Benefits of WBC based on research and client experiences.
EFFECTS OF WBC
Do you have any available research studies for the effects of whole body cryotherapy?
There is a growing number of research studies available that provide an insight into the effects of whole body cryotherapy, partial body cryotherapy as well as localized cryotherapy.
These include studies in sports medicine, physiotherapy and general medicine.
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What are benefits of cryotherapy ?
Studies have shown that whole body cryotherapy may have desirable effects on blood circulation. The principle is stimulating receptors with extreme cold, that results in rapid vasoconstriction and subsequent vasodilation. Users frequently claim to use cryotherapy to increase their blood circulation as well as to heighten their response to inflammation and induce positive effects on the metabolic function. These effects are said to be initiated by the sudden change in environment, which cools the body down and once the treatment is finished, the clients body temperature returns to its natural level.
Many users state that cryotherapy positively affected their energy levels and that cryotherapy relieved psychological unease, anxiety and improved sleeping patterns.
How does whole body cryotherapy differ to an ice bath?
A WBC treatment offers a different experience and somewhat different results to an Ice Bath.
Both treatments are said to stimulate the body to release anti-inflammatory proteins and endorphins that may result in improved blood circulation. Both treatments are said to have a positive effect on the distribution of potentially nutrient enriched blood as they change the inner environment. What makes the difference?
In a cryotherapy chamber, the client goes through three minutes of extreme, dry cold that only reaches the top layers of skin and does not penetrate through muscle.
In an ice bath, fifteen minutes of cold water initially causes the blood to push back from the extremities and results in an overall decrease of the core temperature.
An ice bath is ultimately a more uncomfortable experience and takes a longer period of time which limits the ability to exercise post treatment. If you’d like to get more information on the Effects of WBC, contact us.