How Whole Body Cryotherapy Works

You’re likely to have heard of it by now. You can hear the buzz, but you don’t quite know what to make of it. What is Whole Body Cryotherapy, and how does it work?

This powerful alternative to cold-water immersion (ice baths) has been around for years, widely used in the medical field and for high performance athletes. Literally, cryotherapy means “treat by the cold”. There is no surprise here, as we all know the benefits of a bag of frozen peas in case of bruise or injury. Whole Body Cryotherapy takes the anecdote to a new level.

Non-invasive, the process is much more comfortable than a traditional ice bath. The patient enters the booth where nitrogen vapor is delivered.

Whole Body Cryotherapy Reactions:

By exposing the body to extreme low temperature (- 180F to -250F) for a short time (up to 3 minutes) the procedure creates a physiological chain reaction:
  • To keep the body core temperature unchanged and protect the organs (while the skin temperature does drop), the blood vessels constrict.
  • The shock triggers the release of endorphins that procure immediate pain relief.
  • Once the skin temperature warms up, the blood vessels expand, dramatically increasing the blood flow. The greater circulation allows for a better distribution of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Beyond the immediate benefit of pain management, cryotherapy improves the health of both body and mind and procures an instantaneous feeling of rejuvenation.

Whether you need just a boost of energy or are looking for a painless physical therapy after an injury or surgery, San Diego Cryotherapy is the place to visit.

The only center in the area to be certified by Cryohealthcare Inc., San Diego Cryotherapy offers services of the utmost quality in terms of technology and safety standards.

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