BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY AT HOME
How can KryoMats enhance your well-being, recovery, and mood?
Because we wear clothes and artificially control the temperatures at home and at work, we've greatly reduced the natural stimulation of our bodies, atrophying the age-old mechanisms related to our survival and basic function. Because these deeper physiological layers are no longer triggered, our bodies are no longer in touch with this inner power… the ability of our body to adapt to extreme temperature and survive within our natural environment.1
Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss, reduced inflammation that facilitates a fortified immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins— the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood.1
How does it work?
Inflammation in your body creates heat, sort of like a localized fever. The heat triggers the body's natural healing response. Small blood vessels in the area dilate to allow the body to send in extra blood and lymphatic fluids filled with oxygen, nutrients, minerals, and other healing agents. Sometimes, these responses are so great that the results are visible as redness and swelling. At other times, the effects are only internal, but you can still feel them as tension, stiffness, and pain.
When you are exposed to cold, the production of adiponectin - a protein that helps reduce inflammation - increases. In addition, your nervous system responds to instructions from receptors beneath the skin by constricting, or narrowing, blood vessels and reducing blood flow. This can significantly reduce the inflammation and swelling that causes pain, especially around a joint or a tendon. It can also temporarily reduce nerve activity, essentially numbing the pain signals, which can also bring relief. Blood is maintained in the core of your body, however, and continues with the normal cycle. So as you start to warm up again, the body triggers a detox of the old fluids in the fatigued or damaged area, and your blood returns from the core to these peripheral tissues, bringing with it new oxygen, nutrients, minerals, and other healing agents that make you feel great!
Cryotherapy can also help you recover faster from physical activity. A study of 360 people, who rested or immersed themselves in cold water after intense exercise, found 24-minute cold water baths (50 – 59 °F) stopped sore muscles developing.2
For long-term weight loss, diet and movement are essential. However, cryotherapy can aid you in achieving your goals.
We all have brown fat tissues that use energy and actively burn calories. Cold is great at turning calories into heat. When we expose ourselves to cold, our brown fat tissue burns calories to keep us warm. Studies show that cold therapy stimulates the brown fat activity in our bodies, causing us to burn calories. Up to an 80% increase in metabolic rate was detected in one survey, comparing people exposed to cold vs warmer temperatures. A higher metabolic rate, again, means we burn more calories.2
Cryotherapy has long been used by athletes and celebrities for its many health benefits, but many of the therapies have been unavailable to most people, largely due to cost. But you can experience the benefits of these expensive therapies with the convenience and low cost of the AB KryoMats. With small, medium, and large sizes, these mats are so versatile – you can lay on, under, or between them, or wrap them around yourself. After use you can simply fold up and store in your freezer.
These KryoPacks contain extra gel than most cold packs, making them more full to push into the skin and sculpt around the anatomy for maximum cold penetration. The Small KryoMat is awesome for large single surface areas, to lay on with your whole spine, or to roll up behind your neck! You can reduce your entire body temperature with the Medium and Large KryoMat. These are GAME CHANGERS for: people who suffer from chronic inflammation, who struggle with autoimmune diseases, who work labor-intensive jobs, who live a very active lifestyle, and many more.
For relief in a hurry, pair FasciaBlasting with cryotherapy. The FasciaBlaster tools have been shown in peer reviewed and published science to reduce inflammation from the INSIDE. So combining KryoPacks and KryoMats with FasciaBlasting is a powerful combination for decreasing inflammation, which is at the heart of so many of our systemic issues. Now you can have solutions that work quickly and effectively without medicating.
The "Why didn't I think of that?" product!
- Cold blanket for overall cold
- Lay on it to mold to the spine or neck
- Get two and lay on one and under one
- Its small size makes it easily portable, like a traveling Kryofreeze
$57 + shipping
Size: 31.75" L x 31.5" W Weight: 13.25 lbs
Great for coverage of large surface areas such as the whole back or lower body. Perfect for the person who is ready to practice cold therapy, but might not be ready for a total body experience just yet.
(folded size: 16.5" x 9.5" x 4.7")
$149 + shipping
Size: 63" L x 31.5" W Weight: 27 lbs
This massive mat can be laid on, laid under, or wrapped around you. It is heavy and will require a full size freezer to store, but will be well worth it. For full-body inflammation, this is a must-have product and practice in your health care regimen.
(folded size: 17.7" x 16" x 4.7")
$199 + shipping