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Can You Burn Calories And Slim Down With Cryotherapy?

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Who doesn’t want to rock their summer look with confidence and radiance? Yes, we all crave that amazing feeling of looking and feeling our best during the sunny season.

But what if you want to supercharge your workouts and healthy eating routine to get even better results?

That’s where Cryotherapy comes into play!

In this blog post, we’ll cover what Cryotherapy is and, most importantly, how it may help you burn calories, slim down, and achieve your body goals.

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a revolutionary wellness treatment that involves exposing your body to extreme cold, sub-zero temperatures.

Don’t worry; it’s not as icy as it sounds because you wear protective gear like socks, slippers, and gloves, and the whole Cryotherapy session takes only 3 minutes of your time.

By stepping into a cryotherapy chamber, you’ll experience a controlled cooling environment that triggers incredible benefits for your body.

It is like hitting the reset button for your body and setting the stage for effective weight management and body transformation.

You can choose between Local Cryotherapy and Whole Body Cryotherapy based on the results you want.

Local Cryotherapy is amazing for everyone who wants to target pain and soreness as well as advance healing and recovery. The session takes about 10-12 minutes.

On the other hand, Whole Body Cryotherapy offers similar benefits in addition to boosting energy, defying the signs of aging, and burning calories.

But how does Cryotherapy actually work?

Burning calories with Cryotherapy

The secret lies in the way our body responds to cold.

When you expose your body to freezing temperatures, your brain sends signals to rush blood to your core and vital organs, protecting them from the cold. And as your body works to warm up, it expends energy, increasing calorie burn.

But here’s the exciting part: this circulation increase warms up your body and you may burn between 500 – 800 calories! That’s the same amount in one glorious combo of a mac and cheese and Coke!

Now let’s put those numbers into perspective. To burn those same 800 calories, you could embrace your inner warrior and kickbox your way to a fitter you for 45 minutes or ride a bike for an hour and a half.

Various studies confirm the effectiveness of Cryotherapy.

For example, one study showed that Cryotherapy treatment could be a game-changer for menopausal women battling abdominal obesity.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

While Cryotherapy may help you burn calories and slim down, it offers a treasure trove of additional benefits that extend beyond weight management.

 Let’s dive into some of these fantastic perks. 

  • Boost Mood and Energy: You will step out of the Cryotherapy chamber feeling invigorated and revitalized and you’ll enjoy your uplifted mood and energy boost for the rest of your day!
  • Dial-Up Natural Defenses: Cryotherapy may help your body boost its natural defense system, making it more resilient to external threats. 
  • Optimize Sleep: Better sleep means a rejuvenated body and mind, but who has time for at least 8 hours of sleep every day? Cryotherapy may promote quality sleep, allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready to conquer the day.
  • Decrease Stress: Cryotherapy might help reduce stress levels, leaving you feeling calmer and more centered.
  • Promote Healing: Whether you’re recovering from an injury or simply looking to speed up the healing process, Cryotherapy could support your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
  • Boost Athletic Recovery: Are you tired of muscle soreness after intense workouts? Cryotherapy stimulates blood flow and promotes resiliency by exposing your body to freezing temperatures. Your body will bounce back faster, enabling you to push harder in your fitness journey.
  • Increase Energy: Cryotherapy stimulates circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells, so it may leave you feeling vibrant and energized.
  • Defy signs of aging. Cryotherapy may help your body get that youthful glow, which makes it a great addition to your anti-aging skincare routine. 

Now that’s the real power of cold, and no better time to use it than during these hot summer months!

What can you expect from your Cryotherapy session?

When you arrive at the wellness or spa center for your Cryotherapy session, the common practice is to answer a few questions about your health.

For example, at Restore Hyper Wellness Charleston, you’ll be asked to complete a simple waiver, because we take their client’s health and well-being seriously. We won’t recommend Cryotherapy if you may benefit more from another service.

Then you’ll get your protective clothes and you’re ready to experience the benefits of the Cryotherapy chamber. You can even choose your favorite song to listen to in your chamber to boost your mood and make those 3 minutes as fun as possible.

All first time clients start off at 2 and a half minutes in the Cryo chamber at the warmest temperature. We will gradually increase the time and decrease the temperature in the chamber with each visit based on your body’s reaction to the cold.

But how often should you do Cryotherapy?

For optimal results, it’s recommended to start with two to three sessions per week.

At Restore Hyper Wellness Charleston, you can consult with our friendly experts to tailor your Cryotherapy sessions to your specific goals and needs or even combine Cryotherapy with different wellness services like IV Therapy or Cryoskin.

Now, it’s important to address a common misconception. While Cryotherapy is an incredible tool for burning calories and slimming down, it’s not a magical solution that will effortlessly melt away pounds.

Yes, it will help you burn many calories. However, you are more likely to get mind-blowing results when you back up healthy eating and regular exercise with regular Cryotherapy sessions.

Should you try Cryotherapy?

If you’re looking for a wellness treatment that won’t take a lot of your time, yet it’s powerful and effective with various phenomenal benefits, you’re in the right place.

Whether your goal is to burn calories or improve your natural defense system, Cryotherapy may help you feel and look your best!