Whole Body Cryo (WBC) was developed in Japan in its current a form by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Within several years, the medical community recognized WBC’s benefits beyond treating arthritis and began using WBC more broadly to treat soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, increase metabolism, and to revitalize skin. Cryotherapy is the process in which the client is placed inside a chamber and the body being exposed to ultra-low temperatures (-200˚F to -240˚F) through the use of liquid nitrogen vapor. The skin’s surface temperature is lowered by 30-50 degrees thus activating the body’s natural fight or flight response. This cold sensation stimulates the skin’s receptors to constrict the blood vessels and rush blood back to the body’s core where it is oxygenated and enriched. While a whole body cryotherapy session lasts just 2 to 3 minutes, the benefits far exceed hours of a traditional ice bath. The cold experienced in cryotherapy affects only the skin’s temperature, 1/2-millimeter-deep, and does not reduce the body’s internal temperature or freeze tissue. Upon completion of a session, your blood vessels will dilate and rush supercharged blood full of anti-inflammatory proteins, endorphins, and oxygen throughout your body. This process accelerates the rate of tissue repair and reduces inflammation while boosting the body’s metabolic rate resulting in a residual weight loss of 500-800 calories in the 5 hours post session.