What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy comes from two Greek words, cryo meaning cold and therapy meaning to cure. With the use of cold treatments, Cryosanua clients have experienced positive results with health challenges such as arthritis, chronic pain, and muscle inflammation. Whole Body Cryotherapy is a hyper-cooling process that lowers a person’s skin temperature to approximately 30° F for a period of up to three minutes. This is achieved by enveloping the body with extremely cold air at temperatures ranging from -133° F to -274° F.

What is a Cryosauna?

The Cryosauna experience involves lowering the body’s surface skin temperature from approximately 90.5 degrees F to around 32 degrees F for 2-3 minutes. This is achieved by the use of Nitrogen mist which gently surrounds the body at -133 to -274 degrees F. During this process, thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain to release endorphins and beneficial biochemicals. The body then produces a fight or flight response, sending the blood to the core to maintain core body temperature and in the process supercharging the blood with anti-inflammatory proteins, muscular enzymes and higher levels of oxygen. The vessels and capillaries in the skin undergo a period of severe vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation. This causes toxins in the body to be broken down and carried away through these vessels. The body activates all of its natural healing abilities and releases endorphins for further protection. As a result, WBC is very effective for athletic recovery and muscle repair, reduction of chronic pain and inflammation, and skin health improvement through increased collagen production.

Athlete Performance & Recovery

Athletes work hard to stay at the peak of their physical condition. With the use of Cryotherapy, athletes recover faster and are able to reach a higher level of athletic performance.

Beauty & Wellness

Good health is the foundation of all beauty. Post sessions, cryotherapy clients enjoy an increase in metabolism and the natural release of endorphins.

Health & Pain Management

Cryotherapy clients have experienced positive results with health challenges such as arthritis, chronic pain, and muscle inflammation.

Cryotherapy Testimonials & News

"“As an elite athlete and medical professional, I use and recommend whole body cryotherapy. The results I have experienced include dramatically decreased joint inflammation, less overall pain and soreness, enhanced performance in training and competition and an overall decreased recovery time. I use cryotherapy both before and after training. I have experienced some of my best performances by using WBC at least one hour before training/competition and within 1-2 hours afterwards."

− Robin Harris, Chelsea

"“ Cryotherapy has been a major blessing in my life. For the first time in over a decade, I am pretty much pain free. I have tried everything offered to help the pain in my back for 12 years and cryotherapy is the only thing that has helped and it has REALLY helped!!! The energy boost and weight loss is a nice bonus too!”"

− Brandon Greenhill, Alabaster

"“My training intensity has picked up tremendously this year, and so has my recovery. With cryotherapy I can train harder and recover faster for better performance.” "

− Blake Matthews, Helena. Owner, Coach, Crossfit Furious

"“My new favorite place!”"

− Aleen Bailey, - Huntsville. Olympic Gold Medalist Sprinter, Jamaican team

"“Before starting cryotherapy, I would play basketball or ride my bike and it’d take 2-3 days to recover. My knees bothered me the most. This (WBC) has allowed me to do the sports I love everyday if I want to and therefore I’m getting in better shape and feeling good! "

− Bo Jones, Inverness

"“This therapy is awesome! Has helped me most with old injuries and new soreness. It is the real deal and definitely works!”"

− Barclay Gresham, Mtn. Brook

"I started doing crossfit about a year ago. I never realized I could develop such a passion for this sport! When my work and family schedule allows, I train everyday, sometimes twice a day. I often heard my coach talk about Cryotherapy Birmingham and I decided to give it a try. I was always really sore and my shoulders would hurt all the time. It’s just amazing how within the first month I could tell the difference! I wasn’t as sore anymore, my muscles recover much quicker and my shoulders don’t bother me anymore!! Not to mention the energy I get after the sessions! I don’t know what I would do without cryotherapy! I try to go 2-3 times a week but I’d go everyday if I had the time! I recommend it to anybody, at any age, that needs to recover from intense workouts, sports or injuries. Especially if you are about to compete! My younger son, 14, begs me to go before his soccer games or after. Cryotherapy Birmingham also has the best customer service! I love to go there and get my freeze sessions! So thankful to have them in Birmingham! "

− Vanda Brenner, Helena

"“Phenomenal cryotherapy! Highly recommend you give them a try. "

− Matt Morse, Birmingham, UAB Baseball 2nd Base

In the News

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May 27, third hour, Paul finebaum show, espn analyst visits tcu & discovers/explains cryotherapy Frozen Horned Frogs…are the Tide & Tigers next? Listen to Trevor Matich, ESPN analyst and 12 yr NFL veteran talk cryotherapy on the Paul Finebaum show…

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