Cryotherapy for Yoga Lovers
During the past centuries, application of cold therapy has been used to treat a wide range of sports injuries and to alleviate muscle pain after a series of strenuous exercises. However, through several research studies, it was discovered that the benefits of different types of cold therapy, such as cryotherapy, are not limited to facilitating recovery after an injury. In fact, it has also been used in improving an individual’s body performance and function in terms of flexibility, or ‘the ability of a joint or series of joints to move through an unrestricted, pain free range of motion (ROM)’ (UC Davis Sports Medicine, 2016). Hence, such effect will not only benefit athletes, but also individuals who engage in activities requiring adequate flexibility, such as yoga.
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