WHY SHOULD I GET CRYO?
If you are affected by pain, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, anxiety, ADHD, muscle sorness or fatigue from laborious work or exercise or are just looking for a great calorie burn cryotherapy is for you. These are just a few of the many benefits cryotherapy has to offer.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
The more skin that is exposed to the cold air, the better! No need to bring anything with you if you want to go commando. We will provide you with a fresh robe, dry socks, gloves, and slippers. Some clients feel most comfortable wearing underwear or a swimsuit; we support this decision, but your underwear or swimsuit must be completely dry (not sweaty at all) and have no metal. If you are coming from a workout and feel most comfortable in your undies, please bring a dry pair to wear. **Men must wear underwear**
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM WET OR SWEATY?
No problem, we can help! We will have towels for you to dry off and fresh, dry, clean robe you can use while your body cools down and you stop sweating. Dry skin is a MUST!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY FIRST TREATMENT?
After one session, your skin will feel cold to touch for a few minutes, but don’t worry, you will warm up quickly after. You may feel a rush of energy, like you just drank a large cup of coffee. You also may notice less aches and pains if you came in with any, and greater mobility in your muscles/joints (thanks to the increased blood flow and vasodilation). A few hours after treatment, you may get more hungry then normal, so have some healthy snacks on hand! Your hunger is caused because your body is working hard to recover, which requires a bit of calorie expenditure (about 500 – 800 calories!!). Lastly, one of the best things about a cryo session…be prepared to sleep tonight!!
I FEEL NOTHING AFTER MY FIRST VISIT? HELP!!!
Don’t give up, come back in! IN order to receive the maximum effects of cryotherapy throughout the body, we recommend 10 – 15 visits within the first month. Just like with working out or starting a diet, one time normally isn’t enough to see and feel change in the body. After a handful of visits, you will FEEL better, so you will MOVE better, and LIVE better.
WHO SHOULDN’T DO WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
The following are contraindications: Pregnancy, severe hypertension (BP > 160/100), 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 siezures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome,
fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, and anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent.
HOW DOES WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY WORK?
The Whole-body chamber uses a gaseous form of nitrogen to lower skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees during a two-three minute session. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperatures by sending messages to the brain that stimulate natural regulatory functions of the body. In addition, the skin’s exposure to these subzero temperatures trigger the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, toxins, and increases oxygen circulation within the bloodstream.
DIFFERENCE IN AN ICE BATH AND CRYOTHERAPY
Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments result in a very different response from the body compared to traditional ice baths. Two to three minutes in the chamber, which is a cold, dry nitrogen vapor, is equivalent to 20-30 minutes in an ice bath without the uncomfortable feeling of submerging in ice cold water. The nitrogen vapor chills the top skin layers and cold receptors lowering the outer body’s temp 30-50 degrees. This causes the brain to restrict blood flow to your extremities, which is the bodies natural fight-or-flight response to extreme cold. The body reacts to the Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment by releasing anti-inflammatory proteins and endorphins resulting in super-charged blood. Fifteen minutes in an ice bath of cold water initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a lowering of the body’s core temperature. Ice baths do no supercharge the blood like Cryotherapy.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO CRYOTHERAPY?
There are minimal risks. Risks associated are: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the session by up to 10 systolic points (this effect reverses at the end of a session and peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to the cold, claustrophobia, redness, and skin burns.
CAN JEWELRY BE WORN?
Please remove all jewelry. Earrings are fine, as the head is outside the chamber. Cold and metal can sometimes be a disaster, so we ask to please take jewelry