Frequently asked questions
Is Whole Body Cryo-Therapy Safe?
Whole-body Cryotherapy is safe. Our highest priority is your safety and health. We use a U.S.A.-manufactured Impact cryosauna that provides the highest quality experience for you. Our Impact cryosauna has earned the ETL mark from the testing laboratory Intertek. The ETL mark certifies that the Impact cryosaunas are compliant to applicable US electrical safety standards and provides users with a safe cryotherapy experience. Cryosaunas have been used for 30+ years without any severe adverse reaction recorded. Problems have only arisen when a client steps into a cryosauna with wet clothing or a wet body. Water at that temperature will automatically freeze. To prevent this reaction, we provide you with dry gloves, socks and shoes as well as moisture stripping wipes to ensure your safety during the treatment. Your session will be run by one of our staff members who are all certified in using the cryotherapy equipment. During your session, a staff member remains in the room throughout the entire session monitoring your well-being and safety. We are able to pause and/or stop at any point during your session and the door of the cryosauna does not have a lock, therefore you may exit at anytime. The liquid nitrogen mist that fills the cryosauna is a non- toxic gas that makes up 78% of the air that we breathe every day. For additional safety purposes, all cryotherapy treatment rooms have an oxygen monitor installed. Following your treatment your skin may experience some redness but this reaction is completely normal and ok. The redness will subside shortly after your treatment.
The first whole-body cryotherapy sauna was created by a Japanese doctor in the late 1970s. The whole-body cryotherapy sauna was developed to help patients who were suffering from chronic pain and inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment was later introduced in Europe in the late 1980s when European soccer teams began using it to improve player performance.
Over the past two decades, several clinical studies have been conducted in Europe and they established that whole-body cryotherapy is a powerful and effective treatment for inflammatory injuries and disorders. While whole-body cryotherapy was originally intended to help aid recovery from pain and inflammation, many medical journals state that there are new benefits being found for cold therapy as an actual health treatment. The use of whole-body cryotherapy is much more common over in Europe and the treatment is now covered under insurance in European countries. During the past ten years, whole-body cryotherapy has made its way over to the United States and in more recent years, the use of the treatment has begun to rapidly grow. Whole-body Cryotherapy is considered a holistic healing treatment in the United States.
Who can benefit from whole-body Cryotherapy?
Although there are some exceptions, most people can enjoy the benefits of cryotherapy. The treatment was originally created to help those with rheumatoid arthritis heal from chronic pain and inflammation and later became popular with several athletes in order to increase their performance. However, once the treatment began to spread and its popularity began to increase, it was discovered that even those who are not suffering from chronic pain and inflammation and those that are not athletes, can benefit from the treatment as well. If you wish to improve your overall health and appearance, you can likely benefit from the cryotherapy.
How long will my visit take?
Your session inside the cryosauna is 3 minutes and then you will need a few minutes to change your clothes.
How often should I use Cryotherapy?
Everyones use for cryotherapy is different and the proper usage of the treatment varies for each individual. For whole-body cryotherapy, we recommend that during your first two-three weeks you do as many treatments as possible in close consecutive days. Once you see how your body reacts to the treatment, you will be able to get a feel for how often you will need to continue using cryotherapy. More serious chronic conditions will need more treatments whereas those who are looking to utilize it as a supplement for their health and lifestyle will not need as may treatments in order to feel the benefits.
The use of localized cryotherapy varies for each person as well. Depending on the severity of the condition you are trying to treat you may benefit from several treatments a week while others may only need to utilize the treatment once every few weeks. Once you begin your l cryotherapy treatments, you will start to feel how often your body will need treatments.
How can I get started with Cryotherapy?
Give us at call at 786-474-2222 or Book Online!