By Dr. Ronald M. Repice, D.C.
Cryotherapy is the use of low temperatures to trigger the body’s natural responses to heal itself. The benefits of using cryogenic chamber therapy are countless.
This modality was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Studies conducted over the last two decades in Europe have established Whole Body Cryotherapy as a powerful modality for inflammation reduction and injuries.
Professional athletes have discovered WBC as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance. Although Whole Body Cryotherapy originated in Japan, it was a group of Polish scientists who took the idea and made Whole Body Cryotherapy the physical therapy it is today. The Olympic rehabilitation center in Spala, Poland opened in May 2000 and has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation center for many athletes.
Wellness Centers, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists are leading the introduction of Whole Body Cryotherapy to the U.S. population. WBC is an ideal treatment because it is Whole Body, Holistic and Non-Invasive. Clinical studies on WBC have shown immediate benefits to soft tissue, internal organs, the nervous system and energy meridians. With so many positive effects to the body, extreme cold therapy has no equal for a patient’s wellness plan.
Skincare, Health and Medical Spas in the U.S. are also adopting the cryotherapy treatments used for several years in Europe. Whole Body Cryotherapy provides Spas with a holistic treatment that compliments their current menu of services. WBC stimulates collagen production, resulting in anti-aging skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. Also, a surge in metabolism consumes up to 800 calories, aiding in weight loss.
Science behind Cryotherapy
Cold has always been known to have phenomenal properties. For ages, scientists have tried to find a proper way to use its features in fields of medicine and cosmetology. Not so long ago, they reinvented and improved cryotherapy – treatment in which body is exposed to extremely low temperatures.
Single session lasts up to 3 minutes. The customer is entered into the capsule (Cryotherapy Chamber), where the temperature ranges from -120ºC to -160ºC. During treatment, skin temperature is significantly lowered – from 32ºC to even 5ºC.
What’s important, the body doesn’t freeze owing to the fact that the air in the capsule (Cryotherapy Chamber) is totally dry.
Brief thermal controlled shock causes release of adrenaline into the bloodstream which leads to an increase in heart rate, muscle strength, blood pressure and sugar metabolism. We also can’t forget about the release of endorphins – natural painkiller and stress fighter.
In a short period of time cryotherapy has succeeded among athletes, sport addicts, people who are trying to get rid of some extra pounds (weight loss) and cellulite.
Benefits Using The Cryo Chamber
Let’s come back to our childhood. What was the first thing you did when you banged your forehead or fall down? Most likely you got an icepack or a bag of frozen peas.
To tell the truth, this is a very basic form of cryotherapy. As you can see, each of us has somehow had a chance to experience how beneficial it is to apply cold on a sore spot. The whole body cryotherpy has a countless amount of healing properties.
The duration of a single Cryoness session ranges from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Thanks to the Nitrogen mist, skin temperature is rapidly lowered producing healing and other therapeutic results. Brief thermal controlled shocks activate the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream, which increases heart rate, muscle strength and blood pressure. This adrenaline rush boosts the immune system, resulting in day-lasting effects. What’s more, Cryoness releases endorphins – natural painkillers, energizers and stress fighters.
Athletes are using cryotherapy in order to speed up the process of rehabilitation, to reduce body pain and muscle soreness
Beauty and look industries undertake cryotherapy procedures to slow down the ageing process, get rid of wrinkles and skin blemishes, to increase metabolism rate and speed up the process of weight reduction.
In medicine, liquid nitrogen treatment is used to enhance immunity, increase circulation, help to recover from surgeries and remove toxins from the system. It also energizes the body due to additional release of endorphins – the body’s painkiller. It has been scientifically proved that Cryosauna has found use in a fields of: rheumatology, neurology, cosmetology, orthopaedy, sexology, gynecology, endocrinology, sports, dermatology, cardiology
Clients report that the experience is invigorating and improves a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, various skin conditions, and increased weight loss.
Those who have tried Cryotherapy enthusiastically report cellulite reduction, tighter and healthier skin, stronger and fuller hair and nails, fewer skin blemishes, increased metabolism and caloric burn, increased libido, and quicker surgery and injury recovery.
We are proud to be the first office in Southwest Florida to offer Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments using the Cryoness chamber from Poland. For more information and to learn how Cryotherapy can benefit you, please call 239-658-COOL today!
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