Whole Body Cryotherapy Frequently Asked Questions
How does this compare to an ice bath?
It doesn’t. It is simply not possible to achieve the same temperatures and effect with an ice bath. Furthermore, an ice bath is generally an excruciating 12-15 minutes or longer wet process, where, cryotherapy is only a 2½ to 3 minute completely dry session.
Has Cryotherapy been tested?
Researchers and providers in Europe have been developing and refining cryotherapy for more than thirty years.
How many times in a day can I get Cryotherapy?
We recommend no more than 2 times a day and only then if you are in heavy training. Otherwise a consistent regiment of two or three times a week for most people is adequate. Keep in mind, it is important for the skin to return to body temperature between each session. Usually a 10 minute waiting period is adequate between sessions.
Do I have to take a shower before and/or after?
No. Cryotherapy is an absolutely dry process and does not make your skin wet. Cryotherapy can not be completed with any moisture present, so wet hair is not permitted during a cryotherapy session.
I am claustrophobic. Will I feel comfortable in the cryosauna?
Yes. The door is never locked and you can step out at any moment. Also, the base inside the cabin is adjusted to your height, to insure your head is above and outside the cabin at all times.
How can anyone endure the cold and how will I feel after?
The process only involves hyper cooled air flowing over the surface of the skin so the process never freezes any skin tissues or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. During each session endorphins, or the body's natural "feel good" substance, are released. The buoyant effects from each session lasts approximately six hours.
Is nitrogen gas dangerous to human beings?
Please Note: The air we breath everyday is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components. The client in the cryotherapy chamber does not breath in gasiform air or nitrogen gas. The client is elevated above the chamber from the chin up and breathing clean oxygen. This is to ensure proper ventilation and is verified by an oxygen sensor at all times.