Inflammation & Pain Management

Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates vasoconstriction, a process known to reduce the inflammation that is associated with acute and chronic joint pain. Cryotherapy is equally effective for chronic and acute pain.

  • Relieves pain from rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid diseases, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and degenerative arthritis
  • Helps resupply nutrient rich blood to areas in pain
  • Improves joint function while inhibiting inflammation
  • Increases the release of endorphins which decrease pain and improve function
  • Decreases the enzymes and proteins that can lead to inflammation
  • Exposure to cold can block pain receptors to the brain
  • Decreases the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches
  • Reduces symptoms of neck and back pain

Weight Loss

Exposure to extreme cold temperatures increases the body’s metabolism which can burn 500-800 calories per session. These numbers increase drastically when combined with physical activity.

Over time the accelerated metabolic effects last longer between sessions, burning up to 2 lbs of body fat per month from Whole Body Cryotherapy alone and more coupled with diet and exercise.

Cryotherapy can also

  • Restore proper body fat distribution
  • Facilitate calorie burning leading to reduction in fat
  • Improve circulation getting fresh oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and brain
  • Increase muscle tone
  • Release endorphins to help boost mood, sharpen cognitive abilities, and concentration
  • Elevate metabolism
  • Increase energy levels for up to 8 hours after the session
  • Converts white fat cells to brown fat cells, speeding up fat burning

Health & Wellness

Skin Rejuvenation

  • Tightens and rejuvenates skin, benefits can be long lasting
  • Improves the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles
  • Speeds up natural cell regeneration
  • Slows cell aging
  • Improves skin elasticity and lessens the appearance of cellulite
  • Increases production of collagen resulting in smoother and tighter skin
  • Helps releases toxins in the skin

Skin Conditions

  • Relief from inflammation and irritation of skin cells
  • Decreases autoimmune response that is the source of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Reduces frequency of flare ups and symptoms


  • Increases serotonin and stabilizes sleep patterns leading to prolonged periods of rest
  • Enhancing sleep patterns has been shown to improve overall health

Stress & Anxiety

  • Decreases the release of the stress hormone cortisol, leading to immediate reduction in stress levels
  • Release of endorphins lead to mood enhancement and increased energy levels for up to 8 hours after a session
  • Release of endorphins and neurotransmitters helps reduce anxiety, depression and improve brain function

Immune Health

  • Decreases cortisol levels which are known to suppress the immune system
  • Lowered incidence of colds and flu

Sports & Recovery

Over the last 5 years, more and more pro athletes have been utilizing Whole Body Cryotherapy as a way to prime the body precontest and help the body recover after athletic competition. Studies show that WBC precontest increases overall strength and endurance.  A great way for Des Moines metro athletes to perform at their best and recover as fast as possible.

  • Decreases injury recovery time
  • Decreases inflammation and soreness that results from physical activity
  • Improves recovery by increasing the body’s oxygen supply
  • Increases the protein and enzymes that repair muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Releases endorphins


*Results may vary based on the individual