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Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a modern take on the traditional ice bath and involves exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures ranging from -125°C and -150°C. Whole Body Cryotherapy is designed to supplement health and wellness programs while boosting many health benefits. Clients who have undergone Whole Body Cryotherapy say they experience a multitude of benefits, including “feeling rejuvenated”, “a feeling of wellbeing” and “having more energy”.
Whole Body CryoTherapy benefits:
- Improved oxygen utilization
- Pain reduction
- Prevention of development of pain memory (chronic pain)
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Accelerated muscle and tissue repair
- Modulate activity levels in the brain, thereby contributing towards a balanced mental state
- Improves sleep patterns, stress management, and helps with states of depression
- Strengthens immune system
What to Expect
1-2 CryoTherapy Treatments
- Instant relief from inflammation and soreness
- Also good for an energy boost that will last you for a full day
3-5 CryoTherapy Treatments
- Increased energy levels
- Healing effects begin with fresh nutrient-enriched blood flooding to damaged body areas
- Repairing damaged body areas as joint pain is relieved
10 CryoTherapy Treatments
- Entire system restart
- Body moves from the repair stage to the complete rehabilitation stage
More About Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in Japan in its current form by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Within several years, the medical community recognized cryotherapy benefits beyond treating arthritis and began using it more broadly to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, increase metabolism, and to revitalize skin.
When we go outside on a cold day the air that the body is exposed to is filled with moisture. With cryotherapy the body is still exposed to cold air but the process is dry. This allows the temperatures to be much colder without extreme discomfort unlike stepping outside on a cold winter day.
Whole body cryotherapy is safer, healthier, and more effective than a traditional ice bath. This process exposes the body to hyper cooled air -200°F to -240°F, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms as though it were freezing. Blood will accumulate in the body’s core in order to become warmed, and the body’s capillaries will expand to approximately 4 times their normal diameter. White blood cells will flow through the body faster, accelerating the healing process by up to 50%. The brain will trigger a release of endorphins, adrenaline, and other hormones into the body. During this process, which last 2 – 3 minutes, the brain stimulates the body’s organ regulatory functions resulting in increased energy, cell rejuvenation, immune system boost, and overall system self-healing.
Our state of the art Whole Body Cryotherapy sauna delivers an effective 360 degree cryotherapy treatment. Adding further credibility to the chambers effectiveness, it is the only sauna in the world approved by the European Union for doctor prescribed cryotherapy treatments.
One of the effects of Cryotherapy that is attributed to its promising benefits is vasoconstriction that reduces the circulation to the affected area. Vasoconstriction slows down the body’s metabolism and reduces its demand for oxygen. Aside from this, cold application or cooling below 68°F (20°C), also helps retain the heat in our body and reduce acetylcholine production. Thus, relieving congestion and muscle spasm. On the other hand, the analgesic effect of cold therapy is related to its counterirritant action, its influence on the nerve endings, and its ability to reduce metabolic activity. During a cold therapy, the skin temperature drops almost immediately, which is subsequently followed by a decrease in subcutaneous temperature. However, structures beneath the subcutaneous layer are much less efficiently cooled. As a result, the patient experiences cold perception followed by aching or burning sensation and cutaneous anesthesia (Pfiedler Enterprises, 2014).