What Do I Wear?
Dry clothes must be worn in the CryoSauna. Underwear or athletic attire is acceptible for both men and women. A changing room is provided in the mobile unit and store. We provide robes, socks, shoes and gloves for your conveinence. As mentioned above, the therapy is completely dry so you can dress and continue your daily activity in a matter of minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Depends on the condition you're treating. With chronic condtions we recommend starting with five to ten treatments in close succession (every other day to once every two days) to maximize results. Once progress begins fewer treatments spaced further apart are recommended to maintain and improve on your results.
How It Works
The CryoSauna experience involves rapidly lowering the body’s surface skin temperature for 2-3 minutes. This is achieved by the use of dry Nitrogen mist which gently surrounds the body. During this process, thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain to release endorphins and beneficial biochemicals. The mind is tricked into producing a fight or flight response, sending the blood to the core, warming the blood and in the process supercharging the blood with anti-inflammatory proteins, muscular enzymes and higher levels of oxygen. The vessels and capillaries in the skin undergo a period of vasoconstriction followed by an immediate vasodilation upon leaving the CryoSauna. This process promotes and speeds up the body's natural break down of toxins and flushes them away through these vessels. The body is forced into activating its natural healing abilities. As a result, WBC is very effective for athletic recovery, muscle repair, reduction of chronic pain and inflammation, and skin health improvement through increased collagen production.
The History of Cryotherapy
The word “Cryotherapy” stems from the greek words “Cryo” or cold, and “Therapeia” or cure. Cold therapy has been recommended by physicians and athletic trainers for decades to combat swelling and inflammation. The medical community has documented the benefits the power of the cold provides and it's many therapeutic uses. From treating sprains and post surgical proceedures to modern day Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC), the benefits cannot be refuted.
Modern WBC began in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi. He applied short durations (two to three minutes) of cold air treatments to the surface of the skin to treat pain and inflammation associated with his rheumatoid arthritis patients. He discovered that by rapidly decreasing the temperature of the outer layer of skin led to an immediate of release of hormones, specifically endorphins (feel good) and adrenaline (increased energy). These hormones significantly reduced the patient’s sensitivity to pain naturally without the use of medications.
Upon further study, he and his associates concluded that the rapid short term chilling of the surface of the skin with cold air is more beneficial to the whole body than the gradual cooling of an ice bath. The cooling process of WBC affects 98% of the bodys nerve endings at the skins surface. Simply put, the holistic benefits you receive from WBC cannot be equaled with ice baths or any other cold treatment.
His studies showed that WBC affects the body on three levels: Biochemical – the Circulatory System / Energy – the Energy Meridians / Nerological – the Nervous System. WBC has been researched and refined in Asia and Europe for the last 39 years. There are numerous positive clinical studies that support the use of Cryotherapy in our Video / Studies / Info page.