skip to Main Content

How Often Should I Use Cryotherapy?

Hey, we get it. You love the results you get from cryotherapy. We do, too. It is possible to get too much of a good thing. Overusing cryotherapy does not increase your positive benefits and can actually put you at risk for some unpleasant side effects. That is why it is important to work with your cryotherapists to establish the right cryotherapy schedule for you.
While cryotherapy has a number of wonderful benefits, overuse does not increase those benefits. For most issues, we suggest having a series of seven to ten sessions, spread out over two to three weeks. The spacing and number of sessions depends on what is being treated and if you are new to cryotherapy.

In fact, even the length of the cryotherapy sessions depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For whole body cryotherapy, sessions can be up to three minutes long. Localized cryotherapy can be up to three minutes, as well. However, facials and other cosmetic treatments may last for longer periods of time. However, you never want to have extended whole body cryotherapy sessions, because the cold temperatures can be harsh on your body.

Athletes may have different cryotherapy programs than non-athletes. First, athletes often have different goals. Instead of trying to boost weight loss or improve overall wellness, they are often targeting a specific injury and trying to improve recovery. That means that they may have more sessions. In addition, because of their conditioning, their bodies are often capable of handling more cryotherapy without negative side effects. So, be sure to be honest with your cryotherapists about your conditioning and activity levels.

Sometimes people want more sessions because they are not seeing results. It can take a while to see results. While most people feel invigorated after a cryotherapy session, you may not immediately notice long-term benefits, like weight loss and anti-aging. It is very important to keep up with the supportive lifestyle changes that the therapists suggest to maintain your goals.

If you have too many cryotherapy sessions or extend your sessions beyond the recommended time length, you can experience some negative side effects. They include redness, numbness, tingling, and nerve irritation. Those side effects should subside over time.

If you have too few cryotherapy sessions, you may not see the results that you want. That is why cryotherapists design a plan based on your personal needs. Contact us at Cryolete and let us figure out the cryotherapy plan that is designed to meet your needs and get you the results that you want.

Back To Top