Studies conducted in Europe over the last three decades have established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders, a therapy for a variety of other conditions, as well as a recovery booster from injuries and surgeries. While Whole Body Cryotherapy serves many purposes, its main application is to reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and muscle soreness. Additional benefits include boosting metabolism, toning the skin, improving energy during the day and sleep at night.
Performance & Recovery
Inflammation is a cell and tissue response to insult or injury. Chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, swelling, accumulation of white blood cells and warming of tissue. Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, resulting in decrease of soreness in a post-workout, post-injury or post-surgery state, pain relief due to constriction of blood vessels and reduction of swelling. As opposed to local cooling, Whole body cryotherapy engages the entire body in self-regulation and restoration for recovery and wellbeing.
Whole body cryotherapy can be used to:
- Boost lymph draining and blood circulation
- Decrease muscle soreness, pain and inflammation
- Improve muscle strength and joint function
- Increase energy and peak athletic performance
Importantly for athletes, WBC allows for immediate post-therapy sports activity.
Immunity & Prevention
The list of indications for cryotherapy is almost endless, as most of health problems occur due to disturbance of blood circulation, immune response or metabolism. Numerous countries around the world have incorporated cryotherapy into state-supported complexes of preventative measures, as it has proven to be an effective procedure to reduce occurrence of acute respiratory problems, cardiovascular and broncho-pulmonary diseases, skin blemishes, such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, and many other health issues.
Beauty, Anti-Aging & Weight Management
During a cryotherapy treatment, the blood vessels and capillaries undergo rapid vasoconstriction, followed by dilation upon finishing the session. This process causes toxins stored in the layers of the skin to be broken down and flushed away. The intense cold activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving skin firmer and tighter. After several treatments, clients report smoother and more evenly toned skin with increased elasticity and improved overall feeling of youthfulness.
Regular whole body cryotherapy treatments can help to:
- Increase metabolism and caloric burn
- Enhance collagen production
- Tighten the skin and improve its tone
- Reduce cellulite
For the best results, up to 30 treatments within a 90-day period are recommended once or twice a year.