Cryotherapy Benefits

 
Sports & Fitness Health & Wellness Beauty & Spa
Speeds recovery from stress of competitive sports or training Facilitates faster recovery after surgery Reduces Cellulite
Reduces inflammation, swelling and pain Decreases muscle soreness, spasms and inflammation Boosts metabolism to promote weight loss
Increases testosterone levels in men Alleviates many negative symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, migraines and the effects of stress Improves skin conditions – including psoriasis, blemishes and acne
Improves muscle and motor unit activationRelieves pain from joint-disorders, rheumatoid diseases and fibromyalgia Increases collagen production – evens skin tone and reduces visible signs of aging

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What to Expect: In Pictures

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Before and After Cryotherapy

What to Expect
The entire Whole-body Cryotherapy sessions normally take around 10-15 minutes from the time you walk into the store to the time you leave. The hyper-cool air, part of the Session is no longer than 3 minutes long.
Whole-body Cryotherapy sessions are conducted by a trained technician who will talk you through the process and remain with you for the duration of your session. Inside the cryo-chamber you are require to wear socks, slippers, gloves, and underwear. Other clothes are optional. If you feel more comfortable wearing a bra, make sure it is a sports bra, because metal wires and clasps are not allowed. The more exposed skin the more likely you will feel the effects of cryotherapy. Ideally, at least 85% of your skin is exposed to the hyper-cool air. We ask that you do not apply lotion or moisture to your skin an hour before your session. Jewelry and metals are prohibited, below your chin.

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Each guest will fill out a general waiver, and have their blood pressure tested. Please check with your doctor if you have medical concerns or ask one of our trained technicians. We will test your blood pressure, and anyone with a reading above 160 will not be allowed to do cryotherapy, Your privacy will be respected. The technician will step out of the room while you change into the required clothing and you will enter the chamber and close the door and press a doorbell alerting the technician that you are ready for them to enter the room again. The technician will then start the session.


Whole Body Cryotherapy vs. Ice Bath:
Whole Body Cryotherapy is not simply a faster version of an ice bath. The body's reaction to low temperatures while submerged in an ice bath (7 C/45 F) is radically different from its reaction to cryo temperatures (lower than -110 C/-166 F) in the cryosauna.

The difference between the ice bath compared to cryotherapy is the temperature of the environment, the skin surface temperature, and the speed of the reduction of the skin surface temperature. In an ice bath the temperature can only reach 7 C/45 F while the temperature in a cryochamber can reach -196.11 C/-321 F. This means that skin surface temperature in an ice bath can only reach 5 C/41 F after a wet, prolonged, and often painful session while skin surface temperature in the cryochamber reaches -1 C/30 F in just 30-40 seconds and the total length of time the skin is exposed to this invigorating, dry, temperature is never more than 3 minutes.

During an ice bath, tissue begins to freeze and muscles temporarily lose capacity. Muscle tissue then needs time to return to normal which requires the body to rest. Therefore, an ice bath must be scheduled at the end of a rigorous workout so the participant can recuperate overnight. In contrast, the cryosauna/cryotherapy chamber does not actually freeze muscle tissue.

It only creates a powerful illusion that the body freezes. In fact, upon exit from the cryosauna, the blood flow back to the peripheral tissues warms the muscles almost immediately. Accordingly, the participant may use the cryochamber both before and after a workout which is an effect that is impossible to realize with an ice bath.

Lastly, while in an ice bath, oxygen supply to the skin surface is interrupted, and it causes skin surface injury that can promote skin disease if the procedure is often repeated. Significant health risks may involve the MRSA infection (a bacterial infection that is highly resistant to some antibiotics) if ice baths are not cleaned and maintained properly. There is no such effect in the whole body cryotherapy chamber as the client is surrounded by cold dry air and oxygen supply to the skin surface is not significantly interrupted.