Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) was first used in Japan by Dr. Toshiro Yamauchi in the late 1970s to treat pain and rheumatoid arthritis. The therapy then became popular in Europe where it’s been used for more than 30 years prior to coming to the United States. Studies conducted over the last two decades have established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries.
During this process, blood rushes to vital organs. Once the session ends, the body immediately starts rewarming, and stimulates vasodilation to give the body and extremities newly-oxygenated blood, which enhances recovery, healing, and promotes wellness.
Benefits of Cryotherapy
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Whole body cryotherapy is provided in a Cryosauna. It is open at the top and has a door and a platform that is adjusted to each customer’s height. The customer stands in a nitrogen-cooled cryosauna (or cryochamber) for 1-3 minutes. During the cryotherapy session, the skin’s temperature lowers, which activates a central nervous system response, causing vasoconstriction of blood vessels.
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Have Cryosaunas been approved or evaluated by the FDA?
Cryosaunas have been evaluated by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and are not considered medical devices. Cryosaunas are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease or illness.