WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
Remember how energized you feel after a short immersion in cold water? Well, that’s the principle behind Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC).
During your 3-minute cryotherapy session, nitrogen vapors gently surround the body at temperatures between -120°C to -160°C, lowering the body’s skin temperature by approximately 40°. During this treatment, thermoreceptors in the skin signal the blood vessels to constrict, carrying away toxins from the extremities to your core where they are broken down. Once the WBC session is complete, the blood floods the body with high levels of anti-inflammatory proteins, activating the body’s natural healing abilities.
Since its use in treating rheumatoid arthritis in the 1970’s, the BENEFITS of Whole Body Cryotherapy have been shown to be VERY EXTENSIVE!
- REDUCES INFLAMMATION
the rapid cooling and subsequent rewarming of the body stimulates the release of anti-inflammatory substances, such as interleukin-10, which help counteract inflammatory processes throughout the whole body.
- CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
reduces inflammation and alters pain perception. The exposure to extreme cold temperatures leads to vasoconstriction, reducing blood flow to the painful area which decreases inflammation in your joints and other areas with pain. Additionally, the release of endorphins during cryotherapy can act as natural painkillers, helping individuals with chronic pain experience temporary relief and improved overall well-being.
- FASTER MUSCLE & INJURY RECOVERY (especially important for athletes)
The extreme cold exposure constricts blood vessels, limits the inflammatory response and decreases the buildup of lactic acid which reduces muscle fatigue. Cryotherapy will also reduce the blood flow to an injured area, decreasing swelling and inflammation. Whole body cryotherapy used in conjunction with a localized cryotherapy treatment will accelerate the healing process while alleviating pain associated with your injury.
- ENHANCES SLEEP
The cooling process associated with WBC enhances the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle and stimulates the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. Cryotherapy has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, making it easier for individuals to fall asleep and maintain a more restful sleep throughout the night.
- REDUCES STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
Cryotherapy essentially tricks the body into triggering its protective and rejuvenating processes, including the release of “feel good” brain chemicals such as endorphins, dopamine, and adrenaline. These chemicals help to uplift mood and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. The invigorating sensation experienced during and after cryotherapy sessions can promote a sense of rejuvenation and mental clarity, enhancing overall psychological health.
- BOOSTS IMMUNITY
Cryotherapy is believed to potentially boost immunity by triggering the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and stimulating the production of white blood cells, which play a key role in defending the body against infections.
- WEIGHT LOSS
Each WB Cryotherapy session can burn up to 800 calories. Exposure to cold temperatures prompts the body to burn more energy in order to maintain its core temperature. This process, known as thermogenesis, increases your metabolic activity. The body will continue to burn calories for hours after treatment as your core continues to warm.
- SKIN & HAIR HEALTH
WBC stimulates blood flow to the skin’s surface, which can lead to a healthier complexion and improved skin tone. The collagen-boosting effects contribute to enhanced skin elasticity and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Promoting better blood circulation to the scalp can support hair follicle health and potentially enhance hair growth.
Book a whole body cryotherapy session today and see why so many people love it.
Frequently asked questions
Just come as you are! Before you head into the cryotherapy sauna, we’ll provide you with a freshly washed robe, socks, gloves, and footwear. After your treatment, enjoy a warm drink from our coffee bar and cozy up by the fire!
Cryotherapy is a more advanced, efficient form of ice therapy. Ice baths can last up to 20 minutes, are painful and damaging to the skin. Ice baths involve actual tissue-freezing which can cause stiffness and immobility.
I'm An Athlete. How Can These Services Help Me, Whether I Have An Injury Or If I'm Being Preventative?
If you have a mild injury, we can help the inflammation with a cryotherapy spot treatment or whole-body cryotherapy treatment. We’ll also take preventative measures during the season to help repair the body as quickly as possible. If you have a bad strain, we can do stem cell therapy to repair the tissue. A surgeon might offer cortisone or narcotics to help ease the pain- but it won’t actually repair the damage that’s been done.