Cryotherapy in Westchase

Cryotherapy, or cryogenic therapy, is a form of treatment using freezing or near-freezing temperatures. Cryotherapy uses cold to treat acute and sub-acute injuries, as well as reduce discomfort following athletic reconditioning. Whole-body cryotherapy can improve mobility and overall function, as well as reduce pain and stiffness.

What is Cryotherapy? 

Advances in Cryotherapy has lead the future of the technology to whole body electric cryotherapy. With zero FDA warning and more than 220 clinical studies in place, electric cryotherapy is now known as the safer and more effective treatment than that of nitrogen gas machines.

Electric offers a more evenly distributed cold and allows for whole-body cooling, including the head, without the fear and danger of asphyxiation or forced air burns.

At Westchase Wellness & Recovery our Full-Body Electric Cryotherapy Chamber is the newest evolution in cryotherapy. It’s an entirely new experience even for seasoned cryo users being that there is no nitrogen gas. It is electrically powered and this Monstrosity of Frigidity delivers what we continually hear as the “Best Cryo Experience Ever!“.

No hazardous gas to breathe

Electric offers a more evenly distributed cold and whole-body cooling effect.

Fastest skin temperature drops in the industry

Whole-Body getting the head cold allows for more effect upon the nervous system including greater vagus nerve stimulation and hypothalamus effect given it is the center of our thermoregulation.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Here are just a few of the potential benefits of cryotherapy based on the latest research:
Reduced inflammation

Cryotherapy has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body.

Pain relief

Cryotherapy has been found to reduce pain and muscle soreness, especially after exercise or injury. It is thought to work by numbing the affected area and reducing inflammation.

Improved recovery

Cryotherapy may speed up recovery time after exercise or injury by reducing muscle damage and promoting faster healing.

Enhanced athletic performance

Some research suggests that cryotherapy can improve athletic performance by increasing oxygenation of the blood, improving circulation, and reducing fatigue.

Better mental health

Cryotherapy has been found to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by increasing levels of endorphins and other feel-good hormones in the body.

Weight loss

Some studies suggest that cryotherapy can help with weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism and burning more calories.

What can you expect from Cryotherapy in Westchase?

Firstly, you will enter our pre-chamber, and you will stand there for approximately 30 seconds. You will then step into the main chamber for approximately 3 minutes. You will be exposed to below-freezing temperatures generated by electricity and our cyclone technology. Our chamber is electric so there is no nitrogen gas thus your head will be also exposed to freezing temperatures. This allows for more effect upon the nervous system including greater vagus nerve stimulation and hypothalamus effect given it is the center of our thermoregulation. You will wear gloves, socks, sneakers/slippers, ear protection and a mask (if you prefer). You are free to open the chamber door and exit at any time.

Cryotherapy: Would You Like to Try?

Cryotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for many conditions. However, there are some groups that should avoid whole body cryotherapy. Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy.

Stan Nedelko

“My experience at Westchase Physical Therapy has been incredible. What’s made the difference is my therapist, Sarina. I have been to other physical therapy centers in the past and have always cut short my therapy as I found the experience to not be very positive. Sarina has changed that for me. She takes the time to work with you and determine what therapy works best and is also engaging with her style and dialog during my sessions. I have made quick strides in my recovery due in large part to the care and therapy provided by Sarina. I highly recommend Westchase Physical Therapy and especially Sarina.”

Kevin Johnson

“I have been going to Westchase Physical Therapy for about 4 months now and I have had the best experience in physical therapy that I’ve ever had. The front desk staff is extremely professional, courteous and polite, and they greet you with a smile. The physical therapist that I’ve worked with have given me a feeling of positivity and that my therapy and workouts are going to be benificial for me over time. I enjoy working with the team, because they push me when I need it and pull up some when I’m struggling, but most of all they are very knowledgeable about the human body and that makes me feel comfortable about the therapist that I am working with, because I have a lot of questions about my condition and the methods needed to make me stronger and better then where I’m at presently.”