How it works
Whole Body Cryotherapy affects the organism as a whole and stimulated the nervous system. It is applied in specialized cryo chambers – rooms with temperatures between -110 and 160 degrees Celsius. This extreme cold affects the organism in two stages.
During body cryotherapy whole organism is greatly and rapidly cooled. The body responds to extreme cold with a number of natural processes that help heal and improve its function. People subjected to cryogenic stimulation (temperatures below 110 degrees Celsius) immediately begin to feel better and their physical condition improves. When properly applied, cryotherapy is a safe technique that can be used not only for treatment, but also for rehabilitation, preventative medicine, beauty treatments and sports.
The first reaction to cold is rapid constriction of blood vessels. Body’s pain threshold rises at the same time and trig gers natural responses to extreme cold – responses that are not normally triggered in “regular” cold conditions.
The second stage begins after leaving the cryo chamber. Blood vessels that were constricted due to cold now expand rapidly and begin transporting even four times more freshly oxygenated blood. The body can remain in this state for up to 4 hours after the treatment. During that time the patient feels energized and refreshed.
Increased blood flow leads to increased concentration of hormones and neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, noradrenalin, testosterone, endorphins and cortical.
- Shivering thermogenesis – the body begins to shake to produce
- No shivering thermogenesis – the body decides to speed up the metabolism to make up for lost
- Increased blood flow leads to increased concentration of hormones and neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, noradrenalin, testosterone, endorphins and
- Nervous system slows down, relaxing the
- Cells receive more supplements, oxygen and anti-inflammatory
- Immune system recognizes a previously-unknown threat (extreme cold) and begins working as efficiently as it