What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes.
Cryotherapy can be delivered to just one area, or you can opt for whole-body cryotherapy. Localized cryotherapy can be administered in a number of ways, including through ice packs, ice massage, coolant sprays, ice baths, and even through probes administered into tissue.
The theory for whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is that by immersing the body in extremely cold air for several minutes, you could receive a number of health benefits. The individual will stand in an enclosed chamber or a small enclosure that surrounds their body but has an opening for their head at the top. The enclosure will drop to between negative 200–300°F. They’ll stay in the ultra-low temperature air for between two and four minutes.
What’s the difference between electric and nitrogen cryotherapy?
The differences between electronic and nitrogen cryotherapy machines are profound. Not only is electric cryotherapy more effective, it is also safer than machines which use liquid nitrogen. While liquid nitrogen cryotherapy fills chambers with hazardous gas in the treatment area, electric walk in cryo rooms are filled with oxygen enriched air. Nitrogen increases risk for forced air burns on the skin and uneven cooling on the body causing extreme discomfort.
This unequal distribution only partially cools the body causing zero vagus nerve activation. The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the autonomic nervous system and its stimulation is extremely important for overall health and well being. Due to exposure of the head and neck (where the vagus nerve begins) electric walk in room cryotherapy causes 30% more of an autonomic nervous system response in the body, stimulating the vagus nerve immediately.
The vagal response reduces stress and anxiety by reducing the heart rate and blood pressure. Aid in digestion also occurs do to the body undergoing enhanced relaxation. The Federal Drug Administration gives warning to all who use nitrogen machines, while electric cryo chambers have zero warnings.
Below is the actual images of the difference in cooling from the nitrogen vs. electric.
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NITROGEN THERMAL IMAGE A/B: PRE-TREATMENT THERMAL IMAGE C/D: POST-TREATMENT THERMAL IMAGE
ELECTRIC THERMAL IMAGE A/B: PRE-TREATMENT THERMAL IMAGE C/D: POST-TREATMENT THERMAL IMAGE
BENEFITS OF WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
Burn 500-800 calories
Improve sleep quality
Elevate your mood
Raises your body’s oxygen absorption by 80%
Increases your body’s production of endorphins significantly
Helps relax and regenerate your energy
Helps you reach higher levels of performance
Reduces insomnia as well as migraines