Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Studies conducted over the last two decades in Europe have established WBC (whole body cryotherapy) as a powerful modality for inflammation reduction and injuries.

With Whole Body Cryotherapy the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -240 F). The client is placed in a cryogenic sauna for a short duration of 1.5-3 minutes which lowers the client’s skin surface temperature significantly and stimulates receptors. This response allows blood to be pulled to the core, later pushing fresh, oxygenated, and nutrient rich blood back to the body.

 

What does Cryotherapy help with?

Cryotherapy helps with numerous issues, it is a great non-invasive approach to healing and recovery!

  • Arthritis (including rheumatoid)
  • Flushing of lactic acid
  • Detoxification
  • Improvement in recovery
  • Pain relief
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Mood booster
  • Improves symptoms of eczema

Cryotherapy Contraindications

Abnormal / altered skin sensation. Impaired circulation: tissue damage may result from vasoconstriction. Open wounds / broken skin. Hypersensitivity to cold, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, cold urticaria, cryoglobulinemia, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Angina pectoris or other severe cardiac disease. Pacemakers (or other rhythmic, stimulating implants). Peripheral vascular disease. Under influence of drugs or alcohol. Epilepsy.