How many treatments should I do?
Treatment frequency will depend on patient preference, severity of condition, and patient goals. Some patients will begin with 5 treatments daily followed by every other day for 2 weeks – 3 weeks then taper to 3 times a week. Other patients follow a protocol of 10 treatments separated by 1 – 2 days or 3 times a week.
Who should not use cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindicated : Pregnancy, severe uncontrolled hypertension (BP >180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynauds syndrome, fever, acute kidney or urinary tract diseases, claustrophobia. Size and height appropriate for chamber and minors must have parental consent.
What do I wear during my cryotherapy session?
The more skin exposure the better. It is recommended all clothing except undergarments are removed. (However a bathing suit or minimal sportswear are allowed as long as there is no metal). Socks and gloves are required and are provided to all clients. Privacy is maintained throughout the treatment as there is a private dressing room, a robe to get in chamber, and once in the chamber only the clients head and hands are exposed.
How does whole body cryotherapy work?
The Cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 0 degrees Celsius in 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way for two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends a powerful message to the brain that acts as a stimulant to all regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential.
How do I feel when I finish cryotherapy?
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The buoyant effect from each session lasts at least 6 – 8 hours and increases with the number of treatment sessions. Many clients have expressed that they have had the best night of sleep after their session.