You step into a completely open chamber and within seconds your body is surrounded by a gentle flow of hyper cooled air created by liquid nitrogen. The temperature quickly drops to about -240˚F as your body’s cold sensors in your skin signal blood to rush to your core. Your blood is cleansed and toxins are removed as your blood is enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes.
After 2 or 3 minutes, your session is complete and the oxygenated and enriched blood rushes through your body accelerating its natural recovery process. You will feel a sense of exhilaration as endorphins are released, collagen production increases and your metabolic rate increases burning as much as 500-800 calories.
Recovery time of muscle soreness is shortened and your energy level increases while the release of endorphins aids your body in dealing with pain and inflammation.
How Cryotherapy works
Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of your skin to temperatures of -166˚F to -240˚F for a short time.
During this session, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from peripheral tissues and toward your core to protect core temperature (vasoconstriction). As the blood travels to the core, it passes through the cardiovascular system where it is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. As long as the exposure to the extremely cold temperature continues, the body continues to flush the tissue of toxins and circulate blood between the cardiovascular system and the vital organs on a continuous loop. This continues to cleanse the blood over and over while continuing to add oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes.
Once you exit the cryosauna, the body immediately begins vasodilation, returning blood to peripheral tissues. Now cleaner and enriched, your blood warms and enriches skin and muscles.
Over the next few days, the process of restoration occurs and the body returns to a former and better state with reduced pain and inflammation, and increased energy levels. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.
NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY
NormaTec Compression Therapy is a patented Sequential Pulse Technology that combines three distinct massage techniques – Pulsing, Gradient Hold, and Distal Release – in order to speed the body’s recovery process.
PULSING – the pulsing action of the equipment mimics the muscle pump of the arms or legs, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after intense use.
GRADIENT HOLD – the gradient hold utilizes constant pressure to keep the body’s fluids from being forced to one end of the limb while the pulsing continues.
DISTAL RELEASE – distal release prevents any backflow of fluids by releasing the hold pressures in each zone as soon as possible allowing each limb to gain maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
Comfortable compression sleeves that enclose legs, arms/shoulders, or low back/hips, give a deep, relaxing massage and rolling sensation that aid in recovery from training, competition, and injury.