Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in Japan in its current form by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Within several years, the medical community recognized cryotherapy benefits beyond treating arthritis and began using it more broadly to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, increase metabolism, and to revitalize skin.
When we go outside on a cold day the air that the body is exposed to is filled with moisture, with cryotherapy the body is still exposed to cold air but the process is dry. This allows the temperatures to be much colder without extreme discomfort unlike stepping outside on a cold winter day.
Whole body cryotherapy is safer, healthier, and more effective than a traditional ice bath. This process exposes the body to hyper cooled air -200°F to -240°F, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms as though it were freezing. Blood will accumulate in the body’s core in order to become warmed, and the body’s capillaries will expand to approximately 4 times their normal diameter. White blood cells will flow through the body faster, accelerating the healing process by up to 50%. The brain will trigger a release of endorphins, adrenaline, and other hormones into the body. During this process, which last 2 – 3 minutes, the brain stimulates the body’s organ regulatory functions resulting in increased energy, cell rejuvenation, immune system boost, and overall system self-healing.
Whole Body Cryotherapy purifies the blood, increases the body’s nutrient flow, and removes toxins from the system. By increasing the rate at which purified blood circulates through the body, soft tissues and joints healing is maximized.
Are you an athlete desiring peak performance and accelerated soft tissue healing? Maybe you’re looking to increase your metabolism and have skin that is more youthful and revitalized. Perhaps you are seeking a natural and effective treatment for arthritis, muscle and joint pain or tightness.
Call Palm Beach Cryotherapy to speak to our trained staff for more information. Make your appointment today!