WHAT IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the process of exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -250F) in a controlled environment for a limited amount of time. The individual enters a Nitrogen-cooled cryogenic sauna or chamber for 1-3 minutes, which lowers the skin surface temperature significantly. This action stimulates receptors, activating a Central Nervous System response and causing a release of endorphins. After the session, the body immediately begins to reheat itself, increase circulation, and decrease inflammation by clearing toxins, lactic acid and metabolic waste. The new supply of oxygenated blood stimulates cellular regeneration. Many notice an after-burn effect in which they metabolize additional calories. WBC treatments have been adopted by elite athletes and professional sports teams for muscle recovery and injury prevention.
WHY DO CRYOTHERAPY?
WBC was developed over 40 years ago by a Japanese doctor as an adjunct therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers. After being used in a clinical setting the technology then migrated to Europe where athletes showed a preference for the effciency of cryotherapy over traditional ice-baths. The technology has been used in the US for the last 8+ years and has become popular in non-clinical settings by sufferers of a variety of disorders, those looking for relief from inflammation and a competetive edge in training. WBC is not just for athletes, as it reduces inflammation throughout the entire body, and can help those with arthritis, joint disorders, improve post-operative recovery, manage pain, improve mood, boost metabolism and improve sleep.