What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the process of exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures (-200 to -250  F) in a controlled environment for a limited amount of time. The individual enters a Nitrogen-cooled cryogenic sauna or chamber for 1-3 minutes, which lowers the skin surface temperature significantly. This action stimulates receptors, activating a Central Nervous System response and causing a release of endorphins. After the session, the body immediately begins to reheat itself, increase circulation, and decrease inflammation by clearing toxins, lactic acid and metabolic waste. The new supply of oxygenated blood stimulates cellular regeneration. Many notice an after-burn effect in which they metabolize additional calories. WBC treatments have been adopted by elite athletes and professional sports teams for muscle recovery and injury prevention.

Why do Whole Body Cryotherapy?

WBC was developed over 40 years ago by a Japanese doctor as an adjunct therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers. After being used in a clinical setting the technology then migrated to Europe where athletes showed a preference for the efficiency of cryotherapy over traditional ice-baths. The technology has been used in the US for the last 8+ years and has become popular in non-clinical settings by sufferers of a variety of disorders, those looking for relief from inflammation and a competitive edge in training. WBC is not just for athletes, as it reduces inflammation throughout the entire body, and can help those with arthritis, joint disorders, improve post-operative recovery, manage pain, improve mood, boost metabolism and improve sleep.

What to expect?

Upon arriving, first time guests will be asked to complete a quick health survey to make sure they are fit to participate in WBC. (Waiver available here) Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you. Once registered, you can make your way to the locker rooms to change into the provided robes and socks. Both men and women will keep on their dry undergarments during their treatment. Bras are optional for women and disposable underwear is available if needed.

Once ready, a technician will provide shoes, gloves, earmuffs and a face mask (for the chamber) and escort you to your CryoSauna or CryoChamber to begin your session. At any point, you can leave the chamber or sauna, and there will always be a technician standing by running your treatment. After completing the session, you will put the robe back on and return to the locker room to get changed.