History of Cryotherapy
The Egyptians used cold to treat injuries and inflammation as early as 2500 BCE. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) in its current form was first administered in 1978 by a Japanese rheumatologist by the name of Dr. Yamaguchi. He used freezing treatments of short duration on his patients’ skin surface for pain management of rheumatoid arthritis. He concluded that rapid short-term freezing of the skin’s surface led to immediate release of endorphins and is more effective than gradual cooling in an ice bath. His research led to the exposure of the entire body to these extreme temperatures with the development of cryogenic chambers. Further research in Europe and in Soviet Russia revealed the benefit of Whole Body Cryotherapy on patients suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions and on elite athlete’s training programs.
Research has shown WBC may improve the following: athletic recovery, rehabilitation, chronic pain, recovery from injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, sleep disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders.
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What is Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a research-proven cold therapy that activates your body’s natural pain and inflammation fighters. Chill in a cold air sauna for 3 minutes, and your body activates it’s restorative process. The end result is relief from pain and inflammation, accelerated muscle recovery, boosted energy levels, increased metabolic rate and enhanced complexion.
“Research conducted over the last two decades, primarily in Europe, has established therapeutic efficacy of WBC in a wide range of clinical areas. The largest focuses of research have been pain management, sports injuries and athletic performance. It has been shown to effectively reduce pain and swelling and improve physical performance. Due to the numerous adaptive physiological responses, WBC has also been studied as an adjunct treatment for: atopic dermatitis, cardiovascular health, depression and Multiple Sclerosis.” (Clinical Relevance of Whole Body Cryotherapy, Alan G. Christianson, NMD)
Clients report that the experience is invigorating and improves a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, and various skin conditions.
Our trained and certified staff at Gla·cé Cryotherapy will meet with you to discuss your goals in order to ensure that you are completely comfortable and answer any questions that you may have. The Cryotherapy treatment will be explained to you before beginning your session.