Cryo Shield is a San Diego cryotherapy company and the passion project of professional MLB pitcher, James Shields. A huge proponent and beneficiary of whole body cryotherapy treatment, James understands first-hand the difference cryotherapy can make in recovery, athletic performance and overall well-being. In 2015, James and team opened Cryo Shield Therapy in Del Mar in hopes of making this technology available to all San Diegans.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) treatments is a cutting-edge 3-minute treatment using liquid nitrogen vapor to help you heal. It’s been found to be more effective and efficient than an ice bath and offers benefits that traditional cold therapies cannot. This anti-inflammatory treatment exposes patients to temperatures between -190 and -256 degrees Fahrenheit for a short duration of time—typically 2 – 3 minutes. In those few minutes a patient’s blood vessels will rapidly constrict and skin temperatures will drop while the core body temperature remains unchanged. The shock to one’s system releases endorphins allowing for an immediate mood-boosting pick-me-up. Once the session is over, blood vessels begin to dilate, blood circulation is vastly improved and oxygen is distributed throughout the entire body. Cryotherapy’s ability to reduce inflammation makes it a popular treatment for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and often arthritis sufferers.
Whole body cryotherapy patients come to Cryo Shield for a range of reasons, and it’s certainly not limited to athletic recovery. In fact, many people suffering from debilitating disorders have found their relief with regular cold therapy treatments. Positive results with WBC have occurred when applied to:
Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
Depressive, anxiety and sleep disorders