Whole Body Cryotherapy

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a revolutionary treatment that briefly exposes the body to cold temperatures for therapeutic purposes. WBC was first introduced in Japan in 1978 to treat arthritis. Since then, Whole Body Cryotherapy is commonly used as an adjunct therapy to relieve pain and inflammation caused by injury, overuse or  inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Professional athletes are especially appealed to Whole Body Cryotherapy believing it speeds up recovery time and improves performance. 


Beyond its numerous health and wellness benefits, WBC is now being utilized by medical spas for cosmetic treatments to improve skin health and combat the signs of aging.¹ 


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What are potential Cryotherapy benefits?*¹

  • Relieve pain from injury, illness, or overuse*
  • Help reduce inflammation*
  • May speed up recovery post workout
  • May improve sleep habits
  • Help improve mood and well being


How does Whole Body Cryotherapy work?

During a three minute procedure, nitrogen gas safely and painlessly lowers the temperature of the skin’s surface. Clinical studies suggest this exposure to extreme temperatures activates cold receptors in the skin which trigger various survival mechanisms. One documented response to Cryotherapy is vasoconstriction, where blood is redirected from the skin and limbs to the vital organs. There, the blood is enriched with nutrients and oxygen.

After 3 minutes, the body is exposed to room temperature, allowing the body to rewarm itself, triggering vasodilation. This pushes the enriched blood back to the extremities for advanced healing. Shocking the body with cold temperatures can also promote the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, pain reducing endorphins, cellular renewal, the release of toxins and other rejuvenation responses.


What is a Whole Body Cryotherapy session like?

During a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment you will enter an open topped cryosauna, wearing protective footwear and gloves. Your head will stick out of the top of the sauna and you will be able to communicate with your technician at all times. When the Cryotherapy session begins, liquid nitrogen fumes safely expose your skin to extremely cold, dry air for a period of 3 minutes.

During this time, only your skin’s temperature drops (triggering whole body therapeutic responses) while your core body temperature is unaffected.


Is Whole Body Cryotherapy right for me?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is ideal for men or women suffering from chronic pain or inflammatory illnesses, professional athletes, and anyone interested in alternative, holistic treatments for overall benefits to health and well being.


Whole Body Cryotherapy near me:

Grace Medical Aesthetics was the first Whole Body Cryotherapy CT provider and continues to distinguish itself with stellar service at affordable prices in their Southbury, CT office. At Grace Medical Aesthetics, Cryotherapy technicians are extensively trained and highly experienced in conducting Cryotherapy treatments. The medical staff is also knowledgeable in areas that help them understand the client’s concerns and customize a treatment plan to address the client’s individual needs. This includes understanding of chronic diseases and injuries that plague many Cryotherapy patients.


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