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Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

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Overwhelming exhaustion and agonising pain are a daily reality for fibromyalgia patients. Chronic muscle pain and stiffness, extreme exhaustion and low energy, sleeplessness, memory loss, migraines, decreased tolerance for activity, and a host of other incapacitating symptoms are all brought on by the incurable illness.

We are aware that certain illnesses, as well as exhaustion, hormonal changes, and stress, can make symptoms worse, but little is understood about the causes of fibromyalgia. The NHS advises aerobic and resistance exercise training as part of the treatment for the condition, which is primarily carried out by the patient. In addition to the prescription of medicines, relaxation techniques and better sleep techniques are also advised.


However, studies have shown that whole-body cryotherapy, particularly when paired with the aforementioned treatments, can considerably reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Whole body cryotherapy has been used to treat the condition successfully for some time and has been demonstrated to be effective in alleviating the following fibromyalgia symptoms:

  • Pain and memory of pain
  • Muscle tension and a greater propensity for muscular exhaustion
  • Joint mobility limitations brought on by muscle fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Depressive moods
  • Interruption of orthostatic regulatory
  • Organic causes with secondary fibromyalgia (when fibromyalgia occurs as a result of another disease), also spinal diseases, inflammatory-rheumatic diseases and psoriasis.

Improving Symptoms with Cryotherapy for

According to studies, the symptoms clearly and continuously improve after 20 to 30 sessions of cryotherapy for fibromyalgia therapy. The therapeutic advantages can persist even longer when combined with stimulating therapies like Pressotherapy and Physio plus therapy, done one to three hours after freezing.

The goal of whole-body cryotherapy for fibromyalgia is to cause thermal stress, which will cause blood vessels to constrict and inhibit nerve signals, reducing pain. After just a few cryotherapy sessions, this impact may also help with fibromyalgia-related sleep disturbances and depressive symptoms, leading to more restful sleep.

Cryotherapy to manage your Fibromyalgia

A recent scientific research report emphasised the advantages of whole-body cryotherapy for fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia is a crippling disorder that affects the mental health and quality of life of sufferers as well as causing great fatigue and widespread pain across the body. Although the specific cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it is believed that a number of variables, including a chemical imbalance in the body, heredity, aberrant pain signals to the brain, or significant emotional triggers, such as the loss of a loved one, may be responsible. However, recent clinical studies have discovered proof that the disease is connected to erratic amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Nearly one in twenty people may be at some level afflicted by the disorders, according to the NHS website. Unfortunately, there is no known cure, but the symptoms can be controlled.

Cryotherapy reduces Inflammation

The body is subjected to temperatures as low as -140°C for up to 3 minutes during whole-body medical cryotherapy. Users stand in the chamber while being supervised by a qualified operator as the therapy is administered in a specially designed cryogenic room where the air is supercooled. The whole-body cryotherapy treatments can be used over a few weeks at regular intervals. The activation threshold for sensory nerve endings is increased and the rate at which peripheral nerves transmit electricity is slowed down by this exposure to subfreezing temperatures, according to research. In turn, less negative information is transmitted from the conducting nerve fibres to the spinal cord. As a result, there may be less discomfort and less activity in the spinal olfactory nerve cells. Additionally, the analgesic impact of cryotherapy results in a reduction of pain.

The study found that repeated whole-body cryotherapy for fibromyalgia sessions are a quick-acting and successful treatment for fibromyalgia patients. After three and six whole-body cryotherapy for fibromyalgia sessions, fibromyalgia patients demonstrated noticeably different cytokine levels as compared to a healthy control group and reported a significant decrease in pain and disease activity. Medical whole-body cryotherapy has been established as a quick-acting, highly effective, and urgently required treatment for fibromyalgia. It is thought that a modification in cytokine levels, which occurs as a direct result of the patient’s exposure to intense cold, contributes to the improvements.

How frequently should I use Cryotherapy for
Fibromyalgia treatment?

The use of whole-body cryotherapy for fibromyalgia cannot be overdone! When suffering from fibromyalgia patients utilise our chambers consider scheduling 2-3 sessions each week if you’re utilising it to manage your pain or for general well-being.  If you’re interested in learning more about our cryotherapy packages and membership options, please give us a call at 01908 317525.


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