Ice therapy has long been used by doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and moms to treat injuries ranging from bumps, bruises, muscle injury and soreness to burns. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) exposes the body to temperatures low enough to trigger a systemic anti-inflammatory response. The client is placed in a cryosauna for just one and a half to three minutes which lowers the client’s skin surface temperature quickly and significantly enough to stimulate the body’s response without causing any damage to tissue. No other treatment can duplicate these results without a high risk of injury.
WBC is administered in a Cryosauna. It’s a metal chamber open on the top equipped with a door and an electric lift that adjusts to each client’s height. This enables the client to be in continuous communication with the technician, which improves the client’s overall sense of safety.
During the treatment, clients wear minimal protective clothing (gloves,socks, and cotton underwear).
The Cryosauna is cooled using liquid nitrogen to expose the body to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -240 F). Clients are not in direct contact with the gas. The treatment time ranges from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. The client’s skin surface temperature is lowered by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The core body temperature remains unchanged throughout the process, however, it may drop slightly afterwards.
Oxygen monitors are in the room and within the Cryosauna itself.
Recover. Reduce. Rejuvenate. RESTORE
Sore muscles, a stiff body and just feeling “inflamed” are common complaints from high level athletes to weekend warriors, young and old. These are also common complaints from people that are working too much, traveling too much, chasing kids around, spending the day in the car driving kids from school to activity after activity. If your job, responsibilities or fitness routine makes your muscles sore, Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is safe and more effective than traditional anti-inflammatory medicines. Aches and pains are reduced or eliminated, having an impact on performance and day to day life.
During WBC treatment, all crucial life processes are accelerated as the internal organs are nourished by the oxygen and nutrient enriched blood. If the performance of any of the organs was low or impaired, these deficiencies are remedied and organs and systems can begin to recover. Any deficiency that was not considered critical during a normal environment will be identified in this new, “perceived-as-dangerous” environment as the body mobilizes self-defense.
The enriched blood creates favorable conditions for improved internal organ function and regeneration, for expelling of toxins from the tissues, replacement of damaged cells and elimination of dead cells from peripheral tissues, for the cell renewal process, for boosting anti-oxidant capacity and for rejuvenation of the body at the cellular level.
Boost ENERGY AND PERFORMANCE
The endorphin boost and increased energy is difficult to explain until you experience it. The energy and feeling of well being is sustained and different than a caffeine high. Professional athletes are able to play at a higher level day after day. Tasks become easier. Focus is improved. Clarity increases. Workouts become more focused and the body reaps greater benefits. Your muscles recover faster and your body functions more optimally.
Reduce METABOLISM BOOST
Whole Body Cryotherapy boosts your metabolism through the thermoregulation boost that is initiated as the outer layer of your skin is exposed to extreme cold temperatures. During the 1-3 minute treatment, your skin surface temperature is lowered down to about 30-35 degrees Fahrenheit. Your body responds by speeding up the metabolic rate to literally warm you up. This accelerated metabolism lasts for approximately 48 hours and can burn an additional 500-800 calories during that time. Over time, as the body works more efficiently, the metabolic rate will sustain the boost in productivity.
During WBC treatment, the skin surface is briefly ‘frozen’, activating increased production of collagen in deeper layers of the skin (similar to lasers treatments of the face, where very hot temperatures are used). Blood vessels and capillaries undergo severe vasoconstriction (to keep the core temperature from dropping), followed by rapid vasodilation after the treatment. Toxins and congestion are flushed out of the layers of the skin. Blood perfusion is improved after several treatments. The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy have been effective in treating chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and dermatitis.
Signs of aging caused by oxidative stress are reduced by boosting the body’s anti-oxidant capacity. The skin regains elasticity and becomes smoother and even-toned, significantly improving conditions such as cellulite and skin aging.
There have been many mental benefits reported from clients using Whole Body Cryotherapy. Many people experience better sleep, which leads to a positive mood. During the treatment your body releases endorphins as part of its response to the cold temperature. These endorphins trigger hormonal benefits that help to improve mood and elevate a feeling of well-being. Biochemical reactions occur that normalize brain chemicals that can affect mental capacity, clarity and state.