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What is Cryotherapy?
What is Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC)?
Cryotherapy is a non-medical, curative health treatment that involves extremely low temperatures. Developed in Japan in the 1970s to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis, WBC has been widely used in Europe and Asia for decades. It has been shown to reduce inflammation as well as help manage pain, improve athletic performance and recovery, reduce signs of aging, improve skin tone, and mitigate depression, WBC is just gaining attention in the United States, and we're excited to bring this unique treatment to you.
What are the Benefits?
There are numerous benefits to Whole-Body Cryotherapy. For athletes and those in training, WBC can help relieve chronic pain, decrease inflammation, speed recovery time, increase athletic performance and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. Additionally, WBC can relieve pain from chronic medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, increase circulation and reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
WBC also offers advantages for everyday wellness and beauty. As the skin is exposed to extreme cold, blood vessels and capillaries undergo vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation upon warming, which causes the body to release endorphins. It also increases the body’s metabolic rate, burning up to 800 calories! Additionally, WBC can reduce the appearance of cellulite and the visible signs of aging.
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Cryotherapy is not a medical procedure, but a non-invasive alternative for individuals seeking faster recovery and improved health. As the 3-minute session begins, the sudden drop in temperature agitates skin receptors, signaling the brain to stimulate the natural regulatory functions of the body. Cryotherapy stimulates the body's natural anti-inflammatory reactions, resulting in pain reduction. It also stimulates the immune system and releases endorphins.
Peak Cryotherapy offers the opportunity for you to recover, rejuvenate and relax through innovative and complementary treatments. In addition to whole-body cryotherapy, we provide a variety of massage options, as well as skin care, an infrared sauna and compression boots in one location, designed to improve your overall health and wellness.