How it Works
What to Expect During Your Session
Before your first Cryotherapy session, you will fill out your physical readiness form. Our technician will examine this form and check your blood pressure to insure that you are a good candidate for this treatment. Upon approval, our technician will explain the procedure and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Once you are ready, our technician will cool the Cryosauna and exit the room. You will then remove all clothing and jewelry below the neck down (Men must wear briefs). We will provide you with gloves, socks and slippers to wear during your session to protect your hands and feet. You will then enter the cryosauna and shut the door. You will be completely enclosed and hidden from view. The technician will promptly re-enter the room and elevate you until your head is above the rim of the chamber. The chamber is then filled with nitrogen gas and your skin is briefly exposed to subzero temperatures (-150° to -300°F) for three minutes. This sudden drop to arctic temperatures is a surprisingly tolerable experience, but has a dramatic effect on your brain and body. As the cold receptors beneath the skin sense this sudden, extreme cold, your body activates powerful survival mechanisms that cause the blood vessels near the skin to quickly constrict (vasoconstriction) to send blood to the major organs to maintain your core body temperature. During this process, your blood is highly oxygenated, filtered and filled with nutrients. When you step out of the cryosauna just three minutes later, the blood vessels quickly dilate (vasodilation) and blood rushes back to the skin. Blood circulation is naturally stimulated and oxygenated blood is delivered to damaged tissue.
What to Expect After Your First Few Cryo Sessions
Immediately following their first session, most individuals experience a rush of endorphins and a glowing sense of well-being. Throughout that day, as more blood circulates to areas of inflammation, some experience an achiness in those areas as well as fatigue. This will subside following subsequent treatments. Some may experience a slight headache as toxins are eliminated from the body. Increased hunger due to a higher metabolism is also common.