POW-HER Chiropractic & Thrive Cryotherapy
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What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a revolutionary method of cold therapy involving 2-3 minutes of exposure to subzero temperatures ranging from -200*F to -300*F. This is not a medical procedure, but a radical, non-invasive option for people seeking exceptional results.
This technique was first developed in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi to treat rheumatic diseases, where it was studied and established as a powerful treatment for pain and inflammation associated with a number of many chronic conditions. Over the next three decades it quickly spread to Europe and other countries as it became widely known for its broad range of benefits including treatment for soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, skin revitalization and a host of other benefits.
Elite Fitness and Performance
What do the Dallas Mavericks, Kansas City Royals, Floyd Mayweather and numerous other professional and collegiate sport teams have in common? They understand that faster recovery permits a consistent and frequent training schedule which is central to quicker skill development and performance, and that WBC is the the tool to significantly accelerate recovery. Athletes with poor recovery and frequent injuries are prevented from the consistency needed to reach optimal performance levels.
Athletes seeking maximum performance and competitive fitness advantages should utilize WBC in their training and recovery regimen to help attain their goals. Whether you desire better muscle healing, decreased fatigue, or accelerated recovery time, connect with our trained team members at DistrictCryo to schedule a visit.
Muscle & Joint Repair - Accelerated Soft Tissue Healing
Improves recovery time during training and from injury
Increases energy levels and stamina
Reduces inflammation throughout the body
Relieves pain in joints and muscles
Improved muscle fatigue and sustained performance
Recovery Health and Wellness
The term cryotherapy comes from the Greek words cryo, meaning “cold” and therapy, meaning “cure.” Ice packs and ice baths have long been used to reduce swelling and inflammation. WBC is a much faster and more effective way to cool damaged tissue and effectively treat a number of conditions in improving patients’ overall health. If you’re looking to decrease pain, speed the healing process, simply improve general health and wellness, or solutions to any of the other conditions below, WBC may be right for you.
In addition to reduced in chronic pain and enhanced systemic immunity, studies and other reported benefits indicate that cryotherapy significantly improves symptoms related to:
Tendonitis and joint inflammation
Depression, anxiety, and stress
Beauty and Anti-Aging
While the results of cryotherapy can be impressive inside the body, they can be equally as stunning on the surface as WBC tricks body sensors to implementing the same response it would if you were freezing, thereby jump-starting the body's natural healing, detoxification and rejuvenation processes. Due to the improvement of circulation as your body works harder to reheat and transport blood, and the rush of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood back to the surface of the skin following a treatment, many have experienced the following dramatic results. Reported benefits include the following:
Increased collagen production
Reduced signs of aging
Increased metabolism and weight management benefits
More youthful complexion
The information presented here is from a scientific, rather than a medical point of view. Statements on this page, and within this site are based on research studies and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Whole Body Cryotherapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Phase 1: REFINE
Entering the cryosauna for 1.5-3 minutes at hyper cooled temperatures activates the body's
thermoregulation mechanisms as the cold, though completely tolerable, is interpreted as a
survival threat which causes the need to restore balance through vasoconstriction. This is the
first step the body takes to protect its core temperature. Blood vessels in the skin and muscle
tissues constrict, forcing blood away from the surface and peripheral tissues to the core.
Jump-starts the body's natural filtration system
Eliminates toxins and inflammatory properties
Phase 2: Rejuvenate
Vasodilation occurs at the conclusion of the treatment upon exiting the cryosauna as
the body reheats itself. Vessels expand up to four (4) times their normal diameter
allowing a significant increase in flow of that filtered blood to the skin and extremities,
enriching cells with healthy oxygen, nutrients and enzymes at a greater capacity than normal.
Hormones are released as the body's natural morphine creating a sense of euphoria
Muscle tissues begin to warm promoting a wealth of benefits that continue to work after your session.
Phase 3: Recover
Following the treatment, proliferation of the cryo benefits will continue to occur
over the next 48 hours providing an optimal condition of reduced pain and shortened
recovery time. Cryotherapy enhances the body's ability to better heal itself to promote
The cold exposure reduces the body's ability to communicate pain signals which after multiple sessions, allows the body to adapt its sustained perception to pain stimuli
Pro-inflammatory cytokines are reduced while anti-inflammatory properties are increased which provokes a powerful anti-inflammatory response
Muscle relaxation occurs, energy levels are increased, and the body's overall anti-oxidative status is increased
Calories are burnt, comparable to that of an intense workout as a part of the body's reheating mechanism. Reports suggest that 400-800 calories are expended from a single session with multiple sessions leading to a long-term increase in metabolism.
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Rockville, MD, 20852
2603 Housley Road
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Annapolis, MD 21401