He estimated that a person burns 500 to 800 calories per three-minute session. The treatment is contraindicated for people with high blood pressure, heart condition, recent stroke or any open abrasion. Dozens of studies are published about the efficacies of cryotherapy. A series of 10 sessions “significantly reduced the inflammatory response” after exercise and improved lipid levels that help with high cholesterol, according to a Polish 2014 study published in March 2014. In another study published in July, treatments helped with acute recovery during high-intensity intermittent exercise probably due to enhanced oxygenation of muscles. Gym owner Rocky Snyder noted a better range of motion after his three minutes in the freezing chamber. He said he wasn’t feeling a familiar stiffness in his back. He noted the benefit of a nonpharmaceutical alternative to pain relief that frees people to do the kinds of exercises that help restore function. There are positive reports for rheumatoid arthritis patients in Europe.
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