Frequently asked questions
How Can Cryotherapy Help Me?
A brief exposure to extreme cold causes a fight or flight response that triggers natural healing reactions within your body such as anti-inflammatory responses, endorphin release, elevated metabolic rate, increased biochemical activity and boosted immune function. These reactions translate into less pain, better function and an improvement in overall health.
What to expect during a cryotherapy session?
A cryotherapy session is conducted by a trained cryo-technician who will remain with the client during the entire session. The client will complete and sign a waiver which highlights if the client has pre-existing conditions that would not allow them to undergo a session. The next step is to lead the client into a private room where they will be provided with socks, gloves and slippers and a robe to wear. Once the client is dressed and ready, they will step into a cryosauna to begin the session.
What to expect after a cryotherapy session?
Once the two-three minutes are over, the cryo-technician will help the client exit the chamber and the client will return to the dressing room to change into comfortable workout clothes to perform a light cardio workout on the treadmill. Your body will body will quickly return to its normal body temperature and you will feel energized and refreshed and this is because of the release of endorphins. The light cardio will be completed in a workout station for at least 5 minutes.
What to wear during a cryotherapy session?
We provide everything that you need for your session. We provide dry socks with a slipper/sandal for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands and a robe. Men must wear briefs and women can wear underwear if they wish, as long as it does not contain metal. All jewelry, watches, chains, bracelets, earrings are removed. We also have towels for those who need to dry off prior to their cryotherapy session.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?
Yes. Whole Body Cryotherapy has been used in Europe for over 35 years without any severe adverse reactions ever recorded as long as the proper procedures are followed. Our staff is highly trained in operating and managing the cryotherapy chamber and you can terminate the session at any time.
Is nitrogen gas dangerous?
No, nitrogen is non-toxic gas. Nitrogen makes up 78% of the air that we breathe therefore is completely safe.
Who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Pregnant mother, clients with severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), bleeding disorders, acute or recent myocardial infarction, severe anemia, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, urinary tract diseases, 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, infection, cold allergy (being allergic to cold) and acute kidney disorder. If any customer has a recent history of cardiac disease or episodes-they will be required to have a physician’s statement clearing them to do a cryotherapy session. If you feel that you might have one or more of these symptoms or conditions, please see your doctor and ask for a letter or note saying you are cleared to participate in cryotherapy.
Are there age restrictions?
The minimum age for cryotherapy is 16 years old. For clients under 18 years of age, a parental consent form is required. A waiver will be filled out at the store. Minors must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian for any type of services.