In the past month, everyone’s life has been impacted in some way by COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. It may be that you’ve had to adjust to working from home, or that you’re a business owner experiencing a loss of income. You may know someone who’s sick, or you may be worried about getting sick yourself — or passing it onto someone you love. You may be missing your much needed social interactions due to social distancing.
In a time where high anxiety runs rampant, it’s more important than ever to practice self-care. Fortunately, cryotherapy has a number of health benefits that are perfectly suited to caring for yourself and even helping to protect yourself from the coronavirus and other illnesses.
You’ve probably seen the word “immunocompromised” float around your social media feeds in the past few weeks. The truth is, for most of the population, the coronavirus proposes little if any threat at all. Many people won’t show any symptoms at all, and for some, it will be little more than the typical flu symptoms that we are used to seeing. However, those with lower immune systems are at higher risk, which can be a scary position. Studies have shown that exposure to cold boosts the immune system by increasing the body’s stock of immune cells. Essentially, cryotherapy allows you to build a firewall (or ice-wall) with your immune system to help protect you from the coronavirus and other diseases.
A glance at Facebook or Twitter will show that almost everyone is stressed right now. You may be shouldering quite a bit of stress yourself. Stress can be unpleasant to live with, and it can also impact your physical health as well as your emotional health. Cryotherapy is used as a stress relief for patients going about their daily lives, and it can offer stress relief during this trying, chaotic time as well.
Health experts and government officials alike are all recommending social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, so that hospitals aren’t overwhelmed, and the disease can be beaten thoroughly. Cryotherapy, however, remains a safe and wonderful place to escape from all the chaos of the outside world for a bit. Your time in the cryo chamber is a solo activity, and Cryo850 meets and exceeds all cleanliness and hygienic standards to keep our clients safe while they’re in this space.