How does Cryotherapy differ from an ice bath?
An ice bath is typically a 10 – 15 minute soak in ice water that causes the blood from your extremities to move to your core and lower the body’s temperature. Whole Body Cryotherapy is typically a 3 minute dry cold session where the top skin layers and cold receptors respond to the cold by lowering the skin surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees. This triggers the bodies blood to move from your extremities to the core. When the session is complete your body is triggered to release anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, and nutrient rich oxygenated blood.
How does the cryosauna work?
The user stands inside of the cryochamber and the certified technician will perform the treatment. The special octagonal shape of the chamber ensures that the clients head remains outside of the chamber during the 2 – 3 minute treatment process. The certified technician will then fill the Impact chamber with Nitrogen Vapor, which will drop the temperature of the chamber to -110 degrees Celsius to -130 degrees Celsius. This temporarily lowers the temperature to the skin’s top layer.
Do I need to wear something specific?
Come as you are. We will provide you with a robe, socks, gloves, and slippers. Men will wear cotton socks, cotton underwear, and gloves. Women will wear cotton socks, cotton underwear (optional), sports bra (optional), and gloves. You will remove all jewelry and all metal before your session.
How long is a cryotherapy session?
Each session lasts 2-4 minutes.
Is it painful?
No. You will feel very cold air for 2-4 minutes. You will always have a technician outside of the chamber just in case you need anything.
Can I do whole body cryotherapy if I am claustrophobic?
Yes! Your head remains fully outside of the chamber. The chamber door is magnetic and you can exit the session at any time.