Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is a safe, pain management treatment that cools the exterior layer of skin with sub-zero blasts of air for several minutes. Cryotherapy works to reduce inflammation in much the same way as the application of an ice pack, but applied to the entire body using a cryo sauna. Aches and pains are often caused by the inflammation of expanding blood vessels surrounding an injury.
These symptoms can be effectively addressed by cooling the body and shrinking the blood vessels. Cryotherapy can influence your pain in a second way because as the nerves become cooler they will send less pain signals to your brain.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Benefits:
- Reduces muscle soreness, pain and inflammation
- Stimulates immune response
- Increases in energy intake
- Supports rehabilitation
- Improves antioxidant status
- Enhances sleep quality and mood state
Whole Body Cryotherapy Sessions can last 1.5 – 5 minutes depending on the individual.