Running and endurance sports put considerable stress on your muscles and joints, which, if not properly addressed, could lead to injury. Runners and endurance athletes that do not properly recover are prevented from training at a level that will produce optimal performance results. Utilizing whole body cryotherapy as a part of your training formula may help accelerate your recovery process allowing you to get back on the tread faster and stronger and in a better position to crush your performance goals!

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the use of extreme cold temperatures to help heal the body in under 3 minutes. Temperatures can range from -130˚F to -184˚F.

The WBC unit uses a gaseous form of nitrogen to lower skin surface temperature during a two-three minute session. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperature by sending messages to the brain that causes the body to go into a defensive (fight or flight) mode, transporting blood and nutrients to the organs in the core. During this process your body starts oxygenating your blood, flushing it of toxins and lactic acid. Your body begins to return to its normal state immediately after exiting the cryotherapy chamber, dilating the blood vessels to distribute heat and thereby increasing the blood flow to extremities. The dilated blood vessels allow you to more effectively distribute this newly oxygenated blood to your limbs and your body starts absorbing this blood which is now enriched with oxygen, collagen and other nutrients and enzymes. Research and clinical studies have shown that WBC can be used to relieve:

  • Muscle pain and soreness
  • Sprains
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Joint pain and stiffness

WBC has also been shown to improve mental health due to the release of endorphins during the cryotherapy session. To find out more about the benefits of using WBC, please click here.

Our WBC unit has its own dedicated room at our facility that allows you to easily access the benefits of WBC without the hassle of hiking back and forth to another facility. While WBC is an important portion of recovery, make sure you speak with your medical professional before using our WBC unit.

The WBC unit is not a medical device as defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information about WBC above is based on research studies conducted by third parties unaffiliated with FRC and has not been evaluated by the FDA. In addition, FRC has not verified the accuracy of such research studies.