As oestrogen, estrogen, and progesterone levels decline for women in their 40s and 50s during menopause, the body’s natural responses can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms that affect both physical and mental health. From hot flashes to weight gain, continue reading to learn how you may be able to reduce symptoms of menopause with cryotherapy.
Hot flashes is an intense warmth experienced across the body and is one of the most common symptoms women have during menopause. The hot flashes themselves can result in excessive sweating, skin redness, sleep disturbances, and general discomfort at any time of the day. Cryotherapy has been shown to improve both hormonal response and balancing which will regulate your body temperature and decrease the amount of hot flashes. For those experiencing severe hot flashes, we’d recommend using the cryosauna 2-3 times per week for noticeable results.
Just as hot flashes can disturb women’s sleep during menopause, this process has also been known to lead to menopausal sleep conditions including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and many others. Cryotherapy users often experience a better night’s rest as the chamber’s cold temperatures increase the production of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects your sleep/awake cycles and activates your REM sleep. The release of endorphins may result in an energy boost followed by a state of relaxation, so you can sleep soundly.
Some women complain of joint pain in their knees, shoulders, neck, elbows, or hands during menopause as higher levels of estrogen once reduced their body’s natural inflammation, making this pain less noticeable pre-menopause. Luckily, the cryosauna is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and soreness throughout the body in addition to strengthening joint function.
During this stressful transitional period in a woman’s life, it is very common to experience weight gain as the reduction in oestrogen leads to lower energy levels and often less physical activity. While the cryosauna is not an alternative to the gym, because its temperature gets down to -200 – -300 degrees Fahrenheit, your body speeds up its metabolic rate to keep you warm, in turn burning between 300-800 calories after a session.
The body’s surface can also experience an increase in itching during menopause, especially on the face, limbs, neck, chest, and back. Cryotherapy can flush out toxins and congestion in the layers of the skin for relief. For those experiencing severe itching on specific parts of the body, local cryotherapy is a great option to address targeted areas of discomfort and inflammation.
Just as the body physically undergoes changes such as the halting of the menstruation cycle, it is very common for women’s mental health to experience changes as well. From mood swings to symptoms of depression, luckily, cryotherapy has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety, and serve as a mood booster. When subjected to freezing temperatures, the body releases endorphins which trigger a biochemical reaction that normalize brain chemicals that can affect mental capacity, clarity and state.
As menopause can last anywhere between 1-2 years for most women, don’t settle with living the unpleasant symptoms, let Restore’s team help! Book your first whole body cryotherapy session for only $25 today, your body will thank you tomorrow!