Speed up muscle recovery, relieve pain and promote overall health and wellness with our cryotherapy services.
The °CRYO Penguin
The °CRYO Penguin helps you recover from injuries or workouts faster, improves skin tone, and reduces the effects of aging by using localized sub-zero temperatures to promote healing. Cryotherapy is available to our Fort Washington Fitness members as well as Valley Fitness Bootcamp members.
What is Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is one of the newest treatments in health and wellness therapy. It essentially shocks the body in subzero temperatures (as low as -140C), stimulating blood circulation and significantly increasing oxygen throughout the body. As the oxygen is pushed throughout the body because of the extremely cool temperatures, it has a highly therapeutic effect on muscle recovery, pain relief, performance and rejuvenates the body.
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Balances the endocrine system
- Releases enhanced levels of endorphins
- Can burn up to 1,000 calories a session
- Increases oxygen and nutrient supply to the areas of the body that need revitalizing
- Makes you feel great!
How It Works
A single cryotherapy session lasts around 3 minutes. You will stand in an enclosed chamber that surrounds your body but has an opening for your head at the top.
We provide socks and gloves to prevent your extremities from frostbite. Cryogenic air floods the chamber, causing the temperature to drop extremely low, and in turn, lowers the temperature of your skin to 30-40 degrees.
This “shock” to the system warms the body’s core and pushes blood to the skin’s surface, flushing toxins like lactic acid from aching muscles. The result: accelerated muscle recovery, reduced inflammation, burns calories and a rush of endorphins!
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