What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the process off exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -260 F) in a controlled environment for a limited amount of time.
The individual is placed in a Nitrogen cooled cryogenic sauna or chamber for a duration of 1-3 minutes which lowers the skin surface temperature significantly and stimulates receptors, activating a Central Nervous System response. This process causes the release of endorphins and enhanced circulation activity which decreases inflammation by clearing toxins, lactic acid and metabolic waste with a supply of oxygenated blood to stimulate cellular regeneration.
After the session, the body immediately begins to reheat itself which happens over a period of up to 4 hours. Many notice an after-burn effect in which they metabolize an additional 500-800 calories.
Treatments have been adopted by elite athletes and pro teams for muscle and injury recovery.
Although the arctic temperatures of -260 F seem unbearable, the process is tolerable and many enjoy the process as they feel so invigorated after. Nitrogen gas is used to cool the air to such negative temperatures and since it is a "dry" cold it is much more comfortable than subzero temperatures normally occurring.
Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy
Health + Wellness
- Pain Relief from join disorders, rheumatoid diseases and fibromyalgia
- Decreased muscle soreness, spasms and inflammation
- Alleviation of depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, migraines and the effects of stress
- Lowered incidence of colds and flu
- Prevention of conditions like osteoporosis
Sports + Fitness
- Faster recovery from stress of competitive sports or training
- Reduced inflammation, swelling and pain
- Enhanced energy and endorphin release
- Improved muscle and motor unit activation
- Greater testosterone levels in men
- Improved post-surgery recovery
Beauty + Anti-Aging
- Cellulite reduction
- Boosted metabolism promoting weight loss
- After burn effect that metabolizes 500-800 calories
- Skin conditions improved including psoriasis, blemishes and acne
- Collagen production increased-skin tone evened, visible signs of aging reduced