Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) uses a Cryo Cabin filled with nitrogen gas to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities with short term exposure (150 seconds) to ultra-low temperatures (-130 degrees Celsius). The results are a reduction in pain, inflammation, and recovery time from exercise, injury, or surgery.

What is happening during WBC?

  • With your head outside of the Cryo Cabin, it begins to fill with nitrogen gas
  • A rapid cooling of skin receptors stimulates the Central Nervous System 
  • Norepinephrine is released causing a feeling of alertness & euphoria
  • In an attempt to maintain homeostasis (keep you from freezing in this instance) there is dramatic peripheral vasoconstriction (blood flow is directed away from limbs & into core to help maintain a temperature of 98.6)
  • The blood is sent through an “internal cycle” where it nourishes organs and is enriched with oxygen, enzymes, & nutrients before it’s sent back to the limbs (when you exit the Cryo Cabin)
  • This enriched blood creates favourable conditions for internal organ regeneration, for cell renewal process, replacement of damaged cells & elimination of dead cells from peripheral tissues
  • Due to the redirection of blood away from limbs there is a powerful analgesic effect & a decrease in inflammation
  • The Energy Meridians of the body are also positively stimulated due to differences in skin temperature & body temperature

We recommend that you start with 7 sessions over a 3 week duration to experience the full benefits of WBC. A session takes 150 seconds. On your first visit, you will be assessed by the WBC technician as there are some contraindications for clients such as pregnancy, heart related conditions, acute illness, etc.

Benefits of WBC:

  • Reduced inflammation, pain and swelling
  • Improved joint function and injury recovery
  • Boosted energy and stamina, less fatigue
  • Improved skin conditions related to inflammation
  • Reduced symptoms of stress and insomnia
  • Stronger immune system
  • Circulation enhanced along with the supply of oxygen to tissues
  • Decreased depression & mood disorders
  • Reduced headache & migraine symptoms
  • Accelerated recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury or concussion

Additional benefits: 

  • The immune system is stimulated
  • Release of Endorphins reduce pain sensitivity
  • Enriched blood creates favourable conditions for internal organ regeneration
  • Circulation enhanced along with the supply of oxygen to tissues
  • Treatments are safe, pain free, and comfortable
  • Unlike an ice bath you can exercise right after WBC

If you are interested in reading any of the research available on WBC please visit: Whole Body Cryotherapy Studies

For more information or to book your first session call (613) 507-5282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.