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FAQs

Here is a list of common or frequently asked question but if you have any questions at all, feel free to call us for answers.


Q: Is Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?

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Yes, Cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. There are numerous clinical studies and many are listed on this website in the Research Tab.


Q: How does whole body Cryotherapy work?

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The client steps into the cryosauna which uses gasiform nitrogen to rapidly lower the skin surface temperature to 30°F to 32°F. The cryosauna temperature ranges between -238°F to -274°F for the two to three minutes of treatment. The brain reacts to the skin sensors by stimulating the regulatory functions of the body.


Q: How does Cryotherapy compare to an Ice bath?

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No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air that we breathe. The other components are 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen and 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common and safe as Oxygen.


Q: Is Nitrogen gas dangerous to human beings?

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WBC treatments result is a very different response from the body. Three minutes of extreme, dry cold reaches only the top skin layers and receptors causing the brain to restrict blood flow to an internal cycle. Fifteen minutes of cold water therapy initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a chilled lowering of the body’s core temperature.


Q: What does the client wear in the Cryosauna?

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Dry socks with a slipper/sandal for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands and a dry undergarment. All jewelry, watches, chains, bracelets, earrings are removed. Cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture and tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold-intolerant.


Q: How can anyone endure this extreme cold?

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Cryotherapy involves hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin surface so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. The body is being tricked into believing that this extreme cold is life threatening.


Q: How does the client feel after the Cryotherapy session?

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Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy.


Q: Can the client catch a cold from Cryotherapy?

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No. The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.