Whole-body cryotherapy is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures (-110 °C to -190 °C) for 1-3 minutes.
Extremely low temperatures are an effective way to trigger the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. Short-term cooling of the skin helps invigorate metabolic processes in the body, reduces anxiety and fatigue, improves sleep and stimulates the immune system.
Cryotherapy enhances the body’s natural defense processes and is the reason why it is absolutely safe. Briefly exposing skin to low temperatures has no impact on body temperature. Liquid nitrogen, the element composing three-quarters of earth’s atmosphere, is used for the cooling.
The procedure lasts 2-3 minutes at most. Cryotherapy pursues several problems at once. This means that the body starts healing itself at several levels. Swimming in cold air feels pleasant and more comfortable compared to conventional hardening because the air has been cooled to very low temperatures with almost no moisture.