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. Depending on your need for cryotherapy, it is recommended to take 5 to 10 sessions within 1-3 days 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.
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