Cryotherapy simply put is “Cold Therapy”. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a short (3 minute) exposure to extreme cold (-256 degrees) where nitrogen vapor evenly circulates inside a human-sized tank (cryosauna). Your body is exposed from your shoulders down to extreme cold which triggers a fight-or-flight survival response. This causes blood to temporary leave the less vital areas of your body to go protect your body’s core. Your body will then prepare to fix any potentially damaged organs by pushing more oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients into your blood.
Once the session is over, your body releases the new enriched blood and nutrients throughout your body while flushing the toxins from the skin surface, joints, and muscle tissues helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Your body will also release endorphins giving you runners high or what we like to call “Cryo Rush” This can also help bring energy to your workout if you use Cryotherapy. The rush is a jolt of energy that happens following a Cryotherapy session. This sometimes can last for hours so take advantage and workout right after or just improve your day!
Try Whole Body Cryotherapy to improve your overall mood and even help with depression. It is believed to ease depression by triggering the release of endorphins into the bloodstream which reduces stress, anxiety, and irritability. Cryotherapy supports muscle and joint recovery from working out and will give the release of endorphins and serotonin that will improve your mood and sharpen cognitive functions. It can be a therapeutic experience for your body and relieve the impact of stress on the body.
You can help reduce swelling from an injury that will help your pain tied to the injury. Cryotherapy is most effective for controlling pain that comes from swelling. Fill your blood with nutrients and enzymes that release endorphins which can reduce the pain associated with the swelling.
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