The University of Missouri athletic department has joined the Impact Cryotherapy family as they celebrated the installation of 2 Whole Body Cryotherapy ‘Black Octagon’ Cryosaunas into their training facility last week. Mizzou athletics join several division 1 schools to offer the recovery modality, including University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Wakeforest and Georgetown University.
“We are very excited to become an industry leader with this technology,” said Rex Sharp, Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. “With cryotherapy, we believe our athletes can train harder but recover quicker to help get more productive results from their workouts. Many people who have experienced it say it provides an invigorating, euphoric experience and it is used as an alternative to traditional ice baths. Impact Cryotherapy has the premier reputation among providers of cryosaunas and we were happy to work with them to make this a reality” Sharp explained.
The implementation of Whole Body Cryotherapy as a recovery modality has become a growing pattern throughout collegiate sports programs across the United States.
If someone would have come up to me last week and asked me what Futsal was, I would have guessed that it was an anti-fungal foot cream and would have been terribly wrong. Yesterday after meeting members of the Columbus Futsal team, I can say without a doubt that Futsal may be one of the most awesome sports that exist in the modern day sporting arena.
I say this because the group of guys that came in to get Whole Body Cryotherapy in preparation for their US National tournament this upcoming weekend we’re the most genuine, fun, outgoing group of teammates that I’ve come across.
As Columbus’s Official Street Soccer & Futsal family, Columbus Futsal is dedicated to player and team development — and what better team building activity to take part in than to watch each player withstand sub freezing temperatures in the #BlackOctagon! Although they seemed cold at some moments, the camaraderie and sense of community existing in the Columbus Futsal team could not be dampened, not even by -310 degrees of Nitrogen gas.
Ohio Cryo would like to wish Columbus Futsal the best of luck at US Nationals!
For more information on Columbus Futsal: http://ColumbusFutsal.com
If you suffer from arthritis, you are definitely aware of the chronic joint pain and limited mobility that can accompany the debilitating condition. Between taking anti-inflammatory and over-the-counter pain medications, braces, hot and cold therapy, exercise or other more alternative therapies, striving to find maximum relief can be both time and energy consuming.
In general, Arthritis is defined as an acute disease caused by inflammation and swelling around the joints of the body, resulting in constant discomfort and localized pain. Daily activity can cause arthritis to be prolonged and worsened, and combined with muscle and tendon strains can result in a very painful condition with limited treatment options.
Although some turn to surgery for relief of arthritis pain, invasive procedures to help reduce the inflammation at the joints can be risky and unfortunately not as effective as many would like.
For some, surgery may be the most feasible option for helping to treat arthritis, but many of the 60 arthritis sufferers worldwide have begun to explore modern alternative treatment options to reduce pain levels.
Whole body Cryotherapy, which found it’s beginnings in Japan when it was utilized by Dr. T. Yamauchi to treat pain, inflammation and joint immobility from Rheumatoid Arthritis, is an alternative treatment method that many arthritis sufferers are now turning to for pain relief. The treatment process involves bringing the body’s surface temperature to below sub-zero temperatures in order to activate the body natural autonomic response to dangerous environments which results in the body releasing natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving chemicals throughout the body.
In a study conducted by Metzger D1, Zwingmann C, Protz W, Jäckel WH in April of 2000, the crew tested the effects of cryotherapy on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The group found that after application of cryotherapy to individuals with moderate to severe RA, subjects reported a significant decrease in pain with one to three sessions.
Results also included reduction in inflammation and swelling around joint regions, improved immune system levels, increase in energy and improved moods.
Because a single session of Whole Body Cryotherapy only lasts 2 to 5 minutes, many people have found the alternative treatment method easy to fit into an arthritis treatment regimens — many have reported significant reduction in pain when coupling with mobilization therapy as well as heat therapy.
Although surgery may seem like one of the only remaining options in relieving severe pain from cryotherapy, exploring and combining alternative pain treatment treatments such as Whole Body Cryotherapy may be more practical and can have lasting effects on pain relief and quality of life.
There’s nothing worse than battling the lack of energy, stress, anxiety and blanket of detrimental symptoms that accompany a long, strenuous day of flying. Whether you’re flying for work, for pleasure, are a regular flyer or just taking a yearly trip, you’ve probably experienced Jet Lag to some degree. To say that jet lag is debilitating enough to disrupt your day would be an understatement.
In medical terms, “desynchronosis” is exactly what it sounds like — a temporary disorder of ‘de-syncronization’ incurred as a result of air travel across time zones that disrupts the circadian rhythm (or internal clock) that the body uses to regulate and maintain its vital processes. Almost all vital processes of the body are regulated by a circadian internal clock in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN. Located in the hypothalamus, the SCN contains thousands of nerve cells that are activated by light and send signals throughout the body that directly influence sleep-wake cycles, release of hormones, body temperature and other important processes.
When an individual crosses different time zones, the body’s internal clock becomes disrupted, which leads to disorientation and a number of other debilitating symptoms including lack of energy, mental fogginess, confusion, depression, etc. In fact, excessive disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm have been linked to obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder.
So how can you treat jet lag to ensure you don’t suffer from these symptoms? Whole Body Cryotherapy is your answer! During a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, internal resetting of the body’s immune and regulating processes occurs as a result of enrichment and detoxification of blood that occurs at the body’s vital organs. And how long does a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment take, you ask? Only 3 minutes — that’s right… 3 minutes! Spending 3 minutes in the ultra-cool environment inside a cryosauna will help to reset your body’s internal clock and boost your physical energy as well as your mental focus.
So next time you step out of the airport terminal, grab your luggage from baggage claim, and start to feel the detrimental effects of Jet Lag, head to your local cryotherapy treatment center to freeze the bad symptoms away.
Now on its way to becoming one of the most talked about health and beauty trends of 2015, Cryotherapy saunas and spas have emerged all over the United State. CNBC’s Kate Rogers explores the booming business of Cryotherapy at KryoLife in New York City.
Watch the featured video on CNBC here
Visit KryoLife’s Website here
Its not a recent discovery that works causes stress, which in turn causes physical, mental and emotional deterioration. Typically, the first noticeable sign that stress is negatively affecting your body comes from either a decreased energy level or small symptoms such as decreased skin health. For workaholics around the world, these effects are more than well known.
In the article titled Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge, the New York Times explores a new alternative treatment that workaholics are using to treat the physical, mental and emotional stress that accompanies those super demanding positions held in the workplace.
You can read the New York Times article here
Source: New York Times