Athletes have been an impetus behind the progression of whole body cryotherapy in the United States. When competing, consistent success is dependent upon the body’s ability to train hard and recover quickly to perform at peak potential. WBC provides the most effective and convenient treatment that gives these athletes a competitive advantage.
Cryotherapy has the ability to burn up to 500 to 800 calories in just one session. It is a quick and effective way to prepare your body for your workouts – increasing energy, metabolic rate, muscle endurance, and helps burn that fat off. Before training or competition, Cryotherapy can increase your performance, as well as help in a quicker recovery.
Your body has an inflammatory response in cells and tissues that react to strain or injury. When you damage cells, the cells, send chemical signals that dilate blood vessels, swelling, warms tissue and a grouping of white blood cells. Cryotherapy promotes
your body to fight the inflammation which lowers soreness in the post-workout and also constricts blood vessels which helps with pain relief. The cryotherapy treatment provokes the ‘fight or flight’ response, which lowers inflammation and your body’s perception of unwanted pain.
*NOTE – When it comes to WEIGHT TRAINING – these post-inflammatory responses are GOOD for protein synthesis (building muscle tissue). So if you’re trying to build muscle, it is best to wait at least 1 HOUR AFTER your workout to receive a Cryotherapy treatment.
♦ Decreases Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
♦ Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
♦ Increase Energy and Peak Athletic Performance
♦ Allows for immediate post-therapy sports activity
♦ Allows more intense and higher volume training
♦ Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation
♦ Improves Muscle Strength and Joint Function
♦ Overall faster return to sports training
♦ Decreases Injury Recovery Time
Drug-Free Pain Management
Athletic Trainers and Doctors everywhere advice to use cold to benefit from for your health. We’ve all heard of the protocol called “R.I.C.E.” (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) for athletic injuries right? Whole Body Cryotherapy has three changes to your body that cause these analgesic effects.
The nerve signal transmissions from the source of the pain to the brain are slowed. This could reduce pain in some individuals.
The levels of norepinephrine increase after the cold immersion. When norepinephrine is released naturally in dire situations it has the effects of reducing pain sensitivity used as a protective mechanism from life and death situations.
Whole Body Cryotherapy can reduce pain intensity and frequency by reducing inflammation.
For it’s all natural effects, ability to help avoid medications with undesirable side-effects, Whole Body Cryotherapy has become one of the top pain management alternatives across the board. It has been known to help alleviate the symptoms of various ailments, such as: