History of Whole Body Cryotherapy
Since ancient Egyptians were first recorded to have used ice and snow to treat pain, injuries, and reduce inflammation as far back as 2500BC, cold exposure treatment, or Cryotherapy has been used for a variety of wellness purposes
During the 1970's in Japan, Dr. Yamuchi started what is now known as Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC), for rheumatoid arthritis patients, noticing that when the skin was exposed to the fast decrease of temperature, there was an immediate release of endorphins, lessening the sensitivity to the pain felt during the movement of their joints. Over the next 10 years, his clinic treated over 2000 patients with rheumatic disease, reporting 80% returned to normal life with less pain.
In 1979 the method of WBC was presented by Dr. Yamuchi at the Rheumatology Congress in Germany and the use WBC chambers quickly spread. WBC is now an accepted cold exposure treatment all the world including the U.S. It is commonly found in health practices and used by professional sports training and rehab facilities.
A recently completed long term human study compared people that immersed themselves in extreme cold water, at 40°F for 20 seconds, to those that did WBC for 2 minutes at -166°F, three times a week for 12 weeks. It was found that in both cases, plasma norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter and hormone with key inflammation reducing properties, increased 200 to 300%.
Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy
During a WBC session the brain releases enhanced levels of endorphins and norepinephrine leading to inflammation reducing vasoconstriction, and the subsequent circulation and delivery of oxygen rich, toxin flushed, blood throughout the body. Regular cryotherapy can reduce muscle fatigue during exercise and the time needed to recover afterward, and relieve pain by reducing inflammation and numbing sore muscles. Cryotherapy has also been used to treat aging and various skin symptoms by promoting cell rejuvenation and boosting collagen levels.
When Cryotherapy is a part of your routine, you can train harder, stronger and longer. Reduced muscle fatigue during exercise and controlled inflammation allows for less time needed to recover, allowing you to reach your goals faster.
Clients will burn calories during and for a short period immediately following cryo sessions as your body initiates thermogenesis in order to heat itself. Many clients also experience an increased metabolism after routnine WBC, as thermogenesis triggers the burning of mitochondria rich brown fat cells within the body. Results may vary depending on the individual diet and exercise level.
Health and Wellness is more than diet and exercise; it is a lifestyle. Help boost your health, NATURALLY, through cryotherapy.
Routine WBC aides in naturally controlling painful inflammation throughout the body. WBC has also shown to be a positive treatment for pain management by flushing toxins from joints and muscles, quieting nerve receptors, and numbing skin and muscles during cryotherapy sessions. Many LiveColder members suffer from Autoimmune Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Cryotherapy can boost collagen levels and increase cell rejuvenation, resulting in improved skin tone. Clients have reported increased energy levels, a tightening of skin, reduction in wrinkles and increased energy levels.
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