What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy ?
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.
Most cryosaunas uses liquid nitrogen, lowering the client’s skin temperature to about 30 to 50 degrees F in a period of two or three minutes. Liquid nitrogen is used to make the cold, but clients are not in direct contact with the gas. Our skin reacts to the cold, sending messages to the brain, and it stimulates regulatory functions of the body, assisting areas that might not be working to their fullest potential.