Whole Body Cryotherapy vs Ice Bath

Why Whole Body Cryotherapy is better than other Recovery methods?

Feature Whole Body Cryotherapy Other Recovery Techniques
Methodology 1ºC to 5ºC 7°C to 0°C
Treatment time 2-3 min 15-20 min
Comfort level High Low
Recovery No Time Required Time Required
Improves circulation Yes No
Increase in Haemoglobin Yes No
Oxygen increase in blood Yes No
Immune system Stimulated No Changes
Risk of hypothermia No Yes
Endorphin release Yes No
Time to resume exercise Immediate 12 to 24 hours
Increase in collagen production Yes No
Posterior joint stiffness No Yes
Prevention of muscle damage Yes No
Accelerates muscle regeneration Yes No
Adverse effects (colds, cystitis) No Yes
Cleanliness Very Hygienic Less Hygienic
Risk of Infection No Yes
Downtime between Sessions NIL 15 Mins

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a much safer, healthier and more effective recovery method than a traditional recovery methods. During the 2-3 minutes of therapy, the brain stimulates the body’s organ regulatory functions resulting in energy increase, cell rejuvenation, immune system boost, increased endorphins and adrenaline, and overall system self-healing.

Whole Body Cryotherapy purifies the blood & increases the body’s nutrient flow. By increasing the rate at which purified blood circulates through the body, the rate at which soft tissues and joints can heal is maximized. Whole Body Cryotherapy “tricks” the body into applying ameliorated healing mechanisms without the penetrating cold. The result is a more comfortable healing experience where the total time your body is exposed to air in the Whole Body Cryotherapy session is never more than 3 minutes.