Brief, controlled applications of cold can cause the body to engage its most powerful healing systems. Whole Body Cryotherapy represents the most effective means to date to engage these mechanisms. Done with the right timing and frequency, numerous health benefits can be obtained including reductions in pain and inflammation.
For millennia, people have used applications of cold to manage pain. This has been in the form of cold plunges, applications of ice, snow and cold air. It is only recent that the exact mechanisms by which cold alleviates pain have become well understood.
Based on work of a Japanese scientists in the mid 1970’s, we have learned that the benefits of cold on pain, are in proportion to the temperature reduction achieved by the skin’s thermo-receptors. Our nervous system constantly evaluates the temperature of the world around us and adjusts our bodies accordingly.
Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to reduce the circulating levels of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine and cytokines by strongly stimulating these thermoreceptors. It also improves circulation of healthy, nutrient rich blood to the tendons, muscles, ligaments and cartilage. This increase in blood can help these tissues regenerate and become stronger. Nerve pain has also been shown to be reduced by Cryotherapy.
Commonly noticed improvements include:
•Reduction in chronic pain •Decreased joint swelling •Less morning stiffness •Less pain from movement •Less need for pain medication
•Greater stability of joints •Better spinal alignment •Quicker resolution of muscle spasms
Protocols Available for:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile chronic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Gouty arthritis
- Inflammatory lesions of the joints of metabolic origin gouty diathesis
- cervical spondylitis
- Humeroscapular periarthritis
- Periarticular tendinitis, joint capsulitis and myositis
- Fibromyalgia syndrome (rheumatic disorders of soft tissues)
- Posttraumatic dislocation and sprain of joints
- Meniscus damage
- Tearing of ligaments and muscles
- Control of chronic pathological pain from conservatively treated disorders
- Muscle spasticity control of reflex and CNS origin during neurological rehabilitation
- Sport and postoperative trauma, acute and Chronic
Atopic Dermatitis, Chronic Inflammation And Pain Can Be Stopped Cold
Dermatology is the science that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. Eczema is a skin condition that usually comes and goes. The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which is an inflammation of the skin, afflicting about 35 million people in the United States.
The good news is whole-body Cryotherapy has been developed and successfully used in treating rheumatic inflammation and pain since the 1070s. Medical studies have confirmed that Cryotherapy has beneficial effects on a variety of health problems and is widely used throughout Europe for medical wellness purposes in clinics and private practices, as well as in health and wellness resorts. It has also therapeutic effects on other skin problems; such as neurodermatitis a skin condition that is a result of repetitive scratching and rubbing of the skin, which then stimulates a habitual itch, scratch cycle in the body. A person suffering from this skin disorder or psoriasis can obtain relief from the benefits of repeated Cryotherapy treatments.
According to a June 2008 article by Dr. Taras Klimenko, a prestigious Helsinki University Hospital study has shown that very cold air has been reported to have an anti-inflammatory effect and relieve pain. The cold has also been shown to reduce the speed nerves conduct signals for pruritus, which is the sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. In addition, because you stay dry, even though the temperature can drop to minus sub -130c or sub -200f, the result is a local and systemic anti-inflammatory effect and the relief of itching.
The therapy stimulates the temperature receptors in the skin to communicate with the brain. The brain then transmits messages throughout the body causing the peripheral blood vessels to constrict redirecting the blood to the core of the body to conserve heat. Once the treatment is over the same blood is pumped vigorously back around the body. The enhanced blood supply that Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates increases the oxygen and nutrient supply to areas that need revitalizing.
The brief period of two to three minutes in whole body Cryotherapy lowers the skin temperature, which activates the immune system prompting every organ in the body to heal itself. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, the results can stimulate dramatic increases in circulation and tissue repair. This along with the reduction or elimination of pain and inflammation, together the release of endorphins makes you feel good about your symptoms of atopic dermatitis being stopped cold.
Just wanted my life back!
Hockey had taken it's toll over the years. After multiple dislocations, separations and shoulder surgeries I suffered from 20 years of chronic pain in my shoulders and back. I had tried countless solutions but nothing relieved my pain. Since starting Cryosauna, I've finally found something that works and my pain level has been reduced significantly. Within one week of starting sessions, I felt that the therapy was having positive results and I felt much looser than I had in years. My pain level continued to decline with additional sessions. Not only am I in less pain, but I'm also sleeping better which is an added benefit for me! In addition to the significant pain relief I've felt much more energized since starting the sessions, so much so that I've signed up for the unlimited package for the year! Jerry Kauppinen
Cure for the Skin!
"I was diagnosed with scalp dermatitis a year ago. Unfortunately, it developed into psoriasis within the year. It got progressively worse and began to surface on my legs. I saw two dermatologists and both prescribed very expensive shampoos and ointments. I did not see any difference. Upon a recommendation, I decided to try Cryotherapy. I am thrilled to report that after 4 sessions, I saw significant results. I have had 15 sessions and the psoriasis is almost nonexistent. I also have a marked increase in energy and sound sleep. I have also started running, which I have never had the energy or stamina for. I highly recommend Cryotherapy for anyone suffering from dermatitis or psoriasis. It is also phenomenal for good overall health and energy!!"
Tracy Nix, Whole Body Cryo-Therapy client, Dallas TX
The Perfect Painless recovery
Once I heard about CryoStudio, I immediately wanted to try the cryotherapy a few days after a tough work out, so that I could truly see if the cryotherapy worked. So, two days before my appointment I scheduled a work out at Westlake Crossfit and focused on my legs.
After one day of soreness I was looking forward to my appointment with Cryostudio, just so the soreness could be manageable. I entered CryoStudio the day of the appointment and was warmly welcomed. They also gave me plenty of comforting information about Cryotherapy and its benefits. As I was filling out the waver I became more nervous, just because I despise the cold. But as I continued to fill out the waver, they comforted me by saying it is not painful like an ice bath. Instead, they said the process felt more like being in a really cold place rolling in snow, without getting wet.
CryoStudio uses a Cryon-X CryoSauna for therapeutic services such as anti-aging, pain management, metabolic boost, immune system health, recovery, increased energy, enhanced mood, and many more. It tends to reach from -110°C to -130°C for no more than three minutes, depending on the persons situation and body type. CryoStudio is one of eleven cryotherapy locations in the United States, and only one of six locations open to the public.
After checking my blood pressure and completing the waiver, they explained the process of cryotherapy. I then entered the room and undressed to my under garments and stood in the Cryon-X CryoSauna. It began and I immediately felt the cold Nitrogen air, but it was not unbearable, just pretty darn cold. As time went by, it got colder and colder, so much so, that my teeth began to chatter, but the process was never painful. It felt as if I was put in Antarctica in only my underwear for about 3 minutes.
When time was up I stepped out of the Cryon-X CryoSauna, and immediately noticed a drastic decrease of soreness in my legs. Before the cryotherapy I could barely walk, but after, I could actually walk without any pain. I could not believe the results and immediately told my friends and family about CryoStudio.
The results are real and the longer a person goes to receive cryotherapy the longer the results will last. I would definitely suggest this place to active austinites. It is a natural way to help your body recover faster so you can perform better.