of cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy brings on distinct physical changes within your body to improve your whole-body wellness in several ways. 

Pain relief

Subzero temperatures slow down muscle spasms and prevent muscle exhaustion and pain. Additionally, cryotherapy reduces nerve conduction, which decreases painful nerve signaling. 

Inflammation response

Cryotherapy decreases inflammation in your body while boosting your natural ability to fight inflammation. 

Stress and anxiety relief

Following cryotherapy, your hormones — including dopamine, cortisol, and adrenaline — may surge. This increases relaxation and reduces your anxiety and stress. Some patients say they feel euphoric after cryotherapy, too. 

Pain threshold increase

Cryotherapy increases your pain tolerance, making it a good fit for both acute (short-term) and chronic pain. Some patients have cryotherapy before and after surgery to make their recovery far easier and more comfortable. 

Endurance and stamina increase

Cryotherapy encourages faster muscle recovery, and it can boost your physical endurance and stamina. Many professional and amateur athletes include cryotherapy sessions as part of their training when they’re trying to reach new fitness and performance levels. 

Boosted metabolism

Cryotherapy increases your metabolic rate, which prompts rapid fat and carbohydrate burning. This can help you lose weight faster and more efficiently. 

Reduced fluid retention

Cryotherapy makes your blood vessel walls less permeable, which in turn can reduce fluid retention (edema) in your feet, legs, and other parts of your body. 

The benefits of cryotherapy are too numerous to list. Many adults choose cryotherapy because it offers whole-body benefits in a completely natural way. 

How cold is cryotherapy?

The INDY VITAL team uses liquid nitrogen to cool the cryo-chamber to the ideal temperature for cryotherapy — minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it’s cold, it’s not painful. Patients typically say it’s an invigorating session that can leave you feeling fantastic. 

Cryotherapy is safe and reliable for most adults. The cryo-chamber has an automatic shutoff switch that ensures you won’t get overexposed to the cold air. 

INDY VITAL is a medical practice, so a physician and other medical professionals are on hand to discuss whether cryotherapy is right for you. Call INDY VITAL or click on the scheduler to book your cryotherapy session now.