Whole-body cryotherapy is a quick, easy and fun treatment! You stand in a cryosauna, which looks a lot like a stand-up tanning bed, only your head is sticking up out of the top.
For 3 minutes, cool dry air flows over the surface of your skin. Even though we're taking you between 200-300 below zero, the air is so dry that you will hardly feel the cold, and you might not even shiver! It's an invigorating, energizing experience.
Your body's cold sensors are triggered, even though the air is too dry to penetrate your skin. Your body reacts to the cold temperatures by pulling blood away from your extremities and into your core. (You'll be wearing socks and gloves to protect your fingers and toes!) Your vessels constrict, holding the blood from your extremities into your core, causing a boost of nutrients and oxygen to your organs.
Your metabolism revs up to protect your core temperature from dropping, resulting in calorie-burning that can last anywhere from 5-8 hours!
Endorphins are released into the brain, causing a happy/relaxing sensation. Many clients report feeling a natural high or euphoria. Your nervous system is calmed, which gives you a wonderful soothing feeling, and is especially beneficial for those suffering from nerve damage or fibromyalgia.
Your serotonin is regulated, which can improve your focus and promote deeper sleep. Most clients notice better sleep after just one session!
Once your 3 minutes is up, you step out of the cryosauna, and all the nutrient/oxygen enriched blood flows back into your extremities, promoting healing and a major detox as toxins are flushed out from the body. This is very beneficial for your lymphatic system, as we typically take in an overwhelming amount of toxins daily.
Your skin is now glowing, any pain you had is minimized or diminished completely, you feel refreshed and energized, and the detoxing effects can last for days! This can help to clear up all kinds of skin conditions including scarring, acne, eczema, psoriasis and many other ailments.
Many people use the cryosauna for pain relief, because it causes a major reduction in inflammation. In fact, it was originally developed to treat people suffering from arthritis. We see all types of clients from soccer-moms to the Dallas Cowboys. Whole-body cryotherapy is beneficial to everyone!
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time. The cryosauna has just recently been introduced into the United States, becoming immediately popular among doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and most professional athletes.
Yes. Researchers have been developing and refining whole-body cryotherapy for over two decades. The treatment is 100% natural and safe!
The cryosauna uses nitrogen gas to lower the client's skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way for 2-3 minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that act 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.
No, it isn't. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components.
Yes! The air is very dry, which is why some people don’t even shiver! Also, only your face is visible to the operator during the procedure, so your privacy is kept at all times.
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The effects from each session last at least 6 – 8 hours, but like any therapy, the more sessions, the greater the results. Regular use of the cryosauna can extend benefits for greater lengths of time. A higher pain tolerance is also achieved, and decreased inflammation throughout the body. This is why athletes and people suffering from pain in general are able to find such quick relief. You will also burn 500 calories or more per session, due to the body’s increase in metabolic rate. The cryosauna, used on a regular basis, can help the body reset its metabolism.
Yes! It is completely safe either way! In fact, it is recommended! If you workout before your cryo-session, you can expect greater recovery due to the inflammation reduction. If you workout after your cryo-session, you can expect a higher pain tolerance, more energy and greater flexibility. If you simply can't decide which is a better option, try both! It is completely safe to do multiple cryo-sessions in one day!
No. This treatment simply does not compare to an ice bath. It is not possible to achieve the same effects with an ice bath, plus ice baths are anywhere from 12-15 minutes longer. (compared to under 3 minutes in a cryosauna) The cryosauna gives you a quicker and better recovery and enhanced performance. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into the tissue and is damaging to the skin. In the cryosauna, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin's overall condition.
All of these benefits are not just happening in the 3 minutes that you are in the cryosauna. 3 minutes is all it takes to trigger the body's natural responses to begin healing itself. The cryosauna can accelerate the body's healing, and that's why so many people find the cryosauna so helpful. As you age, your body's natural healing slows down. The cryosauna simply speeds it back up!
Yes, you most definitely can! In fact, many of our clients have reported being able to tolerate the cold much better after having eaten within the past few hours before their session.
There is no freezing involved, only the feeling of being cold. This process is simply cold air flowing over the surface of the skin, which in turn, creates the beneficial results. The air is completely dry, making it surprisingly comfortable.
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryosession will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can actually help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds and the flu.
Yes, you can. The door is never locked and you may step out at any time. The chamber is open to the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber, so you are never fully enclosed.
We recommend at least 10 sessions in the first 30 days for optimal results. Some people will need more. If you aren't sure how many sessions you need, a Cryo-X employee will be happy to help you customize a plan. After this, all you'll need to do is maintain your results, so sessions can be cut down to 1-2 times a week or less. If after a month or two, you are ready for another boost, you can start the process over again.
No, you don't. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
While in the cryosauna, the body pulls the blood away from the extremities and into the core, therefore the extremities must be protected. The vessels around the core then constrict, holding the blood in the core. The body then begins working to protect and boost the vital organs, producing and releasing all kinds of nutrients into the blood. This is why most people notice very little discomfort in their chest, stomach and back area. The body is producing heat as well to protect the core!
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe 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, Raynaud's Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy(being allergic to cold), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
We can now accommodate clients up to 350 pounds. (325 at our Frisco location) The cryosauna is an amazing jumpstart to weight-loss, due to the increase in metabolism!
Yes. Although the cryosauna produces completely natural effects, ours are only designed for an adult-sized body. It cannot hurt children, yet they are simply too small for our cryosaunas.
Whole-body cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), and activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.
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