Whole Body & Local CryoTherapy
CryoTherapy desensitizes irritated nerves, reducing aches and pains. It also assists in healing by promoting the delivery of nutrient enriched blood throughout the body. Listed below are some of the benefits and conditions improved with CryoTherapy.
Whole Body CryoTherapy
Whole Body CryoTherapy (WBC) exposes your body to extremely cold temperatures for 1-3 minutes. During the session, the body’s exposure to the cold results in vasoconstriction which decreases excessive inflammation throughout the body. When you exit the chamber, your blood is vigorously pumped throughout the body, enhancing the oxygen supply and reducing the level of toxins in your blood. Temperatures of this level also trigger your body to produce endorphins – hormones released in the brain and nervous system known to reduce pain.
Ice is the recommended course of action for injury or pain, local CryoTherapy is comparable to icing, but much more effective. This CryoTherapy treatment is short-term exposure of freezing temps to targeted areas of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints). Localized CryoTherapy is able to penetrate deeper into damaged tissues to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and stimulate quicker healing. It is often utilized to promote post-surgical or acute injury recovery.
What Is CryoTherapy?
The modality was first utilized in Japan in 1979 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Studies conducted over the last few decades in Europe have proven and established that CryoTherapy is a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries. Moreover, professional athletes have discovered CryoTherapy is a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.
CryoTherapy is an ideal treatment because it is holistic and noninvasive.
Clinical studies on CryoTherapy have shown immediate benefits to soft tissue, internal organs, the nervous system and energy meridians.
With so many positive effects on the body, CryoTherapy is a great addition for your wellness plan.
Whole Body And Localized CryoTherapy FAQ’s
Who developed whole body cryotherapy technology?
CryoTherapy was developed in 1979 by Dr. Yamauchi, in Japan, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In the past two decades, it has been researched and refined in Europe resulting in the discovery of additional health benefits. As of recently, health, sports, and spa professionals throughout the US have also determined the value and are experiencing the numerous benefits associated with the applications of CryoTherapy.
Is Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?
Yes, CryoTherapy has been used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. CryoTherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (it’s excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation and improve skin tone.
How does whole body cryotherapy work?
The client’s body is exposed to applications of gasiform nitrogen to rapidly lower the skin surface temperature to 30°F to 32°F. The Impact Cryosauna temperature ranges between -130°F to -184°F for the two to three minutes of treatment. The brain reacts to the skin sensors by stimulating the regulatory functions of the body.
Is nitrogen gas dangerous to human beings?
No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air we breathe. The other components are 16% oxygen, 1% hydrogen, and 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common and safe as oxygen.
What does the client wear in the whole body cryosauna?
We provide you with dry socks, slippers, light cotton gloves, and a towel or robe. All jewelry, watches, chains, bracelets, earrings are removed. Hair should be dry and skin free of lotions and recent hair removal (avoid shaving body within 24/hours of cryo application). CryoTherapy is a dry cold with no moisture, which has shown to be tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold-intolerant
How does the client feel after a cryo session?
CryoTherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last for 6 to 8-hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryo.
Can the client catch a cold from cryotherapy?
No. The immediate cold impact of the CryoTherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can actually help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
What health issues is whole body cryotherapy known to treat?
Rheumatoid arthritis, phantom pain, immune system improvement, osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, delayed onset muscle soreness, multiple sclerosis, headaches, migraines, central nervous system disease, chronic pain syndrome, muscle pain, degenerative disease of joints and spine, depression and mood disorders, and inflammation of tendons, muscle, spin, bursa, and joint capsules.
Who should not use whole body cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications for Whole Body CryoTherapy: pregnancy, severe hypertension (BP>180/100), hypothyroidism, acute or recent myocardial infarction (heart attack: need to be cleared for exercise), narrowing of valves, crescent-shaped aorta and mitral valve, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident (stroke: must be cleared for exercise), uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s syndrome, fever, tumors or disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney, and urinary tract disease, incontinence, age less than 18-years (parental consent required).
What are the risks of whole body cryotherapy?
CryoTherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10-points systemically (reverses after the procedure as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sore, etc.) due to stimulation of the immune system. Protective clothing (socks, gloves, undergarments) must be dry in order to avoid frostbite.
Is exercise recommended after a cryo session?
Yes, an advantage of CryoTherapy over ice therapy is that tissues and muscles are not frozen. 10-minutes of light exercise post CryoTherapy will induce more rapid vasodilation of the vessels and capillaries, and extend the period of analgesia.
Are You Ready To Experience The Benefits Of Cryo?
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