Do you want to reduce cellulite, increase collagen production, boost your metabolism and enjoy tighter, healthier skin? In addition to tanning, Cancun Tan offers cryotherapy treatments at our Hurst location to provide all of these benefits — and many more! Learn more about what cryotherapy can do for you.

You’ve probably heard about cryotherapy but might still have questions about what it is, how it works and what it can do for you. Cryotherapy has numerous benefits that make it an ideal solution for many physical challenges. Whether you are an athlete looking for faster recovery from injury or strain; are seeking relief from chronic pain or an illness; need help reducing inflammation in your body; want to increase your metabolism or want to improve the appearance of your skin, cryotherapy could be the solution you’re looking for.

What Is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy uses extremely cold temperatures to achieve a specific health outcome. The name literally means “cold therapy,” and one of its many advantages is that it takes just a few minutes. While athletes have used ice baths and ice packs to treat injury or inflammation for years, cryotherapy is a modern take on that.

It’s a fast, effective way to treat everything from physical pain and injury to improving the appearance of your skin.

Originally discovered in 1978 by a Japanese doctor looking to provide relief to patients with rheumatoid arthritis, cryotherapy has caught on in the U.S. in recent years because of its many health benefits.

Studies have linked cryotherapy to a number of positive physical and emotional effects, which makes it an ideal option for treating several physical ailments and to help improve your skin’s appearance.

What to Expect From Your First Session

When you’re ready to try whole body cryotherapy at Cancun Tan, we’ll ask you to fill out a form to make sure that you don’t have any conditions that would prevent you from being eligible to receive treatments. While cryotherapy has many benefits for a wide range of people of all ages, there are certain people who should not use it. You aren’t a good candidate for cryotherapy if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Reynaud’s disease
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Arrhythmia
  • A recent myocardial infarction
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Cardiac pacemaker

Additionally, if you are pregnant, you should wait until after your baby is born to try cryotherapy.

After completing your intake form, you’ll be taken to a private room, where you’ll be asked to remove any jewelry and put on protective gloves, socks and slippers.
It’s important that you make sure your skin is completely dry; that includes not having recently applied any lotion or moisturizer.

Once you remove your robe and step into the private cryotherapy chamber, our technician will enter the room and begin your session, which will take up to three minutes. Our cryotherapy chamber is the newest and most advanced type of therapy available. The CryoScience Arctic chamber allows you to treat your entire body!

Once your session starts, this chilled air will pump into the cryotherapy chamber, rapidly cooling your entire body. The cold temperature will cause the blood to temporarily rush to your core to keep it warm, and your body responds by pushing more oxygen, enzymes and nutrients to the blood. As the treatment ends, this enriched blood returns to the rest of the body, helping accelerate healing and cell renewal.

While you will probably feel immediate changes after your first session — including an incredible mood boost from the release of endorphins — it generally takes at least six sessions to achieve the results needed to address a specific concern or condition. Cryotherapy also can be used as part of your overall health maintenance plan to maintain a higher level of energy, prevent inflammation and promote healthier skin.

Find Out What Cryotherapy Can Do for You

Cryotherapy is linked to several physical and emotional benefits. Among its benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Decreased muscle soreness
  • Improved lymph draining and circulation
  • Improved immune system
  • Increased metabolism
  • Reduced cellulite
  • Fewer skin blemishes
  • Tighter, healthier skin
  • Increased collagen production

Wellness centers and physical therapists are turning to cryotherapy for its medical benefits. Studies show cryotherapy is effective in treating:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune system disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain