Benefits of cryotherapy
Cryotherapy provides your body with the tools it needs to function optimally and feel your best
History of Whole Body Cryotherapy
Since Egyptians were first recorded to have used ice and snow to treat pain, injuries 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. He noticed that when the skin was exposed to the fast decrease in temperature, there was an immediate release of anti inflamatories and 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 a more 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 shock treatment throughout the world including the U.S. It is commonly found in health practices and professional sports training and rehab facilities.
A recently completed long term human study showed people who immersed themselves in extreme cold water, (at 40°F for 20 seconds) or performed WBC (for 2 minutes at -166°F) averaged an increase in their levels of plasma norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter and hormone with key inflammation reducing properties, between 200 to 300%.
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. Calm inflammation and optimize blood circulation to boost your health, NATURALLY, with 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 such as Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis, as well as Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease.
Along with improving blood circulation, Cryotherapy can boost collagen levels and stimulate cell rejuvenation, resulting in improved skin tone. Clients have reported increased energy levels and a tightening of skin.