1.) Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?
YES!!! Although relatively new in the United States, this technology has been researched and perfected over seas for over three decades. It simply stimulates your body's natural healing responses and is 100% safe if you don't have any of the contraindications.
2.) What are the contraindications/ Who should NOT use cryotherapy?
Pregnant women, people with severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud's Syndrome, fever, tumors, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. (
3.) It gets so cold, aren't I going to freeze?
No. There is no actual freezing involved, only the movement of cold air around your body to trigger your main thermoreceptors and stimulate a systemic healing response. There is no moisture in the nitrogen and we strictly limit the time to 3 minutes to eliminate the risk of tissue damage and/or frostbite.
4.) Is it comfortable?
Lets face it, very few people actually like being cold. But it is not overtly uncomfortable or harmful. There is no moisture in the air, so it's not harsh on the skin like taking an ice bath. Some people don't even shiver!
5.) How long will it take to feel the effects?
Pain relief and reduction of inflammation are almost immediate. After you step out of the cryosauna, it typically takes 2-3 minutes for all of your nutrient-rich blood to flow back out to your extremities. You will quickly feel more energized and awake due to the release of endorphins and adrenaline. You will also quickly warm back up and some people even start to sweat due to the increase in metabolism. This is normal and no cause for alarm. Depending on the nature and severity of any pain you are having, relief should last for a few days or more. You may or may not require multiple treatments, but we recommend multiple treatments for maximized recovery.
6.) How many times can I, or should I receive cryotherapy in a day/week?
While we would certainly like to see you every day, optimal benefits are seen with 2-3 visits per week. The body is VERY adaptable, so if you cryo every day, there is a chance that your body won't respond to it as dramatically and it will decrease in efficiency. If this happens, we recommend simply taking a week off to let your body reset. The exceptions to this are recent injuries and surgical recovery. Here we recommend every day or every other day to maximize your body's natural recovery mechanisms while it's faced with an acute injury.
7.) Is the nitrogen dangerous?
No. Nitrogen itself is not dangerous. The air we breathe is 78% nitrogen. But Nitrogen will displace oxygen and must not be inhaled. Our cryosauna has a hydrolic lift that we use to lift you up so your head and neck are never submerged in the nitrogen. Additionally, nitrogen is heavier than air so it will fall to the ground, away from your head.
8.) I am claustrophobic, can I do Cryotherapy?
Yes! Your head is out of the cryosauna during the whole process, our treatment room only has 8-foot walls to give the feeling of more openness, and the door is never locked, you can step out at any time.
9.) Is there an age restriction?
Yes (and no). If you are less than 18yrs old, we require a one-time parent or guardian signature. Ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult every time. Whole Body Cryotherapy is not inherently harmful to younger people, but you must be tall enough to keep your head out of the nitrogen with the elevator fully risen. You must also be old enough to follow directions and remain safe. On the other end of the spectrum, we are successfully helping many people that are well into their twilight years.
10.) Will I be locked into a contract if I choose the UNLIMITED CRYOTHERAPY PACKAGE?
NO! The last thing we want is to lock our friends into unbreakable contracts. If you want to purchase an unlimited membership, we will set you up on an autopay. However, you can cancel AT ANY TIME. Simply call us and we will take care of it for you that very moment. (Note: if you are already past your renewal date, we will pro-rate the monthly charge).