Cryotherapy Treatment FAQ
Yes. Kryozen has used over 30 years of research in Whole Body Cryotherapy in order to perfect the treatment process and provide the highest quality client experience. Additionally, Kryozen provides all of its guests with packages that contain cotton gloves and socks that protect the body’s more temperature-sensitive tissues such as hands and feet. Additionally, moisture-stripping wipes are provided to remove any sweat or lotion from our guests’ body before entering the CryoSauna.The nitrogen mist used to cool the CryoSauna is the same nitrogen that makes up 78% of the air we breathe. Our Specialists adjust the height of the platform before every session to ensure all of our guests are able to breathe fresh air and speak during their session.
No. Where an ice bath has direct contact with the skin and can be painful, cryotherapy is a dry, indirect contact. Due to the session only being three minutes max, the session is very tolerable. Towards the end of the session, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation which disappears immediately after the treatment.
Developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Whole Body Cryotherapy has been used in Europe for more than three decades and in the United States for the last decade. Medical journals detail the effects and subsequent benefits of whole body cryotherapy. In the United States, Whole Body Cryotherapy is considered a non-medical holistic solution.
There are minimal risks associated with Whole Body Cryotherapy, given all of our Specialists have been certified to operate the CryoSaunas. We provide all guests with packages that contain fresh cotton gloves and socks that protect the more temperature-sensitive extremities such as your hands and feet, which eliminates the risk of frostbite. Additionally, moisture-stripping wipes are provided to remove any moisture or lotion from our guests’ body before entering the CryoSauna, which prevents rashes or freezer burn. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically can occur but reverses after the procedure is finished, as peripheral circulation returns to normal. Additionally, guests may experience some redness on their skin, but this will subside shortly after the treatment.
Yes, a distinct advantage of cryotherapy over an ice bath treatment is that the muscle tissues do not actually freeze and thus does not require time to rest. Ten minutes of light exercise post cryotherapy will actually induce more rapid vasodilation of the vessels and capillaries which increases blood flow to the tissues that need it most.
We recommend that you come seven consecutive days each month to experience the maximum recovery benefits. After those seven consecutive days have been completed, your treatments should be spaced further apart to maintain and improve on your results (once every week). The usage depends upon your reasons for utilizing cryotherapy
Dry socks with a slipper/sandal for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands and a dry undergarment. This is to protect your extremities from any potential damage from the extreme temperatures.
No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas found in our own atmosphere; nitrogen is as common and safe as oxygen.