CUSTOMER: Apex CryoTherapy, Fort Collins, CO
“While body cryotherapy” (WBC)is provided in a cryo-sauna. The customer stands in a nitrogen-cooled cryo-sauna (or cryo-chamber) for 1 to 3 minutes. While in the cryotherapy session, the skin’s temperature lowers, stimulated receptors activate a central nervous system response (your fight or flight) and vasoconstriction occurs causing blood to rush to the core of the body to protect vital organs. Once the session ends, the body immediately starts the rewarming process, vasodilation begins and supplies the body and extremities with newly oxygenated blood. Although these arctic temperatures may seem unbearable, the short process is very tolerable and many enjoy the results, as they feel invigorated afterwards. This therapy is also used frequently by professional sport teams.