Is Cryotherapy the Same as Cold Therapy?

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Sculptology built its brand on the science of CoolSculpting, and we’re proud to reign at California’s number one CoolSculpting provider. So, we know a thing or two about the amazing effects of freezing temperatures on the human body. We are now excited to be able to offer cryotherapy to the men and women of the Bay Area, and a common question we get from curious Northern Californians who come to see us is: Is Cryotherapy the Same as Cold Therapy?

Is Cryotherapy the Same as Cold Therapy?

So, is cryotherapy the same as cold therapy?  Yes.. and no. Let us break it down for you. 

Cryotherapy is a form of cold therapy that exposes the body to sub-zero temperatures, treats pain and inflammation, screen+shot+2021 05 07+at+4.23.07+pm amongst other benefits. It can be done using ice packs, cold water immersion, or a cryotherapy chamber. At Sculptology, we have a state-of-the-art electric cryotherapy chamber, and during a typical cryotherapy session, you will stand in a chamber that is cooled to -200 to -300 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three minutes. The cold temperatures cause your body to go into survival mode, causing your blood vessels to constrict and your blood to circulate more quickly. Our advanced system uses a vortex cooling method that evenly reduces body temperature with controlled and precise cooling that allows oxygenated air emersion. Our luxury device eliminates the need for hazardous refrigerants such as liquid nitrogen while allowing whole body immersion (including head, neck, face, arms), which is essential for achieving a uniform drop in skin temperature and the stimulation of the brain’s reaction to cooling the skin.

The increased circulation helps to reduce inflammation, pain, and muscle soreness. Cryotherapy is often used to treat conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and muscle pain, but can also boost your metabolic rate, improve sleep, stimulate collagen production, strengthen your immune system, and release endorphins to improve your mood. Studies have also shown that it can help improve skin tone and cellulite appearance. There are truly so many benefits to cryotherapy at Sculptology.

Now.. what is cold therapy? Well, it’s essentially cryotherapy, but on a much smaller scale. Cold therapy is a general term that covers any type of treatment that uses below body temperature to relieve pain. This can include ice packs, coolant sprays, gel packs, ice baths, or even bags of frozen vegetables. Cold therapy treatments usually last between 15-20 minutes, using cold temperatures to relieve pain and swelling or provide relief for conditions such as migraines, tension headaches, sore muscles, and arthritis. 

So, what’s the verdict? Is cryotherapy the same as cold therapy? While they are similar in that they both use cold temperatures to relieve pain, they are not exactly the same thing. Which one is right for you? If you’re looking to enjoy so many countless benefits to positively impact your health and well-being, cryotherapy may be the way to go. 

Cryotherapy At Sculptology 

Harnessing the power of subzero temperatures to provide relief and rejuvenation is nothing new, as cryotherapy, or even cold therapy, is a treatment option that’s truly been around for centuries.  Whether your goals for Cryotherapy are physical, mental, or cosmetic (or all of the above), we are ready to help you reap the benefits of the power of whole body Electric Cryotherapy like only our experienced team can do. Come see us for a complimentary consultation at our beautiful Lafayette location, and we’ll craft a custom treatment plan for your wellness needs. Call us at 925-329-6333, fill out our contact form, or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.



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