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What is Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is one of the newest, fastest growing, holistic modalities that promotes wellness and healing at the cellular level. In 1978, it was originally developed to treat rheumatoid arthritis by Dr. Toshima Yamauchi. He found that exposing the body to extremely low temperatures helps reduce inflammation of the muscles and joints, while promoting healing and wellness. Approximately 10 years later, this practice was adopted in Europe. Over the last several years, we have found that exposing the body to bouts of extreme cold (-110 C to -120 C) for 2-3 minutes, sends the body into a “pre-hypothermic” state. During this state, the body sends a large percentage of circulating blood to your vital organs, at the same time maintaining your core body temperature. While circulating in the core organs, your blood picks up vital nutrients and oxygen at an improved rate. After exiting the cryosauna, the body redistributes the newly enriched blood to the extremities and joints. Cryotherapy users have said they experience a multitude of benefits. These benefits include decreased pain, improved recovery from work outs, better sleep patterns, mental well-being and even weight loss. Overall, it is an excellent complement to existing health and wellness initiatives.

Why Cryotherapy?




During your 2-3 minute session at sub-zero temperatures, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict and directs blood away from your outermost tissues and toward your core. In the core, your body filters toxins and inflammatory components of the blood. After leaving the cryosauna, filtered and oxygenized blood returns to the peripheral tissues. Cleaner and enriched with nutrients; your blood quickly warms and refines skin and muscles. Over the next 48 hours, the body adjusts to its new state. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injuries are shortened, pain and inflammation is reduced and energy is increased.

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