Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort: The Benefits of Cryotherapy

First developed in Japan to relieve rheumatoid arthritis, Cryotherapy has been continuously studied and improved for its potential to address the world’s most common ailments. After being introduced in the United States, cryotherapy has revitalized and transformed numerous lives, including those of many professional athletes.

As Michiganders, we’re no strangers to the cold. We’re known for braving sub-zero temperatures for our jobs, school, and even a little sledding fun. But what about using the benefits of the cold to improve our health?

Cryotherapy takes place in a cryosauna where patients stand for three minutes or less while they’re exposed to super-chilled air. Temperatures range from minus 170 to 270 degrees below Fahrenheit. Here are some frequently asked questions about the experience – which can have transformative effects in three short minutes.



Whole-body cryotherapy removes toxins and soothes inflammation by stimulating your body’s cardiovascular, muscular and nervous systems. Not only does the procedure help protect you from colds and the flu, it offers pain relief from several common ailments, including:

  • Joint disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Muscle soreness, spasms and inflammation
  • Depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, and other stress

Weight Management

That’s right – we’re burning calories with the coldest treatment possible. When combined with proper nutrition and exercise, cryotherapy helps to burn 500 to 800 additional calories after each three-minute session. Similar to vigorous exercise, cryotherapy stimulates the body’s metabolism and increases its rate for up to eight hours.


The whole-body benefits of cryotherapy transcend further to help develop and enhance overall athletic performance. By reducing pain and swelling after exercise, cryotherapy improves overall energy levels and releases a stream of endorphins to keep you strong on a “runner’s high” throughout the day.

Beauty and Anti-Aging

Because cryotherapy increases blood flow to the skin and pulls toxins from the body, it’s a safer, more cost effective and natural alternative to maintaining a youthful, vibrant feeling inside and out. Possible Anti-aging effects include:

  • Improved collagen production
  • Reduced wrinkles and other visible forms of aging
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Healthier complexion and skin tone
  • Improvement to skin conditions, such as: psoriasis, acne and other blemishes


Because of its ability to decrease inflammation, improve circulation, remove toxins and promote a host of other natural healing cycles, Cryotherapy can also help those recovering from surgery.

cryotherapy2As with any procedure, you are urged to consult with your physician before undergoing any health-related treatment.

As a safe, time-efficient therapy that helps alleviate some of the world’s most common ailments and enhances overall wellness, it’s a cold-hard fact that Cryotherapy is a cool compliment to everyone’s lifestyle. To take your first step into the cold, book an appointment online at our Farmington or Plymouth locations.

We can’t wait to see what cryotherapy does for you!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Patient Testimonials

Cryotherapy has improved my quality of life. I have IBS-D, chronic back pain, and I have occasional pain in my left breast/chest from cancer surgery/treatment. The first few treatments reduced the inflammation in my back and I was pain free for eleven hours. After about eight treatments, the IBS-D symptoms were getting better and now after each treatment, I am pain free for 10 to 13 hours. I am able to consume foods in limited quantities that I have been avoiding for years. Another wonderful benefit is my increased energy level. My mind is very clear and I have energy to study and complete tasks. I recommend cryotherapy treatments to everyone!

— Susan Hicks, January 8, 2016

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