Whole body cryotherapy, also referred to as cold therapy or cold treatment, is a natural and safe therapy that helps to heal and invigorates the mind and body. WBC improves overall health by reducing pain, and inflammation.
We believe that everyone can benefit from whole-body cryotherapy. Applying freezing temperatures to your entire body for 3-minutes helps alleviate pain, reduces inflammation, accelerates injury recovery, and boosts metabolism. In short, whole body cryotherapy gives your body the right environment to heal itself naturally. While spot cryotherapy is typically done with a handheld cooling machine, an individual must step into a cryosauna for whole body cryotherapy.
How does whole body cryotherapy work?
When you arrive at our Charlotte whole body cryotherapy studio, one of our trained wellness experts will guide you into our revolutionary cryosauna. Outer clothes will need to be removed. A robe, dry socks, slippers, and mittens will be provided. Once inside the cryosauna, the body is exposed to temperatures as low as -250° Fahrenheit for 3 minutes.
The extremely cold temperature has the ability to “trick” the brain into survival mode. The blood vessels constrict, moving blood away from the limbs and towards the vital organs. Here the blood is filtered and becomes rich in nutrients and oxygen.
Once a person steps out of the cryo-sauna the blood vessels expand and rich oxygenated blood rushes to the limbs. A feeling of invigoration washes over you. One should feel restored, energized and revitalized to the core.
What are the health benefits of whole body cryotherapy?
The theory behind cryotherapy is that by reducing the temperature of the body in a controlled environment, numerous health benefits can be enjoyed. Some of the many excellent health benefits include:
Frequently asked questions.
What is whole body cryotherapy (WBC) used for? At our Charlotte Wellness studio whole body cryotherapy is used for a variety of reasons, all intended to make you feel your best. Cryotherapy is an excellent method for reducing inflammation, improving pain, easing sore muscles, boosting energy, and more.
How long do whole body cryotherapy sessions take? A whole body cryotherapy session at a spa will only take 3 minutes. It is a quick and easy procedure that can dramatically improve your health and overall well-being.
Is WBC safe for pregnant women? No, pregnant women should not do WBC.
What does one wear during a whole-body cryotherapy treatment? One should wear their undergarments during a whole-body cryotherapy treatment. Socks, slippers, and gloves/mittens will be provided by The Invigory.
What temperature is a conventional WBC session? The WBC machine is set within a range of negative-120 degrees Celsius to negative-140 degrees Celsius.
Describe the physiological process happening to the body in WBC? The extreme cold causes the brain to restrict blood flow to your extremities, which is the bodies’ natural fight-or-flight response. The body reacts by rushing blood to its core, heating the vital organs. After exiting the cryosauna, the blood along with anti-inflammatory proteins, and endorphins release flowing back to the extremities.
How does whole body cryotherapy compare to an ice bath? Whole body cryotherapy is much more efficient and powerful than a traditional ice bath. Ice baths take longer to be effective and do not encourage blood flow and circulation.
Will one receive immediate results after one WBC session? Arthritis, back pain, and muscle fatigue may be improved after one WBC session. Autoimmune conditions take longer to see improvement. Feel free to ask us for the best options based on your schedule and activity levels.
How should you feel during a whole body cryotherapy session? You may feel numbness or tingling in legs due to topical cold.
Should someone do WBC before or after working out? One can do WBC either before or after working out.
What cools the cryo-sauna? Vaporized nitrogen is used to cool the cryosauna.
Is nitrogen dangerous? No, nitrogen is not dangerous; it is a non-toxic gas. 79% of the air we breathe is nitrogen.
Do body piercings/jewelry need to be removed when doing a WBC treatment? Yes, body piercings and jewelry from the neck down need to be removed when doing a WBC treatment.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us to speak with a whole body cryotherapy specialist.