Cryotherapy is a type of therapy that exposes the body to extremely cold conditions for several minutes. Cryotherapy can be used for localized applications, with the use of ice packs, ice massages, ice baths, etc. We are all familiar with this type of application: if you sprain your ankle, immerse it in an ice bath. Sore shoulder? Ice pack.
Progressive utilizes a special type of cryotherapy called Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC). The theory here is that by immersing your body in extremely cold temperatures, the body receives numerous health benefits.
Our chamber is easy to use and the procedure lasts for 3 minutes. The temperature inside the chamber can get as low as – 200°F. Most people feel relief from sore and achy muscles in as little as 1 treatment. However, for best results, it is recommended to use regularly. In fact, many professional athletes use WBC 2-3 times daily.
Benefits of using Whole-Body Cryotherapy include
- Reducing inflammation
- Pain relief is the primary goal of WBC. Many patients observe a reduction on the pain scale with regular use. This is primarily due to WBC’s ability to calm the inflammatory response and regulating pain signals.
- Muscle recovery
- The ability to reduce recovery times between workouts is critical for professional athletes, many workout 2-3 times daily. The body goes into muscle repair mode and any way you can support the body’s natural processes can be critical. WBC reduces the time your muscles need to repair. Whether you’re an athlete or a weekend warrior like us, WBC can support your fitness goals.
- Weight loss
- WBC can support weight loss by using very low temperatures to force the body to warm itself. The theory is that an increased effort will naturally boost your bodies metabolism. WBC is not the best strategy in isolation to lose weight but is a nice side effect when using it for performance and recovery.
- Mental Health
- According to a 2008 study, researchers concluded” These findings, despite such limitations as a small sample size, suggest a possible role for WBCT as a short-term adjuvant treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. While not main stream, many people report feeling of euphoria after a session so WBC may be a great way to boost your mood.
Progressive makes your experience easy and seamless. We offer online booking, You can purchase packages directly online, and bypass the check in and come right in.
Our experienced staff members know how to make you feel comfortable. A Cryotherapy session at Progressive is a fun, easy, and private experience. Book now today or call and speak with a team member for more information.