What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?     

This treatment involves exposing individuals to extremely cold dry air (below −100 °C) for up to three minutes. To achieve the subzero temperatures required for WBC, two methods are typically used: liquid nitrogen and refrigerated cold air. During these   exposures, individuals wear minimal clothing, gloves, dry shoes and dry socks, are commonly worn to reduce the risk of cold-related injury. The first WBC chamber was built in Japan in the late 1970s, but WBC was not introduced to Europe until the 1980s and has only been used in the US and Australia in the past decade. Whole body cryotherapy was initially intended for use in a clinical setting to treat patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. WBC is provided in over 50 European hospitals and medical clinics and it has now been used in many spas, and athletic training facilities as well. Elite athletes have reported using the treatment to alleviate DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness ) after exercise and recreational athletes have started to emulate elite athletes in using these treatments after exercise. Reductions in muscle and skin tissue temperature after WBC exposure may stimulate cutaneous, cutaneous receptors are the types of sensory receptor found in the dermis or epidermis that help excite neurotransmitters to release either adrenaline (epinephrine), noradrenaline or dopamine.

 

Benefits

Decreases Inflammation- Cryotherapy reduces inflammation throughout the body, so that healing can occur in more than one area at a time. If you have an injury on the arm and leg, for example, cryotherapy will automatically target these areas. Cryotherapy also stimulates the vagus nerve, reducing anxiety and fatigue. The vagus nerve is literally the captain of your inner nerve center — the parasympathetic nervous system, to be specific. And like a good captain, it does a great job of overseeing a vast range of crucial functions, communicating nerve impulses to every organ in your body. New research has revealed that it may also be the missing link to treating chronic inflammation, and the beginning of an exciting new field of treatment that leaves medications behind. Stimulation of the vagus nerve also helps reduce anxiety and fatigue.

Increases Performance Levels- Many athletes use cryotherapy because the treatment can help them recover from their activity. Since joint and muscle strength is increased, athletes can sports-train sooner, Improving results. Because the muscles and tissues are not frozen, one can start exercising immediately. Enriched blood flows back through the body, through vasodilation. Unlike ice baths, muscles don’t need time to recover after cryotherapy.

Autoimmune  Diseases-Cryotherapy has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases for a very long time. In average working conditions, the immune system is intended to protect you by identifying foreign substances and informing the body’s defense system (antibodies) to fight off these foreign substances. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune systems fails to correctly differentiate such unsafe substances from healthy body cells, and causes the body to attack itself.During Cryotherapy, the brain sends signals to all parts of the body via the nervous system to determine to what extent different parts of the body are being compromised. This helps the body allocate enough resources to different parts of the body. If you attended your therapy in the early stages of infection, your brain will discover the malfunctions early enough enabling the body to re-adjust before the damage is life-threatening. Once your brain is re-aligned, it will recognize that your body is fighting against itself and will command the antibodies to stop killing your healthy cells.

Increased Metabolism -After a session of cryotherapy, it takes a lot of energy to reheat the body. During a 3 minute treatment, your body may burn approximately 500 to 800 calories. When the skin is cooled to around 35 degrees F, it requires a lot of energy to reheat it to our regular body temperature.

Reduction of Chronic Pain and Fatigue -For those that suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or general body pain, cryotherapy reduces both. Some people experience a few hours of relief, while others enjoy a relief that lasts days, and even longer. Each individual is different, so results vary, but most participants feel that three minutes of cold is worth the hours of pain relief later. One study regarding fibromyalgia patients showed that after 15 sessions of cryotherapy, pain levels were improved. https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2018/02/27/cryotherapy-can-improve-fibromyalgia-patients-quality-of-life-clinical-trial/

Help treat mood disorders -Rather than reach out for antidepressants, many opt for cryotherapy instead. That’s because the procedure releases endorphins into the bloodstream, and one feels their mood increasing after a cryotherapy session. The endorphins interact with pain receptors, reducing pain perception. Cortisol levels are reduced, and you feel happier. This also includes the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline. This can have a positive effect on those experiencing mood disorders like anxiety and depression. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2734249/

Boosts Collagen -With regular treatments, cryotherapy can help lessen the appearance of wrinkles, increasing the skin’s collagen. “Routine cryotherapy sessions can help rejuvenate the collagen matrix, improving skin’s resilience and reducing the appearance of cellulite and fatty deposits at the skin’s surface.”

