Business Profile: Excel Cryotherapy

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As an Olympic medalist and professional track and field athlete, Jarrin Solomon understands the rigors of high level athletic training and the importance of proper recovery. After being introduced to cryotherapy as a new recovery tool which would replace his uncomfortable ice bath routine, his goal was to bring the industry to his hometown of Albuquerque so that everyone could enjoy the benefits. Along with his wife, Debra, he opened Excel Cryotherapy in June of 2015, becoming Albuquerque’s first provider of whole body cryotherapy.

What is whole body cryotherapy?

It is a cold therapy that triggers the body’s own natural healing response.

How does it work?

We use a cold, dry air that runs over the surface of the skin. The temperature receptors in the skin identify the cold temperature and send a message to the brain that you are in a cold environment. The body’s natural response is to start pulling blood from peripheral tissues and joint spaces and bring it to the core. Once blood comes to the core, toxins are filtered out and new oxygen, enzymes and nutrients are put back in the blood. Once you step out of the chamber, all that healthy refreshed blood is sent back out to the body and focuses on the areas that need healing the most. A session is quick and effective, lasting up to a maximum of 3 minutes.

What is the history of cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy simply means cold therapy which has been used for centuries in forms like ice, cold packs and cold water immersion. Whole body cryotherapy was created in 1978 by a doctor for his rheumatoid arthritis patients. It was quickly adopted in Europe where it has been used since. It was first introduced into the US around 2009 where it was primarily used by professional sports teams for their recovery. After a few years, retail centers began to open up across the country to offer cryotherapy to the masses.

What is the difference in cryotherapy equipment?

There are various cryotherapy chambers offered around the country. At Excel Cryotherapy, we offer the newest and most technologically advanced cryotherapy chamber which is also the only American-made unit. We can accurately control the temperature of the chamber which allows us to create a customized experience for each individual client. Also, the design of our chamber creates a more uniform cold over the entire body providing for the best response in the body.

What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits that can help various types of clients. Whether you are an athlete, a business executive, a stay-at-home mom, or pain sufferer, there are multiple benefits you can experience. Cryotherapy is excellent for overall health and wellness enhancement as well as some targeted benefits which include:

-Reduced inflammation and swelling

-Decreased muscle soreness

-Lower pain level

-Faster recovery from workouts, surgery or injury

-Improved joint function

-Improved energy levels which can lead to improved productivity

-Release of endorphins for enhanced mood or to mitigate depression and anxiety

-Reduced stress levels

-Boost metabolic rate

-Improved athletic performance

-Skin benefits like boosting collagen production and reducing blemishes

-Management of arthritis symptoms, migraines, autoimmune issues, chronic pain and much more

What type of environment do you offer?

We offer a casual, friendly and fun environment that is suited to all types of clients. You can enjoy our massage chair while you watch TV and sip on our delicious complimentary fruit infused water. We also have space where you can stretch, ride a stationary bike, or foam roll after your session if desired. Unlike other facilities that use a robe system where you have a changing room and then complete your therapy in an open space visible to other clients, here at Excel Cryotherapy, each session is run in our cryotherapy room which is where you change so the entire experience is more private and comfortable. We enjoy getting to know each of our clients and, as the owners and operators of the business, we are here each and every day to provide you the best service and a cryotherapy experience that is tailored to your individual needs.
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