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What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is an innovative, holistic wellness solution that enables the human body to recover and rejuvenate itself naturally. During cryotherapy, the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures (for 1-3 minutes) to trigger the body’s most powerful mechanisms of self-protection, self-recovery and self-rejuvenation.
History of Cryotherapy
Invented in 1978 by a Japanese Rheumatologist for the treatment of arthritis, cryotherapy has been established through decades of studies as a powerful treatment for auto-immune disorders. More recently, it has become popular as a means of athletic recovery and increasing physical performance. It is not a medical procedure, but a non-invasive alternative for individuals seeking faster recovery and improved overall health.
Cryotherapy is the body’s exposure to subzero temperatures, usually down to minus 165 to minus 185 degrees used to promote a natural anti-inflammatory response providing relief from aches and pains. It increases the production of collagen. Increased collagen improves skin elasticity but is the number one protein the body uses to repair all muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Additionally, Cryotherapy triggers a release of endorphins, boosts the body’s metabolic rate, and can improve sleep. It is great for exercise recovery and reducing body fat.
The body’s natural fight-or-flight response to the extreme cold helps your body get rid of excess white blood cells that cause the pain from inflammation and other toxins while supercharging the blood with oxygen and anti-inflammatory proteins.
Boosts metabolic rate
The body undergoes a metabolic reaction in an effort to warm itself, burning fat and calories in the five hours, post-session. Repeated (regular) whole body cryotherapy stimulates metabolism and decreases fluid retention and edema
Enhances athletic performance
Whole Body Cryotherapy helps flush lactic acid from the body and increases collagen production, helping heal muscles, ligaments and tendons–decreasing recovery time for all levels of athletes.
Increases collagen production
Collagen is the number one protein the body produces to repair muscles, ligaments, tendons and SKIN. We stop producing collagen at a normal rate at age 30. WBC naturally stimulates our bodies collagen production to counter the aging process, healing tissues and tightening skin.
Stimulates release of endorphins
Exposure to cold temperatures triggers the body’s production of endorphins, boosting your mood. You feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle your day, alleviating feelings of anxiety and depression.
Helps you sleep better
Exposure to the extreme cold temps stimulates the bodies production of hormones that are directly related to sleep and relaxation. The endorphin norepinephrine acts as a mild sedative, helping you feel relaxed and sleep deeper. Also, by decreasing pain & inflammation, your body naturally sleeps more restfully.