HISTORY OF WBC
Research into extreme cold therapy began in 1978 by Dr. T. Yamauchi, a rheumatologist in Japan. He started using ultra-cold treatments of short duration on his rheumatoid arthritis patients’ skin surface for pain management purposes. He concluded that rapid short-term cooling of the skin’s surface led to immediate release of endorphins and is more effective than gradual cooling in an ice bath. Further research conducted over the last three decades in Europe has established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries.
Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments are administered individually via a CryoSauna. The cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to rapidly lower the skin’s top layer, while cabin temperature drops to a range of (minus) -200°F to -230°F. During the two to three minutes of extreme cold, the brain stimulates the body’s organ regulatory functions resulting in energy increase, cell rejuvenation, immune system boost, and overall system self-healing.
Whole Body Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek cryo (κρυο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεια) meaning cure. Various forms of Cryotherapy have been used as early as the seventeenth century.
Its goal is to decrease cellular metabolism, increase cellular survival, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and spasm and promote vasoconstriction.
How does it work?
The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins.