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Cryo Questions

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What is whole body cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to support healing and wellness and dates back to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern application and stimulates the same rejuvenating and recovery benefits at a whole new level of cold in just three minutes.

How does it work?

Our whole body cryosauna fills with nitrogen vapor to drop the ambient temperature to a range of -90 Celsius (-130ºF) to -120 Celsius (-184ºF). This temporary dry chill cues your evolutionary bio-responses to extreme cold. A single three-minute refreshing session promotes the natural healing process. Read about the full process here.

Is it like an ice bath?

Cryotherapy is similar to an ice bath in that it is a cold therapy. There are key differences. A whole body cryotherapy session is a maximum of three-minutes and an ice-bath is is a maximum of twenty-minutes. Cryotherapy is a dry, painless cold and an ice-bath, at a minumum, is uncomfortable. Whole body cryotherapy cold only penetrates the top layers of skin; an ice bath penetrates into the muscles and joints which introduces the potential for tissue damage and the potential to lower the body’s core temperature. Whole body cryotherapy cold dissipates quickly; ice bath cold dissipates gradually.

Why do people use whole body cryotherapy?

People use whole body cryotherapy to compliment health and wellness initiatives. Learn more here.

What are some of the benefits of cryotherapy?

Tremendous results occurred when applied to: Inflammatory disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Bekhterev’s disease, Psoriasis, MS, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Spinal syndromes, Depression, Anxiety, Sleeplessness, Decreased libido, Asthma. See full benefits here.

What do I wear during a cryotherapy session?

We will provide you with the mandatory items (gloves, socks, slippers) worn during the procedure.  Men are required to wear cotton or wool undergarments to protect the outer extremities. Robes will be provided for your comfort and privacy before and after the treatment.

What happens before my first cryotherapy session?

Our trained staff will begin by explaining the cryotherapy treatment in depth before the procedure begins. All clients must complete and sign the waiver which confirms whether there are any pre-existing conditions that would preclude you from using WBC. A mandatory blood pressure test is performed prior to every WBC session. We will provide you with the mandatory items (gloves, socks, slippers) worn during the procedure. Once you are in your protective clothing you will enter the Cryosuana and will begin your treatment. You are now ready to start experiencing the incredible benefits of WBC.

How will I feel after the cryotherapy session?

After the session, participants report a sense of invigoration and euphoria that lasts up to 8 hours.

How often can I have a cryotherapy session?

Cryotherapy can be as frequent as daily and many find the daily routine provides the most consistent results.