Cryotherapy by Danny the Coach

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Ok, I tried yet another super cool alternative therapy that can help you get better fast - Cryotherapy. What you think about it? Have you tried it? Let me know.

The Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) treatments is a cutting-edge 3 minute treatment using liquid nitrogen vapor to help your body heal. Research has shown WBC to be more effective and efficient than an ice bath and offers benefits that traditional cold therapies cannot. This anti-inflammatory treatment exposes you to temperatures between -190 F (-123 C) and -256 F (-160 C) degrees (depending on what level you are on) for a short duration of time, typically 2 - 3 minutes.

Here a list of some of the positive results with WBC:

  • Extreme temperature variations help optimize many biological functions. Vasoconstriction and vasodilation, for example, help optimize the function of your circulatory system by strengthening the smooth muscles

  • One of the mechanisms by which cold thermogenesis (cryotherapy) aids weight loss and reduces your risk of diabetes and other chronic disease is by inducing brown adipose tissue (BAT), which generates heat

  • In BAT, heat generation is based on mitochondrial metabolism. In muscle, mitochondrial metabolism plays only a secondary role by supplying energy to the muscle

  • As your body adapts to colder temperatures, oxygen consumption increases, enzymatic activity in the mitochondria of your muscle is up-regulated and the number of mitochondria increases, which results in an overall increase in metabolic rate

    Health benefits of cryotherapy include decreased inflammation, pain


    swelling; increased speed of recovery following injury; reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety; a lower risk of dementia and much more - (Source Dr. Mercola)

Positive results with WBC have occurred when applied to:

  • Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Psoriasis

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Spinal syndromes

  • Depressive, anxiety & sleep disorders

  • Decreased libido

  • Asthma treatment

A great place to experience CryoTherapy is in Del Mar. Check out Cryo Shield in Del Mar. They offer great service and you can even get in on a "happy hour" sessions from Mon - Fri 12-3pm, call them for details. And they are really nice people, too! So stop by and get your cold fix. It's amazing.

Let me know what you think afterwards.