Get Acclimated to the Cold with Cryotherapy
New York is a metropolis of amazing people, art, food, entertainment, and architecture. As a northeastern state, we also have the pleasure of experiencing all four seasons. While winter brings plenty of fun in the form of ice skating, sledding, and snowball fights, it also brings chilly mornings and frostbitten nights. This is where Vitality NYC can help.
Cryotherapy is a treatment that provides you with the ability to acclimate your body to the cold. Ever wonder how people in northern parts of the world live day after day in frozen temperatures? Over time their bodies adapt to the cold. While you still may need your coat, it helps make the cold much more bearable and even enjoyable.
What is Cryotherapy and How Does it Help?
Cryotherapy works by exposing your body to short bursts of sub-zero temperatures. This causes your body to react with therapeutic biochemical responses such as:
- Intensified alertness
- Increased metabolism
- Better circulation
- Increased energy
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Increased ability to generate internal heat from mitochondrial biogenesis
The temperatures achieved during cryotherapy reach as low as -245 degrees for a duration of up to 3-minutes. The repetition of this cold exposure causes the body to create more mitochondria which are the calorie burning and heat producing powerhouses in our cells. This is called mitochondrial biogenesis. It’s a long term adaptation that stays with you well after your sessions. The more mitochondria we have, the more effectively we generate heat and burn calories when facing a cold day.
In NYC, you might experience the cold as you walk to the subway or hail a cab, but the temperature isn’t low enough to force acclimation in such a short time. Therefore, you wind up feeling like it’s too cold outside to enjoy life in the city. During cryotherapy your body tries to quickly adapt to the rapidly dropping temperature and develops new long term solutions to handling it.
Benefits of Cryotherapy
Aside from acclimating yourself to winter in New York, there are other amazing benefits to cryotherapy cold exposure. These include:
- More energy for daily tasks
- Increased speed and endurance during physical activities and workouts
- Less stress (your brain begins to release norepinephrine making you naturally relaxed and happy.)
- Faster calorie burning
- Pain relief as the body pulls blood away from the extremities and joints flushing out pressure and inflammation
- Firmer, younger-looking skin (cellular repair caused by sub-zero temperatures increase collagen production.)
- Full body detox (cellular contraction begins in cold temperatures driving out stored wastes and gases.)
Cryotherapy provides these results by triggering your body into a state of survival adaptation. Although your brain knows it’s a quick and safe exposure to the cold, your body doesn’t. This results in your body directing blood flow to essential organs, contracting cells and blood vessels, boosting the immune system and increasing energy output.
Following a session of cryotherapy, you should feel renewed, rejuvenated, alert and focused, yet relaxed and calm.
Try Cryotherapy at Vitality NYC Today
Vitality NYC is a local New York company, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and surrounding areas. We’re always happy to hear from new and returning clients and are happy to answer any questions you might have about cryotherapy and our other services.
If you’re interested in beating the winter blues and acclimating your body to NYC weather, we invite you to come chill with us. Call 1-646-760-5122 and schedule your consultation with one of our friendly professional team members today.