Whole Body Cryotherapy in Milwaukee

Whole body cryotherapy can be one of the most effective ways to reduce inflammation in your body and set yourself up for long-term wellness.

What is it?

Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the exposure of a person’s skin to temperatures of -130 to -160 degrees Celsius (-202 to -256 degrees Fahrenheit) for a short time (3 minutes or less). At this extreme temperature, the body activates several mechanisms that have significant medical and cosmetic benefits.

Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy

Mucsculoskeletal Benefits

The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cryotherapy can dramatically improve the effects of muscular joint disorders such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Athletes who use WBC improve workout recovery time and enhance their performance by immediately reducing muscular inflammation and joint pain. WBC is also recommended for post-surgery usage to expedite recovery and manage inflammation and pain.

Metabolic and Health Benefits

Exposure to extreme cold causes the body to increase its metabolic rate in order to produce heat. This effect lasts for 5-8 hours after the procedure, causing the body to ‘burn’ 400 – 800 Kcal over the hours following the procedure. After several procedures, the increase in metabolic rate tends to last longer between treatments. Another ‘survival reaction’ to the extreme temperatures is the release of endorphins (hormones) that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and improve mood disorders. Cryotherapy has been studied for the successful treatment of medication-resistant depressive disorders. Furthermore, patients experience a noticeable increase in libido, leading to the use of cryotherapy for ED and other sexual disorders.

Skin Health Benefits

The outer skin is briefly ‘frozen’, activating increased production of collagen in deeper layers of the skin (similar to laser treatments of the face where very high temperatures are used). The skin regains elasticity and becomes smoother and even-toned, significantly improving conditions such as cellulite and skin aging. Skin vessels and capillaries undergo severe vasoconstriction (to keep the core temperature from dropping) followed by vasodilation after the procedure. Toxins and other stored deposits are flushed out of the layers of the skin, and blood perfusion is improved after several treatments. The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy are also used to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.

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Whole Body Therapy Locations

Delafield, Nashotah, Buena Vista, Chenequa, Hartland, Stonebank, Okauchee Lake, Okauchee, Oconomowoc, Lac La Belle, Concord, Sullivan, Ixonia, North Lake, Merton, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wales, Farmington, North Prairie, Mukwonago, Eagle, Watertown, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners, Franklin, Oak Creek, Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, North Milwaukee, Kneeland, Raymond, Racine, Wind Point, North Bay, Caledonia, Brookfield, Elm Grove, New Berlin, West Allis, Butler, Thiensville, Mequon, Elm Grove, River Hills, Fox Point, Brown Deer, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Third Ward, Wauwatosa, Grafton, Cedarburg, Germantown, Port Washington, Lakefield, Saukville, Bayside, River Hills, Granville, Madison, Monona, Shorewood Hills, Maple Bluff, Westport, Waunakee, Middleton, Token Creek, Windsor, DeForest, Morrisonville, Dane, East Bristol, Sun Prairie, Deansville, Marshall, Waterloo, Lake Mills, Deerfield, London, Cambridge, Oakland, Rockdale, Door Creek, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Stoughton, Oregon, Fitchburg, Verona, Cross Plains, Mt. Horeb, Mazonmanie, Sauk City, Prairie Du Sac, Poynette, Lake Geneva, Zion, Sturtevant, Kohler, Kenosha, Hartland, Big Bend, Burlington, East Troy

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy has been known to:

Decrease inflammation and pain

Boost immune system

Release endorphins

Enhance Mood

Increase metabolism

Increase energy levels

Improve sleep

Improve collagen production

Refine skin appearance

Reduce anxiety and depression

Relief of headaches and migraines

Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Reduce oxidative stress

Who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?

The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.

Is it comfortable?

The cryotherapy treatment is of short, 3-minute session and the cold air is ‘dry’, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears almost immediately after the treatment.

How do I feel afterwards?

During each 3-minute session the body releases endorphins. The endorphins help mask pain, make you feel full of energy and elevate your mood.

How many sessions do I need?

Depending on your needs, we typically recommend 3-5 sessions in a week to maximize your results. After that, we recommend “listening” to your body to judge the effectiveness of the response and we can help tailor a program specific to your needs.

What are the risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole body cryotherapy is well-tolerated and has minimal risks. You may see a fluctuation in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure). Other risks include redness and skin burn, claustrophobia and in rare cases, allergic reaction to extreme cold.