Ok, who here would enjoy standing in the middle of the Antarctic, surrounded by snow and ice, wearing only underwear? No one?… That’s what I thought. Humans are made to hate the cold. That’s why we keep inventing ways to keep warm. Fires, jumpers, duvets, insulation, coats, hats, gloves… they are all made to relieve us from the feeling of cold at all times.
So, you may be thinking, “Then why would anyone want to do a cold treatment like Cryotherapy?”. I understand your concerns and the line of your thinking, but Cryotherapy isn’t actually going to make your body cold. It only ever effects the skin’s surface temperature.
If it’s not cold, what is it?
During an ice bath, your body is exposed to freezing cold, iced water, that completely shocks your system and leaves you feeling frozen to the bone. Cryotherapy, on the other hand, is a completely dry treatment. At no point will freezing cold liquids be passed over your body. Whole Body Cryotherapy takes place inside a Cryochamber, where liquid nitrogen vapour is passed over your skin, only ever lowering the surface temperature of your skin, never your core temperature.
By simply lowering the skin’s surface temperature in this way, we trick the body to go into survival mode, without actually causing any damage to your cells whatsoever. Your body will begin pumping more blood and nutrients around your body, and any inflammation or pain you’re experiencing will be greatly reduced. During the Cryotherapy process, your body also produced endorphins, so you’ll actually leave the Cryochamber feeling happy and rejuvenated, not cold and miserable.
Another amazing thing about Whole Body Cryotherapy is that the Cryochamber process only takes 2-3 minutes. Your dedicated, licensed professional will be with you the whole time, talking you through the process and providing a distraction, so the treatment will be over before you can say “Brrr”.
On the other hand, other ‘cold’ treatments, such as ice baths or ice packs, can take much longer. To get even close to the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy using an ice bath, you would heave to sit in freezing cold water for up to 10 minutes… now that’s cold!
If you think that you can spare 2-3 minutes of your time to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and increase your metabolism and overall energy, then book your Cryotherapy treatment with us today HERE.
If you still have a few questions, don’t worry. You can ask us anything, or find out more information HERE.