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Why Cryotherapy with Peak Cryotherapy

LOTUS and Peak Cryotherapy are partnering to offer the opportunity for you to recover, rejuvenate and relax through innovative and complementary treatments every Tuesday and select Saturdays! In addition to whole-body cryotherapy, a variety of massage options, skin care, infrared sauna and compression boots this new PopUp location is designed to improve your overall health and wellness.

Whether you are looking to ease muscle soreness and chronic pain, sleep better, reduce anxiety, or if you just want to look and feel better, Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC) may be the answer for you. WBC is a non-medical health treatment that involves exposure to extremely low temperatures for a three-minute session. WBC can reduce inflammation, help manage pain, improve athletic performance and recovery, reduce the visible signs of aging, burn more than 500 calories, and help with insomnia and depression. That’s why celebrities such as LeBron James, Tony Robbins, Derrick Hough, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston, among a growing list of others, have touted the benefits.

While relatively new in the United States, WBC has been popular in Europe for many years, especially with elite soccer teams looking for a performance edge. Increasingly U.S. collegiate and pro athletes are adding cryotherapy to their training programs. Several members of the Dallas Mavericks credit their 2011 NBA Championship to cryotherapy and Georgetown University has recently added WBC to its training center. Locally, high school, college and professional athletes come to Peak to speed their recovery, as you can see from our wall of photos.

Participants in Cross-Fit, martial arts, spinning, running, and weightlifting also love WBC for reducing muscle soreness and getting them back to the gym more quickly. In a study entitled Clinical Relevance of Whole Body Cryotherapy, Alan G. Christianson, NMD concluded that, “Whole Body Cryotherapy has been documented to safely and quickly benefit chronic pain and inflammation. It also has an established role in benefitting athletic performance.”

In addition to pain relief, WBC may also stimulate collagen production, improve skin tone, help with anxiety and depression, and improve sleep. And the endorphin rush experienced can provide an energy boost and overall feeling of well-being.

LOTUS PopUp on Tuesdays and select Saturdays - Located in Pike Creek Sports Medicine & Professional Center 3105 Limestone Road Suite 305 Wilmington, DE 19808

How does WBC work? Initially developed in the 1970s by a doctor for his patients with rheumatoid arthritis, WBC uses air cooled to ~220 °F to help your body heal itself. The sub-zero temperature stimulates a response in the body’s regulatory functions. Blood rushes to your core, and when you exit the cryosauna, the oxygenated, nutrient-enriched blood flushes back out, clearing toxins while promoting cellular regeneration for faster healing.

Is it safe? Extreme cold has been used to reduce inflammation for centuries, and whole-body cryotherapy has been used safely for decades. A health inventory will be reviewed to ensure that you do not have any contraindications that would prevent you from experiencing cryotherapy.

What can I expect from my visit? After completing your intake form, you’ll put on the robe, socks, and booties provided. Now you’re ready to enter the cryosauna. Once in, an elevator lifts you so your head is above the chamber, and you’ll exchange your robe for gloves. A staff member will remain with you, chatting and encouraging you until your 3 minutes are up. After the session, you can dress and get on with your day, or choose to indulge with a massage for the ultimate experience. Massage is the perfect complement to WBC, whether you are trying to release muscle tension, correct an imbalance, or just completely relax!

If you are thinking that a 3-minute WBC session may be for you, try a session at Peak Cryotherapy and Massage in Pike Creek for only $29. Memberships, which offer discounts on all of Peak’s services, are also available.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 302-502-3160 or visit

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