Whole Body Cryotherapy is a hyper-cooling process designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation by rapidly lowering a person's skin temperature. This is achieved by surrounding the body with extremely cold air at temperatures averaging -240˚ F in a Cryo booth for no more than 3 minutes.
A trained CryoSpecialist assists you into our exclusive Cryo booth. During the therapy you wear hand and foot protection as well as protection for intimate areas. Many compare the sensation to standing in front of an open freezer on a hot day – chilly but tolerable.
As you enter the Cryo booth, the sudden drop in heat stimulates the sympathetic nervous system prompting your body to constrict peripheral tissues sending blood from the skin surface, muscle tissue, and surrounding joint space to the core to protect core temperature (vasoconstriction). As the blood travels to the core it passes through the cardiovascular system where it is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. As long as the exposure to the extremely cold temperature continues, the body continues to flush the tissue of toxins and circulate blood between the cardiovascular system and the vital organs on a continuous loop. This continues to cleanse the blood over and over while simultaneously adding oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. Upon exit of the Cryo booth, the body immediately begins vasodilation, returning the enriched blood to peripheral tissues that have been cleansed of toxins.
Routine Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions have been shown to increase your athletic recovery & performance, the wellness of your body, the management of your pain, and keep you looking young and beautiful.
History of Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)
The use of extremely low temperatures for therapeutic benefit, Cryotherapy, began as early as the 17th century.
In 1978, Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan began using freezing sessions of short duration on his patients’ skin surface for immediate relief of rheumatoid arthritis through the rapid decrease of temperature of the outer layer of skin. Yamaguchi and his associates came to the conclusion that using a Cryo booth for rapid short-term freezing of the skin’s surface has a more beneficial effect on the human body than its gradual cooling while immersed in an painful ice bath.
In 1981, at the European Congress on Arthritis, Dr. Yamauchi announced that Whole Body Cryotherapy not only significantly reduces pain and inflammation among his patients suffering from arthritis, but also has far greater healing impact on the body.
Over the last three decades, leading European physicians and medical professionals in a range of specialties advanced the therapy and today, WBC is an established, powerful therapy for inflammatory disorders and injuries. The largest focuses of research have been pain management and athletic performance. It has been shown to effectively reduce pain and swelling and improve physical performance. Due to the numerous adaptive physiological responses, WBC has also been studied as an adjunct therapy for: atopic dermatitis, cardiovascular health, depression and Multiple Sclerosis.