Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Cryotherapy with CryoPure Spa.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?
Yes, WBC has been utilized in Europe for over 30 years without any major adverse reactions.
How does Whole Body Cryotherapy work?
The Impact Cryosauna systematically pushes an appropriate amount of gaseous nitrogen into the unit, effectively dropping the temperature within the unit between -166°F and -274°F. During this period of time, the thermoreceptors on your skin realize a temporary reduction in skin temperature and send signals to your brain saying, “Hey, I think we are about to freeze! Will you do something?” The body then goes through a series of physical reactions, including vasoconstriction, which helps to push the blood to your inner core, in order to protect your vital organs. The treatment last a maximum of 3 minutes and once complete, you exit the cryosauna and your body temperature begins to return to its baseline. Due to the mechanism of action, there is a release of endorphins that gives you energy and helps with mood stabilization and sleep. In addition, your blood is now more oxygenized and nutrient rich than before, allowing for your body to heal and reduce inflammation where needed.
Has there been any scientific research with Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Yes, in the United States, studies are ongoing, however, there are a large number of studies conducted overseas that show the positive impact and benefits WBC can have on an individual. In 2015, Dr. James Andrews, renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, announced his support of WBC and currently serves as the Chairman to Impact Cryotherapy (where our unit is produced). See our research page for more info!
Is the Nitrogen used dangerous to my health?
Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas so it is perfectly safe. In fact, the air we breathe is made up of ~78% Nitrogen. Furthermore, your head remains outside the chamber reducing the amount of nitrogen inhaled.
How many Cryosauna sessions are recommended for optimal results?
Recommendations vary depending on your condition, but we recommend a series of at least 5-10 treatments in close succession initially for optimal results. Following that, we recommend treatment 2-3 times per week (or more) to help maintain your desired goal.
What do I wear inside the cryosauna?
Just your undergarments. Males and females can remain in their underwear. For females, a bra is optional but it must not include an underwire. You get the best results when more skin is exposed. We will provide a robe, gloves, socks and slippers to protect the extremities.
Will I feel any discomfort during treatment?
The cryosauna uses gaseous nitrogen so it is dry. Most people anticipate the treatment to be worse than it actually is. In fact, a lot of people feel very invigorated during and after the treatment.
Are their any activity restrictions after WBC?
No restrictions. We offer some cardio equipment after your session to help warm your body up to baseline or you can warm up naturally but either way, about 5 min after your session, you are ready to go do whatever your heart desires.
Are there any health related contraindications for Whole Body Cryotherapy?
As a seasoned RN himself, Tom, owner at CryoPure, puts a large emphasis on safety, and thus, we will restrict individuals with certain medical conditions from entering the cryosauna. A list of the conditions is below: (Including but not limited to…)
- Untreated Hypertension – WBC can lead to fluctuations of systolic blood pressure by 10 mm/Hg. Do not use if you have a BP >170 mm/Hg systolic or 100mm/Hg diastolic.
- CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)
- Recent History of Heart Attack – Within the last 6 months.
- Unstable Angina Pectoris – chest pain due to lack of oxygenated blood.
- DVT or known blood clotting dysfunction
- Severe Anemia
- Cold Allergenic Phenomenon
- Seizure Disorders
- Hyperhidrosis – Excessive perspiration.
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