Yes, it is cold but not painful. The cyrochamber is cooled by liquid nitrogen which provides a “dry” cold vs. a “wet/precipitous” cold that naturally occurs outside.
The effects of cryotherapy are different from person to person. The cold air triggers endorphins with clients feeling an increase of energy and flexibility and a decrease of inflammation. Some clients will feel it in the first few hours, others will feel the effects after a full sleep cycle. Most report noticing a deeper sleep with reduced pain and inflammation within the following 48-72 hours.
The first appointment will take anywhere from 25-35 minutes. After the first appointment, your session will typically be between 15-20 minutes.
All clothing should be removed but we ask that men wear briefs. We will provide socks, slippers, and gloves. All jewelry worn below the neck must be removed. Please do not apply lotions, creams, or moisturizers one FULL hour before your session.
No, unless conducted by an untrained technician or if you have a contraindication. The cooling agent, Nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breath every day. Our certified technicians running your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols, and are capable of stopping the session if you feel that you would like to end your session early. There is no lock on the door of the cryochamber, so you can get out at any time.
Sessions last anywhere from 1.5 – 3 minutes.
We just ask that you do not apply any lotions, creams, or moisturizers to your skin one FULL hour before your session. And, to remove all jewelry from the neck down. We will provide gloves, socks and slippers. 90% of your skin will be exposed to they hyper cool air. It’s ok to wear makeup and face lotion.
We can accommodate clients up to 350 lbs.
Most clients will feel great right after their first treatment due to the release of endorphins. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy, and increased flexibility for several hours or even days.
While every cryotherapy session is beneficial and you should see immediate results, research has shown that you will experience improved and cumulative benefits with a minimum of 10 sessions, in close succession (ie: within a two or three week time period). After these initial treatments, we recommend a maintenance program of once every week or two weeks. It is safe for you to do two sessions a day but is only recommended for those in heavy training or rehab.