Health & Wellness
Ever since Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in its modern form in the 1970s, MDs in Europe and Asia have touted its natural benefits for health and wellness. Only recently have these health innovations begun to catch on in the US, and iChill is proud to be the first recovery facility in Indianapolis providing WBC services.
Inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and arthritis are chronic pain, redness, swelling, or stiffness caused by the body’s natural response to an injury. Because Whole Body Cryotherapy enhances the body’s natural healing mechanisms, WBC can be a very effective anti-inflammatory treatment for the following conditions, among others:
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder caused by overstimulation of your brain’s pain sensors. Because Whole Body Cryotherapy works by manipulating pain sensors into implementing a heightened level of your body’s natural healing mechanisms in response to cooler temperatures, many patients have experienced long-term relief from fibromyalgia thanks to WBC.
Psoriasis is caused by the overstimulated growth of skin cells. During the Whole Body Cryotherapy session, this growth is temporarily slowed so that the body can focus on transporting blood to extremities in order to keep them warm. After the session is complete, skin cell growth is “reset” back to normal levels, resulting not only in the effects of psoriasis being minimized but also in a healthier, more youthful complexion.
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in its original form in Japan in order to treat rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation. The cool temperatures from the Cryosauna gently force inflammation to subside, providing relief from joint pain for most patients immediately after use.
Depression and Anxiety
The ultra-cool air used in WBC causes the brain to release a higher-than normal level of endorphins and other “feel-good” hormones. Because of the increased endorphins and adrenaline levels after a session, many users have reported enhanced mood and increased energy thanks to WBC.
Reported benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy for health and wellness include:
- Reduced inflammation (inc. fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis)
- Reduced psychological stress, anxiety, and depression
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Enhanced immune function
- Better joint function
- Increased libido
- Quicker post-surgery recovery times