Football is an extremely physical activity.
I’m constantly being tossed around like a rag doll, and everyone wants to tackle me to the ground. My friends and I play football for our college team. It’s a small college, but we have a full schedule during the season. Last fall, I was playing half back for the team. I’m not a huge guy, but I’m fast and limber. During my first game at halfback, I got injured. I had a concussion on the field, and I had to go to the locker room for xrays and a medical evaluation. I had terrible contusions on my legs and my knee was swollen for weeks. The team trainer suggested a cryotherapy chamber to help me heal faster. At the time, I didn’t know much information about cryotherapy chambers. Cryotherapy chambers are set up with extremely frigid temperatures. The cold temperatures are supposed to help boost metabolism, create more focus and energy, and improve pain tolerance. I use the cryotherapy chamber on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I only stay in the chamber for 3 minutes at a time, and that is long enough. A lot of facilities like spas and gyms are using cryotherapy for weight loss benefits, young skin, and many other reasons. It’s still new technology, and the results vary from one person to the next. Cryotherapy is still considered a holistic health regimen, but it won’t be long before cryotherapy sessions are available everywhere. When that happens, we will be able to use our medical insurance to pay for the sessions. Until then, it’s a cash only business.