WHAT IS WBC (WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY)?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of a person’s skin to temperatures of -150 to – 170 degrees Celsius (- 238 to – 274 degrees Fahrenheit) in a cryosauna for a short time (3 minutes or less). At this extreme temperature, the brain stimulates the natural healing process of your body which activates several mechanisms that have significant benefits. It reduces inflammation in the body by boosting an anti-inflammatory chemical called norepinephrine.

The cryosauna uses nitrogen gas to lower the skin’s top layer 30-50 degrees for up to 3 minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that stimulate the body’s regulatory functions and trigger the release of anti-inflammatory enzymes and endorphins. Cryotherapy treatments work on the principle of reducing the surface temperature of the skin to boost blood circulation and reduce inflammation. The increased circulation of healthy nutrients in the body stimulates various health benefits. There are many benefits you can experience after a Whole Body Cryotherapy session, including increased energy level, a metabolic boost, faster recovery time, reduced inflammation and soreness, and much more.

HISTORY

Invented in 1978 by Dr. T. Yamauchi, a Rheumatogist, in Japan. He started using freezing treatments for a short duration on his rheumatoid arthritis patients’ skin surface as a pain management treatment. He concluded that rapid short-term freezing of the skin’s surface led to immediate release of endorphins and is more effective than gradual cooling in an ice bath. Further research conducted over the last two decades in Europe has established Whole Body Cryotherapy as an effective treatment for pain management, recovery from injuries, and overall wellness.