Reduce muscle soreness
decrease recovery time
improve muscle strength
improve joint function
- STEP 1: CLIENT ENTERS CRYOSAUNA. As the client enters the cryosauna, the ultra cooled nitrogen gas triggers thermoreceptors in the dermis which send electrical impulses to the brain and central nervous system indicating the extreme external environment. This activates a system wide innate response as the brain prepares to mount a defense mechanism against the cold environment.
- STEP 2: VASOCONSTRICTION. The brain and central nervous system send signals to the muscular and vascular systems to contract and constrict which quickly transports the body’s blood, nutrients and resources from its periphery to the vital organs in the body’s core.
- STEP 3: BLOOD DETOXIFICATION & ENRICHMENT. To provide the vital organs with the most nutrient and resource-rich environment possible, the body enters a hyper-production period and blood is enriched with erythrocytes, oxygen, collagen and other essential nutrients. Detrimental biproducts and toxins in the blood are also broken down and removed
- STEP 4: VASODILATION. After the client exits the cryosauna, thermoreceptors in the dermis detect the return to normal environment which triggers vasodilation and the return of enriched blood to the body’s periphery. As the blood returns, the excess of nutrients is absorbed by the body’s peripheral systems (muscles, tendons, ligaments, soft tissue, skin, etc).
What is Cryotherapy?
Local Cryotherapy is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in targeted areas. Unlike Whole Body Cryotherapy, which stimulates cold receptors all over the body in order to trigger an internal systemic anti-inflammatory response, local cryotherapy allows us to treat a specific location and is much more powerful and efficient than traditional ice baths. Patients frequently combine this application with Whole Body Cryotherapy, to treat problem areas both from the “inside out” as well as from the “outside in”.
Local cryotherapy may be more beneficial instead of (or in conjunction with) other cryotherapy treatments if the client is facing a particular kind of injury or trouble area. This is common in athletes who have sustained an injury, or anyone who has sustained sprain or muscle pull, or is recovering from surgery. Combining whole body cryotherapy with local cryotherapy is especially useful for those patients who have chronic inflammatory conditions.