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Cryotherapy in West Hollywood and Encino
What is Cryotherapy?
After entering the chamber, your brain is quickly triggered to protect itself (fight or flight) from the cold by rapidly pulling your blood into the body’s core with a process called Vasoconstriction (the narrowing of blood vessels), which helps to minimize muscle injury and to repair muscle tears quickly. The cold affects only the skin temperature, 1/2 millimeter deep, and doesn’t reduce the body’s internal temperature. After stepping out of the chamber, through a process called Vasodilation (opening the blood vessels and channels), the newly oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood rushes to the extremities and reduces inflammation by inducing a whole body response that promotes pain relief, reduction of muscle fatigue and soreness, a boost to your immune system, better quality of sleep, and an increased metabolic rate. The recovery and lost time from injury and physical exertion is shortened and the daily stresses on the mind and body are relieved an rejuvenated.
Why Choose Cryo over Icing Areas?
Cryotherapy allows the body to heal itself from the inside out. Icing heals the body from the outside in. The main difference between the two, when you’re icing, you’re freezing your skin topically as well as freezing muscles and joints directly under the skin. Cryo allows the cold to only affect the skin topically and in turn promotes blood flow to circulate around the body promoting all of the healing!
How does it work?
Liquid Nitrogen is -326 degrees F. It’s evaporation point is at -321 degrees F. Our machines, both the chamber and localized, are actually used to warm up the liquid just enough for it to evaporate and create the vapor.
Is it safe to breathe in?
Nitrogen is 78% of the air you breathe. That being said, Liquid nitrogen expands 695 times in volume when it vaporizes and has no warning properties such as odor or color. Therefore, if sufficient liquid nitrogen is vaporized and your oxygen percentage dips below 19.5%, there is a risk of oxygen deficiency which may result in suffocation.
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