The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρυο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεια) meaning cure. Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures to help promote wellness that dates back to ancient civilizations.
Historically Cryotherapy has included the use of ice packs on a localized portion of the body, such as the lower back or ice baths used on larger surface areas or the whole body, particularly by athletes.
Whole body cryotherapy is a modern take on the traditional ice bath and involves exposing the body to ultra-low temperatures ranging from -200°F and -256 °F.
Although Whole Body Cryotherapy originated in Japan, it was a group of Polish scientists who took the idea and made Whole Body Cryotherapy the modality it is today. The Olympic rehabilitation center in Spala, Poland opened in May 2000 and has been used as a training and rehabilitation center for many athletes since.
Clients who have undergone Whole Body Cryotherapy say they experience a multitude of benefits, including "feeling rejuvenated", “a feeling of wellbeing” and having more energy”
Whole body cryotherapy is designed to supplement health and wellness programs, without treating any medical diseases, disorders or illness.
REAL WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY AT -240F
When it comes to whole body cryotherapy the efficacy of the treatment is determined by temperature rather than time spent in the chamber. As temperature gets colder than -220F, we notice a dramatic increase in anti-inflammatory response.