People from a wide range of lifestyles and ages are a good candidate for this treatment. While it is ideal for athletes seeking muscle recovery, those with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, and those seeking weight loss and skin rejuvenation, it is also highly recommended for individuals who simply want to improve their overall health and appearance. Cryotherapy is also used post-surgery to accelerate healing and reduce pain without the side effects of pain medications. Younger clients, ages 10 to 18, can use WBC with parental consent.
WBC stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy. Professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL have made WBC an important part of their recovery treatment programs. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the positive effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.