Cryotherapy is an incredible way to reduce pain and inflammation. But did you know that there are actually three phases to the treatment? If you want to get the most out of your cryotherapy session, it’s important that you understand what each phase means and how they work together.
The first phase is the reaction phase. During this time, your body reacts to cold by increasing blood flow and heart rate in order to warm itself up. There’s also an increase in sweat production as well as goosebumps (the little bumps on your skin that appear when you’re cold). This isn’t a good time to exercise or do anything else strenuous because the additional physical activity will make it harder for your body to adjust properly during cryotherapy. This phase lasts anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on how long you were exposed to subzero temperatures during treatment!
The second phase is called regeneration. This is when your body starts to repair itself, and it can help you recover from injury.
The third phase is the recovery period, where the body is recovering from cryotherapy. This phase can last anywhere from one day to a few weeks depending on how long you were in the chamber and how much energy it took out of your body. In this phase, it’s important to take care of yourself by eating well and getting enough sleep so that your body has time to process all of its healing processes. If possible, try taking some time off work or school so that you don’t overdo it during this period (and end up feeling worse than before). The best way to ensure success in this stage is through regular exercise; however, some people may find themselves too sore for physical activity at first–in which case other methods such as meditation or mindfulness practice can be useful alternatives
We hope you enjoyed this article, which took a look at the different phases of cryotherapy. We know that it can be confusing to understand how each one works and what they mean for your health, so we tried our best to explain everything in layman’s terms. If you still have questions about cryotherapy or other treatments for pain relief, then please do some own researching!