Once you enter the chamber, your sympathetic nervous system kicks into place. It causes the blood vessels in your arms and legs to constrict, increasing your blood pressure and rushing your blood to your core (your brain is telling your body to protect your heart and internal organs!). As you exit the chamber, your blood vessels open up again, reversing the process by decreasing your blood pressure and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the body—this effect on the body aids in clearing toxins, reducing muscle soreness and increasing endorphins.
As you become exposed to air that is -115 ℃, your body reacts to the extreme drop in temperature by constricting blood vessels in your skin and muscles, forcing your blood to your core.
Toxins and inflammatory proteins can then be removed from your blood and passed for elimination.
Once you leave the cryo-chamber after 3 to 4 minutes, your body begins to warm, and your freshly filtered blood returns, bringing oxygen, healing enzymes, and micronutrients with it.
This return of blood enriches your muscle and skin tissue. Endorphins are also released, creating a sense of euphoria, reducing your stress and anxiety and improving your sleep quality.
Over the 48 hours following your cryotherapy session, your body will arrive at a new normal state with increased energy and decreased overall pain and inflammation.
Your recovery time from physical performance decreases, skin issues begin to resolve, and your basal metabolic rate elevates, which, in turn, helps enhance your physical performance.