Sports and Fitness
Professional as well as amateur athletes have discovered Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective treatment to decrease recovery time and improve athletic performance. As you build your muscles to increase strength, you create micro tears that your body repairs naturally. WBC is an effective way to heal muscles at a faster rate. After intense exercise, the increase in blood flow flushes the muscles as it delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. WBC induces the body to release anti-inflammatory proteins and other muscle repairing chemicals. This therapy has been used in sports and training to treat and relieve chronic pain symptoms associated with overuse injuries. WBC does not freeze muscles or tissues like an ice bath does. A cryo session before exercise will reduce inflammation, increase energy and release endorphins. Following exercise, a session will accelerate recovery and injury repair.
Health and Wellness
Chronic inflammation is one of the body’s worst enemies and is at the center of many diseases associated with aging and autoimmune disorders. Included in these disorders are: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, dermatitis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is proven to reduce inflammation throughout the body. WBC also stimulates the body’s system to secrete enhanced levels of endorphins and adrenaline. WBC reduces stress and has been used in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety and depression. The immune system is enhanced by increased production of lymphocytes. The extreme cold causes the body to boost the metabolic rate as it protects the core, expel toxins and signals the brain to release highly beneficial biochemicals into the bloodstream.
Beauty and Anti-Aging
Accelerated production of collagen improves skin elasticity and texture. Collagen is the most important aspect to healthy and young looking skin. When the outer layer of skin is briefly frozen during Whole Body Cryotherapy, the deep layers of collagen are disrupted and respond by creating more collagen. Skin tone, as well as elasticity, will improve after a series of cryotherapy. Skin blemishes, such as Psoriasis and dermatitis, will be reduced. WBC boosts the body’s metabolic rate, burning 400-800 cal for approximately 5-8 hours after the treatment. This is achieved as the body believes that it is in a state of hypothermia, and blood rushes to the core for heat and protection.