We have been providing cryotherapy since 2015, but the concept of cryotherapy has been around for centuries. Methods of therapy to cool the body have been in practice since the 17 century. It wasn’t until the late 1970’s that a doctor from Japan realized the extensive advantages of short term sessions in a cryosauna. Thus, whole body cryotherapy was born. Over the following decades, researchers in Europe studied and determined that whole body cryotherapy can have significant health benefits and in turn the industry proliferated. Whole body cryotherapy has improved mainly due to technological advancements incorporated into today’s cryosaunas.
The cryosaunas of today surround the body from the neck down with hyper-cooled air. The sessions are completely dry and very comfortable. Clients step into the cabin for 2-3 minutes and come out feeling completely rejuvenated. It’s almost like hitting the reset button on your body.
How it Works
- The body is surrounded by hyper cooled air for 2.5-3 minutes. Cold sensors in the skin signal the brain which causes blood to rush to the body’s core. Toxins are flushed and blood is enriched with oxygen and all the necessary enzymes and nutrients.
- When the session ends, a cascade of benefits continues to be activated. The oxygenated and enriched blood rushes back through the body accelerating the natural recovery process. The release of endorphins, metabolic rate and production of collagen are accelerated. Cold shock proteins are created to maintain protein functionality and recycle damaged, dead and “zombie” (senescent) cells.
- Recovery time is shortened, energy level is dramatically increased and the endorphin release aids the body in dealing with pain and inflammation. The increase in metabolic rate allows the body to burn 600-800 additional calories and the production of collagen improves whole body skin elasticity and smoothness. Serotonin released during the cryotherapy session improves sleep quality dramatically.
- Pain Management
- Injury Therapy
- Inflammation Disorders
- Rapid Recovery
- Performance Enhancement
- Metabolic and Immunity Boost
- Skin Rejuvenation
How Often Should You Do Cryotherapy?
As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to get in a cryosauna two to three times per week for about three weeks when first beginning your cryotherapy journey. This is because it takes some time for the body to reach its full metabolic and hormetic responses to the extreme cold. That’s not to say a single cryotherapy session won’t be of great benefit––it can aid recovery time and improve mood––but the full benefits of cryotherapy won’t be activated unless the treatment is repeated. Whole body cryotherapy can be safely done up to two times per day.
With that said, here are some recommendations.
- For general wellness, 3-5 treatment sessions per week for the first month.
- For optimum health and wellness, 5 sessions per week for at least two weeks.
- For weight loss and metabolic boost, 3-5 sessions per week for at least two weeks (though it should be combined with exercise and healthy eating for maximum effect).
- For sport and muscular recovery, 1-2 sessions of localized cryotherapy (the treatment of a select area of discomfort with a concentrated beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen) combined with physical therapy.
- For relief from arthritic pain, 5 sessions per week for at least two months.
- For relief from fibromyalgia, 3-4 sessions per week for at least two to four weeks.
- For relief from chronic pain and general inflammation 2-5 sessions per week.
- For better circulation, 2-3 sessions per week for at least one month.
- For post-surgical recovery, 3 sessions per week for three weeks.
- For improved moods, 1-2 sessions per week.
- For improved quality of sleep, 2-3 sessions per week.
- For increased energy levels, 2-3 sessions per week for at least one month.
- For anti-aging and skin health benefits, 2-4 sessions per week for at least two months.
- For chronic migraines and headaches, 2 sessions per week.
Is Cryotherapy Backed By Science?
The positive, restorative effects of cryotherapy are backed by science. One German study found that cryotherapy offered temporary relief from pain associated with both rheumatoid arthritis and strenuous exercise. Additionally, a 2018 study showed that the body burns up fat and calories in the hours post cryotherapy session, and yet another 2018 study showed that cryotherapy reduces the appearance of cellulite and promotes tighter, younger-looking skin. Furthermore, a 2019 study showed that cryotherapy helps the body relax and consequently improves sleep, and a Polish study found that whole body cryotherapy was effective in short-term treatment for both anxiety and depression. And that’s just to name a few of the many research trials conducted on the extraordinary benefits of cryotherapy.
Once a week or five times a week, whole body cryotherapy has been shown to provide relief from a whole host of issues. A non-invasive alternative to traditional medicine, cryotherapy is designed for those seeking improved athletic recovery time, decreased joint pain and inflammation, increased metabolism, healthier skin, deeper sleep, and better moods. Though research is still forthcoming as to just how effective it is as a treatment, whole body cryotherapy has nevertheless been proven to be a great option for those seeking non-medical palliative additions to a healthy lifestyle.
In order to fully benefit from whole body cryotherapy, multiple sessions are required. We offer discounted, pre-paid pricing if you purchase multiple cryotherapy sessions in advance.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about cryotherapy.
Corporate Policy: No session is to be performed alone. All clients and staff must have a trained and certified cryo-technician performing their session at all times. While the machine is in use, the cryo-tech performing the session is never to leave the room. Only trained and certified cryo-technicians are allowed to perform sessions. Our resident Health Engineer, Victor Muh, is our certified cryo-technician.