Friday, January 6, 2017

What's the difference between the cold outside and the cold in the cryosauna?





You may be wondering, as you drive through snow or across icy roads to do whole-body cryotherapy, "Why am I still doing this?" Can't I just stand outside?"
Valid question.

The cold outside is not nearly as beneficial for you as the cryosauna!

The cryosauna triggers your body's cold receptors into protecting you, which sends your body into a head-to-toe reboot! The cold outside simply does not.

Whole-body cryotherapy involves lowering your skin surface temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, by enveloping the body in temperatures at -166 Fahrenheit or colder. It is impossible to achieve this being outside!

The cold outside, while being slightly beneficial to boosting your immune system, cannot even compare to the cryosauna! The cryosauna not only gives your immune system a huge boost, but it also helps flush toxins from the body. Blood is pulled inward, away from extremities during your treatment. Once you step out of the cryosauna, nutrient/oxygen-enriched blood is sent back into your extremities and throughout your body, as lymphatic drainage is increased. The cold outside simply cannot aid in toxin removal.

The cold outside cannot reduce inflammation on the level at which whole-body cryotherapy can. Blood may be slightly pulled away from your fingertips if you're outside long enough, but during a whole-body cryotherapy treatment, blood is not just pulled away from the fingertips. It's pulled from the legs and arms and into the core, as vasoconstriction occurs, meaning vessels are constricted as blood is held in the core!

 The cold outside has little to no benefit on inflammation and pain! In fact, the cold outside, especially when coupled with changes in pressure, can cause joint pain flare-ups. The cryosauna was developed specifically to treat join pain!

Calorie burning; You might burn 5-10 calories while shivering outside, but the cryosauna triggers a full-out metabolic response in which you'll burn anywhere from 400-800 calories! That's basically an hour and a half's worth of cardio, all from one 3-minute session!

There are so many reasons as to why whole-body cryotherapy is so much better than just standing outside. The reasons listed above are barely skimming the surface, but you catch our drift...The cold outside and the cryosauna are simply incomparable!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What is Whole-body Cryotherapy?


Have you noticed the strange new "freezing" trend sweeping the nation? It's called whole-body cryotherapy, and it's actually been around since the 1970's. 



Whole-body cryotherapy is a quick, easy and fun treatment! You stand in a cryosauna, which looks a lot like a stand-up tanning bed, only your head is sticking up out of the top. For 3 minutes, cool dry air flows over the surface of your skin. Even though we're taking you between 200-300 below zero, the air is so dry that you will hardly feel the cold, and you might not even shiver! It's an invigorating, energizing experience. Your body's cold sensors are triggered, even though the air is too dry to penetrate your skin. Your body reacts to the cold temperatures by pulling blood away from your extremities and into your core. (You'll be wearing socks and gloves to protect your fingers and toes!) Your vessels constrict, holding the blood from your extremities into your core, causing a boost of nutrients and oxygen to your organs.

 Your metabolism revs up to protect your core temperature from dropping, resulting in calorie-burning that can last anywhere from 5-8 hours! Endorphins are released into the brain, causing a happy/relaxing sensation. Many clients report feeling a natural high or euphoria. Your serotonin is regulated, which can improve your focus and promote deeper sleep. Most clients notice better sleep after just one session! 

Once your 3 minutes is up, you step out of the cryosauna, and all the nutrient/oxygen enriched blood flows back into your extremities, promoting healing and a major detox as toxins are flushed out from the body. This is very beneficial for your lymphatic system, as we typically take in an overwhelming amount of toxins daily.

 Your skin is now glowing, any pain you had is minimized or diminished completely, you feel refreshed and energized, and the detoxing effects can last for days! This can help to clear up all kinds of skin conditions including scarring, acne, eczema, psoriasis and many other ailments. Many people use the cryosauna for pain relief, because it causes a major reduction in inflammation. In fact, it was originally developed to treat people suffering from arthritis. We see all types of clients from soccer-moms to the Dallas Cowboys. Whole-body cryotherapy is beneficial to everyone!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Energy!

Come get your Monday morning energy boost at Cryo-X! #energy #cryo #cryotherapy #cryosauna

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NormaTec

Cryo-X now offers NormaTec Compression therapy! #NormaTec #CompressionBoots
 
NormaTec
Train Harder. Recover Faster. Perform Better

If you’re feeling sore, whether from chronic pain, injury or from a hard workout, you will definitely want to try this out! Even if you’re not in pain, the NormaTec therapy can be used to promote lymph drainage(detox).

Used world-wide by orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, and professional and Olympic athletes, the NormaTec compression therapy device has quickly become the treatment option of choice for:
Pre/Post Workout
Recovering faster and performing better
Injury Recovery
Treating acute and chronic injuries
Post-Surgery Rehab
Healing faster with less pain
How does it work?
These boots use compression to condense blood into localized areas for seconds at a time. This causes higher levels of oxygen into individual muscles in the legs, helping to speed up muscle recovery.  Overall lymph drainage is boosted, along with a boost in circulation, while lactic acid is flushed out of the legs.
What does it feel like?
It will feel similar to a massage, only there is no kneading. The effects are caused by compression, using air. You’ll slide on the NormaTec boots, which will cover your legs entirely, including your feet. Air will compress around your feet and thighs, moving blood into the middle of your legs for several seconds at a time. Then, the compression eases up, allowing the blood to flow into other areas within the legs, as the compression shifts to other parts of the legs. The compression will take place in different areas throughout your treatment. The calves, thighs, feet, etc. The intensity is easily adjustable, so if you would like a stronger treatment, it is instantly available. If it seems to be too intense, there are easier, lighter setting-options as well. We will always start you off light, allowing you to choose when you’re ready to move to a higher intensity.

For more information,  please visit www.normatecrecovery.com.





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