What is Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC)?
What are the Benefits?
There are numerous benefits to Whole-Body Cryotherapy. For athletes and those in training, WBC can help relieve chronic pain, decrease inflammation, speed recovery time, increase athletic performance and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. Additionally, WBC can relieve pain from chronic medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, increase circulation and reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
WBC also offers advantages for everyday wellness and beauty. As the skin is exposed to extreme cold, blood vessels and capillaries undergo vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation upon warming, which causes the body to release endorphins. It also increases the body’s metabolic rate, burning up to 800 calories! Additionally, WBC can reduce the appearance of cellulite and the visible signs of aging.
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Cryotherapy is not a medical procedure, but a non-invasive alternative for individuals seeking faster recovery and improved health. As the 3-minute session begins, the sudden drop in temperature agitates skin receptors, signaling the brain to stimulate the natural regulatory functions of the body. Cryotherapy stimulates the body's natural anti-inflammatory reactions, resulting in pain reduction. It also stimulates the immune system and releases endorphins.