Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a method of cold therapy involving short term skin exposure to temperatures between -220°F to -250°F. Cryotherapy significantly improves recovery time for athletes, helps treat skin conditions and aids in weight loss by speeding up your metabolism.
Cryotherapy provokes vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation as the body reheats. This process increases blood circulation and detoxification, enriches the blood with nutrients & oxygen and reduces inflammation.
The user stands inside the octagonal-shaped chamber during treatment on an adjustable platform, which ensures their head remains outside the chamber. The Select Cryotherapy chamber is filled with nitrogen vapor, which drops the temperature to a range of (minus) -140°C to -170°C (-220F--270F) and temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer.
Each treatment or session lasts a maximum of three minutes. During the process, the skin sends signals to the brain, which stimulates physical reactions and activates naturally occurring healing resources. Once out of the chamber, the body immediately reheats.
The effects from each session last at least 6 – 8 hours, but like any therapy, the more sessions, the greater the results. Regular use of the cryotherapy can extend benefits for greater lengths of time.
Remain in your underwear, jogging or compression shorts
Women may also wear a bra, sports bra or bikini top
You will be provided with socks and gloves to wear in the cryotherapy chamber
All other items needed will be provided to you at the time of your session.
No, it is not necessary nor recommended to shower before your session. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
It depends, it is an extreme sensation of cold but not uncomfortable. Each session lasts three minutes or less.
Absolutely! Cryotherapy will work to improve your range of motion.
No, Nitrogen accounts for about 78% of the air we breathe, it is a non-toxic gas. However, like any other gas, excessive inhalation causes lack of oxygen to the brain which can cause fainting or dizziness. Individuals are instructed to keep their head up during the duration of the treatment.
Modern applications began during the 1970s in Japan, where cryotherapy treatments were used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, several clinical studies have been conducted in Europe, which developed the whole body cryotherapy units in use today.
Athletes, ranging from professionals to weekend warriors, claim that whole body cryotherapy gives them an edge over competitors by allowing them to recover faster from workouts and train harder. Other clients seek total body wellness or relief from inflammation.
Utilized worldwide since 1979 to enhance recovery for elite athletes, whole body cryotherapy (WBC) has proven to be a valuable adjunct for speeding muscle recovery and producing a general feeling of well-being. Many professional sports organizations have incorporated whole body cryotherapy into their training routines.
If you have a medical condition you should first consult with a doctor before trying whole body cryotherapy. Please give us a call if you have questions about specific medical conditions.
Yes, you can. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber, so you are never fully enclosed. You will remain in complete control as the door is never locked and you can step out if you ever experience discomfort.
Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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