What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy was first developed in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan to treat patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
It involves exposing the body to temperatures of up to -160° Celsius for two – three minutes.
Cryotherapy is an innovative treatment that provides many benefits, including:
- Improved blood flow
- Improved athletic performance and recovery
- Improved recovery from injury
- Reduction in chronic pain
- Overall wellness
- Reduced depression and anxiety symptoms
What To Expect with Every Whole Body Cryotherapy Session
A whole body cryotherapy session involves the person entering the cryotherapy chamber, your head and neck are not enclosed. Gloves and socks are worn during the treatment. The session will go for 2-3 minutes.
How it works:
- Remove: During a 2-3 minutes session at -160 degrees Celsius, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from the peripheral tissues and towards your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of blood.
- Replenish: After exiting the chamber, filtered blood flows back to the peripheral tissues. Now cleaner and enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes—your blood warms and enriches skin and muscles, and range of motion increases.
- Recover: Over the next 48 hours the process of restoration occurs and the body returns to a former and better state or condition with reduced pain and inflammation, and increased energy levels. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.