Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)
What it is:
The revolutionary practice of Whole Body Cryotherapy and has its origin in Japan, where it was first used as an alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The process involves using sub-zero temperatures to activate the hypothalamus, immune and central nervous system, which triggers an anti-inflammatory effect throughout the entire body.
The cold temperatures also work to improve overall blood, oxygen and fluid flow; by causing vasoconstriction during the treatment and vasodilation after the session. This process ultimately promotes a healthy circulation and maximizes the presence of oxygen post therapy.
Thanks to its wide range of wellness benefits, the concept of WBC has been refined, studied, and increasingly utilized around the world for more than three decades.
⎫ Improves Blood & Oxygen Flow
⎫ Prevents Fluid Retention
⎫ Reduces Pain & Inflammation
⎫ Increases Energy & Improves Sleep
⎫ Relieves Joint Pain & Swelling
⎫ Promotes Collagen Production & Reduces Wrinkles
⎫ Enhances Skin Tone & Shrinks Pores
⎫ Diminishes Blemishes & Cellulite
⎫ Flushes Toxins from the Body
⎫ Speeds up Recovery
How it Works
A WBC session involves stepping into a so called Cryosauna, where gasiform nitrogen – the same nitrogen as in the air we breathe – is used to achieve freezing temperatures over a period of 2-3 minutes. The cold environment temporarily lowers the temperature of the client’s skin, which then signals the brain to affect a variety of bodily functions.
How it Feels
The session is brief enough that the sensation typically associated with freezing temperatures is very temporary and usually occurs at the end of the treatment, after which it is quickly replaced by a rush of endorphins and a strong sense of wellbeing. Cryotherapy also releases anti-inflammatory molecules, which will provide relief for sore muscles and other painful physical concerns. These effects can last for several days and often increase as the full range of benefits has had time to develop.
Depending on your condition, it is recommended to begin with a series of 5-10 treatments performed within a short timespan. This will allow your body an intense period of optimal healing and processing existing concerns, after which we would choose a maintenance program which would determine frequency of sessions.