You know whole body cryotherapy (WBC) makes you feel amazing, but did you know it has health benefits that go beyond treating muscle soreness and recovery?
Your circulatory system begins to function independently in utero, long before many of your systems and features mature. Throughout your lifespan it continues to work around the clock to transport oxygen and nutrients throughout your body, and eliminate waste and toxins.
One of the many amazing features of your circulatory system, which includes veins and arteries, is its ability to constrict and dilate to direct blood flow where it is needed most. After a large meal, you may feel sleepy as blood is shunted away from your brain and muscles to your digestive tract to aid in the digestive process. During a vigorous exercise session, vessels in your digestive tract constrict to redirect blood flow to your working muscles.
It is this amazing ability of your circulatory system to send oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood where it is needed that helps your body to perform at its peak.
How Cryotherapy Affects Your Circulatory System
Your skin and muscles comprise most of your body’s soft tissues, and serve to protect your vital organs from trauma and infection. The cells of your skin and muscles are continually being repaired and renewed, requiring a great deal of oxygen and nutrients. Within your cells, waste product of metabolism are generated and need to be removed. This is all accomplished via your bloodstream.
When you expose your superficial skin and muscle cells to extreme cold, their first instinct is to keep your blood warm. Blood vessels that feed your outer layers of tissue rapidly constrict, shunting blood away from the cold and into your warm visceral core. In the process, waste materials and toxins are delivered to your lymph and kidneys for elimination.
In the viscera, your blood becomes saturated with nutrients and oxygen. Rid of toxins and waste, this newly purified and enriched blood is ready to return to the surface, once the threat of freezing is removed. As you body begins to warm after your WBC treatment, superficial blood vessels dilate and enriched blood rushes back into your muscle and skin cells.
The process of dilation and constriction is essentially exercise for your circulatory system. It keeps blood flowing smoothly and without obstruction, ensuring a healthy heart, optimal blood pressure and well nourished soft tissues.
Frequent WBC sessions can play an important role in maintaining optimal health. Used in conjunction with proper nutrition and exercise, WBC can help nurture and maintain a healthy circulatory system.
WBC in NYC
In a world where stress, pollution and chemicals take a continual toll on your health, it is good to know there is a place where you can go to rejuvenate and restore your health. Advanced Cryo NYC offers a unique menu of therapies and treatments geared to keeping you young, healthy and beautiful.
Schedule a WBC session in our convenient SoHo location, and see what all the buzz is about. While visiting our spa-like clinic, ask our friendly staff about our other revolutionary services and treatments.