The practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness. It dates back to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern application and stimulates the same rejuvenation at a whole new level of cold — in just three minutes!
Cryotherapy has been used by professional athletes to treat injuries and recover faster for years.
WHAT ARE THE TOP BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY?
Decrease inflammation and pain
Endorphins bind to pain and inflammation receptors, inhibiting their response.
Cryotherapy naturally boost the production of various components that help promote sleep, ensuring that your body gets the rest that it deserves.
Speed Muscle Recovery
Cryotherapy exposes your body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time which can raise the bodies metabolic rate as it works to heat back up. The body can burn between 500-800 calories following a session.
Increase Energy, Relief from Stress & Anxiety
The ultra-cool air used during a cryotherapy session causes the brain to release endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels many users report enhanced mood and increased energy levels.
Reduce Migraine Symptoms
Cryotherapy can help treat migraines by cooling and numbing nerves in the neck area.
Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to boost the body’s natural immune response through increasing blood circulation, boosting cellular activity, removing toxins, increasing white blood cell count and and decreasing cortisol levels.
SHOULD I DO BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT?
Participants who utilize cryotherapy before exercise claim they experience increased energy, endurance, and flexibility.
Participants who utilize cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster rejuvenation.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO CRYOTHERAPY?
As your body warms up you will feel a boost of energy. Some have compared it to a "runners high". You may even notice a better nights sleep.
After 3 - 5 treatments you will experience reduced inflammation, higher energy levels and increased muscle recovery.
Adding cryotherapy to your wellness regimen will give you the best results and keep inflammation pain at bay. Athletes often do cryo twice a day. Once before and once after a training session or event.
Is cryotherapy safe?
Yes! The nitrogen gas is non-toxic and does not come in contact with the skin. The door does not lock, allowing the user to end the treatment whenever they wish. You will be accompanied by a cryosauna technician through the entire session.
What should I wear during cryotherapy session?
All clients will enter and exit their session in a robe, gloves, socks, and slippers, all provided by the staff.
Men must wear something underneath the robe (boxers, shorts, briefs etc.).
Women may wear a bra and underwear. Women may also wear a sports bra and athletic shorts. No underwire bras should be worn in the sauna.
How should I feel during and after my sessions?
During a cryotherapy session, participants feel a dry cold. Many clients report feeling a sense of calm or rejuvenation after their session. Others report feelings of euphoria and/or energy.
Who cannot use cryotherapy?
Anyone with the following conditions should not participate:
Uncontrolled high-blood pressure
Allergy to cold
Prior heart attack
Unstable heart pain
Disease of the blood vessels
History of blood cots
Uncontrolled seizure disorder
Nerve pain in feet and legs
Any disease or condition with increased sensitivity to cold
Why do people enjoy cryotherapy?
- Survey results indicate many cryotherapy participants use cryotherapy for pain management, workout recovery, mental well-being and weight management.
Whole body cryotherapy is an excellent complement to existing health and wellness initiatives.