Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is an all natural type of therapy that was designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. WBC stimulates the sympathetic nervous system leading to effects of reduction of pain, reduction of inflammation, and increases in serum markers of tissue repair.
Contrary to common belief, there has been research conducted over the last two decades, primarily in Europe, which has established therapeutic efficacy of WBC in a wide range of clinical areas. The largest focuses of research have been pain management and athletic performance. It has been shown to effectively reduce pain and swelling and improve physical performance. Due to the numerous adaptive physiological responses, WBC has also been studied as an adjunct treatment for: atopic dermatitis, cardiovascular health, depression and Multiple Sclerosis.
Over the next couple days, SubZero Recovery will be rolling out a number of articles about different conditions and benefits of cryotherapy. Our goal is to help inform the community about whole body cryotherapy. We are in the business of your health and helping the community. We will be providing information followed by sources that have conducted scientific research on the topics. We look forward to your opinions and questions to follow!