Whole body cryotherapy has become increasingly popular among professional athletes, celebrities, fitness enthusiasts, chronic pain sufferers and even the everyday person – but why?
The benefits of WBC cover a wide range of applications. According to a 2016 industry survey with over 300 respondents, cryotherapy goers have reported that a 3-minute chill session in the Impact Cryosauna provides them the following benefits:
Have you ever put an ice pack on a sprained ankle to reduce swelling, inflammation and ease the pain? Cryotherapy helps achieve similar results – but instead of focusing on a single area, it’s a whole body experience. In addition to that,
Whole Body Cryotherapy accelerates recovery from post surgical trauma and provides pain relief from arthritis and other chronic ailments! Podcaster and bio-hacking enthusiast, Joe Rogan, has been utilizing cryotherapy for years to help alleviate aches and pains.
If you’re an athlete, you’re most likely familiar with ice baths. The goal of an ice bath is to use cold temperatures to reduce inflammation and speed-up the muscle recovery process. Three min in Cryosauna are equivalent to 1 hour in the ice bath!
Many professional sports teams and collegiate athletic programs have implemented cryotherapy in their training rooms as an ice bath alternative. Whole Body Cryotherapy decreases recovery time after workouts, diminishes soreness and increases performance and energy levels!
Exposing the body to cold temperatures is said to help the release of endorphins, or the “happiness” hormones. Post treatment endorphin further boost your emotional state, alleviates depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and stress. Also, increased metabolic rate causes body to work overtime resulting in a deep sleep.
Exposure to extreme cold during Cryotherapy tricks the body into thinking it’s going into hypothermia, causing it to boost it’s metabolic rate in order to maintain and increase heat production. This “hacking” of the metabolism causes the body to burn between extra calories. Consequently, Cryotherapy can enhance weight-loss.
Whole Body Wellness
Specific benefits aside, whole body cryotherapy is an excellent complement to anyone’s wellness routine. Whether you’re trying to get in shape, look younger, or simply feel better, cryotherapy can help you achieve your wellness goals. For example, Local Cryotherapy (Facial Treatments) stimulates collagen production and tightening of pores, leaving you look younger and skin glowing!
In Japan in 1978, Whole Body Cryotherapy was born. Dr. Yamaguchi treated the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis using freezing treatments in short duration on the surface of the skin.
Whole Body Cryo (WBC) has been in the news for claims that it can boost metabolism, increase endurance, and even help reverse depression. Experts believe that cryotherapy can reduce swelling, which is tied to pain. It may also reduce sensitivity to pain. Cryotherapy may be particularly effective when you are managing pain with swelling, especially around a joint or tendon.