In Europe and Asia, the practice of using cryotherapy to promote athletic recovery and enhance performance began decades ago.
The skin sends signals to the brain, stimulating regulatory actions that effectively activate healing resources that are naturally produced throughout your body. Once out of the chamber, the body immediately reheats.
The use of cold dates back as early as 2500 BC, when the Egyptians used it to treat injuries and inflammation.
Why Use Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is used worldwide by athletes and others to maintain fitness and increase energy.
Athletes, ranging from professionals to weekend warriors, claim that whole body cryotherapy gives them an edge over competitors by allowing them to recover faster from workouts and train harder. Other clients seek total body wellness or relief from inflammation. System purchasers include:
Utilized worldwide since 1979 to enhance recovery for elite athletes, whole body cryotherapy (WBC) has proven to be a valuable adjunct for speeding muscle recovery and producing a general feeling of well-being. Many professional sports organizations have incorporated whole body cryotherapy into their training routines.
Elite athletes and athletic teams across the country and around the world use whole body cryotherapy to gain a competitive edge. Now amateur athletes and weekend warriors are adopting the practice to reduce pain and inflammation caused by strenuous exercise.
Instead of icing a sore area, which is uncomfortable and time-consuming, users can simply step into a cryotherapy chamber. Whole body cryotherapy shortens the time required to two-three minutes and increases the intensity, while providing benefits to the entire body. Athletes say they can train harder and recover faster.
Health and Wellness
People who use cryotherapy say the experience makes them feel refreshed and invigorated. Users claim a host of benefits, both physical and mental. Because a cryotherapy session takes just three minutes, it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Application of cold is a well-accepted method for treating inflammation and injury. Some practitioners and therapists have adopted whole body cryotherapy as an adjunct to other types of treatments for a range of symptoms and conditions.
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do I need to shower before or after?
No, this is a dry cold and your skin remains dry. The treatment will take just 3 minutes.
What is the best frequency?
No sooner than four hours, not longer than 48 hours for athletes during training and competition. Many clients prefer one or two sessions per week for maintenance.
Why haven’t I heard more about cryotherapy?
Extreme cold has been used to treat inflammation for centuries – think of athletes icing sore muscles. Modern applications to treat rheumatoid arthritis began during the 1970s in Japan. Several clinical studies have been conducted in Europe, where the practice is more common.
Is the nitrogen vapor safe?
The vapor is composed of the same nitrogen that is in the air we breathe. The heavier nitrogen vapor remains inside the chamber, so you breathe the air in the room.
What if I have claustrophobia?
Your head remains outside the chamber, and you can exit at any time.
What to Expect
• 3 minutes treatment time
• Last 30 seconds feel the coldest
• Cold, dry nitrogen vapor
• Even cooling over the entire body
• Constant monitoring by operator
What to Wear
• Remain in your underwear, jogging or compression shorts - women may also wear a bra, sports bra or bikini top
• You will be provided with a pair of socks, rubber sole shoes and a robe.