1. Is whole body cryotherapy cold? Is cryotherapy painful?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperature ranges from -166°F to -240°F.
2. Is there anything specific that I need to wear or bring?
While in the cryochamber for a whole body cryotherapy treatment you must wear socks, slippers, gloves and men must where underwear or shorts. We provide the socks, slippers, gloves and robe for you. We ask that you remove all jewelry or metal that is touching the skin. Unremovable body piercings can be covered with bandaids/bandages.
For all cryotherapy sessions, do not apply any oils, lotion, or serums an hour before your session.
3. How long will my first appointment take?
The first appointment can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. We like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may have. After the first appointment, WBC sessions typically take 5-7 minutes. Local Cryotherapy & REcryo Facial appointments typically take between 6-10 minutes.
4. Will I feel anything after my first whole body cryotherapy session?
Because the effects of cryotherapy are different for every client, it will depend entirely on how your body reacts to the session. Typically, most clients feel an increase of energy and flexibility and a decrease of inflammation within the first few minutes or hours. Some clients feel the first impact the next morning after a sleep cycle. Many report noticing a deeper sleep and feeling reduced pain and inflammation the following 48-72 hours.
5. Do I have to do anything specifically after my session? Is there anything should I avoid?
No, there is nothing you have to avoid and nothing you should do after your session. You can continue your normal tasks throughout the day, typically with more energy.
6. Is there anything dangerous about whole body cryotherapy?
No, unless conducted by an untrained technician or if you have a contraindication. The cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breathe every day. Our certified technicians running your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you would like to stop before 3 minutes is up. Likewise, there is no lock on the door of the cryochamber so you can step out at any time. Lastly, our Criomed cryochamber has a 3-minute auto shut off timer.
7. How does the treatment get that cold?
We use nitrogen to cool the Cryochamber for WBC and Cryo-T Elephant for local & the REcryo facial to -220°F. It is transformed into hyper cool air, which is what cools the chamber and allows it to get into “cryo temperatures.”
8. Is it safe to get that cold?
Yes, it is. The length of the whole body cryotherapy session maxes out at 3 minutes, and our Criomed cryochamber has a 3-minute auto shut off timer. This short period of time does not allow your body to reach hypothermia.
Local cryotherapy and REcryo facial treatments can take anywhere from 6-10 minutes and we monitor the skin with a thermometer so the skin does not reach unsafe levels.
9. How often should I do cryotherapy?
This is very dependent on what you are using cryotherapy for. Most clients who are using it for overall health and wellness receive a single whole body cryotherapy session 1-2 times a week. Clients who have an injury, inflammation, and aches and pains receive whole body cryotherapy sessions 2-4 times a week.
10. Can I use insurance as a form of payment?
No, we do not accept insurance policies. We can provide you with a receipt to give your insurance company if you determine it is covered.
11. Is it possible to do cryotherapy too much?
If you notice you are not seeing the same results as when you first started to do cryotherapy sessions, we recommend taking 2 weeks off and then starting over with 1-3 sessions a week. Your body will never become completely used to the effects of extreme cold exposure but the results will seem less intense with prolonged overuse.
12. Are there any limitations on using cryotherapy?
Yes, a client under the age of 14 cannot use cryotherapy. The client cannot have high blood pressure, have or have had seizures, have a severe case of Raynaud’s syndrome, be pregnant, have any existing heart issue, have any major vascular issues, have clots or have had a brain aneurism, have any severe reaction to cold or have had a stroke. Other contraindications exist for which each client should fully read the waiver.