Maybe you’ve heard about Whole Body Cryotherapy or the Cryo T-Shock through a friend or did some research online. Maybe you just want to shed that cellulite, loose some fat or tone and rejuvenate your skin. Perhaps you want to experience the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy. If these type of procedures are a new experience for you, don’t worry! We’re here to help you and answer all your questions and concerns. Dr. Harville and Dr. Joachim will listen to your concerns, evaluate you and explain the whole process, pre-op, the actual procedure and post-op things you can do to maximize the results.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
The Cryo Wellness Spa provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers, and gloves for the purpose of protecting your extremities during treatment. Men are required to wear their own underwear or shorts. All clients must remove jewelry and exterior body piercings below the neck. Additionally, clients should not apply oils, lotions, or cologne prior to treatment.
A WBC treatment is two to three minutes in duration; however, you may end the session at any time.
The following conditions are contraindications to WBC:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure >150 not controlled by medication
- Cold-Activated Asthma
- Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome
Children under 18 must have written consent and a guardian present.
Clients with severe medical conditions not listed above should get doctor’s consent before doing WBC.
The Cryosauna reaches temperatures between -225F and -250F, lowering the skin’s surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The peak benefits of WBC are best enjoyed as a result of a regular routine. While clients may experience benefits from a single treatment, we recommend doing WBC three to five times a week for the first two weeks. This will induce cumulative effects in the body. After that, maintenance as needed to sustain benefits.
Showering is not necessary before or after cryotherapy. The entire procedure is dry and does not make your skin wet. Many clients come by during their lunch break since the entire treatment is only 3 minutes long.
Yes. Your entire head remains exposed above the Cryosauna during your session. The door does not lock, and a staff member is there through the entire process until your session ends.
The benefits of a three-minute WBC treatment are equivalent to that of a twenty to thirty-minute ice bath. Unlike an ice bath, there is no downtime to cryotherapy.
There is no downtime because WBC does not cool the temperature of the body’s muscle tissue. Thus, allowing your body to achieve optimal results while warming up at a quicker rate.
Yes. Cryotherapy involves dry, hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin’s surface, so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a “pins and needles” sensation like it is falling asleep which will dissipate as soon as the treatment ends.
Cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture and tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold intolerant. Cryotherapy improves circulation throughout the body and stimulates production of brown fat, so your future ability to tolerate cold should improve.
WBC stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy.
No. The immediate cold impact of cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air we breathe. The other components are 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen and 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common as Oxygen.
Yes, the Cryo T-Shock is a safe, non-invasive treatment of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis—the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. It consists of a specially developed technique where warm and cold are used and applied directly to your skin.
The 30 – 60 minute treatments are executed manually through a slow massage over the selected area of the body. Each session will begin with clean skin followed by a light gel application. The treatment begins with heat or cold, alternating between the two at varying times and temperatures. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment that feels like a light massage.
Cryo T-Shock uses the technology of the Peltier cell by safely and quickly generating heat or cold. Each session starts with a warming phase followed by rapid cooling. The combined effect literally “shocks” the cells which has a far more profound effect on the results vs. using only warm or cold.
Temperatures are pleasant and non-painful. Skin and fatty tissue are subjected to triple thermal shock (heat-cold-heat) or (cold-heat-cold) which optimizes results.
T-Shock Slim is best for your stomach, love handles, under arms, bra-line, glutes, double chin and inner or outer thighs. T-Shock Slimming treatments can be performed once every two weeks and T-Shock Tone treatments can be performed every 2-3 days. Use T-Shock Tone for your face, arms, legs, and stomach.
T-Shock Slimming causes fat cell apoptosis or cell death of the fat cells alone. Beneficial cells are not affected. The dead cells are evacuated through the lymphatic system and will eventually pass through the kidneys. Waiting every two weeks ensures that the lymphatic system and kidneys are not overloaded.
T-Shock Slimming may require 5 or more sessions over several months to see the best results. T-Shock
Toning results are more immediate and also may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
There are generally no side effects apart from increased urination over several days following the treatment. In very few cases, there was localized redness that disappeared after a few hours and in rare cases, there was local pain that did not exceed 2 to 3 hours. There was some experience of delayed onset
muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominals, which disappeared later that same day. Anyone with the following conditions should not receive Cryo T-Shock treatment: severe kidney disease or dialysis; active cancer / chemotherapy; severe Diabetes
and pregnancy. Anyone with an open abdominal hernia should not receive a fat reduction in that area. Botox and fillers should not be used two and four weeks respectively in advance of facial treatments.
Each treatment time will vary between 30 and 60 minutes, depending upon body region and type of service provided.
Each session is 10 to 30 minutes long, depending on what the client wants
Cryo Wellness Spa offers three different compression therapy attachments: Hip, legs, and arms. The hip attachment treats the gluteal area, lower back and hip flexors; the leg attachments treat both legs from bottoms of the feet to tops of hamstrings/quads; and the arm attachments treat both arms from shoulders to hands. A single treatment is comprised of each attachment, except the arms which can only be done one at a time.
For safety reasons, only one area can be treated at a time.
All clothing must be dry. Additionally, it is best to wear fitted material, as opposed to baggy fabrics that may bunch up beneath the attachment.
The following conditions are contraindications to compression therapy:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Inflammatory skin condition such as Cellulitis or Erysipelas
- Ischemic Vascular Disease (Atherosclerosis)
- Severe Peripheral Neuropathy