What is Whole body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in Japan in its current form by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Within several years, the medical community recognized WBC’s benefits beyond treating arthritis and began using WBC more broadly to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, increase metabolism, and to revitalize skin.
How It Works!
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a process of cooling a persons skin to about 32 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 2-3minutes. This is done by surrounding the body with air at temperatures varying anywhere from negative -200 to -240F.
During this fast cooling process, the body enters temporarily into “survival mode” triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms as though it were freezing. Blood will then be sent to the body’s core in order to be warmed. This will trigger adrenaline, endorphins, and other hormones into your body.
This results in many beneficial effects including pain relief, increased blood circulation, increased collagen production, reduction of inflammation and swelling, increased weight loss and caloric burn and several other positive effects.