Whole Body Cryotherapy
Initially used for the treatment of arthritis, cryotherapy has been established through decades of studies as a powerful treatment for auto-immune disorders. More recently, it has become popular as a means of athletic recovery and increasing physical performance. It is not a medical procedure, but a non-invasive alternative for individuals seeking faster recovery and improved overall health.
Cryotherapy is the body’s exposure to subzero temperatures used to promote a natural anti-inflammatory response providing relief from aches and pains. It accelerates the production of collagen that not only improves skin elasticity but is the number one protein the body uses to repair all muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Additionally, cryotherapy triggers a release of endorphins, boosts the body’s metabolic rate and can improve sleep.
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Benefits of Cryotherapy
The body’s natural fight-or-flight response to the extreme cold helps alleviate excess white blood cells that cause the pain from inflammation and other toxins while supercharging the blood with oxygen and anti-inflammatory proteins.
The body undergoes a metabolic reaction in an effort to warm itself, burning fat and calories in the five hours, post-session. Repeated (regular) whole body cryotherapy stimulates metabolism and decreases water retention (swelling) 24/7.
Whole Body Cryotherapy helps flush lactic acid from the body and increases collagen production, helping heal muscles, ligaments and tendons–decreasing recovery time for all levels of athletes.
Collagen is the number one protein the body produces to repair muscles, ligaments, tendons, and SKIN. We stop producing collagen at a normal rate at age 30. WBC naturally stimulates our bodies collagen production to counter the aging process, healing tissues and tightening skin.
Exposure to cold temperatures triggers the body’s production of endorphins, boosting your mood. You feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle your day, alleviating feelings of anxiety and depression.
Exposure to the extreme cold temps stimulates the body’s production of hormones that are directly related to sleep and relaxation. The endorphin norepinephrine acts as a mild sedative, helping you feel relaxed and sleep deeper. Also, by decreasing pain & inflammation, your body naturally sleeps more restfully.
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 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.
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.
The following conditions are contraindications to WBC: • Pregnancy • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your First "Freeze"
We are excited to offer Whole Body Cryotherapy as a wellness option for our clients. We are so glad you are willing to try it! Here are a few pointers to keep in mind before, during and after your visit. We assure you that we will be with you throughout your session, explain the entire process and answer all of your questions.
After completing important and necessary new client registration, you will be given a private room to change and prepare for your session. Ideally, we recommend you dress to your comfort level, but also allow maximum skin exposure for optimal results. For women, we recommend wireless undergarments (athletic bra or similar) as well as snug fitting athletic shorts. For men, shorts or undergarments only are recommended. No metal (including rings, zippers, etc.) is allowed below the neck during your session for safety purposes. You will also be given gloves, socks and shoes to protect your hands and feet during the freeze. Robes are also available for use in the spa if preferred, but must be removed prior to entry or while in the cryosauna before your session begins.
When you are ready, you will enter the cryosauna with help and guidance of one of our team members. We will discuss session recommendations prior to your first freeze, and will not leave your side throughout any sessions. We will by your side and ready to answer any and all questions while you complete your session.
Time is up and before you know it your freeze is over. CONGRATS!! While you are getting dressed, you commonly and quickly feel the effects of Whole Body Cryotherapy (which many call the “Thaw effect”) – the release of the body’s endorphins giving an invigorating feeling.