WHO SHOULD NOT GET CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy only: Other services are safe for everyone. Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (Blood Pressure> 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, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, fever, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. Any client with history of cardiac disease with the past 6 months will be required to have a physicians statement clearing them to get Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment.
HOW DOES WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY WORK?
Whole Body Cryotherapy uses ultra-cooled nitrogen gas application to lower the client’s skin temperature 30 degrees Fahrenheit for between 1 and 3 minutes. Thermoreceptors in the skin send messages to the brain and central nervous system and the body goes into “Survival Mode” by sending hyper-oxygenated and nutritious blood via vasoconstriction to the body’s vital organs in its core. After exiting the ultra-cooled environment, the body begins the warm to its natural temperature and vasodilation occurs, sending the oxygenated and nutritious blood back out to the body’s periphery. This process provides the body with extra nutrients, rids the body of toxins, produces collagen, and activates the body’s natural cell regeneration cycle to produce newer, healthier cells.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
We supply you with a robe, socks, and slippers for your treatment. Just make sure you are wearing underwear 🙂 If you have your own robe, thick high cut socks, slippers/ugg boots feel free to bring them along!
I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC…WILL I BE ABLE TO HANDLE CRYOTHERAPY?
Absolutely. The cryosauna is open at the top so the client’s head is completely exposed and the client is in constant communication with the technician during the entire Cryotherapy treatment process. The door is never locked and the client can exit the cryosauna at any time if they feel any distress or discomfort.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER COMPLETING THE CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
During each cryotherapy treatment the body releases endorphins, which supply your body with a natural source of energy and invigoration. This endorphin energy will last 6 to 8 hours after the session. Like any new regimen, consistency is important to achieve the most beneficial results possible. Cryotherapy effectively decreases pain and increases ability. You will also burn 500 to 800 calories per treatment due to the sharp increase in metabolism.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION FOR CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
It is recommended that clients be at least 16 years of age with parental consent to get a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment. For clients who are between 14 and 15 years of age, a physicians release and parental consent form and required for Cryotherapy treatment.
HOW DOES CRYOTHERAPY COMPARE TO AN ICE BATH?
The results and benefits seen from Cryotherapy are not seen in application of an ice bath. After 15 minutes in the extremely unbearable coldness of an ice bath, the body’s surface temperature does not even reach freezing whereas during Cryotherapy the skin temperature can get to below freezing in just 2 to 3 minutes. This cooling below freezing temperatures is what triggers the system response of the brain and central nervous system and is absolutely necessary to in obtaining the benefits of cryotherapy.
CAN I WORK OUT BEFORE OR AFTER CRYOTHERAPY?
Yes. It’s common for athletes to utilize Whole Body Cryotherapy before working out in order to increase flexibility, range of motion, blood flow, and oxygen flow. Similarly, it’s common for athletes to participate in Whole Body Cryotherapy after working out in order to expedite soft tissue healing. It is recommended that you shower prior to a session and avoid using any lotions or other topical products beforehand.
WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
It’s a pain treatment that utilises a method of localised freezing temperatures. Your body will be exposed to -140°C temperature. It takes only three minutes, but the cryotherapy effects are amazing. The cold stimulus typically activates physiological processes in your body. Blood circulation is stimulated, viruses are combated and both your metabolism and immune system get a boost. Your entire body scans itself parts that are functioning poorly and heals itself fast.
DOES CRYOTHERAPY BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Whole Body Cryotherapy has been shown to boost the body’s natural immune response through five major ways: 1) increasing blood circulation 2) boosting cellular activity 3) removing toxins 4) increasing white blood cell count and 5) decreasing cortisol levels.