Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is an age-old treatment doctors have used to heal acute and chronic pain. Historically, this was done by applying ice on the affected area. Whole Body Cryotherapy however, works by blocking the pain receptors of the entire spinal cord and modulating the immune system.

Soundarapandian Bone and Joint Hospital is proud to present Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) for the first time in India. This technique was engineered in Japan in the late 70’s and popularised and perfected by Professor Reinhard Fricke in Germany

In WBC, the patient goes into a specially designed room that maintains a mind boggling temperature of -110℃!

Research has repeatedly proven that -110℃ is the optimal temperature for patients to receive the best benefits.

Just 3 minutes, twice a day, for 1 month and the results are nothing short of amazing!

Experience WBC:

The visitor enters the chamber wearing socks, gloves, mouth and ear protection. We encourage the visitor to wear something that will allow maximum exposure to the cold. Swimwear is ideal with protection for the face, ear, hands and feet (cap and mask socks and gloves. The visitor will be in the room for about 3 minutes or less as advised by the Doctor. The immediate result is a highly pleasant tingling sensation all over the exposed skin areas and a boost to the energy levels that is evident because of a huge release of natural endorphins.

That's not all! Whole Body Cryotherapy boosts the immune system, improves metabolism, blood circulation, psychological stress, combats insomnia and stimulates overall health & well-being.

WBC was primarily researched for inflammatory arthritis; specifically Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylosis patients. The benefits for all inflammatory arthritis in this regard are extraordinary!

These benefits spill over to the fibromyalgia patients as well, wherein the pain relief is phenomenal.

One of the additional benefits of WBC is its effect on sports persons. Not only does it enable their bodies to recover much faster, but it also increases their performance. So much so that the Wales Rugby Team, the German rowing team and the Chinese Olympic team all have their own Cryo Chamber.

Whole Body Cryotherapy and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

WBC was extensively researched in Germany for its phenomenal benefits towards RA.

3 minutes, twice a day of WBC shows dramatic long-term benefits for patients suffering from RA.

  • It modulates the immune system considerably which in turn slows down the inflammation
  • Pain is reduced by blockage of pain receptors
  • Huge improvement in general mobility and joint function
  • Medicine intake is substantially reduced
Whole Body Cryotherapy and Chronic Pain.

In the Cryochamber the patient experiences immediate pain relief that lasts several hours. A series of visits to the cold chamber reduces the dependence on medicines, mobility is improved, central pain sensors are desensitized and there is a significant improvement in quality of life.

WBC is extremely beneficial to:

  • Patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
  • Acute traumatic and postoperative situations and rehabilitation
Whole Body Cryotherapy and Sports persons:

Whole Body Cryotherapy is widely used in the area of Sports all over Europe and the rest of the world is quickly catching up.

  • WBC brings about faster recovery of the body from the daily strain of their rigorous training schedules and shortens turnaround time
  • WBC helps bring top performers back to their peak as quickly as possible with no side effects
  • It is used by endurance athletes to increase their stamina
  • In addition to pain relief WBC also accelerates the healing of sports related injuries thus effectively shortening the rehabilitative time
Whole Body Cryotherapy and Wellness:

WBC has become a favorite in medical spas over the world. It affects the body and the psyche rejuvenating the visitor exceptionally and has become a ritual to many.

The visitor experiences phenomenal results in treatment of:

  • Burn out syndrome
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders

WBC promotes a feeling of freshness and alertness, insomnia disappears and a state of calmness sets in after cryotherapy.

Whole Body Cryotherapy and Skin disorders:

WBC is also used to treat persons suffering from Psoriasis and Neurodermatitis. Using Whole Body Cryotherapy for these conditions has proven beneficial, after a couple of days of therapy! The itching sensation produced by these conditions recedes and the scaling reduces drastically.

To summarise, Whole body Cryotherapy is not just a method of treatment for arthritis. It is also a pleasantly refreshing, psychologically enlightening, performance enhancing and mood lifting!