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.
Is it comfortable?
How will I feel after my first session?
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.
How long do appointments take?
The first appointment will take anywhere from 25-35 minutes. After the first appointment, your session will typically be between 15-20 minutes.
What should I wear?
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.
Is there any danger with a cryotherapy 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.
How long is a cryotherapy session?
Sessions last anywhere from 1.5 – 3 minutes.
How do I prepare for my first session?
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.
Is there a weight limit?
We can accommodate clients up to 350 lbs.
How soon can I expect results?
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.
What would I use Normatec for?
NormaTec will help aid in the circulation of blood and will allow your body to eliminate the metabolic waste that you have accumulated after hard training/racing, It will help reduce muscle fatigue, soreness, and inflammation often associated with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
How long do NormaTec sessions last?
Sessions run anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
Is there a temperature change?
What areas of the body does it benefit?
What should I wear?
What conditions prevent me from using NormaTec?
What should I wear in the sauna? Can I go nude?
You can go nude if you would like, but be sure to use one of our Turkish Towels to absorb your sweat. We also provide disposable flip flops, but usually, recommend our clients bring their own slippers and robe or wrap to use. Men typically wear workout or swim trunks; women typically wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra.
Are children allowed to use the sauna? What should I consider with this?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using your sauna with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated,
even if you don’t see them sweating.
Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?
Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon you specific circumstances.
What time of day should I use the sauna (am or pm)?
It is completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.
How long is a typical session? And how often can I take a session?
What health benefits are associated with infrared heat, and which have been proven and documented?
Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.