What is whole body cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is an amazing and natural way to achieve a variety of health benefits simply through the exposure of cold temperatures. Whether you are an athlete or anyone seeking better general health, we invite you to come and experience this unique treatment that provides relief, recovery, performance, and much more.
Our walk-in cryosauna works by using cold vapor to expose your body to temperatures of negative 240˚F for three minutes or less. The outer layers of the skin drop to approximately 50˚F and the immediate effect stimulates the release of endorphins, the production of anti-inflammatory proteins, even collagen in your skin.
When was it developed?
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies. In the United States, whole body cryotherapy is considered a non-medical wellness modality, and health insurances do not offer reimbursements for the service.
How does it work?
The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client's skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The Cryochamber is cooled using liquid nitrogen but clients are not in direct contact with the gas. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins.