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What is whole body cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a treatment that exposes the skin to ultra low temperatures up to -220 F. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperatures by stimulating cold receptors and sending messages to the brain that stimulate natural regulatory functions of the body. In addition, the skin’s exposure to these subzero temperatures trigger the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, toxins, and increases oxygen circulation within the bloodstream.
Originally developed in Japan to treat arthritis patients, it has since been used to measurably heighten sports performance as well as achieve total body wellness. Today Cryotherapy is also used to fight inflammation, reduce muscle pain and soreness, lose weight, improve mood imbalance, and overall holistic wellness.
Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures of up to -220°F in order to stimulate multiple physical and mental health benefits. Cryotherapy stimulates blood circulation, releases enhanced levels of endorphins, and increases the oxygen and nutrient supply to the areas of the body that needs revitalizing.
It also speeds up muscle recovery, reduces tissue damage, decreases inflammation and relieves pain by increasing cellular survival and strengthening the immune system.
What are the associated benefits of cryotherapy?
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Muscle Pain & Inflammation
- Depression & Mood Disorders
- Immune System Improvement
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
- Central Nervous System Disease
- Degeneration Disease of Joint & Spine
- Inflammation of Tendons, Bursa, Joint Capsules
Beauty & Wellness Benefits:
- Cellulite reduction
- Tighter & healthier skin
- Stronger and fuller hair
- Fewer skin blemishes
- Increased libido
- Increased collagen production
- Boosts lymph drainage & blood circulation
- Quicker surgical recovery
- Increased Metabolic & Caloric Burn
- Treats Psoriasis & Dermatitis
- Activates Natural Biological Regeneration
What do I wear for my cryotherapy session?
Hollywood Cryo Spa provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Women are encouraged to wear a sports bra and biker shorts. Men are required to wear boxers or underwear. All clients must remove all jewelry. Additionally, it is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment.
WHO SHOULDN’T DO WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe and uncontrolled Hypertension, acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.