Cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time. Cryotherapy is now utilized in the United States with wonderful results. Most cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen, lowering the client’s skin temperature to about 30 to 50 degrees F in a period of two or three minutes. Liquid nitrogen is used to make the ambient temperature cold, but clients are not in direct contact with the gas. Our skin reacts to this extreme cold, sending messages to the brain, stimulating regulatory functions of the body, assisting areas that might not be working to their fullest potential. During this time, thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain to send the blood to the core to maintain body temperature with a process called vasoconstriction. Toxins are flushed from peripheral tissues and blood is enriched with oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients. The body activates all of its natural healing abilities and releases endorphins for further benefit. As the body warms up again, the enriched blood flows back through the body through a process called vasodilation. As a result, whole body cryotherapy may be very effective for athletic recovery and muscle repair, reduction of chronic pain and inflammation, and an overall enhancement of health and wellness.
What to expect with every Whole Body Cryotherapy Session
All whole body cryotherapy sessions are conducted by a trained and certified Cryotherapy technician who remains with you for the duration of your session. Inside the cryochamber you will be wearing dry socks, slippers and gloves; women will also wear tops and bottoms (not underwire bras) and men wear briefs. This allows for about 90% of your skin to be exposed to the hyper cool air. It is fine to leave your hair down and have on face lotion or makeup. We ask that you do not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewelry or metals can be worn below the neck.
How long is my Whole Body Cryotherapy Session?
Your first whole body cryotherapy appointment can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes so that we can fully educate you on the process and answer any questions you may have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 5-7 minutes.
How Often Should I Do Cryotherapy?
1 Cryo Treatment A single session of Cryotherapy has been reported by users to be enough for instant relief from inflammation and soreness and may be good for an energy boost that could last you the rest of the day. Three minutes of treatment and you are on your way to pain relief and a productive day. 3-5 Cryo Treatments With three to five sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy, users have reported feeling less pain in body areas as joint pain is alleviated, total energy level increases and fresh, nutrient-enriched blood continuously floods damaged body areas. 7 Cryo Treatments 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 may jumpstart weight-loss, speed up post-surgical recovery and especially benefit postpartum mothers. The ultimate system cleanse. Results vary from person to person as each body is different. Utilizing whole body cryotherapy as part of an ongoing wellness treatment may show better, more noticeable, and longer lasting results.
Cryotherapy offers a wide range of additional benefits to athletes and fitness-minded people. Allowing them to improve their daily performance. Those who use cryotherapy as an ongoing wellness plan have reported results such as: • Increased Blood Circulation • Reduced Muscle and Joint Inflammation or Reduced Swelling and Inflammation • Recover Faster from Injury or Muscle Fatigue or Accelerated Muscle Recovery Time • Enhanced Lymphatic Circulation • Improved Muscle Functioning • Decreased Pain Associated with Joint or Muscle Injury • Assists in Post-Injury Recovery • Increase in calorie burning. Burns 600-800 Calories