Whole-body cryotherapy was introduced in Japan in 1980 & subsequently worldwide. Cryotherapy is the whole-body or localized use of extremely cold temperatures in therapy (-76° to-270°F). The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek words cryo meaning cold & therapy meaning cure.
The goal of cryotherapy treatment is to offer you better health & a faster recovery from injury. These benefits start with the reduction of inflammation, pain relief, & improved mobility.
The cryotherapy process decreases cellular metabolism, increases cellular survival, decreases inflammation, decreases pain & spasm, & promotes vasoconstriction & vasodilatation which leads to increased levels of oxygenated blood delivered to damaged tissue.
In the cold temperatures, the blood vessels quickly constrict forming a protective layer while the core body temperature is maintained. The process naturally stimulates blood circulation as the body's hormone, immune, & nervous systems are activated. Benefits of cryotherapy treatment have been widely publicized.