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With Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -240 F). The client is placed in a cryogenic sauna/chamber for a short duration of 1.5-3 minutes which lowers the client's skin surface temperature significantly and stimulates receptors. 

This treatment was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Studies conducted over the last two decades in Europe have established WBC as a powerful modality for inflammation reduction and injuries.

Professional athletes have discovered WBC as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery  time and increase athletic performance.  Although Whole Body Cryotherapy originated in Japan, it was a group of Polish scientists who took the idea and made Whole Body Cryotherapy the physical therapy it is today.  The Olympic rehabilitation center in Spala, Poland opened in May 2000 and has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation center for many athletes. 

In the Cryosauna, clients are protected with socks, gloves, and slippers.  Clothing worn during the treatment is minimal: for women clothing is optional while for men genitals have to be covered with cotton underwear.  During the 1.5-3min session the average skin temperature drops to 10 °C (50 °F), while the coldest skin temperature can be 0 °C (32 °F). The core body temperature remains unchanged throughout the process, however, it may drop slightly afterwards.

Clients report that the experience is invigorating and improves a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, and various skin conditions.*

 

How Can You Benefit From Cryotherapy?

Recovery:  Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decrease soreness in a postworkout state. Full-body cryotherapy can do more in three minutes than a 60-minute massage. That enables you to recover from your workouts, no matter the intensity. Benefits include, inflammation relief, reduction of muscle soreness, less pain from sore joints and blood flow restoration.

For competitive athletes, ice baths are the traditional method used to recover from a workout or competition. However, they require recovery time—up to a day before they can resume practice. But with whole-body cryotherapy, athletes recover in less time so they can resume their training faster.

Repair: From chilling away fat to smoothing wrinkles and erasing spider veins, cryotherapy techniques are being used throughout the beauty industry to address aging problems that used to require surgery. Whole body cryotherapy has been shown to stimulate collagen production, resulting in the rejuvenation of aging skin and reduction of cellulite.

Each session can consume as many as 400 to 800 calories that, when combined with a good diet and fitness, can aid in weight loss. Because cryotherapy is non-invasive, it offers benefits that far outweigh surgery and the use of medication. People who use cryotherapy say the experience makes them feel refreshed and invigorated. Users claim a host of benefits, both physical and mental. Because a cryotherapy session takes just three minutes, it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule. 

Revitalize:  Looking for that extra spurt of energy prior to a workout, competitive match, yoga class or other activity?

Cryotherapy lowers the body’s surface skin temperature from approximately 90.5 F to around 32 F for about 2-3 minutes. Cooling is achieved by way of Nitrogen mist, which gently surrounds the body at -250 to -300 F. During this process, receptors in the skin send signals to the brain to release endorphins and beneficial biochemicals. The blood becomes oxygenated, accelerating beneficial results.

When the immune system is activated in this fashion, the body experiences an energy boost which lasts up to eight hours. Athletes enjoy increased endurance with faster recovery and healing.

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.