Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of the entire body to extreme cold (-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the client's skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds. This remains nearly constant throughout the entire session (up to 3 minutes!). Skin receptors sense the cold and send signals to the brain to promote regulatory functions. It basically stimulates the body's natural response to decrease inflammation, pain, spasms and promote healing. Endorphins will be released into the bloodstream, which relax the body and toxins will be flushed out. This process puts users in a very energetic mood, that can last up to 8 hrs. Most people experience their best night of sleep after a cryo session. This modality is now available at Manhattan’s SkinTology Medi-Spa.
Whole Body Cryotherapy was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In 1998 Russian scientists modified the system which allowed for the technology to become more advance and revolutionary. Skintology’s machine is manufactured and developed in Russia.
Studies conducted over the last two decades have established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders, injuries, and muscle and joint pain. WBC can also be used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatism. The immediate release of endorphins can help with insomnia, fighting depressing and decreasing psychological stress. The accelerated production of collagen improves skin elasticity and texture, reversing skin aging and the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, studies have shown a 500-800 calorie after burn associated with the body’s process to warm itself up. WBC boosts the body’s metabolic rate, accelerating weight loss outcomes. Professional athletes have discovered WBC as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.
The list below features some of the benefits 'whole body cold-therapy' can do for you:
* Decrease in inflammation (anti-inflammatory), pain relief and improved mobility
* Fast recovery from injuries/surgery
* Reduction of cellulite appearance
* Dramatic stimulation of the immune system (boost!), hormones and nervous system
* Instant relief of chronic joint pain
* Burn 800 calories and more; stimulation of the metabolism for weight control
* Stimulates skin regeneration and visibly reduces the signs of aging, wrinkle reduction
* Alleviation of headaches/migraines and physical/mental stress
* Improvement of skin complexion and certain skin disorders
* Increased energy, improved sleep and helps with insomnia
* Improved rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
* Can help reduce itching and inflammation in serious skin conditions (psoriasis/eczema)
* Enhances sports performance and increases muscular resistance to fatigue
* Increases libido/sexual stamina
* Stronger hair and nails
* Helps to provide relief from nerve pain
* Stronger, fuller Hair
* Psychological competitive edge
The staff at Skintology is vigilant about checking a client’s blood pressure before and after the treatment. They never leave someone unsupervised in the sauna. Technicians also meet with prospective patients and all medical and health concerns are discussed during this consultation to make sure someone is an appropriate candidate.
Will I feel discomfort during the treatment?
Most individuals are surprised to feel how tolerable a cryotherapy session is given such extreme temperatures. The nitrogen in our cryosauna creates a “dry” cold, which is much more comfortable than an ice bath. We will provide you with gloves and socks to keep your hands and feet warm. Our friendly technician will talk you through it and make the three minutes pass quickly and easily.
Can I return to my daily activities following a treatment?
Yes, there are no restrictions to your activities following a cryotherapy treatment.
How often should I do cryotherapy?
We recommend that our patients do their first ten sessions within thirty days and then decide how often they would like to continue. Many benefits such as a rush of endorphins and better sleep can be experienced as early as the first session, however maximum results are obtained with repeated treatments.
Who is a good candidate for cryotherapy?
People from a wide range of lifestyles and ages are a good candidate for this treatment. While it is certainly helpful to athletes and those with chronic pain, it is also highly recommended for individuals who simply want to improve their overall health and appearance. However, there are some conditions that would preclude an individual from utilizing this treatment.
Skintology Skin & Laser Center is an all inclusive destination for all your beauty needs. Whether it’s laser hair removal, Botox injections or a hydrating facial, our trusted staff is dedicated to making your experience comfortable and pleasant. We offer customized treatments that are specifically designed for your skin type. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we design treatments to produce the best results possible.
Experienced Cosmetic Surgeons and Laser Technicians utilize the most advanced FDA approved laser technologies from renowned companies such as Cynosure, Candela, Lumenis, & Deka, to provide the most effective and safe treatments.
Skintology Skin & Laser Center has two locations in the New York area;
181 7th Ave (Chelsea, between 20th & 21 Streets), New York, NY 10011.
157 East 57th Street (Midtown, at 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10022.