Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is an age-old treatment doctors have used to heal acute and chronic pain. This is usually done with the local application of ice on the affected. Whole body cryotherapy however works by blocking the pain receptors of the entire spinal cord. It also modulates 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 70s and popularized and perfected by Professor Reinhard Fricke in Germany.

WBC operates in a specially designed room, which is pumped full of environmentally friendly nitrogen gas that rapidly lowers the temperature inside to a mind boggling MINUS 110 Degree C ! Repeated research has proved -110 degree C as the optimal temperature for patients to receive the best benefits. We are very excited about its amazing capabilities and are certain it is going to benefit its visitors immensely.

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. Swimsuit 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. There a boost to the immune system, Improvement in metabolism, blood circulation, psychological stress, insomnia and stimulates health and well-being.

This is literally the tip of the iceberg! WBC primarily was researched for Arthritic patients; specifically Rheumatoid Arthritic and Ankylosing Spondylosis patients and its benefits for these patients are extraordinary. These benefits spill over to the fibromyalgia patients as well wherein the pain relief is phenomenal. One of the curious phenomena’s of WBC is its benefits for sports persons not only does it enable their recovery much faster it also increases the performance. So much so that the Wales Rugby Team, the German rowing team and the Chinese Olympic team 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 improves the immune system considerably which in turn slows down the inflammation.
  • Pain reduction is reduced by blockage of pain receptors
  • Huge improvement in general mobility and joint function
  • Medicine intake is dramatically 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.
  • Patients suffering from chronic headaches
  • 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 and shortens turnaround time.
  • WBC helps bring top performers back to their peak as quickly as possible with no side effects.
  • Its use in performance sports increases stamina while reducing the heart rate thereby shortening traumatic and post-operative rehabilitation stages.
  • 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 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. There has been very positive experiences with its use and after a couple of days of therapy the itching recedes and the scaling reduces drastically.

In summary Whole body Cryotherapy is not just a refreshing therapy, it is also pleasantly refreshing, psychologically enlightening, performance enhancing and improves self-confidence.