A few answers to our most common questions. If your question is not then feel free to get in touch.
WBC was originally developed by a doctor in Japan to treat arthritic conditions. It caught on in Europe and has been utilized and studied over there ever since. It’s recently been gaining popularity here in the states, especially among doctors, chiropractors, pro athletes and tv personalities.
Researchers in Europe have been refining the process over the last two decades with a very good safety record.
Nitrogen gas is used to lower the surface temperature of the skin to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in about 30 seconds or less, and keeps it that low for 2-3 minutes. Skin receptors send messages to the brain to shunt the blood supply to the core in order to protect the core temperature. The blood circulates among the vital organs until you step out and immediately start to warm back up. This results in increased oxygen, antioxidants and endorphins in the bloodstream for several hours.
Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air we breathe is composed of 78% Nitrogen.
There is no freezing involved, only the feeling of being cold. This process is simply cold air flowing over the surface of the skin. The air is dry and makes it surprisingly comfortable. This is much more tolerable than an ice bath. This also means you do not need to shower before or after the session.
Just like wearing socks and gloves for protection in the snow, the fingers and toes are most vulnerable to the lower temperatures.
The door to the unit is never locked and you are able to step out at any time. The chamber opens to the top and your head is raised above the rim so that you are never fully enclosed.
Although the WBC produces completely natural effects, our unit is only designed for an adult-sized body. Children are simply too small to fit in the unit. We can accommodate clients up to 350 pounds.
Optimal results are usually seen with grouping a number of sessions together in a short period of time. You will see some affects after 1-2 sessions but the more you do, the more improvements you will notice. In one study, 10 sessions resulted in 6 months of pain relief. Skin improvements can be seen in as little as 3-4 sessions. Weight loss effects can take a few more. Keep in mind that everybody is different and results will vary. Once you get the desired results, you can back off the number of sessions and decide what works for you to maintain your gains.
The following conditions are contraindications to WBC: Pregnancy, severe hypertension (180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident (stroke), uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
WBC is very well tolerated and has minimal risks. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the session by up to 10 points systolically (reverses immediately after the session), allergic reaction to extreme cold, activation of some viral conditions such as cold sores due to stimulation of the immune system.
Absolutely. In fact many pro athletes do a session before a workout or race in order to perform better and then again after to speed their recovery by up to 50%. Some of the professional athletes/celebrities who use WBC include: Lebron James, Tony Robbins, Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, (in fact many pro teams are utilizing WBC) Demi Moore, Jennifer Anniston, Mandy Moore, Glen Beck and more!