How does the chamber get so cold?
The Cryo Chamber is cooled using liquid nitrogen, but clients are never in direct contact with the gas.
Is Nitrogen dangerous?
No not at all. The vapor is comprised of the same nitrogen that occurs naturally in the air we breathe every day. Our air consists of Nitrogen 78%, Oxygen 16%, Hydrogen 1%, and other gases 5%.
Will the cold temperatures hurt me?
No not at all. The result of the hyper-cooled air is only the feeling of being cold. Because the cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture, even those individuals that consider themselves freeze-babies find the chamber tolerable. The chamber will definitely be brisk but it is not painful.
How long does it take to warm up afterwards?
It is almost immediate. The oxygenated and enriched blood rushes through your body accelerating the natural recovery process.
How will I feel after a Cryotherapy session?
You will feel a sense of exhilaration with the release of endorphins which will make you feel alert and energetic.
What should I wear during a treatment?
The idea is to expose as much of the skin surface as possible so that the body’s reaction is optimized. Therefore, less is more. Once inside the chamber, men and women will be wearing dry undergarments (with women wearing a sports bra, tank top, or similar). We provide shorts for anyone who would prefer. In order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide.
Do I have to take a shower before and/or after the procedure?
No, you don’t. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
Who should use Cryotherapy treatment?
Cryotherapy is beneficial to everyone; athletes seeking muscle recovery, those with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, post-surgery patients looking to accelerate healing and reduce pain, and individuals interested in skin rejuvenation.
Is Cryotherapy new?
Extreme cold has been used to treat inflammation for centuries. Modern applications to treat rheumatoid arthritis began during the 1970’s in Japan. For the past 30 years, Europe and Asia have been using cryotherapy to promote athletic recovery and enhanced performance.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?
Yes, Cryotherapy has been used successfully in Europe and Asia for 30 years. There have been numerous clinical studies conducted supporting the benefits of Cryotherapy. Here in the US, professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL have made Cryotherapy an important part of their recovery treatment programs.
How will I feel if I’m a little claustrophobic?
You shouldn’t be worried. The door to the Cryo Chamber is never locked and a technician is always with you. Once you enter the chamber, the technician raises the platform so that your head is exposed above the cryosauna. Clients breathe normally from the air in the room. You can step out of the treatment at any time.
Is there an age restriction?
Participants should be at least 14 years old and those that are younger than 18 require a parent’s signature on a waiver agreement.
Who should not use whole body Cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension
(BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
What are the risks of whole body Cryotherapy?
Whole body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.