What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is exposure to cold dry air between -190ºF to -256ºF for up to three minutes while standing inside a Cryosuana.
Blood migrates to core vital areas to compensate for lowered body temperature. You exit the chamber and feel the surge of endorphins as enriched blood filled with enzymes, oxygen, and nutrients flood the rest of the body, accelerating cell renewal in tissues and skin.
Stand in our cryosauna and watch as the nitrogen starts cooling the chamber to -190 to -256 F. It’s similar to standing in a walk-in freezer.
Your body’s blood starts migrating to core vital areas to compensate for the lowered body temperature.
Exit the chamber and feel a surge of endorphins as enriched blood filled with enzymes, oxygen, and nutrients flood the rest of the body, accelerating cell renewal in tissues and skin.
The benefits of cryotherapy are many but we’re going to focus on the most important benefits.
CRYOTHERAPY WEIGHT LOSS
The theory behind cryotherapy for weight loss is that cold temperatures force your body to work hard in the burning of calories to stay warm. A single cryotherapy session burns up to 800 calories and that repeated use can boost your metabolism, helping you burn more calories all day.
CRYOTHERAPY BENEFITS FOR ATHLETES & SPORTS
One great benefit of cryotherapy is the fact that it accelerates workout recovery time for athletes and really anyone who works out. The cold nitrogen applied is used to alleviate acute or chronic pain, acute inflammation or injury, and post-surgical pain and swelling. It also reduces discomfort from strains, sprains, tendinitis, runner’s knee, tennis elbow, etc.
CRYOTHERAPY WELLNESS BENEFITS – ANTI-AGING
A very important cryotherapy wellness benefit is that it helps to maintain a younger and healthy-looking skin. Cryotherapy activates collagen (most active ingredient to achieve a healthy and younger skin) production in the deeper layers of the skin leaving it smoother and firmer. After a series of cryotherapy treatments, clients notice improved skin tone and renewed elasticity.
BETTER MOOD & ENERGY
The ultra-cool air used in Whole Boday Cryotherapy causes the brain to release a higher-than-normal level of endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels after a session, you’re very likely to experience an enhancement in your mood and an energy boost. You’ll be all smiles once you’re in the Cryotherapy chamber.
DOES CRYOTHERAPY WORK?
Here’s how cryotherapy works – The cold air is delivered to the chamber via a cylinder of liquid nitrogen vapor, with a temperature that ranges between -190˚F to -256˚F. This cold air is usually void of moisture, making it more tolerable. This also means it doesn’t penetrate deep into other tissues like the muscle and bone, and thus works on the surface area of the skin. This is why you’re able to warm up back up fairly quickly after the treatment.
The body has 50,000 heat receptors and 280,0000 cold receptors. When exposed to temperatures of -120 ºC degrees and below, 280,000 cold receptors pick up this change in temperature and what the body does to adapt to this change is magic.
To maintain its core temperature when exposed to this degree of cold, the body redirects blood from superficial vessels and capillaries in the skin towards deeper structures. This causes blood to flow from the periphery (legs and arms) towards the central core.
The blood is enriched with anti-inflammatory proteins, red blood cells, white blood cells, enzymes, endorphins along with dopamine and serotonin. The rebound that happens after the treatment of two and a half minutes to three minutes is the re-circulation of the enriched blood to the rest of the cells in the body.
This is what leads to:
• Pain reduction
• Reduction in inflammation including inflammatory conditions like arthritis
• Improved detoxification
• Repair cellular damage which aids recovery after exercise
• Increased circulation which leads to increased metabolism.
WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
With whole-body cryotherapy, a dry fresh oxygenated air is used so you won’t experience shivering, goosebumps, or other reactions that you might associate with being cold. Because of this technology, unlike an ice bath or immersion, cryotherapy is not painful. Even if you don’t like being cold, this process will rejuvenate your body, skin, and mind, and you will leave feeling warmer than when you arrived.
So now that you know the benefits of Cryotherapy, you might want to know how much cryotherapy costs. We get asked this question all the same.
HOW MUCH DOES CRYOTHERAPY COST?
Cryotherapy prices vary based on different factors. Generally, Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions are done inside chambers and they usually cost more than Cryosauna sessions. However, you may be able to find special promotional deals, prices, and discounts that may reduce your cost.
Average Cryotherapy Session Price in the U.S. ($ USD)
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO CRYOTHERAPY?
You can get benefits from just one session of cryotherapy, but it’s most effective when used regularly. Some people use cryotherapy twice a day. Others will go daily for 10 days and then once a month afterward.
Survey results indicate participants report they experience benefits after 3-5 consecutive cryotherapy sessions. Many participants find that to maintain these benefits, they need to do cryotherapy 2-3 times a week.
Depending on the person and the condition being treated, it could take seven to ten treatments initially. After this initial loading period, maintenance treatments should be once or twice per week. Training athletes may feel they want to use whole body cryotherapy sessions daily for recovery purposes.