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How does Cryotherapy work?
Upon entering the Cryosauana, the individual stands and slowly turns while nitrogen gas fills the chamber. Over a period of three minutes, the individual’s skin surface temperature is lowered to approximately 30°F. This sudden drop in temperature triggers the skin’s cold receptors to activate the body’s most powerful survival mechanisms. This results in the release of endorphins and a rapid circulation of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.
Is nitrogen dangerous?
No, nitrogen is a non-toxic gas that makes up about 78% of the air we breathe. However, breathing pure nitrogen could cause fainting, due to the lack of oxygen. To prevent this, the cryosauna is designed to keep the individual’s head above the chamber, and individuals are instructed to breathe up or hold their breath during the treatment if the nitrogen approaches their face.
Will I feel discomfort during the treatment?
Most individuals are surprised to feel how tolerable a cryotherapy session is given such extreme temperatures. The nitrogen in our cryosauna creates a “dry” cold, which is much more comfortable than an ice bath. We will provide you with gloves and socks to keep your hands and feet warm. Our friendly technician will talk you through it and make the three minutes pass quickly and easily.
Can I return to my daily activities following a treatment?
Yes, there are no restrictions to your activities following a cryotherapy treatment.
How often should I use Cryotherapy?
We recommend that our clients do their first ten sessions within thirty days and then decide how often they would like to continue. Many benefits such as a rush of endorphins and better sleep can be experienced as early as the first session, however maximum results are obtained with repeated treatments.
Is Cryotherapy being used for professional athletes?
Yes. Many Olympic, professional, collegiate and even high school athletes are taking advantage of the natural edge gained from Whole Body Cryotherapy. We welcome local sports teams to call about group pricing and gain an edge over the competition.
- Dallas Cowboys
- Dallas Mavericks
- Phoenix Suns
- Houston Rockets
- San Antonio Spurs
- Toronto Raptors
- Texas Rangers
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- New York Knicks
- Texas Christian University
- Oklahoma State University
Who is a good candidate for Cryotherapy?
People from a wide range of lifestyles and ages are a good candidate for this treatment. While it is certainly helpful to athletes and those with chronic pain, it is also highly recommended for individuals who simply want to improve their overall health and appearance. However, there are some conditions that would preclude an individual from utilizing this treatment. Please refer to our list of contraindications below for more information. The minimum age is fourteen, and individuals under age eighteen must have parental consent.
May I use Cryotherapy if I am claustrophobic?
Yes, you may. The door to the cryosauna is never locked, and you may exit the chamber at anytime. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the rim, allowing you to see in all directions.
Are there any contraindications to Cryotherapy?
- Untreated Hypertension
- Heart attack within previous 6 months
- Decompensating diseases (edema) of the cardiovascular and respiratory system;
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Chronic liver disease
- Unstable Angina Pectoris
- Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or known circulatory dysfunction
- Acute febrile respiratory (Flu like respiratory conditions)
- Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
- Severe Anemia
- Cold Allergenic Phenomenon (known allergy to cold contactants)
- Heavy consumerist diseases (abnormal bleeding)
- Seizure disorders
- Bacterial and viral infections of the skin
- Wound healing disorders (open sores or discharging wound/skin conditions)
- Alcohol and drugs abuse
- Valvular heart disease
- Recent heart surgery
- Ischemic heart disease
- Raynaud’s disease
- Hyperhidrosis – heavy perspiration