Skin Conditions- Cryotherapy provides a non invasive, pain free and quick treatment to soothe itchy, sore, dry and reddened skin to help manage the symptoms of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. The 3 minute treatment involves standing in a sauna while the skin in exposed to temperatures below zero using liquid nitrogen. Including Acne, Rosacea, and skin rashes. Inflammation is key to all skin conditions and diseases.

Reduces migraine symptoms- Cryotherapy can help treat migraines by cooling and numbing nerves in the neck area. One study found that applying a neck wrap containing two frozen ice packs to the carotid arteries in the neck significantly reduced migraine pain in those tested. It’s thought that this works by cooling the blood passing through intracranial vessels. The carotid arteries are close to the skin’s surface and accessible. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3727573/

May help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease -While more research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy, it’s theorized that whole-body cryotherapy could help prevent Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. It’s thought that this may be an effective treatment because the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of cryotherapy could help combat the inflammatory and oxidative stress responses that occur with Alzheimer’s.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22541861

Reduces arthritic pain -Localized cryotherapy treatment isn’t the only thing that’s effective at treating serious conditions. One study found that whole-body cryotherapy significantly reduced pain in people with arthritis. They found that the treatment was well-tolerated. It also allowed for more aggressive physiotherapy and occupational therapy as a result. This ultimately made rehabilitation programs more effective. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10832164

Sleep disorders- Problems with sleeping often occur due to behavior while we are awake. WBC has been known to help with primary and secondary sleep disorders. With secondary disorders, cryotherapy is an effective pain relief treatment Relieving pain usually leads to improved sleep patterns and can improve performance during the day. For primary sleep disorders cryotherapy helps patients achieve better psychological harmony and an increased muscular metabolism, both of which aid in sleep behavior.

*All of the information contained on this website and on all printed marketing materials is offered by CryoGeorgetown for informational purposes only. Statements within this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Fill out first time paperwork and go over any questions you may have with our experienced cryotherapy administrator
    • You will meet with your cryotherapy administrator for a one-on-one consultation. All our administrators are trained and certified on how to prescribe and conduct cryotherapy treatments to clients.
    • The cryotherapy administrator will discuss your treatment needs and what temperature will provide you with the best results.
  • Take blood pressure
  • Take off all jewelry, and check that your skin is 100% dry
    • No metal, plastic, lotions, creams, oils, etc.
  • Change into clean dry socks (provided), undress to underwear, put on robe and slippers
    • No underwire bras – sport bras are fine
  • Cryotherapy administrator will open the cryosauna, raise you to the correct height, hand you the gloves and take your robe. When you are ready, they will start the treatment.
  • You will stand in the cryosauna for 3 minutes while cooled nitrogen gas lowers the skin temperature to stimulate the body’s regulatory response.
    • Always rotate slowly during treatment for even temperature dispersal.

PRICING / MEMBERSHIPS   

 


Memberships Month to Month

  • 2 Session Pack  $55.00 (27.50 per session) Non-Shareable
  • 4 Session Pack $99.00 (24.75 per session) Non-Shareable
  • 8 Session Pack* - $175.00 ($21.88 per session) Shareable
  • *Unlimited $299.00  (*One session per day) Non-Shareable
  • Add extra session for $22.00
  • 10 day written notice to cancel prior to bill date
  • will not lose sessions; all unused sessions roll over to next month

Individual Packs (*shareable, no expiration)

  • 5 Sessions* - $135.00 ($27.00 per session)
  • 10 Sessions* - $250.00 ($25.00 per session)
  • Trial Package – 3 Sessions - $69.00* One time Purchase Only

Single Sessions

  • First Cryo - $25.00
  • Regular Session - $30.00
  • Post-Physical Therapy Session - $25.00

Parties

  • Bring 10+ guests and your session is free!
  • $25 per person per session
  • *Minimum 10 people + host

Referral Bonus

  • Refer 5 friends and get 1 free session!
  • *First responders, military, teachers, coaches/trainers always receive a discounted rate of $22 per session .
  • 10% off packages & memberships for First responders, military, teachers, coaches/trainers

 




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