Frequently Asked Questions
IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY SAFE?
Yes. Cryosaunas have been used over the past 30 years without any severe adverse reaction recorded. Problems have arisen if a client uses the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks, which will freeze immediately. Clients are provided dry socks, slippers, and gloves to ensure their extremities are protected.
IS LIQUID NITROGEN SAFE?
The nitrogen used to cool the Cryosauna™ is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it). However, nitrogen vapors displace oxygen which can be dangerous without adequate air ventilation. As you step into the Cryosauna™, the operator raises the platform the client stands on up so that the head is above the heavier nitrogen vapors. Here, the client breathes normal room-air. For added safety, our facility is equipped with oxygen monitors and adequate ventilation to ensure oxygen circulation throughout.
IS IT COMFORTABLE?
Many clients are surprised that the treatment is actually very refreshing. However, it is cold. Towards the end of the session you may get a pins and needles sensation which disappears immediately after the treatment.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOMMEND USE OF THE CRYOSAUNA?
Generally, you should undergo 5 to 10 sessions in close succession (separated by 1-2 days) to maximize your results. Afterwards, you can space sessions further apart to maintain and improve your results (i.e. once a week or every two weeks).
I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC. CAN I USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
Yes. The Cryosauna™ door is magnetic and never locked. You may step out at any time during the session. The Cryosauna™ has an open top and your head is raised above the rim of the chamber.
WHO SHOULD USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
WBC is ideal for individuals with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, athletes and fitness enthusiasts seeking accelerated muscle recovery to train harder and recover faster, and anyone seeking weight loss and skin rejuvenation. Many report feeling exhilarated after treatment and enjoy mood enhancement and stress relief.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
The following conditions are contraindications for WBC: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 160/100), 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, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.