Cryotherapy

Time to chill out with cryotherapy

What is cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness.  Cryotherapy stimulates your body using extreme cold produced by dry, nitrogen vapors. WBC was developed in Japan in the 1970s by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi to assist patients in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Studies conducted in Europe over the last three decades have established that WBC is a powerful treatment reducing inflammation.

A three-minute cryotherapy session lowers the skin temperature and causes your body to protect its organs by going into a “fight or flight” mode. This causes your nervous system to fire, constricts blood vessels, reduces inflammation and sends blood back to your core for reoxygenation. When the session ends, fresh, oxygenated blood rushes out, carries nutrients and anti-inflammatory proteins to speed recovery.

Whole Body Cryotherapy releases anti-inflammatory proteins and endorphins resulting in nutrient-rich oxygenated blood which encourages healing, reduces inflammation and accelerates recovery.

Even if you don’t like being cold, cryotherapy treatment will rejuvenate your body, skin and mind, and you will leave feeling warmer than when you arrived.

Below are just some of the celebrities and professional athletes who enjoy the benefits of cryotherapy

Joe Rogan / Jennifer Aniston / Jordan Spieth / Demi Moore / Alicia Keys / Lebron James / Jessica Alba / Rafael Nadal / Mark Wahlberg / Cristiano Ronaldo / Mandy Moore / Daniel Craig / Will Smith

How Often Should I Do Cryotherapy?

No matter your reason for cryotherapy treatment, consistency is key. Without consistency, inflammation will continue to grow. We recommend everyone begin with an initial 2 weeks of five to six times per week to rid the body of built up inflammation. Then use the recommended cryotherapy frequency schedule below.

Frequency

Cryotherapy Pricing Options

~All pricing is pre-tax.
~Packages and memberships cannot be shared.
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FAQs

What do I wear?
You can wear whatever you want to your appointment. Once you arrive, you will have your own private changing room. We ask you to keep your underwear on and remove the rest of your clothing as well as any metal jewelry and piercings from the neck down. We provide clean, dry socks, gloves and neoprene booties to wear in the cryosauna.  Women may keep on their bra as long as there is no exposed metal.
How do I prepare?
Here are a just a few things to keep in mind prior to your session. Avoid applying oils, lotions and creams at least 12 hours prior to a session. Do not shave below the neck 24 hours prior to a session. It is common for individuals to squeeze in a cryo session during a lunch break from work as the process is quick, clean, and simple.
How long is a session?
Each session is no more than three (3) minutes.

Immediately you will feel a boost of energy. Feel free sit in our “relax and recovery room” for some warm tea before heading out back into your life.

What if I’m claustrophobic?
The team member will make sure the cryosauna is properly adjusted and customized for your personal settings. The appropriately sized riser(s) are installed to ensure that you are set at the proper height so that your head and neck are completely exposed. You will be able to see, talk, hear and breathe normally during the entire length of the three-minute session.

Additionally, the cryosauna door does not lock, for an easy exit.

If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your session, alert the team member. She/he can pause or stop the session immediately.

A team member is in the room with you at all times, administering the session. You are never alone.

How cold will it get inside the cryosauna?
Our Impact Cryosauna has three (3) session levels with different temperatures for user comfort:

Level 1: -130 degrees Fahrenheit / -90 degrees Celsius

Level 2: -166 degrees Fahrenheit / -110 degrees Celsius

Level 3: -184 degrees Fahrenheit / -120 degrees Celsius

Each session produces cryosauna cabin temperatures at the respective level that was selected, therefore when you chill out on a level 1, you are truly standing in temperatures at -130 degrees Fahrenheit / -90 degrees Celsius.

Does it hurt?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a dry process and it doesn’t penetrate the body like cold air with moisture does. Cryotherapy temperatures are much colder than a cold winter day but without the discomfort.

As soon as your session is complete, your body immediately begins to warm back up.

In fact, many people claim it’s more bearable than an ice bath since it’s cold dry air and not wet.

Should I do cryotherapy before or after exercise?
People who do cryotherapy before exercise claim they experience increased energy, endurance, and flexibility. People who do cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster recovery and rejuvenation. There is no right answer. Try it both ways and decide what works best for you.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. Since the session is only three (3) minutes, you can come with a small group of friends and experience the “deep freeze” together; one right after the other. After your session is over, you can hang out in our relax and recovery area to chat about your experience.

Contact us for more information on our group chill out events for a group of your friends, family or colleagues.

How often should I do cryotherapy?
No matter your reason for coming in, consistency is key. Without consistency, inflammation will grow. We recommend that everyone begin with an initial 2 weeks of 5-6x per week to rid the body of built up inflammation. After that time, the frequency recommendation depends on your condition. Here is a list to get you started:

1-2 x/week: Energy Boost, Manage Inflammation
2-3x/week: Workout recovery, Migraines, Improved Sleep
3-5x/week: Chronic Pain, Injury, Chronic Illness (MS, Arthritis), Pre Op/Post Op, Serious Athlete

We have created a variety of packages that will help you achieve your goals of improved health and wellness, no matter your condition.

