Cryotherapy — also know as cold treatment — is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.
In whole-body cryotherapy, the body is exposed to subzero temperatures (-200 degrees F) for a duration of 2–4 minutes, which significantly lowers the patient’s skin-surface temperature and stimulates receptors.
Cryotherapy is used in an effort to alleviate muscle pain and soreness after exercise, relieve inflammation after soft-tissue damage or surgery, and to enhance recovery.
The effect of prolonged whole-body cryostimulation treatment with different amounts of sessions on chosen pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines levels in healthy men
The effects of whole-body cryotherapy and melatonin supplementation on total antioxidative status and some antioxidative enzymes in multiple sclerosis patients
Do sessions of cryostimulation have influence on white blood cell count, level of IL6 and total oxidative and antioxidative status in healthy men?
Whole-body cryostimulation in kayaker women: a study of the effect of cryogenic temperatures on oxidative stress after the exercise
The impact of whole-body cryotherapy on parameters of spinal mobility in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
Can short-term exposure to extremely low temperatures be used as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of affective and anxiety disorders?