What is Cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is a safe and natural pain management therapy that elicits the body’s “fight or flight” response to stimulate the production of endorphins and adrenaline, our body’s natural painkillers, to decrease pain and inflammation.
Often times we see professional athletes end every training session by taking the plunge into those dreadful ice baths. Well, Cryotherapy provides the body with even better recovery benefits and results as those traditional ice baths without all the hassle of being wet, in pain, and the time that they require.
Is Cryotherapy cold?
Of course it is! Cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy”. In a 3-minute cryotherapy session, the body will be exposed to hyper cooled air that reach temperatures of approximately -200 °F to -250°F. It is most definitely cold and may get uncomfortable, but it is not painful. It is a dry cold that is a different sensation than being wet cold. You will feel pins and needles sensation during the treatment, but it will disappear as soon as you leave the chamber. Our Recovery Specialist will be with you throughout your entire session.
How does Cryotherapy work?
If you haven’t seen our cryotherapy chamber, it somewhat resembles an upright tanning bed with an open top. Before you step inside, our Recovery Specialist will be sure you are wearing all the appropriate gear before your cryotherapy session officially begins. Clients will be wearing gloves, socks and slippers that Recovery Lab provides in order to prevent any damage to the skin caused by wet or damp skin. As you step inside the chamber, a Recovery Specialist will adjust the lift of the cryotherapy chamber to the appropriate height to have your head sticking out. Once the session starts, cold air that is produced by liquid nitrogen will begin to fill the chamber and flow around you. After the 3-minute session, you are free to warm up and get dressed back into your clothes.
What are the benefits of Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy purifies the blood, increases the body’s nutrient flow, and removes toxins from the system. By increasing the rate at which purified blood circulates through the body, the rate at which soft tissues and joints can heal is maximized.
- Accelerate Recovery Time
- Reduce Inflammation
- Relieve Chronic Pain & Soreness
- Stimulates Collagen (Skin)
- Enhance Immune Function
- Boost Metabolism; Burn between 500-800 calories
- Improve Sleep