Whole Body Cryotherapy is a type of cryogenic treatment designed to expose your entire body to subzero temperatures (-230+ degrees Fahrenheit) using liquid nitrogen for 3-5 minute windows to promote several physiological benefits including but not limited reducing inflammation, aiding in post-exercise muscle recovery, and improving the symptoms of joint conditions.
No, 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. We can accommodate your specific scheduling request.
You may wear anything you would like to your appointment. Depending on the area of treatment, you may opt to change into a CryoYouth™ robes. Each robe is washed and cleaned thoroughly after every use, so we can ensure the highest level of cleanliness for all our clients. Moreover, cryo facials, unlike most facials, could be performed with make up on. However, we do ask that you do not apply any lotion or moisturizer to your skin an hour before your session or wear any piece of metal (i.e. body piercing) during your session. If client is getting a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, it is required that they keep their undergarments (bra, underwear, boxers, etc.) on during the session.
Absolutely. Nitrogen gas is a non-toxic natural gas. The atmosphere that we breathe is composed of 78% Nitrogen, 20% oxygen and 2% other elements. Nitrogen gas is utilized in Cryotherapy for its stable properties at very low temperatures.
Cooled Nitrogen gas is very dry, so the feeling is not comparable to very cool water — it actually feels less uncomfortable and cold for this reason. The process of Cryotherapy never freezes the skin or soft tissue; the sensation of coldness is what actually drives the systemic response.
The following conditions are contraindications to Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, 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, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney, have any of implant in area being treated, and urinary tract diseases. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.
You can get a cryotherapy treatment as often as once a day! However, the frequency of your sessions is dependent on what you are using cryotherapy for. Depending on the condition of treatment, it’s recommended to do around 10 treatments in the first month to maximize your results. After that you can take fewer treatments spaced further apart to maintain and improve on your results. For acute injuries, it’s recommended to do 5-7 treatments in the first week, and then taper off to 2-3/week afterwards.