What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is an innovative, holistic wellness solution that enables the human body to recover and rejuvenate itself naturally. Whole Body Cryotherapy involves exposing the body to an extremely cold environment of less than -150°F for 1-3 minutes. This intense cooling triggers the body’s most powerful mechanisms of self-protection, self-recovery and self-rejuvenation.
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in 1978 by Dr. Yamouchi in Japan as a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. In 1984, the German Rheumatologist, Professor Reinhard Fricke, brought Whole Body Cryotherapy to Europe, where it became increasingly popular. Over the past three decades it has gained even more popularity as its performance enhancing and general health and wellness benefits have become more well known. Today Cryotherapy is also used to fight inflammation, reduce muscle pain and soreness, lose weight, improve mood imbalance, and overall wellness.
How does it work?
Cryotherapy utilizes the power of the cold to promote your body’s natural ability to heal, triggering a physiological fight or flight response which results in the blood being forced away from the extremities, short-looping through the lymphatic system and back to the vital organs. As your body returns to homeostasis, the immune system powerfully increases white blood cell count, the circulatory system reacts to increase its productivity, and inflammation is significantly reduced. This allows your body to recover more efficiently than traditional ice baths. In addition, the endocrine system jumps into action to release endorphin and norepinephrine that inflate “feel good” hormones in the blood stream.
During your three-minute session, blood circulates through your natural filtration system (kidneys, liver and heart) and removes toxins and inflammatory properties from the body. After your session, your blood vessels dilate through a process called vasodilation in which blood vessels are dilated up to four times their normal state. Filtered blood, supercharged with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes, flows through your body back to your peripheral tissues. Your blood warms, enriching skin and muscles, leaving you feeling energized and rejuvenated even hours after your session.
Studies have shown that Whole Body Cryotherapy induces a total systemic response that offers unlimited health benefits.
Health & Wellness:
- Fights inflammation
- Decreases fatigue
- Detoxification, Immune system cleanse
- Accelerates recovery time from surgeries & PT
- Relives soreness, back pain & spasms
- Helps balance hormones (hot flash & menopausal relief)
- Improves blood circulation (internal organ reboot)
- Improves sleep
- Boosts libido
- Improves mental clarity & alertness
- Can alleviate symptoms from:
- Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis
- Psoriasis & Eczema
- Migraine headaches
Sports & Fitness:
- Reduces muscle soreness & inflammation
- Improves muscle strength & joint function
- Relieves tendonitis pain
- Accelerates recovery time from injuries (muscle & tissue repair)
- Improves oxygen utilization
- Increases energy
- Maximizes sports performance
Mind, Mood & Beauty:
- Cellulite reduction
- Accelerates weight loss
- Increases metabolism
- Up to 800 calories burned in 1 session
- Increase collagen & elastin production
- Reduces skin blemishes
- Promotes better quality sleep
- Increase endorphin levels and boosts mood
- Promotes tighter, healthier skin, and a glowing complexion
Pregnant, have high blood pressure (BP > 160/100), heart attack or any other cardiovascular disease, stent, cardiac pacemaker, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s syndrome, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, incontinence, age less than 18 years (parental consent required).