What is Cryo?

ORIGIN

Whole Body Cryotherapy was first developed in 1978 in Japan as a tool to treat patients who struggled with pain and inflammation associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It quickly spread to Europe where it was extensively studied and adopted as a useful treatment method in hospitals, spas, and athletic facilities. It has been proven to effectively speed recovery from strenuous activity, increase athletic performance, and treat a variety of chronic physical conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Autoimmune Disorders, Anxiety & Depression.

HOW IT WORKS:

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a cooling process that significantly lowers the skin temperature in a short, 2-3 minute session. It is not a medical procedure, but rather, a non-invasive option for any person seeking health and wellness benefits. Whole Body Cryotherapy works by first exposing the skin to a cold stimulus, which activates the nervous system and causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing inflammation while pulling blood back into the body's core where it is re-oxygenated. The activation of the nervous system also causes the release of endorphins & opioids, numbing pain and producing feelings of euphoria. When you step out of the cryosauna, this freshly oxygenated blood flushes out to the body carrying nutrients and anti-inflammatory proteins to help speed recovery.

WHY NOT JUST ICE?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is not just a fancy ice bath; it works through a totally different mechanism. Ice simply penetrates the skin, cooling the tissues and muscles and causing blood vessels to constrict. It can often be uncomfortable, and prolonged use can actually freeze and damage the muscle. The cold sensation of cryotherapy does not penetrate the skin, but the body still responds as if it is freezing, and immediately activates a recovery response.