Boost your immune system
Cryotherapy provides a boost to the immune system and energy levels that is immediately evident and will last from several hours to several days. It is said that longevity can be achieved if you remain a little bit cold and a little bit hungry. As a reaction to the controlled liquid nitrogen temperature drop, the body’s natural warming response increases circulation, while decreasing swelling and inflammation. A pivotal evolutionary stress defense mechanism gets jump started inducing positive changes in metabolism.
Subjects enter a specially designed cubicle (Cryosauna) that is pumped full of environmentally friendly nitrogen gas that rapidly lowers the temperature inside. The result is a highly pleasant tingling sensation all over the exposed skin areas.
Because the exposure is too brief for the body’s core temperature to drop, the warm core/cold skin sensation produces an increase in capillary blood circulation and a natural release of endorphins that provides a natural energy boost. Extensive research conducted over several years in Europe and Japan has proven conclusively that this reflexive thermo-regulation mechanism and the concomitant release of endorphins, apart from its invigorating and energizing effects, is also extremely beneficial to the nervous, vascular and lymphatic systems.
Since the ancient times, people have been using the therapeutic powers of the cold for healing pain, reducing inflammations, improving health and preventing diseases.
200 years ago, a German scientist,called Sebastian Kneipp dove into the cold water of the Danube in order to treat his tuberculosis (it was a mortal disease at that time). As a result of this, he demonstrated, that even the worst diseases could be treated by stimulating the immune system.
Once science evolved, new cryogenic agents have been used for creating low temperatures. The most common one is nitrogen (nitrogen represents 78% of the air that we breath!).
Since 1970s, Japan introduced Cryotherapy to help treat rheumatoid arthritis.Since then, several clinical studies have been conducted in Europe,which have proven the whole body cryotherapy benefits for routine use.
Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of the entire body to extreme cold(-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the client’s skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds. This remains nearly constant throughout the entire session (up to 3 minutes!).
Skin receptors sense the coldand send signals to the brain to promote regulatory functions. It basically stimulates the body’s natural response to possibly decrease inflammation, pain, spasms and promote healing. Endorphins released into the bloodstream, can relax the body and create a ‘flush out’ of toxins.
This process puts you in a very energetic feel-good mood, that can last up to 8 hrs. Most people experience the best night of sleep after a cryo session.
Cryotherpay is a non-invasive option for faster muscle recovery from injury and fatigue. That’s why so many athletes swear by it. It creates a relief and possible elimination of pain; promotes blood circulation and the anti-inflammatory effect improves joint and muscular function.
It’s been widely used to relieve chronic inflammatory arthritic diseases, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, sub-acute injuries and acute pain.
STEP 1: CLIENT ENTERS CRYOSAUNA
As the client enters the cryosauna, the ultra cooled nitrogen gas triggers thermoreceptors in the dermis which send electrical impulses to the brain and central nervous system indicating the extreme external environment. This activates a system wide innate response as the brain prepares to mount a defense mechanism against the cold environment.
STEP 2: VASOCONSTRICTION
The brain and central nervous system send signals to the muscular and vascular systems to contract and constrict which quickly transports the body’s blood, nutrients and resources from its periphery to the vital organs in the body’s core.
STEP 3: BLOOD DETOXIFICATION & ENRICHMENT
To provide the vital organs with the most nutrient and resource-rich environmentpossible, the body enters a hyper-production period and blood is enriched with erythrocytes, oxygen, collagen and other essential nutrients. Detrimental biproducts and toxins in the blood are also broken down and removed.
STEP 4: VASODILATION
After the client exits the cryosauna, thermoreceptors in the dermis detect the return to normal environment which triggers vasodilation and the return of enriched blood to the body’s periphery. As the blood returns, the excess of nutrients is absorbed by the body’s peripheral systems (muscles, tendons, ligaments, soft tissue, skin, etc)
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.
Initially studied for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic medical inflammatory conditions, Dr. Yamaguchi discovered Cryotherapy treatment significantly reduce the pain, soreness and inflammation his patients usually experienced during during joint movement because the decrease of temperature of the body’s exterior led to the immediate release of endorphins and a decrease in sensitivity to pain and discomfort.
Researches in the United States and Europe have been researching, studying and developing Whole Body therapy since its beginnings in 1978.
Many Olympic, professional, collegiate and even high school athletes are taking advantage of the natural edge gained from Whole Body Cryotherapy.
The hazards that accompany cryotherapy are very minimal — protective gloves, socks and slippers are worn (along with undergarments) to protect against frostbite.
The results and benefits seen from Cryotherapy are not seen in application of an ice bath.
After 15 minutes in the extremely unbearable coldness of an ice bath, the body’s surface temperature does not even reach freezing whereas during Cryotherapy the skin temperature can get to below freezing in just 2 to 3 minutes.
This cooling below freezing temperatures is what triggers the system response of the brain and central nervous system and is absolutely necessary to in obtaining the benefits of cryotherapy.