What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, also commonly referred to as whole body cryotherapy, is an innovative nitrogen-free chamber that subjects your body to extremely cold temperatures. On average, these temperatures can reach as low as minus 230 - 250 degrees Fahrenheit. A whole body cryotherapy treatment typically lasts 2 - 3 minutes and can help patients feel stronger, healthier, and younger. Dr. Paukman’s newest generation of cryotherapy chambers do not use nitrogen, so there are no harmful vapors.
During cryotherapy, you must wear little to no clothing so that the surface of your skin can decrease in temperature properly. Gloves, socks, and slippers are typically all that is worn during cryotherapy. You will be given a comfortable robe to wear before your treatment. You may enter the cryotherapy chamber with this robe on but will be asked to remove it shortly before your cryotherapy treatment begins. After your treatment, you will be given the robe to put on again before stepping out of the cryotherapy chamber.
Cryotherapy was originally developed in 1978 in Japan but has become widely popular due to its use by high-profile celebrities and athletes. Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment that many athletes use to build endurance, recover from an intense workout, release endorphins and dopamine, and increase overall energy levels. Traditionally, many athletes would take an ice bath after an intense workout to help promote proper healing in their bodies. While ice baths can be effective, they take 45 minutes to cool your skin’s surface temperature. A cryotherapy treatment can achieve more dramatic results in just 2 - 3 minutes.