Whole Body Cryotherapy was originally invented to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in the late 1970’s. Europe caught on shortly after and by the late 1980’s WBC machines were in over 50 hospitals and medical clinics.
- Reduces Pain and Inflammation
- Increases Blood Circulation through vasoconstriction and vasodilation.
- Detox and Boosts Immune System
- Increases Dopamine and Lowers Cortisol
- Quicker Recovery Time from Surgery
- Boosts Metabolism by increasing brown fat
- Releases Norepinephrine
Here are the definitions and benefits to some of the terms above:
Vasoconstriction– the narrowing of blood vessels.
Vasodilation– the widening of blood vessels.
Dopamine– a neurotransmitter that our brain produces to nudge us into doing stuff. It’s the main reason why we can focus and achieve great things even if the payout isn’t immediate or obvious.
Cortisol– a hormone your body releases when you’re under stress.
Brown Fat– Its primary function is thermoregulation. Mitochondria packs into white fat and feeds on the stored up calories producing energy and releasing heat as a by product.
Click link to learn how brown fat can help regulate body heat, burn extra calories, boost metabolism and help with type 2 diabetes. (10-15 minute Cold showers would help in the same way, but we promise cryo is a much more pleasant and faster way to gain the same benefits) More on Brown Fat