At Revital Ice, our cryotherapy techniques use liquid nitrogen to create a gas that lowers your skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. This occurs in about 30 seconds. In our whole body cryosauna, this temperature is maintained for about two to three minutes.
The nerves in your skin react to the cold and send messages to your brain and stimulate your body’s regulatory functions to kick in. This reaction causes blood vessels to constrict and endorphins (your body’s natural pain inhibitors and mood elevators) to be released, among other things.
When your body warms up after your session, the enhanced circulation activity decreases inflammation by clearing toxins and metabolic waste with a supply of oxygen and nutrient enriched blood to stimulate cellular regeneration (faster healing).
These benefits are why cryotherapy sessions are used by elite athletes and pro teams for muscle and injury recovery.
Whole body cryotherapy is well documented in Europe for the management of pain, inflammation, energy, and stress related conditions.