What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
First off, let’s discuss cryotherapy (or as some call it… “cryo therapy”/ “cryogenic therapy”) in and of itself first before we dive into the “whole body” aspect of it. Cryotherapy, as defined by the ever-reliable Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “the therapeutic use of cold.” Based off of this definition cryotherapy, in the simplest of terms, is essentially, COLD THERAPY.
Let’s back up for a second, what is the purpose of cold therapy? Studies have shown that exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures, aka cold therapy, can help reduce inflammation, relieve muscles soreness, improve energy, boost endorphins, and much, much more. Nice!
Now to discuss whole body cryotherapy. Whole body cryotherapy deals with exposing the WHOLE BODY to cold temperatures… cold as in -202ºF! Wowza, that’s cold.
Now how does one expose their entire body to frigid temps? Well you could stand out in the middle of Antarctica while barely wearing anything… but that doesn’t sound very fun… or safe… OR you could hop on into an Impact Cryotherapy cryosauna for a quick 3-minute whole body cryotherapy session!