Wim Hof Method

Cryotherapy benefits

During a cryotherapy treatment, you expose your body to extreme cold temperatures that you would not experience under natural circumstances. There are different forms of cryotherapy. For example, you can apply cryotherapy on a specific part of your body or to your body as a whole. On this page, you will find lots of valuable information about how the treatment works, the physical and mental advantages, and ways to incorporate it into your daily life!

How does cryotherapy work?

Cryotherapy is a contamination of the Greek words 'cryo' and 'therapeia.' Since cryotherapy has already been used ages ago by the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt, this is not strange. Cryotherapy is often used to handle skin issues such as warts, acne, or even skin cancer. However, whole-body cryotherapy treatment is also popular outside the medical industry because of its health benefits. The whole-body treatment involves exposure to cold air while standing in a cabin up to your shoulders. The temperature in the cabin is lowered gradually by using a liquid form of nitrogen. Because the cabin has an open top, it is easy to keep your head out of the cold temperature. The temperature can get as low as -110 degrees Celsius. Of course, it is possible to regulate these temperatures to your comfort level.

The benefits of cryotherapy

Cryotherapy has become indispensable in the medical sector because it makes it possible to treat many forms of skin conditions. This sector uses cryotherapy on specific body parts in most cases. Whole-body cryotherapy also offers many health benefits. Various studies have shown that this treatment brings a boost to your body and mind in a lot of ways. It is associated with improving sleep quality and enhancing concentration during the day. In addition, cryotherapy is a possible solution for people who are suffering from anxiety and depression symptoms. Another physical benefit of cryotherapy is that it boosts the metabolism, which makes it easier to lose weight. Cryotherapy also reduces swelling and muscle inflammation. It is no wonder that various athletes and celebrities take care of their bodies with the help of cryotherapy and other forms of cold exposure.

Achieving the benefits of cryotherapy with the Wim Hof Method

Cryotherapy offers a lot of physical and mental health benefits. However, the downside is a whole-body cryotherapy treatment is quite expensive. Besides, it is not available everywhere. The Wim Hof Method provides the perfect alternative to whole-body cryotherapy as it has the same benefits. Cold therapy is one of the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method. For example, taking a cold shower a day will help to improve concentration, relieve stress, and acquire a better sleep routine.

Start with the Wim Hof Method today!

The Wim Hof Method is a science-based approach to helping the human body regulate itself. If you are interested in how the method can help you control your body, start your Wim Hof journey today by enrolling in our simple yet powerful online video courses or downloading the mobile app.

The three pillars

Many people worldwide already experienced the benefits of the Wim Hof Method. The core components of the method are cold therapybreathing exercises, and commitment. By incorporating the Wim Hof Method into your daily routine, you will notice an immediate increase in energy and focus and reduced stress levels throughout the day.

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Wim Hof Method References

Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.