Whole body cryotherapy is part of a regular training regimen for many top level sports teams and individual athletes, including Olympic Medalists, NBA, and NFL champions. It is a time saving, comfortable, dry cold therapy, as opposed to an ice bath or similar recovery methods. Cryotherapy treatments will give competitive athletes an edge by enhancing preparation and reducing recovery time so they can train harder and maximize performance.
Your outer skin is briefly frozen, activating increased production of collagen in deeper layers of the skin. It regains elasticity and becomes smoother and even-toned, significantly improving conditions such as cellulite and skin aging. Toxins are flushed out of the layers of your skin and blood flow is improved after several treatments. The anti-inflammatory benefits of Cryotherapy are helpful in treating chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
Exposure to the extreme cold temperatures of Cryotherapy causes your body to turn up its metabolic rate that produces heat. This effect can last for 5-8 hours after your treatment, causing your body to burn extra calories over the hours following your session. After several treatments, the increase in metabolic rate tends to last longer between visits.
Cryotherapy promotes the release of endorphins, which improves mood. Cryotherapy treatments also can improve the immune system, which provides resistance to infections and release of toxins in the body. Additionally, Cryotherapy has been shown to decrease stress levels.