Cryotherapy

About Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole Body Cryotherapy uses ultra cold temperatures to provide quick, powerful physical recovery.  The Cryo chamber surrounds your body, up to the neck, with extremely cold (up to -220°F) nitrogen gas.  This dry chill allows you to experience a cooling sensation while naturally triggering your body’s most powerful healing and wellness mechanisms. 

The significant drop in temperature causes your body to activate a CNS (Central Nervous System) response that pushes blood to your core (for function of protecting internal organs) where it then recirculates.

Cryotherapy Benefits

  • Reduce pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Speed muscle recovery time
  • Boost performance, energy and mood
  • Increase collagen production, helps treat skin conditions
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Burns calories
  • Athletic recovery

Pre Cryo

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT | schedule online and be sure you get a confirmation email, text and/or phone call. Have questions? Give us a call and we’ll help you book your appointment!

COME IN EARLY | arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment for check in and orientation. All first time cryotherapy chamber users must complete an orientation and sign a waiver.

WE PROVIDE | robes, gloves, socks, & slippers. HEALTH & SAFETY | use of cryotherapy is generally

safe, but should be discussed with your doctor before trying, especially if any of the conditions (under contraindications) on the cryotherapy page of our website apply to you.

CALL WITH QUESTIONS | for many, cryotherapy is a new concept, we’re happy to answer questions!

Pro Tips

SAFETY FIRST | once you’ve made an assessment about whether cryotherapy is safe for you to try, the most important safety precaution is for you and your clothing to be dry upon entering the cryotherapy chamber.

IT’S GOING TO BE COLD | during your cryotherapy session, the chamber uses liquid nitrogen to form a gas which cools the air around your body to temperatures reaching -220oF.

WORK THOUGH DISCOMFORT | you don’t have to stay in the chamber for the entire 3 minutes, but try and remind yourself that it’s just 3 minutes! You may need to use deep breathing and meditation techniques to pass the time.

TALK TO US | you will have a staff member with you during your entire session. Talking can distract you and help the time go a little faster. Let us know if you’d like some distraction at anytime during your session!

IT WILL BE WORTH IT | great things are on the other side of discomfort. Enjoy the sense of accomplishment of taking the reins of mind over matter and coming out the other side. You will notice a difference in how you feel!

Post Cryo

MAKE TIME TO SIT | you may feel energized and fired up or you could feel a little uncomfortable or disoriented. Give yourself some time to sit and enjoy a complimentary mug of hot tea! Make sure to stay hydrated.

NOTICE HOW YOU FEEL | consider how you felt before, during and after your session. Pay attention to your body and the quality of your sleep over the next few days, to see how cryotherapy effects you.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS | the significant drop in temperature causes your body to activate a central nervous system response that pushes blood to your core (for function of protecting vital organs) where it recirculates, pumping endorphins and hormones with it. Many people with acute and chronic pain notice immediate and lasting effects.

SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT SESSION | consider that cryotherapy is not a one time fix, but rather a part of your wellness routine. Scheduling your next session before you leave will help you to see the cumulative benefits of using cryotherapy regularly.



One Cryo Session - $59

One individual cryotherapy session

Cryo Three Pack - $158

Three individual cryotherapy sessions



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You must wear the provided foot and hand protection, and cotton underwear. All other clothing, jewelry and metal must be removed.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

Chamber time is up to three minutes maximum. First time cryotherapy users will have an orientation and sign a waiver.

HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT RESULTS?

After your session, your body will release endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel alert and energetic. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel relief from muscle aches, stiffness and notice improved sleep that may last for several hours or even days.

IS IT SAFE TO GET THAT COLD?

Yes, during the session, your skin’s temperature will drop, but your core temperature will remain at 98.6°.

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?

Cryotherapy is not recommended for those with heart conditions, high blood pressure and respiratory disease. For hypothyroidism, TB, respiratory diseases, heart conditions, nervous system diseases and blood diseases, amongst others, there is a greater risk of cryotherapy side effects and some of them can be severe and/or dangerous. Additionally, there is a greater risk of cryotherapy side effects in persons who are over the age of sixty five, those with substance abuse problems, persons with emotional disorders and those who have known problems with cold tolerance.  If any of these conditions apply to you please consult a doctor before trying Cryotherapy and please direct medical questions to your doctor.

 
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