With Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -240 F). The client is placed in a cryogenic sauna/chamber for a short duration of 1 ½ to 3 minutes. This lowers the person’s skin surface temperature significantly and stimulates receptors.
Whole Body Cryotherapy originated in Japan and was first utilized in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Later, studies conducted over the last two decades in Europe have established WBC as a powerful modality for inflammation reduction and injuries. A group of Polish scientists ran with the idea and made Whole Body Cryotherapy the physical therapy it is today. Professional athletes have discovered WBC as an injury rehabilitation method, using this powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.
The client is placed in a cryogenic sauna and is protected with socks, gloves, and slippers. Clothing worn during the treatment is minimal: for women clothing is optional while for men genitals have to be covered with cotton underwear. With Whole Body Cryotherapy, the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures of -200 to -240 F. During the 1 ½ to 3-minute session, the person’s skin surface temperature is lowered significantly, stimulating receptors. The average skin temperature drops to 10 °C (50 °F), while the coldest skin temperature can be 0 °C (32 °F). The core body temperature remains unchanged throughout the process, however, it may drop slightly afterwards.
Clients report that the experience is invigorating and improves a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, and various skin conditions.*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.