What is Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the therapeutic application of extremely cold dry air, usually between -184F to 1240F (-120C and -160C). Whole body cryotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and its a lot more comfortable than you imagine. WBC uses extreme cold to induce responses on three levels: the circulatory system, the energy meridians and the nervous system. WBC provides the right environment and your body does the rest! The history of whole body cryotherapy began in Japan, developed in Europe and migrated to the U.S. Clinical studies are numerous and focused on treatment of pain and inflammation from sports injuries, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis. The process of WBC simply accelerates your body’s natural recovery process. Therefore, specific benefits will vary person-to-person.
How Does it Work
Cryotherapy stimulates the temperature receptors on your skin to send signals to your brain, telling you that you may be freezing. Essentially, cryotherapy treatment forces your body to rapidly heal itself. These reactions include raising your endorphins, speeding the growth of new connective tissue and speeding up your metabolism. When treatment begins, your skin surface temperature drops to approximately 30 degrees in under a minute. This causes your body to stop trying to regulate your skin surface temperature and instead, your brain draws your blood to your core in order to protect it from the immense and sudden cold. While your blood is in your core, it picks up oxygen and nutrients which stimulate your body’s natural healing. As soon as your treatment is over, your brain sends that oxygen-rich and nutrient-rich blood to areas that it was unable to penetrate before due to inflammation and soreness.
About Our Equipment
Despite extremely low temperatures; this treatment is very safe. The nitrogen gas being used to cool the chamber is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breath (actually 78% of it). During a typical Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, you enter the chamber for about 1:30 to 3 minutes. The temperature is set based on each individuals preference and frequency. Our equipment is the best in the world at enveloping and circulating the body with hyper-cold air from head to toe.
What Should I Wear
During a session, individuals should wear minimal clothing; shorts or underwear for men and bra and underwear for women (bathing suits are also acceptable). Cotton material is recommended and no wire bras. No jewelry should be worn during treatment. All other necessary articles of clothing will be provided by our facility. To stabilize your body’s temperature as well as promote vasodilation (expansion of the body’s blood vessels); light exercise is recommended for about 15 minutes. Our facility provides exercise equipment for you to use.
Risks involving WBC
WBC is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as your circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), anxiety and possibly claustrophobia.
What to Avoid After Treatment
Do not enter a hot sauna or Jacuzzi for at least 6 hours. Minimize alcohol consumption for several hours following treatment.
Some of the Many Benefits of Cryotherapy*
Decreasing Muscle Soreness • Decreasing Pain • Reducing Swelling and Inflammation • Increasing Range of Motion • Improving Sleep • Boosting Energy • Accelerating Metabolism • Improving Skin • Strengthening Immune System • Increasing Endorphins • Mitigating Anxiety and Depression • Reducing Signs of Aging • Relieving Joint Disorders
Many European studies have shown enormous improvements in anxiety and depression with cryotherapy because it raises endorphin levels. WBC also reduces stress and insomnia. Nearly everyone has reported increased energy and better moods after treatment. Another benefit is an accelerated rate of new connective tissue growth, which is extremely helpful to alleviate suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, overuse injuries, and tendinitis. Faster connective tissue growth also reduces post-workout recovery time and promotes superior athletic performance. Depending on the condition of treatment, it is recommended the client take initially 10 – 15 treatments in close succession (separated by 1-2 days) to maximize the results. After that, the patient can take fewer treatments, spaced further apart to maintain and improve on the results.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, nor prevent any disease.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Rates
Current Members (Auto-Debit & Annual)
- 1 session / $40
- 5 sessions / $175
- 1 session / $75
- 5 sessions / $225
Introductory Offer (Everyone)
- First 3 sessions / $99