How does the Cryosauna work?
During the Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures for a short period of time. The duration of treatment ranges from 1.5-3 minutes which is just long enough to lower skin temperature significantly, without any damage. The Cryosauna uses liquid nitrogen to cool the pod to temperatures between -166⁰F and -240⁰F, dropping the patient’s skin temperature between 50⁰F and 41⁰F. Clients never come into direct contact with liquid nitrogen, as it turns into a gas when exposed to air. The socks, gloves and slippers that are provided help prevent frostbite on smaller extremities. Although the patient’s external temperature drops significantly, his or her core temperature remains the same.
While you are in the Cryosauna, blood is pulled inward to the core, causing dramatic peripheral vasoconstriction. The skin receptors signal the brain to produce positive biological responses without causing any damage to tissue. The skin reacts to the cold which stimulates neurological receptors that send messages to the brain to trigger the regulatory functions of the body. The brain sends out signals to scan all areas of the body, and is then able to acknowledge any areas that may need repair.
When you exit the chamber, blood is pumped vigorously around the body, which is now filled with higher levels of oxygen and nutrients. The oxygen opens areas of inflammation and sends the nutrients in to begin the repair process. This induces adaptive changes correlating with effects of analgesia, reduction of inflammation, accelerated tissue repair, and an improvement in removal of toxins. The cold also triggers the nervous system to release feel- good endorphins.
Is the Cryosauna safe and tested?
Yes. Cryotherapy has been used across the globe for over 30 years, and in the U.S. for almost 10. Our Cryosauanas are equipped with numerous safety features and clients can stop treatment at any time. A trained operator is always there to guide you through your treatment and monitor your safety and comfort.
How soon can I expect results?
Many clients feel refreshed and mentally stimulated immediately after the first treatment, due to the release of endorphins. This uplifted mood may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Depending on the person and condition, there may be immediate pain relief for joints and muscles, improved energy, and increased flexibility. Metabolism can be boosted for up to 48 hours, however, weight loss and changes in skin texture or reduction in cellulite will take a longer series of treatments.
Will one treatment be enough?
Many clients experience results after a single treatment, but for the best results it is recommended to complete 10 sessions within the first 1-3 weeks.
What do I wear?
Women can be nude (bra optional, but no underwire); men wear their underwear. It’s an option to wear minimal clothing such as bathing suits or undergarments, but the effects are greater if more skin surface is exposed. We provide a robe, gloves, socks and slippers to protect the extremities.
How long does it take?
One of the best advantages of Cryotherapy is the speed and convenience. Clients are physically in the Cryosauna for around 1.5-3 minutes.
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
Clients normally don’t describe the treatment as painful. The extreme cold contains no moisture so the user’s body doesn’t register the low temperature. Many say it feels invigorating and refreshing to go into the Cryosauna.
Is liquid nitrogen dangerous for humans?
No, it isn’t. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 20% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 2% of other components.