Do you actually know what you would be subjecting yourself to when entering one of these futuristic-looking chambers for a session of whole body cryotherapy, and what the benefits would be?
How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work
Prior to entering the chamber, you must be dry ( even sweat will forfeit the experience and could do more damage than good); you will be wearing a face mask for nose protection, cotton socks, cotton underwear (men protection, optional for women) and gloves (extremities are more sensitive to the cold)
As you know by now, during cryotherapy, the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures a maximum of 3 minutes. Physiological responses ensue:
- The blood vessels constrict in order to keep the core temperature unchanged and protect the organs and tissues.
- The shock triggers the release of endorphins that procure immediate pain relief.
- Once outside the chamber, the skin temperature starts warming up again, which allows for the blood vessels to expand.
- Extremely cold temperatures also activate the central nervous system (CNS) allowing for a release of endorphins (mood elevator and pain inhibitor).
The sensation of cold doesn’t last long, in fact, it is not painful, the only thing you may experience is uncomfortable slight tingling sensation towards the end but it disappears as soon as you step out. At the same time, as you warm up, you will feel a burst of energy and a feeling of elation.
What are the Esthetic Effects of Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Beauty and health go hand in hand and this new beauty treatment will be beneficial to both. The list of benefits is getting longer as more and more people use Cryotherapy and report their experience.
- Diminished varicose veins: due to improved blood circulation
- Skin tightening: by
- Weight loss
- Well being
- Stress relief
- Pain relief
- Reduce inflammation
- Faster recovery
- Improved immune system
- Reduce cellulite
Because the session is done under supervision in a safe environment, the requirements prior to entering the chamber are very precise in order to avoid any accident susceptible to endanger your health, whole body cryotherapy is safe, efficient and really, is becoming the real deal when it comes to health and beauty treatment.