Whole Body Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy in Fort Lauderdale
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures in medical therapy. The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek cryo (κρύο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεία) meaning cure.
Whole body Cryotherapy (WBC) was developed in Japan by Dr. Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In the years to follow, WBC has been proven to be a powerful treatment for soft tissue pain, inflammatory disorders and injuries, fibromyalgia, psoriasis as well as to help increase metabolism and revitalize the skin.
Further studies in Europe over the last 3 decades have established this safe, non-invasive therapy to be one of the greatest tools for athletic recovery, pain management, overall health, beauty and wellness.
The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower your skin temperature. The treatment lasts 2 to 3 minutes in which the temperature of the chamber ranges from -238*F to -274*F; during this time the blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from the peripheral tissues and toward your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood. Once you exit the cryosauna, the filtered blood flows back the peripheral tissues; being cleaner and enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes.
The days following this treatment will consist of a process of restoration by the body, which will help you recover from workout soreness, injuries as well as reduce inflammation (see article of diseases cause by inflammation below), boost energy and improve your overall health.
Cryotherapy treatments can be used to treat aging and various skin symptoms by increasing cell rejuvenation, improving skin tone, reducing signs of wrinkles, promoting skin tightening, and boosting collagen levels.
Add cryotherapy for weight loss to your routine and you could boost your caloric burn significantly.
Top athletes have turned to cryotherapy to help boost their recovery and increase their performance.
Cryotherapy will help improve your quality of sleep, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system.
It depends on the condition being treated, if you have a systematic condition (one that affects a number of organs and tissues, or affects the body as a whole) 7-10 treatments in close succession (separated by 1-2 days ex: 3x week) are recommended to maximize your results. After that you can take fewer treatments further apart to maintain and improve your condition. (ex: one a week)
Here are some approximately guidelines for selected conditions:
• Arthritis: 10-20 sessions
• Joint Pain: 5-10 sessions
• Fibromyalgia: at least 10 sessions
• Weightloss: 30 sessions (burning 500-800 each session)
• Athletic and Workout Recovery: as needed (as fast as 1 session, Enhance Sports Performance)
• Injury and Accident Recovery: as needed