Is whole-body cryotherapy good for depression fighting? Cryomed s.r.o. has been producing cryosaunas since 2002. We know everything about its effectiveness for any disease including depression.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
First, let’s see how cryotherapy effects to your body.
When the body experiences extreme cold, even for a short period of time, it sends a message to the endocrine system that the body may be in danger. This triggers a version of the classic “fight or flight” response, which in turn causes the body to release endorphins and positive hormones.
Endorphins are the body’s natural mood lifters. People with depression are believed to have a control on the release of endorphins and thus have trouble feeling pleasure and joy. The cryosauna acts to jump-start the production of endorphins, even in people who traditionally have had difficulty with moods. That’s why cryotherapy and depression fighting are the subjects of numerous studies. And most of them declare the effectiveness of cryotherapy in this issue.
Cryotherapy benefits for depression fighting
As we’ve mentioned above the main benefit of cryotherapy for depression fighting is that cold causes the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers mood lifters. This is actual for people who suffer from chronic pain, for example. Since this treatment reduces pain and promotes muscle healing and increased range of motion, it helps a person feel better both mentally and physically.
Cryotherapy also helps to concentrate, reduces anxiety, improves sleep and regulates metabolism.
Does cryotherapy help depression fighting?
People often doubt if cryotherapy really work on depression. And this is understandable – not so long ago cryotherapy was used only by athletes for recovery or injuries treatment. But now it is gaining popularity with the speed of light and many people all over the world every day experience the benefits of cryotherapy in depression fighting.
Still not sure if cryotherapy is good for depression?