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Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole body cryotherapy is making a swift and chilly entrance as a great booster of the body’s natural healing ability. Immersing your entire body in a pool of freezing air has several benefits that we will discuss here.

Whole-body cryotherapy is plainly and simply a therapy that will not only make you better but make you feel better!

This procedure was born in Japan, developed in Europe, and has taken the United States by storm. More and more people are cashing in on its benefits, and they love it. With a focus on tackling pain and inflammation, this revolutionary therapy also provides a smooth and satisfying experience that positively impacts your entire persona.

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a non-invasive therapy that triggers the body’s natural fight or flight response to accelerate recovery and decrease inflammation throughout the body. After just 2-3 minutes of exposure to the extreme cold (3 minutes max), you will notice a boost in energy, relief of muscle and/or joint pain, and many other positive benefits.

Once inside the cryotherapy chamber, the temperature will drop to -200 to -300 degrees Fahrenheit. At this cold temperature, the body releases endorphins, which help reduce stress and activates the body’s natural pain-relief system. 

After one session, the benefits will become evident almost right away. If done regularly, it becomes more effective, and with more lasting effects. In fact, many athletes used therapy two times a day.

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How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work?

When your body is exposed to the intense low-temperature flash, endorphins and an anti-inflammatory response are triggered.  This makes it greatly useful for pain management, which explains why so many athletes use it. 

And in some places, full body cryotherapy is used to help with disorders such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, some sleep disorders, and even some mental and emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression.

What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy Typically Used For?

The following are some medical conditions that can be aided with whole-body cryotherapy:

When the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures, it forces the natural flight response, and an anti-inflammatory response is triggered. This is why you get a great sensation of relief after only three minutes of exposure.

Endorphins and Their Effect on the Body

Essentially, endorphins are hormones, or chemical messengers, that the body produces to relieve stress and strain. This hormone stimulates the increased production of dopamine, responsible for the pleasure effects associated with endorphins.

Your body releases endorphins naturally during physical activity. This helps your body reduce the sensation of pain. You also get a positive feeling in your body and these compounds are known as natural painkillers since they activate opioid receptors in the brain that help reduce discomfort and pain.

Endorphin production also gets stimulated through cryotherapy, releasing a cocktail of well-being throughout that has all the benefits we will be mentioning later. The sensation of well-being and pain reduction system are felt almost immediately.

Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy

Decrease inflammation and pain

Endorphins bind to pain and inflammation receptors, inhibiting their response.

Mood enhancement

Endorphins provide a pleasurable positive sensation. Cryotherapy also reduces the production of cortisol-the primary stress hormone. So, you get both stress reduction and mood enhancement.

Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation

When the skin is exposed to freezing temperatures, the bottom layers of the skin get disrupted. The skin’s response to this is the production of more collagen, which makes your face look rejuvenated.

Increase in metabolism

The exposure to frigid temperatures raises your body’s metabolic rate as it uses a large amount of energy to bring the heat back again. Also, vasodilatation takes place, which is the dilation of blood vessels. This process increases the amount of blood that flows through your body, stimulating the elimination of waste produced during metabolism.

Increase energy levels

Improve sleep

An added benefit of reduced inflammation and pain is that you can rest while you sleep at night. The positive hormonal response to cryotherapy also has a great effect on your sleep.

Improve collagen production

Reduce acne and skin blemishes

Through the stimulation of blood circulation, waste exchange in cells happens more efficiently. As a result, you get healthy skin with a low probability of developing acne and blemishes.

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Reduce anxiety and depression

Not only endorphins are released through full-body cryotherapy, but also adrenaline and noradrenaline. These messengers can have a positive effect on those suffering from anxiety and depression. After the therapy session, you will notice an improvement in your mood.

Relief of headaches and migraines

A stiff neck will contribute to migraine symptoms. Cryotherapy numbs the neck area through cooling. The carotid arteries are easy to access, and they travel through the intracranial nerves on the back of the neck. This significantly reduces migraine pain.

Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis

As a pain-reliever, whole-body cryotherapy works wonders at reducing the pain caused by arthritis.

Reduce oxidative stress

Accumulated data from several studies have shown that oxidative stress plays an important role in the neurodegenerative process that characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS). A study showed that whole-body cryotherapy changes what is known as total antioxidative status (TAS), a marker of oxidative stress, reducing it significantly.

Boost the immune system

When the cortisol levels drop as a result of an increase in endorphins, your body can dedicate more energy to revitalize your immune system and fight invaders.

Helps with restless leg syndrome

Cryostimulation through exposure to temperatures of -130 degrees Fahrenheit has successfully reduced the RLS symptoms in elderly patients.

Our Whole Body Cryotherapy Locations

Whole body cryotherapy is one of our flagship services so all iCRYO locations across the USA will have the necessary staff and equipment to give you a memorable experience. To find a location near you, click the button below:

What do I wear?

We will provide you with slippers, socks, gloves, shorts, sports bra, mask, and a robe to ensure all safety requirements are met. All you have to do is walk in and we got you covered.

Do I need to book a reservation?

It is not required for you to book a reservation, but we highly recommend it. This gives us the opportunity to give you the full guest experience. Find a location near you and give us a call to book your reservation.