WBC is an alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs. This treatment consists of exposing individuals to extremely cold, dry air (below -85C) for up to three minutes in a climate controlled cryochamber.
The chamber is designed for two person use and is popular with groups of athletes or couples. During these exposures, individuals wear minimal clothing to maximise skin exposure.
Whole-Body Cryotherapy was initially intended for use in a clinical setting to treat patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammation and multiple sclerosis, and although WBC is provided in over fifty European hospitals and medical clinics, it has now been implemented in many private clinics, health spas and athletic training facilities in the Western countries.
The scope of WBC application has widened greatly and people young and old are using WBC to rejuvenate their bodies and minds.
Yes, WBC chambers are very safe and have been used for three decades without severe adverse reactions being recorded. The skin, hair and undergarments must be dry. Avoid swimming, showering and exercising immediately prior to a cryotherapy session.
Mindbody Lounge’s WBC chamber is cooled by nitrogen, but there is no direct exposure to nitrogen in the chamber. Clients simply breathe normal room air which has been cooled. A mask is provided to ensure the air is warm around the mouth and no discomfort is caused.
Our WBC chamber is equipped with multiple monitors to ensure all aspects of the cryotherapy process are as they should be.
There is an emergency stop button and an emergency exit door in case there is ever an emergency or evacuation required.
All sessions are supervised by an instructor who explains the procedure to the clients before they enter, and monitors the session from start to finish.
The Mindbody Lounge provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers, and gloves for the purpose of protecting your extremities during treatment. Men are required to wear their own underwear or shorts.
All clients must remove jewellery and exterior body piercings below the neck. Additionally, clients should not apply oils, lotions, or cologne prior to treatment.
The WBC session is 10 minutes in total with 3 of those minutes in the WBC room stimulating your body and mind.
Those who are/have:
– Heart Disease
– High Blood Pressure >150 not controlled by medication
– Cold-Activated Asthma
– Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome
– Children under 18 must have written consent and a guardian present.
– Clients with severe medical conditions not listed above should get doctor’s consent before doing WBC.
WBC stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic.
The buoyant effects from each session typically last six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy
WBC is generally tolerated very well and has minimal risks:
Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to the extreme cold (rare), minor redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to temperatures longer than recommended or skin is wet prior to entry).
TRIAL OUR SERVICES WITH UP TO 6 INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS WITHIN 14 DAYS (ONLY $198)