WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY was first utilized in 1978 in Japan by Dr. Yamaguchi, to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Cryotherapy is: exposing your body to -184 F degree temperatures for about three minutes. The extreme cold sends electrical impulses to the brain’s central nervous system indicating the body must prepare to survive. This activates the body’s defense mechanism and the blood rushes to vital organs to protect them from extreme cold. Now, that the body has transported the blood to the core, the blood begins to be enriched with oxygen, collagen, erythrocytes and other beneficial nutrients during the hyper-production period. Vasodilation begins after you have exited the chamber. During this time, your body is transporting the new nutrient dense blood into your skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. Whole Body Cryotherapy allows your body to access & release valuable naturally-occurring biochemicals that are active in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, increasing metabolism, deoxidizing & ridding the body of detrimental toxins.
THE BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY:
- Anti-inflammatory effect – reduced inflammation resulting in pain relief.
- Regular use of cryotherapy increases metabolism promoting weight loss.
- Long term stress and anxiety reduction.
- Mood enhancement by releasing adrenaline and endorphins.
- Decreased symptoms of depression.
- Repeated treatments of cryotherapy will help with deeper and more restful sleep.
- Reduced recovery time from injury and over training.
- Promoted cellular and tissue repair.
- Reduced pain and swelling.
- By increasing cell rejuvenation, cryotherapy improves skin tone, reduces signs of wrinkles, promotes skin tightening, and boosts collagen levels.
- Increased blood circulation helps in removing toxins, boosting the immune system.
NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY
An air pressure massage indicated to temporarily relieve minor muscle aches and/or pains and to temporarily increase circulation to the treated areas.
HOW DOES COMPRESSION THERAPY WORK:
- NormaTec system synergistically combines three distinctive massage techniques to speed the body’s normal recovery process: pulsing compression, gradients, and distal release.
- First technique, pulsing, involves pumping of the legs and arms muscles and increasing the movement of fluids out of the limbs after an intense workout.
- The second technique is gradients, it squeezes the muscles continuously, therefore, keeping the fluids from flowing in the wrong direction so that each zone gets maximum pressure.
- The third and final technique is distal release which releases hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent back flow. By releasing hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
THE BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION THERAPY:
- Faster recovery time between workouts, training cycles, or even in between seasons.
- Rapid recovery from injury
- Compression therapy promotes healthy circulation, reduced swelling and relives pain.
- Enhanced flexibility and range of motion
- Refreshed and rejuvenated muscles.
- Reduced inflammation and decreased water accumulation
- Removal of toxins like lactic acid.
- Immediate relief for “heavy legs”
- Regular use of compression therapy prevents the development of cellulite.
- Prevention/elimination of first-stage varicose.
- Strengthens loose skin (due to pregnancy/obesity)