Learn Why Athletes and Celebrities are Turning to Cryotherapy
Fitness & Cryotherapy Articles
Research and Case Studies
- Whole Body Cryotherapy Effects on Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacity
- Clinical Relevance of Whole Body Cryotherapy
- Cryotherapy as a Treatment for Depression and Anxiety
- Whole Body Cryotherapy and Depressive Symptoms
- Cryotherapy Effective for Treating Frozen Shoulder
- Effects of Recovery Method After Exercise on Performance, Immune Changes, and Psychological Outcomes
- Time-Course of Changes in Inflammatory Response After Whole Body Cryotherapy Following Severe Exercise
- 5 Day Whole Body Cryotherapy Effects in High Ranking Professional Tennis Players
Q: Is nitrogen gas used in the chamber safe?
Yes, nitrogen makes up almost 78% of the air that we breathe daily. Nitrogen is as safe and common as oxygen.
Q: What are the risks of cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy has very minimal risks. During the process, blood pressure can fluctuate about 10 points, but returns to normal immediately after exiting the chamber. Clients with allergies to extreme cold, claustrophobia, or viral conditions stimulated by cold temperatures are recommended against cryotherapy. All clients are given protective wear for the cryotherapy session.
Q: Can just anyone use cryotherapy?
We conduct an initial health assessment on site to make sure each individual can participate in the session. Those with hypertension, have cancer or tumors, bleeding disorders, irregular heart beat, anemia, cold allergies, open wounds or are pregnant will unfortunately not be able to use cryotherapy.
Q: How soon will it take to see the effects?
Immediately after your first session, endorphins (pleasure inducing hormones) are released and you will feel a state of intense relaxation upon exiting the chamber. Our clients have said they feel the benefits for 2-3 days after your session. Depending on your need for cryotherapy, it is recommended to do 2-3 sessions a week to maximize the benefits. After the initial introduction sessions, you may space out the sessions further to maintain the lasting effect.
Q: How often can I do cryotherapy?
We recommend that you allow at least 7 hours in between each session, however you can do it as often as everyday!
Q: Is it really only 3 minutes long for a cryotherapy session?
Absolutely! Studies show that initial benefits take place around the one and a half minute mark, but clients are recommended to do the full three minutes for maximum results. Our clients are in and out and less than 15 minutes if there is no wait.
Q: How cold does the CryoChamber get?
The chamber can get as low as -264 degrees fahrenheit. Although this seems unbearable, the dry nitrogen based cold temperature has been considered by some to be more bearable than the traditional ice bath.
Q: Will the cold temperature cause me to get sick?
No, it is actually quite the opposite. The immediate drop in temperature raises the internal body temperature for a short period of time. This rapid change helps the immune system decrease the frequency and severity of potential colds.
Q: Do I need to take a shower before or after the treatment?
No, the treatment is a completely dry process