Whole Body Cryotherapy
What is it?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) stimulates the body's natural healing abilities through exposure to extreme cold. Over the past three decades WBC has gained more and more popularity as it's performance enhancing and general health and wellness benefits have become more well known. Today, many professional athletes among all sports use WBC to improve recovery time and celebrities use it for overall wellbeing. There is no other therapy known to elicit such a powerful, positive, and holistic response.
How does it work?
When your body is exposed to extreme temperature, the cold receptors on your skin send a message to your brain and central nervous system that your core temperature could be in danger of dropping. This forces the blood away from peripheral tissues, joints, and muscles towards your core and internal organs.
During the 2-3 minute session, your blood short loops through your natural filtration system (heart, kidney, and liver) and removes toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood. After the body begins to rewarm, filtered blood flows back to the peripheral tissues with oxygen, nutrients, enzymes, and improved circulation.
Over the next 48 hours, the body returns to homeostasis by reducing pain and inflammation and increasing energy levels. Most importantly, the cold stimulates your body's central nervous system, enhances immune function, and improves other regulatory systems in the body. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.
Accelerate muscle and tissue repair
Decrease inflammation and pain
Improve sleep patterns
Strengthen immune system
Increase cell rejuvenation
Enhance skin tone and boost collagen production
Reduce stress and anxiety
Stimulate metabolism and promote weight loss
*burn up to 800 calories per session
Localized Cryo Treatment
Local cryotherapy applications are administered to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling in targeted, local areas of the body. Unlike WBC, which stimulates cold receptors across the entire body in order to trigger an internal systemic anti-inflammatory response, localized cryotherapy is comparable to "icing," with a benefit exceeding that of hours of icing and is much more efficient. Clients frequently combine this application with WBC to treat problem areas.
The skin is rapidly cooled, using a beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen, to well below freezing in a matter of minutes using a revolutionary "cryo-probe". This leads to tightening of the microcirculation blood stream, known as vasoconstriction, and then dilation of blood vessels and capillaries which helps to flush toxins and impurities away from the skin. The process works to contract the skin and accelerate microcirculation which supports better oxygenation of dermal cells,encourages collagen production and helps to detox and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment only takes 10 minutes and the results are immediate.
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