1The body responds completely differently to Cryostimulation than what it does to icing or ice baths.
2Icing, cools down tissue and slows down cellular activity. Cryotherapy only stimulates the very top level of the skin which causes the tissue to heat up through speeding up cellular activity.
3Cryotherapy’s stimulatory effect causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing peripheral blood flow (circulation) and thus oxygenation to tissue by up to 4 times.
4Cryotherapy stimulates the release of beta-endorphins which are powerful painkilling hormones in the body.
5Cyotherapy is excellent for injury recovery, ideal for injuries older than 72 hours, it has been shown through research to reduce recovery time by up to 50%.
6Cryotherapy has a marked anti-inflammatory effect on the body. The inflammatory response in the body is mediated by protiens called cytokines, cryotherapy has been shown to increase anti-inflammatory cytokines.
7The body’s metabolic rate is accelerated following Whole Body Cryotherapy as it attempts to generate heat as compensation for the cold exposure.
8It has been reported that following a session of whole body cryotherapy, the body can burn upto 800 calories through the metabolic heat generating process.
9Cryotherapy has been shown to decrease the levels of phospho-creatinine kinase in the body, this is an enzyme related to muscular damage and is one found in the blood stream after a heart attack.
10Whole Body Cryotherapy can leave one feeling euphoric, this is due to the release of beta-endorphins which are known as "happy hormones", studies have shown that the treatment can be effective in alleviating anxiety and depression.