In the Whole Body Cryosauna (WBC), we chill the outer layer of your skin with sub zero temperatures. Your body responds by entering a fight or flight response, which then revs your metabolism. Whole Body Cryotherapy was specifically conceptualized for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the joints. Cryotherapy quickly became successful for that purpose however, it also became apparent that other joints and muscles throughout the body respond to cryotherapy.
Where Did Cryotherapy Come From?
The father of Cryotherapy is a man called Dr. Yamaguchi, of Japan, who first started using freezing treatments on his arthritis patients for pain management back in 1978. Dr. Yamaguchi found that his patients experienced a reduction in soreness and joint pain after the drastic temperature decrease of the outer layers of skin. These patients experienced a release of endorphins as a result of the cold treatment, leading to a reduced sensitivity to pain. Throughout the 1980s, Dr. Yamaguchi and his team found that exposure to rapid, short-term freezing temperatures produce a non-invasive approach to effectively managing pain.
The Cold That Soothes Inflammation
Chronic, rampant inflammation throughout the body is aging us and is the precursor to a myriad of diseases. With Whole Body Cryotherapy, inflammation through the entire body is reduced and in some instances, completely taken away. Cryotherapy can help any area in the body to be immediately treated and the anti-inflammatory benefits can be seen and felt immediately. The cold Cryotherapy temperatures trigger your body to release anti-inflammatories to be released throughout your blood finding and soothing the affected areas.
Muscle and Joint Health
For joint repair, whether it is the result of an injury, overuse or a form or arthritis, Cryotherapy will help you. Whole Body Cryotherapy will reduce inflammation, promote rapid healing and minimize pain. Cryotherapy is also an excellent choice post-surgery as it accelerates healing to get you back to full mobility as soon as possible.
The key to gaining strength, leanness and appearance is lean muscle tissue. Lean muscle tissue is also the engine of your metabolism and optimizing it is essential to reducing body fat and weight. When you place force against a muscle, you create tiny little microscopic tears, which then must repair. By utilizing Cryotherapy you accelerate this muscle repair process so that you achieve your specific goals that much faster.
The EDGE Athletes Need for Peak Performance
Cryotherapy gives competitive athletes an edge by enhancing preparation and reducing recovery time so they can train harder and maximize performance. Cryotherapy is a natural addition to the equipment and technologies athletes use to provide that extra edge to their competitive activities. Cryotherapy reduces swelling, pain and inflammation due to athletic performances. Cryotherapy also helps to enhance energy and endorphin release while improving muscle and motor unit activation.
Spa and Beauty Benefits
Cryotherapy triggers deep layers and the production of collagen for tighter, younger looking skin. Cryotherapy reduces the appearance of cellulite, increases the metabolism and weight loss and decreases overall swelling. After three minutes of being in the Cryosauna there is a reduction of pores, fine lines, blemishes and scars. Cryotherapy also helps assist in the reduction of psoriasis and eczema/dermatitis and stimulates stronger, fuller hair and nails.
As you enter the Cryosauna, the sudden drop in heat stimulate temperature receptors, prompting the brain to transmit messages throughout the body. This withdraws blood from the body’s core to try to regulate the temperature. When you exit the Cryosauna, blood is pumped vigorously around the body, which enhances the oxygen supply and removal of toxins. The cold triggers the nervous system to release “feel-good” endorphins plus the body’s natural anti-inflammatory reaction to extreme cold results in a pain reduction.
- Be completely DRY prior to entering the Cryosauna.
- Disrobe and wear DRY booties, gloves, undergarments or shorts (optional for women, mandatory for men).
- Stand in the Cryosauna for 2 to 3 minutes.
- During this session the cold vaporized liquid nitrogen penetrates just 0.5mm into the skin, causing the skin’s surface to cool between 30ºF and 50ºF.
- The timer goes off and the Cryo-technician will open the door to allow you to exit.
- The Cryo-technician will take the temperature of your skin to assure you are between 30ºF and 50ºF, known as the “Cryo State”.
- Get dressed, do some light stretches. Recover Faster. Play Harder!
How Often Should I Do Cryotherapy?
A single session of Cryotherapy is enough for instant relief from inflammation and soreness and is good for an energy boost that will last you the rest of the day. Three minutes of treatment and you are on your way to pain relief and a productive day.
With three to five sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy, you will begin to repair damaged body areas as joint pain is alleviated, your total energy level increases and fresh, nutrient-enriched blood continuously floods damaged body areas.
Seven back-to-back treatments will serve as an entire system restart. This is where the body moves from the repair stage to the complete rehabilitation stage. Seven sessions can jumpstart weight-loss, speed up post-surgical recovery and especially benefit postpartum mothers. The ultimate system cleanse.