What is Cryotherapy?
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 WBC’s benefits beyond treating arthritis and began using WBC more broadly to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, increase metabolism, and to revitalize skin.
Unlike when you go outside on a cold day, WBC is a dry process. Because dry cold does not penetrate the body like cold air with moisture, WBC temperatures are able to be much colder than what would be possible on a normal winter day without the extreme discomfort.
WBC is much safer, healthier, and effective than a traditional ice bath. WBC is the process of exposing 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 your capillaries will expand to approximately 4 times their normal diameter. White blood cells will flow through your body faster, accelerating the healing process by up to 50%. Your brain will trigger a release of endorphins, adrenaline, and other hormones into your body. During this 2-3 minute process, the brain stimulates the body’s organ regulatory functions resulting in energy increase, cell rejuvenation, immune system boost, and overall system self-healing.
WBC 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, the rate at which soft tissues and joints can heal is maximized.
Are you an athlete desiring peak performance and accelerated soft tissue healing? Maybe you’re looking to increase your metabolism and have revitalized, more youthful skin? Or perhaps you are seeking a natural and effective treatment for arthritis, muscle and joint pain, or tightness? Call Regenerative Complete today to speak to our trained staff or to make an appointment.
Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to effectively treat a number of conditions and to improve patients’ overall health. If you’re looking to decrease pain, accelerated muscle healing, or simply improve general health and wellness or solutions to any of the other conditions below, WBC may be right for you.
Inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and arthritis are chronic pain, redness, swelling, or stiffness caused by the body’s natural response to an injury. Because Whole Body Cryotherapy enhances the body’s natural healing mechanisms, WBC can be a very effective anti-inflammatory treatment for the following conditions, among others:
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder caused by over stimulation of your brain’s pain sensors. Because Whole Body Cryotherapy works by manipulating pain sensors into implementing a heightened level of your body’s natural healing mechanisms in response to cooler temperatures, many patients have experienced long-term relief from fibromyalgia thanks to WBC.
Psoriasis is caused by the overstimulated growth of skin cells. During the Whole Body Cryotherapy session, this growth is temporarily slowed so that the body can focus on transporting blood to extremities in order to keep them warm. After the session is complete, skin cell growth is “reset” back to normal levels, resulting not only in the effects of psoriasis being minimized but also in a healthier, more youthful complexion.
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in its original form in Japan in order to treat rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation. The cool temperatures from the Cryosauna gently force inflammation to subside, providing relief from joint pain for most patients immediately after use.
Depression and Anxiety
The ultra-cool air used in WBC causes the brain to release a higher-than normal level of endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels after a session, many users have reported enhanced mood and increased energy thanks to WBC.
Reported benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy for health and wellness include:
Reduced inflammation (inc. fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis)
Reduced psychological stress, anxiety, and depression
Enhanced immune function
Better joint function
Quicker post-surgery recovery times
Recovery & Performance Benefits
What do the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Usain Bolt have in common?
They know that a faster recovery allows you to have the consistent and frequent training schedule that is key to skill development and utmost performance, and that Whole Body Cryotherapy can significantly accelerate recovery. Athletes with poor recovery and frequent injuries are unable to practice with the proper frequency and therefore are prevented from reaching their optimum performance level.
If you are an athlete looking for maximum performance and a competitive advantage, Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to effectively help you attain your goals. Whether you desire accelerated muscle healing, decreased fatigue, accelerated recovery time, contact our trained staff at Regenerative Complete today to schedule a visit.
Muscle and Joint Repair
Small tears, injuries, and strains are a natural byproduct of living an active life. In order to maintain ultimate health and performance however, it’s critical that these injuries are mitigated quickly and naturally. WBC increases circulation by exposing the body to ultra-cooled air, purifying the blood and transporting nutrients and oxygen to the body’s soft tissue. This accelerates healing, allowing you to reach your body’s ultimate potential.
Accelerated Soft Tissue Healing
Muscle aches and soft tissue pain is generally the result of inflammation caused by damaged cells. Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates circulation, and as blood flows through your body it brings with it healing agents like oxygen and other nutrients. By purifying your blood, soft tissue healing is accelerated, and most patients report reduced pain immediately after using the Cryosauna.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience the many benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Reported benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy for recovery and performance include:
Faster recovery times
Increased range of motion and flexibility
Immune system boost
Beauty and Anti-Aging Benefits
How is actress Demi Moore able to maintain such a youthful complexion and healthy hair, even in her 50s?
She knows that Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to effectively enhance your metabolism, revitalize your complexion, and to jumpstart collagen production. If you’re looking for a more youthful look or solutions to any of the other conditions below, please contact our trained staff at CryotherapyIndy today to schedule a visit.
Increased Metabolism and Weight Loss
By lowering your skin temperature, Whole Body Cryotherapy “tricks” body sensors into implementing the same response it would if you were freezing. Your body works harder to heat and transport blood, resulting in increased metabolism and calorie expenditure. Consequently, it’s been reported that 500-800 calories are burned as a result of each session.
By applying hyper-cool temperatures to the skin’s surface, Whole Body Cryotherapy “jumpstarts” the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. This includes increased circulation, which provides a youthful complexion, and stimulation collagen production, which is the foundation of firm, healthy skin.
Reported benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy for beauty and anti-aging include:
More youthful complexion
Stimulation of collagen production
Increased metabolism and weight loss
Stronger, fuller hair
Substantial research has been done on the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy in treating soft tissue pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and in improving metabolism and skin health. If you have questions about how WBC can help restore your body, please contact our trained staff at Regenerative Complete today.
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