Cryotherapy is a technically advanced modality of “cold immersion therapy” which has been around since the time of the Romans when they would immerse themselves into “frigidarium baths”. The more recent advancement of cold immersion therapy, whole body cryotherapy (WBC) was originally developed in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi to treat patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Today, cryotherapy is becoming a very popular solution to induce natural healing and wellness from within the body. Step into a cryosauna filled with liquid nitrogen vapor and expose your body to dry and cold temperatures as low as -200℉ for up to three minutes.
Inside the cryosauna your skin temperature drops dramatically which triggers the skins thermoreceptors to send messages to the brain which then initiates the sympathetic nervous system to constrict blood vessels and send blood from the extremities to the core. From there the blood gets oxygenated, toxins are flushed from the immune system, blood is enriched with anti-inflammatory cytokines, and endorphins are released. When the body warms up again after the cryotherapy experience, all that enriched blood flows back out to the extremities, resulting in immediate benefits such as decrease in chronic pain and inflammation, and improved mood and well being that can last for hours.