Cryo & Stress reduction
As our lifestyles continue to become busier and more time consuming, feelings of stress and anxiety are becoming more common within the current society. Anxiety and stress can be hard to manage, and feelings of stress and anxiety can negatively impact the body in a number of ways, potentially causing headaches, increased risk of depression, insomnia, a weakened immune system, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, increased risk of fertility issues and potentially the risk of heart problems, including heart attacks. Stress within the body has the potential to substantially effect upon individual’s health and wellbeing. The beauty of cryotherapy is that it utilises and enhances the body’s owns natural processes.
Cryo in reducing stress
The use of cold dry air stimulates the body’s nervous system and furthermore can cause an array of physiological hormonal responses. Biochemicals such as endorphins and oxytocin are produced and dispersed throughout the body. Endorphins are a biochemical that are released within the body as a response to pain or stress and are specifically proven to be highly effective in alleviating feelings and emotions associated with stress, anxiety and depression. Through reducing the perception of pain and triggering positive feelings, often a more positive outlook on life is provided, and feelings of stress and anxiety can be diminished, similarly to that of the effect exercise can have on the body. Furthermore, oxytocin is a biochemical within the body that has recently become better known for its ability to reduce cortisol levels, essentially lowering blood pressure, thus reducing symptoms associated with stress, anxiety and depression.
The natural process of cryotherapy also aids in relieving symptoms related to stress and anxiety. Through decreasing inflammation, alleviating chronic pain, improving sleep, boosting immunity, and working to lower blood pressure, the health and wellness of individuals can be improved. Through enhancing the body’s own natural ability to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, cryotherapy is one of the most natural and beneficial solutions that truly is worth trying.