What is the age requirement for cryotherapy?
Anyone age 18 or older can enjoy cryotherapy if they meet the height (must be at least 5′ 0″ tall) and health requirements. Clients under the age of 18 must have parental consent and a guardian present at the time of the session.

The minimum age is 14 years old.

How should I expect to feel during my session?
During a cryotherapy session, you will feel a dry cold as nitrogen vapors are blowing on you for no more than three (3) minutes.

After the session is over, your body will start to warm up and you may feel a boost of energy or a sense of rejuvenation.

Are there any health concerns to consider before participating in a cryotherapy session?
Anyone with the following conditions may not experience cryotherapy:

  • Uncontrolled high-blood pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Allergy to cold
  • Prior heart attack
  • Unstable heart pain
  • Disease of the blood vessels
  • History of blood clots
  • Uncontrolled seizure disorder
  • Nerve pain in feet and legs
  • Open sores
  • Any disease or condition with increased sensitivity to cold
Does nitrogen pose any dangers to my skin or if inhaled?
To ensure your cryotherapy session is safe and comfortable, we adhere to all of the safety protocols as they relate to administering a safe and successful cryotherapy session.

You must be completely dry upon entering the cryosauna.

The operator will ensure you are at the proper height (with risers) to make sure you are able to breathe normally during the session.

The operator installs the appropriately sized riser(s) for every customer to ensure that she/he is set at the proper height. The proper height means that one’s head and neck are completely exposed. You should be able to see, talk and hear the operator during the entire length of the session. Having the risers set at the proper height ensures maximum oxygen consumption throughout the entire three-minute session.

A certified operator is present throughout your entire session.

We have installed an O2 (oxygen) monitor that measures the amount of oxygen in the room, ensuring the client and the operator’s safety. 

The ventilation system is set up to pull out the extra nitrogen and introduce fresh air throughout the day.

We don’t allow anyone to “dip” down in the sauna, even as a joke. We take this very seriously and don’t allow that type of behavior or even talking about it.

Safety is our utmost priority. We do not take operating the cryosauna lightly. Only certified operators are allowed to operate the sauna.

First Timer’s Guide

When you try anything for the first time it’s natural to feel both excited and nervous. We’ve been there and we know this feeling all too well. Looking back on our first cryotherapy experiences has helped us determine how we introduce cryotherapy to you! Our goal is to gently walk you through your first cryotherapy experience so that you begin your session feeling safe and well cared for and leave feeling energized and excited to come back again.

Complete Waivers
Prior to your first appointment, please fill out our Cryotherapy Waiver and Client Intake Form. The links to these waivers are in your appointment confirmation email. We are also able to text them to you before your appointment.

Your Arrival
Please call us (860-255-7771) from our parking lot to let us know you have arrived. At this time, we will invite you into our reception area.

Introduction
A team member will lead you into our cryotherapy room. She/he will introduce you to whole body cryotherapy and explain exactly how the service will be administered. This is a great time to share anything that is going on with your body and ask any questions.

Our team member will make sure that you are completely comfortable before starting your session.

Personalizing your Cryosauna Experience
The team member will make sure the cryosauna is properly adjusted and customized for your personal settings. The appropriately sized riser(s) are installed to ensure that you are set at the proper height so that your head and neck are completely exposed. You will be able to see, talk, hear and breathe normally during the entire length of the three-minute session.

What You Wear
You can wear whatever you want to your appointment. Once you arrive, you will have your own private changing room. We ask you to keep your underwear on and remove the rest of your clothing as well as any metal jewelry and piercings from the neck down. We provide clean, dry socks, gloves and neoprene booties to wear in the cryosauna.  Women may keep on their bra as long as there is no exposed metal.

When you are changed, open the curtain and we will come get you to begin your session.

Once Inside the Cryosauna
When the cryosauna is cooled down and ready for you, a team member will open the door and guide you up the three steps into the cryosauna. Once inside, the team member will close the door and remind you to hand her/him your robe. You will duck your head slightly so the team member can put the top cap over your head. Again, your head will be exposed. This top cap keeps the dry nitrogen inside the tank so it can do its work in cooling your whole body.

End of your Session
After your session is over, the team member will hand you your robe and lift up the top cap so you can exit the cryosauna. Slowly walk down the three steps and return back to your changing room to get dressed. Just leave the robe, socks, gloves and booties on the bench. If you have the time, we recommend you spend a few minutes in our “relax and recovery room” before getting back to your day.

 

 

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