CRYO SHIELD THERAPY: Protect Your Health
Cryo Shield is a San Diego cryotherapy company and the passion project of professional MLB pitcher, James Shields. A huge proponent and beneficiary of whole body cryotherapy treatment, James understands first-hand the difference cryotherapy can make in recovery, athletic performance and overall well-being. In 2015, James and team opened Cryo Shield Therapy in Del Mar in hopes of making this technology available to all San Diegans.
“Whole body cryotherapy made an enormous impact on my recovery time and my ability to stay at the top of my game. My experience inspired me to open Cryo Shield, and share this treatment with San Diego.” – James Shield, Owner & Professional Baseball Player
WHAT IS SAN DIEGO CRYOTHERAPY?
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) treatments is a cutting-edge 3-minute treatment using liquid nitrogen vapor to help you heal. It’s been found to be more effective and efficient than an ice bath and offers benefits that traditional cold therapies cannot. This anti-inflammatory treatment exposes patients to temperatures between -190 and -256 degrees Fahrenheit for a short duration of time—typically 2 – 3 minutes. In those few minutes a patient’s blood vessels will rapidly constrict and skin temperatures will drop while the core body temperature remains unchanged. The shock to one’s system releases endorphins allowing for an immediate mood-boosting pick-me-up. Once the session is over, blood vessels begin to dilate, blood circulation is vastly improved and oxygen is distributed throughout the entire body. Cryotherapy’s ability to reduce inflammation makes it a popular treatment for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and often arthritis sufferers.
Cryo Shield now offers NormaTec recovery technology as a complement to cryotherapy sessions. Learn More!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Alleviated inflammation | Accelerated muscle and injury recovery | Improved energy levels | Increased blood circulation | Boosted immune system | Reduced muscle fatigue | Enhanced metabolism | Improved pain management | Accelerated metabolism | Improved skin clarity
Whole body cryotherapy patients come to Cryo Shield for a range of reasons, and it’s certainly not limited to athletic recovery. In fact, many people suffering from debilitating disorders have found their relief with regular cold therapy treatments. Positive results with WBC have occurred when applied to:
- Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bekhterev’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal syndromes
- Depressive, anxiety and sleep disorders
- Decreased libido
- Asthma treatment
Ultimately, whole body therapy can aid in reducing and even eliminating medication!* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.* WBC is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
While it seems San Diego cryotherapy came out of nowhere, the treatment has been practiced around the world for decades. WBC was developed in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Toshiba Yamaguchi as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The results were excellent and news of Dr. Yamaguchi’s discovery of WBC quickly spread throughout Europe. For more than 35 years there have been numerous documented studies, mostly in Europe treating many different types of patients, including nearly all body types and situations, with positive results. Although there are much fewer American driven studies, since WBC has only been available in the U.S. for approximately 5 years, the U.S. studies are showing very similar results to those found in Europe for almost four decades.
WHAT IS IMPACT CRYO?
Out of the 5 or 6 different companies now producing WBC units worldwide, Cryo Shield is confident that we are using the best company and WBC unit in the world. Impact Cryo is 100% American made, manufactured, designed and distributed. Impact Cryo is also endorsed by renowned sports medicine physician, Dr. James Andrews, who was recently named chair of Impact Cryo’s national advisory board. Impact Cryo has gone above and beyond regarding all safety aspects involved in performing and receiving the WBC procedure. Thanks to Cryo Shield’s dedication to using only top-of-the-line equipment, there is not better place for whole body cryotherapy in San Diego.
Information contained within this website, and on all Cryo Shield Therapy Corporation printed materials, are for informational purposes only. All materials contained within the website are copyrighted. All rights reserved. The cold therapy products and equipment have not been tested or approved by the FDA or any other government agencies for the treatment of any illness or disease. Use at your own risk.
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