WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
The father of Cryotherapy is a man called Dr. Yamaguchi, of Japan, who first started using freezing treatments on his arthritis patients for pain management back in 1978. What Dr. Yamaguchi found was that his patients experienced a significant reduction in soreness and joint pain after the drastic temperature decrease of the outer layers of skin.
These patients experienced a huge release of endorphins as a result of the cold treatment, leading to a reduced sensitivity to pain. Throughout the 1980s, Dr. Yamaguchi and his team found that exposure to rapid, short-term freezing temperatures produces a non-invasive approach to effectively managing pain.
WHY SHOULD I USE IT?
Cryotherapy is an amazing way to help your body feel better. It’s used widely by athletes for recovery after intense training as well as by anyone who is looking for pain management. Inflammation is the root of a lot of our bodies aches and pains and Cryotherapy can reduce inflammation helping to effectively manage pain and discomfort.
Head to one of our private changing rooms where you will undress (men must wear briefs, women must wear undergarments) and put on a set of socks, boots, gloves, and a robe – all of which will be provided by Chill Therapy.
Step into the Cryosauna. Once you have entered the Cryosauna a Chill Therapy Spa Tech will guide you through your Cryotherapy session. You will then hand your robe to the Spa Tech. Your Privacy is extremely important to us at Chill Therapy – we will just see your face, as the remainder of your body will be hidden in the Cryosauna.
Your Spa Tech will start your Cryotherapy session – cool dry air will flow over your body for 2-3 minutes. During this time your skin’s surface temperature will drop by 30-50 degrees.
The rapid drop in skin temperature causes vasoconstriction, at which time blood in your body will be flushed from muscle and skin surface tissue to your core. Your bodies red blood cells are then enriched with oxygen and nutrients.
Upon exiting the Cryosauna, your body will immediately begin to warm up to its natural temperature. Vasodilation begins, sending the oxygenated and nutritious blood back to the skin’s surface to produce the many benefits of your Cryotherapy session.
Cryotherapy, as with many things can effect every body in different ways. Many people feel an immediate “high” and endorphin rush. Those immediate results leave people alert, focused, energized, and eager to do it again.
Others may not feel it until later that day or possibly the day after when they wake up. The real benefits start to happen after you’ve done it multiple times in succession. Inflammation in your body will start to improve significantly.
Come see what it does for YOU!
Sports and Fitness
Athletes have been a driving force behind the growth of whole-body Cryotherapy. Game-time or race success is dependent upon their body’s ability to train, recover and perform. Cryotherapy provides the most effective and convenient treatment that gives these athletes a competitive advantage. Within a short time, the majority of athletic training departments will be delivering Cryotherapy to their athletes with cryosaunas.
- Decreases Muscle Soreness, Pain and Inflammation
- Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
- Increases Energy and Peak Athletic Performance
- Allows for immediate post-therapy sports activity
- Allows more intense and higher volume training
- Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation
- Improves Muscle Strength and Joint Function
- Overall faster return to sports training
- Decreases Injury Recovery Time
- Improves immune system
- Decreases fatigue
Health and Wellness
Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment because it’s quick, easy and non-invasive. Clinical studies on Cryotherapy have shown immediate benefits to soft tissue, internal organs and the central nervous system. Extreme cold therapy has numerous positive benefits and should be considered for any wellness plan.
- Fibromyalgia (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- Osteoarthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Osteoporosis (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Phantom Pain (Chronic Pain Syndrome)
- Ankylosing Sponylitis (Inflammation of the Spine)
- Muscle Pain & Inflammation
- Depression & Mood Disorders
- Immune System Improvement
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
- Central Nervous System Disease
- Degenerative Disease of Joints & Spine
- Inflammation of Tendons, Bursa, Joint Capsules
Spa and Beauty
Skincare, Health and Medical Spas in the U.S. are adopting Cryotherapy treatments used for several years in Europe. Cryotherapy stimulates collagen production, resulting in anti-aging skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. Also, a surge in metabolism may help with weight loss.
- Cellulite Reduction
- Tighter and Healthier Skin
- Stronger and Fuller Hair & Nails
- Fewer Skin Blemishes
- Increased Metabolism & Caloric Burn
- Increased Libido
- Increased Collagen Production
- Quicker Surgical Recovery
- Treatment of Psoriasis and Dermatitis
- Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation