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FAQ2019-11-09T15:02:21+00:00

We’re here to answer any and all questions you may have!

We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. If anything you’d like to know isn’t covered here, please feel free to drop us a line at any point.

1. What is cryotherapy?2019-10-16T21:54:33+00:00

Cryotherapy is a fast and healthy process that accelerates the body’s natural recovery while improving the overall well-being. Cryotherapy is a completely dry, non-invasive, hyper-cooling process that lowers a person’s skin temperature to 1°C – 12°C during a session of up to 180 seconds. While inside the cryosauna, the body is enveloped by a mixture of nitrogen vapors and air pulsating at a temperature of   -150°C – -180°C

2. Why do you require individuals to wear socks and gloves while undergoing whole body cryotherapy?2019-10-16T21:49:14+00:00
While undergoing whole body cryotherapy, the body pulls the blood away from the extremities and into the core therefore the extremities must be protected. The vessels around the core then constrict, moving the blood into the body’s core. The body then begins working to protect and boost the vital organs, producing and releasing nutrients, such as anti-oxidants into the blood. This is why most people notice very little discomfort in their chest, stomach and back area. The body is producing heat as well to protect the core.

Extra benefit: Blood in the core will more rapidly circulate through the liver – allowing for an additional benefit – detoxification!

3. What should I wear when undergoing whole body cryotherapy?2019-10-16T21:49:41+00:00

We will provide all clients with socks, slippers, and gloves along with a robe.  All participants must wear undergarments or a bathing suite.  Females should not wear a wire bra, with a sports bra or bathing suite being optimal.  All clients must remove jewelry/exterior body piercings and any electronic devices prior to the using the cryosauna.  It is also recommended that you do not apply any lotions, oils or cologne directly before treatment.

4. What are the benefits of cryotherapy?2019-10-16T21:49:35+00:00
  • Increased energy and peak athletic performance
  • Increases collagen and antioxidant synthesis
  • Improves muscle strength and joint function
  • Decreases injury recovery time
  • Decreases fatigue and improves immune system
  • Decreases muscle soreness, pain and inflammation
  • Boosts lymph draining and blood circulation
  • Reduces delayed on-set muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Alleviates symptoms of chronic conditions: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune disorders, Ankylosing spondylitis, Ankylosing spondylosis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Dermatitis, Osteoporosis
5. Is cryotherapy for everyone?2019-10-16T21:49:58+00:00

Unfortunately not. These are the main contraindications for cryotherapy:

  • general grave conditions of the patient;
  • decompensation of chronic cardiovascular diseases;
  • acute myocardial infarction and rehabilitation period after the infarction;
  • celebrate strokes;
  • stage II essential hypertension;
  • stage II cardiac insufficiency;
  • prognostically unfavorable heart rate and conduction disorders;
  • fever;
  • pulmonary tuberculosis in active form;
  • malignant growths;
  • hemorrhagic diathesis;
  • hysterical neurosis;
  • individual cold intolerance;
  • pregnancy;
  • age under 10 years.
6. Is cryotherapy safe?2019-10-16T21:50:04+00:00

Yes. Liquid nitrogen is used to cool the surface levels of the skin. The internal body temperature remains constant throughout treatment. Nitrogen makes up most of the air we breathe everyday.

7. How does cryotherapy work?2019-10-16T21:50:09+00:00

Step 1: Client enters the cryosauna

After entering the cryosauna, a cold breeze of nitrogen and air mixture activates thermo-receptors in the skin. These start to send electrical impulses to the brain. The central nervous system identifies a state of threat. This activates a complex adaptive reaction focused on defending the body to survive in an extremely cold environment.

Step 2: Vasoconstriction

The central nervous system sends signals to the muscles and vascular system, invoking contraction of muscles and narrowing of the blood vessels. This accelerates the flow of blood, nutrition and other resources from peripheral body parts to the body’s core.

Step 3: Detoxification and blood enrichment

In order to swiftly supply enough nutrition substances to core organs, body starts hyper production to enrich blood with erythrocytes, oxygen, collagen and other essential substances. Metabolites and toxins are quickly degraded and eliminated.

Step 4: Vasodilatation

After leaving the cryosauna, thermoreceptors recognize the return to normal environment, which triggers vasodilatation and the return of enriched blood to peripheral body parts. Nutritional substances transferred by blood are absorbed by peripheral systems- muscles, tissues, joints and skin.

8. How does whole body cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?2019-10-16T21:50:47+00:00

Cryotherapy is much different from an ice bath. You are simply unable to achieve the same results with an ice bath. After 12-15 minutes of a shockingly cold ice bath the skin temperature only arrives at 41 degrees whereas with 2-3 minutes of whole body cryotherapy the skin temperature can get as low as 30 degrees, this allows for a different physiological response from the body increasing speed of recovery and overall healing. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into deeper skin tissue and can be damaging to the skin. In a cryosauna, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.

9. What is the NormaTec recovery system?2019-10-16T21:50:35+00:00

The NormaTec system is comprised of a control unit, and separate attachments that can go either on the legs, hips, or arms. The device inflates so it is molded to the limbs exact shape. Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Feeling similar to a massage the patented pulsing action effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.