- Release of endorphins, the mood-enhancing hormone, which makes you feel energized
- Reduction in muscle pain and inflammation caused by medical conditions, injuries, or exercise
- Decreases recovery time from injury and fatigue.
- Pain relief for chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis, and more.
- Alleviates symptoms of mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and more.
- Improves immune system functions, muscle strength, and joint functions.
Athletes such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, the New York Knicks, and the Dallas Mavericks have all reported higher performance and pain relief after using Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments.
The FDA has not cleared or approved WBC devices as safe and effective to treat medical conditions.
What is Cryotherapy?
Originally developed in Japan for rheumatoid arthritis, WBC is a technique involving exposure to extreme temperatures ranging from -200° F to -250° F for two to three minutes. Extensive research on Cryotherapy has determined that it is a dynamic source for pain relief and reduction of inflammation, ideal for athletes and those with active lifestyles that seek rapid recovery treatments.
Treatments are conducted while standing in a Cryochamber, which uses gasiform nitrogen to decrease the skin’s surface temperature by 30 to 50° F.
When the skin comes into contact with these freezing temperatures, it triggers the brain to release anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins. Whether there is an old injury being triggered repeatedly, or a new injury that is affecting athletic performance, the skin responds to the cold temperature and communicates with the brain to stimulate the affected area to promote healing.
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Who should not use Cryotherapy?
Those who have the following conditions should seek a medical professional’s advice before using Cryotherapy treatments:
- Those who are pregnant
- Suffer from severe Hypertension
- Acute or recent myocardial infarction
- Unstable angina pectoris
- Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
- Those who have cardiac pacemakers
- Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
- Venous thrombosis
- Acute or recent cerebrovascular accident injuries
- Uncontrolled seizures
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Symptomatic lung disorders
- Bleeding disorders
- Severe anemia
- Cold allergy
- Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
What are the risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole body therapy has minimal risks. Blood pressure can fluctuate during the session but returns to normal after the treatment concludes. A rare occurrence is an allergic reaction to extreme cold. If temperatures are lower than recommended redness and skin burns can appear. Talk with our specialists today to ensure that Cryotherapy is right for you.Back to Index
Can I use Cryotherapy if I am claustrophobic?
Of course! The door to is held closed by a magnet so stepping out at any time is possible. The top of the Cryochamber is opened and your head is raised above the rim.Back to Index
Do I need to fill out any forms?
Yes! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out the required paperwork.Back to Index
When should I expect to receive results?
Almost immediately results will begin to appear, but you will not see full results until 24 hours after the treatment.Back to Index
How long is the treatment?
The Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment is two to three minutes long.Back to Index
What should I wear?
Cotton or wool socks are mandatory for everyone to wear during the treatment. Men must wear cotton underwear. The gloves and slippers will be provided.Back to Index
What should I expect?
There’s no way around it; the temperature will be cold. But remember, negative temperatures, positive results! During your treatment, you will be situated standing in a Cryochamber, where your whole body, aside from your head, receives treatment. The have been people described the feeling as a slight tingling sensation which concludes after the treatment is complete. The best part? No recovery time!Back to Index
If you have questions or concerns whether Cryotherapy is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
You must be 18 years or older to receive Cryotherapy treatments, or have parental permission if you are under the age of 18.