When tissue is damaged, blood vessels around the damaged area swell allowing more blood to flow to that area. This process is know as inflammation, which isolates the injured area and initiates the healing process. The pain of inflammation is caused by tissue swelling that presses on nerves, as well as by chemical substances that convert a molecular signal into an electrical impulse that results in pain for the body. If inflammation is left uncontrolled, it may ultimately lead to on-going chronic pain or other serious health issues.
It’s no secret that cold therapy has been effectively used for centuries to help reduce inflammation and pain. Whole Body Cryotherapy is just the latest breakthrough in cold therapy that seems to provide greater convenience and more significant full body anti-inflammatory benefits.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) involves getting in a chamber cooled down to -240F for 2-3 minutes. As your body is exposed to the cold air in the chamber, it goes into Emergency Survival Mode, vaso-constriction then occurs along the exterior regions, causing blood to rush into your body’s core around key internal organs. Since your body is in Emergency Survival Mode, it does everything possible ensure your survival – mainly super oxygenating and nutritionally fortifying your blood with adrenaline, endorphins, enzymes, and hormones.
Once you are removed from the chamber, your exterior blood vessels expand again, allowing all of that newly rejuvenated blood to rush back to the exterior regions of the body like your extremities and skin. This process fights inflammation on a systemic level and increases your body’s innate ability to heal itself, resulting in an invigorating rejuvenation of your body on many deep levels, the restoration of a more youthful vibrance, and in many cases, reduced pain sensation.
The amazing thing about WBC is that it can decrease inflammation while simultaneously strengthening your immune system. Short bursts of cold therapy may also increase the antioxidants glutathione and superoxide dismutase, which help support liver and immune function, optimize cellular function, and protect against oxidative stress.
TOP ATHLETES USING WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
WBC is so effective at reducing inflammation and speeding up recovery time that many superstar athletes are making it part of their normal training regimen:
- Lebron James
- Kobe Bryant
- Michael Phelps
- Ronaldo Christiano
- Floyd Mayweather
- Aqib Talib
- Von Miller
- Novak Djokovic
- Alberto Salazar
- Shaquille O’neal
HOW DOES WBC DIFFER FROM USING ICE PACKS?
Whole Body Cryotherapy affects your ENTIRE BODY on many deep levels and boosts your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Icing only reduces inflammation in the area where the ice is applied.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR WBC?
If you experience acute (recent) or chronic (long-term) pain and have tried other modalities (acupuncture, massage, injections, physical therapy, etc) without any significant results, you are a perfect candidate for Whole Body Cryotherapy. In many cases, WBC will succeed where other modalities have failed!
IF I HAVE CHRONIC PAIN, HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ME TO SEE ANY BENEFITS?
Everyone is different so it is impossible to predict how many sessions will be required before you start to see benefits. We have seen people get noticeable results in just 1 session, but we have also seen people require 10-20 sessions before seeing any major results. Typically, we recommend at least 10-15 sessions to see if WBC is right for you.
Note: For acute inflammation (from a recent injury), results tend to come faster than with chronic inflammation.
HOW MUCH DOES WBC COST?
Here at the Cryo Crib in Lake Forest, CA, WBC treatments cost between $20-$40 per session depending on which package you purchase.
However, if you can come during our Cryo Happy Hours, your WBC treatments will be $20 Cash without having to buy a package! See Happy Hour Times
Let’s face it… living in pain sucks, and until you have tried Whole Body Cryotherapy, you simply have not exhausted all possible solutions to your pain problems!