FAQ

What is the origin of the Cryotherapy technology?

Whole body Cryotherapy was originally developed in 1987 Dr.Yamaguchi in Japan to treat individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

How does Cryotherapy work?

Cryotherapy uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way
 for two to three minutes. The body constricts peripheral tissues, sending blood from the skin, muscles, and joints to the core to protect its core temperature (vasoconstriction). As it travels to the core, it passes through the cardiovascular system where it is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. Once you exit the cryo chamber, the body immediately begins vasodilatation, returning the enriched blood to peripheral tissues that have been cleansed of toxins.

Is nitrogen dangerous to human beings?

No. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen,
1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components.

Is it comfortable? What do I wear?

Before entering the cryo chamber, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks (which are provided) and cotton underwear. You will also be provided with a robe, which
 you will remove once you are inside the cryo chamber and the door is closed. Only your hands
 and face are visible to the operator during the procedure, so modesty is preserved at all times.
Additionally, it is a dry, gaseous cold. Which means the treatment is tolerable even to those who may consider themselves cold-intolerant.

How do I feel after I finish a treatment?

During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel
 good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session last at least six – eight hours and
 increase with number of treatment sessions. Many clients have expressed that they have 
the best night of sleep after a cryo session.

How many treatments should I undergo to achieve optimal results?

Depending on the condition of treatment, you should initially take 5 – 10 treatments in close succession to maximize your results.

Can I catch a cold because of this procedure?

No. The immediate cold impact of the cryo chamber will raise the internal body temperature for 
a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity 
and frequency of future colds.

I am claustrophobic. May I use whole body cryotherapy?

Yes, you may. The door is never locked and you may step out at any moment. The chamber is
 open to the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber.
Additionally, you can see our provider at all times and we keep you distracted for your three minute treatment.

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. We have many clients who pop over during a lunch break or on their way to work!

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.

I heard working out after treatment is a good idea?

Although your core body temperature will not drop during the 3 minute Cryotherapy treatment, it may start to cool a couple of degrees after exiting the chamber due to your body’s heat loss. To stabilize your body’s temperature as well as promote vasodilatation (expansion of the body’s blood vessels) it is recommended that 10 minutes of light exercise be performed post Cryotherapy. The movement will induce more rapid vasodilatation of the vessels and capillaries and can extend the period of analgesia as well as feelings of well-being.

What are the risks of whole body Cryotherapy?

Whole body Cryo therapy 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.

How many times can I receive cryo therapy a day?

We recommend no more than 2 times a day and only then if you are in heavy training or severe pain and inflammation.. Otherwise a consistent regiment of two or three times a week for most people is adequate.

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