What are the pros and cons of cryotherapy?

What are the pros and cons of cryotherapy?
What are the pros and cons of cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a pretty new treatment method, and there always will be individuals who will challenge its effectiveness. But let’s see what are the pros and cons of whole body cryotherapy and what is most weighty.


  • Its effectiveness in managing pain and inflammation – athletes and people with different chronic conditions (including chronic pain) use cryotherapy and evidence their amazing results;
  • Besides, cryotherapy has some side effects that can definitely be named pros: increasing energy levels, weight-loss, skin condition improvement, better sleep, and mood, etc. So it can be applied not only for treatment, but also for cosmetology, fitness, and wellness. 
  • Cryo sessions are short – it will take just 3 minutes, so it can be easily done during a short break even if you are a very busy person. 
  • Cryotherapy is not painful and 100% safe if you follow all the instructions and you don’t have any contraindications.
  • The effect of cryotherapy accumulates and is long lasting – you can go for a cryotherapy course according to your request and then return to it as needed.


  • Cryo sessions are rather expensive – this is justified by the need to cover the costs of liquid nitrogen;
  • Cryotherapy is not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is still in the investigational phase, but it doesn’t mean that cryotherapy is prohibited. Read here about Cryotherapy and FDA 
  • There are some groups of people who are prohibited from cryotherapy – pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, people with fever, and others. Read here all the contradictions.

You can read reviews of real people that find cryotherapy really beneficial for their health, and make your own opinion by having a cryo session near you