WHAT ARE THE RISK OF WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
There are minimal risks associated with Whole-Body Cryotherapy, given all our specialists have been certified to operate the cryosauna. We provide all guests with fresh cotton gloves and socks that protect the more temperature-sensitive extremities such as your hands and feet, which eliminates the risk of frost bite. It is recommended that you do not have any other chemicals on the skin that could react with the cold liquid nitrogen such as lotions or creams. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically can occur but reverses after the procedure is finished, as peripheral circulation returns to normal. Additionally, guests may experience some redness on their skin, but this will subside shortly after the treatment.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
Not recommended (contraindicated) for the following: Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding– has acute myocardial infarction (MI) – unstable angina pectoris – arrhythmia – symptomatic cardiovascular disease – cardiac pacemaker – peripheral arterial occlusive disease – venous thrombosis (blood clots) – acute cerebrovascular accident – uncontrolled seizures – Raynaud’s Syndrome – symptomatic lung disorders – wounds – bleeding disorders – severe anemia – cold allergy – acute kidney diseases and severe hypertension (BP>180-100). Clients should always check with their medical providers regarding their particular medical status.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE SESSIONS?
Dry socks with slippers for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands and men wear dry briefs. This is to protect your extremities from any potential damage from the extreme temperatures.
No. Nitrogen gas is non-toxic. In fact, the air we breathe, is 78% Nitrogen. It is as common and as safe as Oxygen.
Clients are instructed on proper attire, if necessary, prior to treatment. The one thing always required are dry socks. As only the head is visible, privacy is always maintained. Although the cold is intense, the air is dry and doesn’t leave the skin wet. It is well-tolerated by those who are not tolerant of the cold.
Due to the endorphins that are released into the bloodstream during treatment, the body is relaxed as toxins are flushed away. This process is what creates a feel good, energetic mood for clients which lasts up to 8 hours. Most clients say they have the best night of sleep after a Cryo session.
The body’s immediate response to the cold therapy will be to raise the body’s temperature a few degrees for a brief time. However, effect of overall stimulation to the immune system can help decrease the severity as well as frequency of future colds.
Yes, absolutely! The cryosauna door is held by a magnet and never locked. You may step out at any time. The sauna is open to the top, and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the cabin. Clients who suffer from claustrophobia report that they are comfortable during their session.
No. The entire procedure is dry. Many people come on their lunch break since the treatment is 3 minutes or less. Most all-specific scheduling requests can be accommodated.
A person can receive 2 treatments a day, with at least 4 hours between each session. 5 consecutive daily to every other day sessions are recommended to establish the body’s baseline and have lasting beneficial effects although most people are energized immediately after their initial treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS SHOULD I DO?
We recommend that you come every other day each month to experience the maximum recovery benefits. Studies show that Cryotherapy starts a 48-hour reset in your body so you are getting maximum benefit by doing a Cryotherapy session every other day instead of interrupting the reset by starting it over every day. If you feel that you would benefit from daily use you are welcome to that as well.