In 1978 Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi successfully treated rheumatoid arthritis patients for pain and inflammation with extremely cold temperatures and the rest, as they say, was history - Whole Body Cryotherapy was born. Whole Body Cryotherapy has changed the course of treatment for a variety of conditions and injuries and ultimately helped speed up the healing and recovery process for all types of soft tissue and musculoskeletal problems.
Is nitrogen dangerous?
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 cryosauna, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks, footwear, gloves, (which are provided) and underwear. You will also be provided with a robe, which you will remove once you are inside the cryosauna and the door is closed. Only your face is visible to the Cryo Technician 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 to eight hours and increase with the 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 take to achieve optimal results?
Depending on the condition being treated, 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 cryosauna 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'm claustrophobic. May I use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Yes, you may. The magnetic door is never locked and you may step out at any moment. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the nitrogen gas. Additionally, you can see and talk to our Cryo Technician at all times.
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!
Is there anything I should avoid after a Cryotherapy treatment?
Yes. Do not enter a hot sauna or jacuzzi for at least six hours. You should also minimize alcohol consumption for several hours following treatment.
How many Cryotherapy sessions can I undergo daily?
Two treatments daily are the max, spaced at least six hours apart.
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 systolic points (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as your circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety.
Who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contradictions 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, cold-activated asthma, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, Cryoglobulinemia, Cryofibriongenemia, Agammaglobulinemia, Active Cancer, DVT, Acute infections, Certain medications (antipsychotic, alcohol), Cold intolerance/allergy to cold, Damaged skin, Claustrophobia, Hypothyroidism, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.