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Hours of Operation:
Mon : 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue to Thurs : 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri : 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sat : 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: CLOSED                                 
(Walk-ins Welcome Before 5:00pm)
Location
8825 Perimeter Park Blvd.
Suite 303
Jacksonville, Fl. 32216

 

Phone: 904-474-2796

HOW CRYOTHERAPY WORKS

     Upon sensing the cool air inside the cryochamber, your skin sends signals via cold sensory nerves through your central nervous system to your brain, stimulating regulatory actions that effectively activate healing resources that are naturally produced throughout your body. As a protective mechanism, blood rushes from your skin, muscles and connective tissue to your core in an effort to protect our internal organs. Here the blood gathers healing proteins and enzymes that are ready to go to work on anything that may have been harmed by this new stressor, the COLD. You guessed it – we’re tricking our bodies a little bit – but our intentions are good! Once out of the cryochamber, your body immediately reheats and this nutrient-dense blood is pumped back out through your extremities, attempting to heal everything in its path. This is where the endorphins kick in.

     As the body’s survival resources are mobilized, blood floods the body’s core where it becomes enriched with oxygen and other vital nutrients. This is a critical component of the process as enriched blood will then rush back to the extremities during the post-treatment warmup. When clients step out into the normal air, all peripheral tissues expand. That rush of fresh blood throughout the body contributes to the efficient elimination of dead cells from the vital organs and lymph system. This process also provides a feeling of euphoria popular among users. The benefits of circulating oxygen enriched blood are so great, studies even suggest that several successive treatments could lead to an increase in hemoglobin count.    

     The user can expect to feel the benefits from these natural pain-relieving hormones immediately. Most clients report elevated mood levels, increased energy, and a heightened alertness that lasts for the next 10-12 hours at a minimum. Since this process is taxing on an individual’s body, a person can expect an elevated and sustained caloric burn that can potentially exceed one’s baseline burn by up to 400-600 calories.

     A single treatment provides benefits that last for much of the day. A regimen of 3-4 repeated treatments per week can provide safe and lasting relief from chronic pain. These positive results have been found in people with chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, joint pain and other tissue-related pain.

     One of the most important, yet less measurable effects of Cryotherapy, is the body’s  anti-inflammatory response. Specifically, studies show that Cryotherapy causes a decrease in pro-inflammatory interleukins and an increase in anti-inflammatory interleukins.  The significance of this is that inflammation is directly linked to nearly every known disease that ails the human body. The hope is that long-term, sustained inflammation can be reduced by Cryotherapy. 

SCIENCE OF CRYOTHERAPY

Clinical trials have shown that Whole Body Cryotherapy increases healthy cellular survival, decreases undesirable cell growth (cellular metabolism), decreases inflammation, decreases pain and spasm and promotes the temporary constriction of blood vessels to control edema. Ice packs can do some of this locally on a knee or elbow, ice baths can do it globally but they’re painful and hard to endure. Only the most dedicated, high-level competitive athletes will submerge sore bodies for 15-20 minutes with varying degrees of effect. With Whole Body Cryotherapy, a therapy CryoSauna or chamber is cooled with liquid nitrogen, usually to a temperature of −166 °F to −200 °F (−110 °C to −140 °C), though temperatures as low as −225 °F (−160 °C) have been used. The patient wears shorts or a swimsuit and is protected fromfrostbite with socks, slippers and gloves.

     The patient spends a few minutes in the chamber during which the average skin temperature drops to 54 °F (12 °C), while the coldest skin temperature can be 41 °F (5 °C). The core body temperature remains unchanged during the treatment, however it may drop slightly afterwards. This therapy triggers the release of endorphins which induce analgesia (immediate pain relief). Patients say that the WBC experience is invigorating and report that it improves a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, insomnia, rheumatism (arthritis), muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia, itching, and psoriasis. The immediate effect of skin cooling and analgesia lasts for five minutes but the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect, where the pains and signs of inflammation as found in blood tests remain suppressed for weeks. These effects of extreme cold and endorphin release are scientifically studied.

Clinical studies on Whole Body Cryotherapy >>>

 
 
 

HISTORY OF CRYOTHERAPY

     The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek words cryo (κρύο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεία) meaning cure. Cryotherapy has been used as a healing modality since the seventeenth century.

     Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) originated in Japan in 1978, however it was a group of Polish scientists who took the idea and made WBT the physical therapy that it is today. In 1978, Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan began using freezing sessions of short duration on his patients’ skin surface for immediate relief of rheumatoid arthritis through the rapid decrease of temperature of the outer layer of skin. The Olympic rehabilitation center in Spala, Poland opened in May of 2000 and has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation center for athletes of many sports.

     In the 1980s Yamaguchi and his associates came to the conclusion that using a cryosauna, (also known as a cryotherapy chamber or a cryotherapy unit), for rapid short-term freezing of the skin’s surface has a more beneficial effect on the human body than its gradual cooling while immersed in an ice bath. Further study in Europe over the last 3 decades has established whole body cryotherapy as a powerful therapy for, and recovery from, a variety of conditions.

Statements made anywhere on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No product or service sold or administered by Cryotherapy JAX is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative therapies or making a change to your regimen.