Exposing the whole body to sub zero temperatures reaching down to -130°Celsius. The best alternative to ice baths recommended by top athletes and sports experts to increase performance and faster recovery.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a systemic anti-inflammatory treatment involving skin exposure to ultra-low temperatures usually around -110ºC to -140ºC (-202ºF) for a brief, controlled time of 2-3 minutes.
During this process, blood vessels rapidly constrict (vasoconstriction) to keep the bodies core temperature unchanged while the average skin temperature drops to 60°F. The extreme cold provokes an analgesic effect through the release of endorphins.
Once outside the chamber, the body returns to a normal temperature and the blood vessels dilate (vasodilation). Blood circulation can be dramatically improved, and the distribution of oxygen and nutrients throughout the entire body is also improved.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Treatments have been known to release endorphins and feelings of euphoria, creating an analgesic effect that can reduce pain and swelling throughout the entire body.