Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan. It has been used throughout Europe and Japan for more than 3 decades.
What To Expect For Your First Cryotherapy Session
The Cryochamber is cooled using liquid nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 ⁰F over a period of 2-3 minutes. The clients are not in direct contact with the gas, they breathe room air. Exposure to the extreme temperature stimulates the regulatory functions of the body. It also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins (naturally occurring chemical in the brain which is involved in reducing and eliminating pain and enhancing pleasure). A session takes about 2-3 minutes.
You may experience ‘pins and needles’ sensation toward the end of the session which will immediately disappear after the procedure. The mood-enhancing effects of the release of the endorphins during the procedure may last several hours to several days. It may take several sessions to maximize therapeutic effects of this procedure.
Points to remember:
The door of the chamber is not locked, clients may exit at any time during the procedure
Client should not step into the machine with wet clothing as water freezes immediately upon exposure to this cold temperature
Clients are required to wear underwear, gloves, socks, and slippers
Preparing for your session:
No jewelry can be worn while in the cryotherapy chamber
Please do not come immediately after a workout drenched in sweat
Women: Sports bras are preferred in the cryochamber otherwise bras with underwire can not be worn in the chamber